Prepare for yuri and make it βeta?
Prepare for yuri and make it βeta?
Rena proud of her girl
No way Lady Liberty lost to a JK, No WAY!!!
If anything, she reminded everyone who is the fuck she is!
So, here we are! I totally missed the live streaming of this and a day had passed even before I could get my hands on a video to watch! Which is why I was saved from total combustion from the awesomeness that too place during this 4th battle for the 34 AKB48 single senbatsu! Tumblr had already spoiled me silly with all the good things way before I got to watch the video which is why the enthusiasm is lacking in writing this post because…it already happened even before I watched the video myself.
But in no way did that kill my excitement completely. I still lost my everything at MayuYukirin and dat Sakura-tan! Not to mention the real purpose of the Janken – Fashion! Because let’s be honest, that is the only deal that makes this thing as exciting as it can be! Would you really sit through this otherwise? Where the Centre wins every battle with a single move?! Are all the girls that dumb as to not think of throwing scissors even once after seeing what Jurina had done the first few rounds?! Well, they are Idols so maybe…
Any way, what I am trying to say is that after the first time, Janken senbatsu lost its excitement about the one who wins centre and it is now about the other stuff! Stuff like Watanabe-sensei, Sakura-tan, Lady Liberty, Waruki, Angel Mio, BOSS and Yuko-sama! Stuff like that makes sitting through 4 hours worth it!
Sakura no Ki ni Narō
I ain’t even gonna lie! I ship Savoki and Xiao Ai so hard right now!
That’s right pals, I found out who they are finally after all this time! Savoki and Xiao Ai are their entertainment names and all other members (most of them anyway) have them. Their real names are – For Savoki (The dark long haired girl with a chin to rival Sayanee’s and one of the double centres) is Zhao Jiamin [赵嘉敏] and Xiao Ai (The husbando of course) is Chen Guanhui [陈观慧]. Savoki is 15 while Xiao Ai is 20. Neither if them look their age, am I roit? But unless you are this side of the fandom virgin then this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Any way, with the biography lesson out of the way, I really dig these two. I don’t know if they just go and break the law themselves or if it’s the management’s doing but these two’s interactions in SNH48’s PVs is kind of strange. Usually all the attention (and the gayness) is concentrated on the double Centres and Xiao Ai is kind of like Yukirin in the she seems to be one of the top girls but she somehow ends up on the sides and yet in both PVs so far, there seems to be this kind of on-going theme where we get some SavoAi loving. I hope this is an on-going trend because after this teasing I will be pissed if they are forgotten in the wind.
Speaking of the double Centre thing,did I mention how stupid I find that! So then what if a time comes when two girls actually get the same exact votes in Sousenkyou to be No1 then what?! What will be the value in that monumental event? And what’s the point of doing your best if settling for 2nd is good enough? Feh, I think this is Yasusu’s way of making sure his Biases are not always kicked to the cub by the Fan’s’ favourites. Oh well, he brought us the goods so I guess he can do whatever he wants with them. Doesn’t mean I have to like it though.
So, to see this SavoAi goodness from SNH is quite a breath of freshness where it’s not about the two Centres. Well, the gayness anyway. Not that they don’t try, I just don’t buy it. There is something that stops me from shipping two girls that are at the top who are obviously rivals. I always see this air around them that just smells ‘FAKE’ all over it every time I see them trying to be close.
This was the same with Acchan and Yuko too. Even if they released photos of ‘the morning after’ I wouldn’t ship them. For crying out loud, even WMatsui failed because of this Double Ace thing. I mean if it wasn’t that, I am pretty sure we would already have them as one of the greatest couples of SKE but alas! Which makes you wonder then about Mayuki. These two were the Top of B from day one but where did Mayuki end up?
Oh well, that being said, I love SavoAi because of this. Xiao Ai though she may be among the top 5 or so girls, she doesn’t seem to be that popular even among fans ( tried looking her up, searching for photos and such and it was real hard finding anything on her compared to the other top girls) and yet she ends up all over one of the Centres in their PVs.
How can I not ship that? I am such a sucker for those who do the impossible, and fight the invincible!
Any way, caps from the SHN48’s Sakura PV….
If not for these two (SHIPSHIPSHIPSHIPSHIPPPPP),
I would be so royally pissed off at this time but thankfully, my love for yuri is un-paralleled! I mean come on China! Sae and Mariann got me to give a fuck about your side of the family and what the hell do I get after giving one? No Sae or Mariann in either RIVER or Heavy Rotation, like WTF?!! Why in the name of all that’s holly were they there if they would not be even in the first projects?!! Why did they struggle with studying the hardest language alive only for you to…?! No, I don’t want to hear your excuses! At least JKT had Harugon and Akichan in their first single!
To top that biggest flaw, they also dissed the qualities that made Heavy Rotation heavy! Where is my Cake? Where is my lingerie? Where is my mouth-to-mouth feeding!?!! What, you can make a celebrity PV where said celebrities spend the whole runtime naked and hugging with very implied gayness but not even copy-pasta Heavy Rotation right?!
Once again China, I am disappoint!
Such a big family! A married Sister, two teen sisters, two half sisters, one preteen sister and one un-born
So after last year’s success, the farmers are milking AKB for some extra drops of cash this year too as they are holding the 48 Family song battle once again.
In fact they are so going in for the kill that they will be holding SKE48’s own Utagassen.
Which really makes me wonder why SKE48 is then still in the main Utagassen.
It seems they are trying to tell us that SKE48 is big enough to hold their own and yet despite having held their own Request Hour, they are still appearing in the AKB Jan RH.
And now that they have their own Kouhaku Utagassen, they are still appearing in this year’s AKB event which makes me quite a bit upset for some reason.
Make up your damn minds already! Either let SKE go independent and make them real AKB rivals and stop including them into AKB48 events or leave them be a part of the family forever and get rid of the stupid Request hours 30/50/75 for next year and some crap like that!
Seriously, SKE is turning into some daughter who is grown up and is getting married therefore leaving the family but not quite!
It’s frustrating to say the least.
Okay, enough pissing about, let’s get to the topic at hand.
The teams from last time have been shuffled around and taking the big first, while last time the Aces were the captains for either team (Acchan and Korisu), this time around it’s the general Manager and Captain of Team A that are the captains for either team.
Takamina for the White team and Mariko-sama for the Red Team.
As for the teams themselves, Even before you see the full list you will know what team I am already supporting. Here is a simple comparison to let you know which team…
White Team (Takamina .C)
Red Team (Mariko-sama .C)
Seriously, it’s like 90% of the girls I dig in the 48Family are all in the White Team!
No matter how great a fanatics Team Red supporters are, there is just no way they are winning this one!
Popularity-wise alone, (which we know has a play in the out-come, no matter how much we want to think otherwise) Team White OWNs red!
First off Yuko, THE ONE, has to take on Numbers 2 and 3 and if we start going on about their advs, that battle is already lost.
Then the most interesting is all the couples that are in White Team!
Seriously, look at those couples!
Sorry guys, I think I best stop here before I run out of space!
Okay, I take the equality of Team distribution back. Other than the fact that My Oshii have been split up evenly within the Teams, With My 1st and 3rd in white while my 2nd and 4th are in red (Rena and Sakura people) , nothing after that is equal!
Last time my instincts (and love for Yukirin) did not abandon me and this time around, I am sure they won’t when I say that White Team is taking this one too!
Sure Red Team has most of the ‘voices’ to ratios of about 5:1 compared to White but Never forget that fans will be voting through youtube and G+ so favouritism will be part of the equation, that is if they do it like last year.
Some thing that White won because of the numbers (not true) so will Red win this time because of numbers too? it seems to out-number Red by around 12 girls but seeing as most of them are really still green-bottomed (I don’t know almost 30% of the Red team girls at all) this will be very interesting!
Any way, have a look at the full listing after the jump and let us know what you think of the line-up.