AKB48 45th Single Sousenkyo

It is once again that time when the dreams of young girls and women are shattered by you, the loyal wota. You who buy warehouses of CDs you’ll never have a practical use for to show your undying love and support for your favorite(s) and to undermine the efforts of your fellow fans so that your girl gets her deserved spot. It’s AKB48 Sousenkyo time!

With many high profile graduations, members opting to sit out and the injection of NGT48 into this year’s festivities there is the opportunity for fans to vote their girl(s) up and/or cause a disturbance in the force. Remember these are only the opening results and therefore are probably not a true reflection of what will happen come June 8th.

Early numbers show Watanabe Mayu as the current favorite to take it all in this year’s election with a small 907 vote margin over last year’s winner Sashihara Rino. It is probably a safe bet to believe that the top 2 spots are interchangeable and much will depend on whose fan base is more rabid and has the bigger cash flow to support them. When you get the other 14 spots it is probably also safe to assume that Matsui Jurina, Kashiwagi Yuki and Yamamoto Sayaka will place somewhere in the top 5.

Kodama Haruka may finally ascend to the top 16 unless other member’s fans send her down the road of denial again by up voting someone else into one of the open spots abandoned by the graduated. The initial rankings for Yokyama Yui (the O.G. not the Team 8 version) and Kitahara Rie look low but odds are they will be somewhere closer to where they were last year when all is said and done. The not so mysterious Nyan Nyan Kamen is probably the wild card to make it to the final group.

As for the rest? Well it’s too early to really get a grasp on what may happen with the Undergirls and beyond. But thankfully we’ll be discussing this whole election thing on an upcoming podcast before the event so stay tuned for whatever BS we come up with then. =)

Now check out the opening rankings.

  1. Watanabe Mayu
  2. Sashihara Rino
  3. Matsui Jurina
  4. Yamamoto Sayka
  5. Suda Akari
  6. Kashiwagi Yuki
  7. Okada Nana
  8. Kodama Haruka
  9. Takeuchi Saki
  10. Takahashi Juri
  11. NyanNyan Kamen
  12. Miyawaki Sakura
  13. Oshima Ryoka
  14. Okita Ayaka
  15. Kawamoto Saya
  16. Fuchigami Mai
  17. Shimazaki Haruka
  18. Komiyama Haruka
  19. Tani Marika
  20. Mogi Shinobu
  21. Kuranoo Narumi
  22. Suto Ririka
  23. Kojina Yui
  24. Yagura Fuuko
  25. Inoue Yuriya
  26. Yokoyama Yui
  27. Ego Yuna
  28. Okada Ayaka
  29. Mukaichi Mion
  30. Kojima Mako
  31. Muto Tomu
  32. Sasaki Yukari
  33. Omori Miyu
  34. Ota Yuuri
  35. Taniguchi Megu
  36. Motomura Aoi
  37. Sakaguchi Riko
  38. Tomiyoshi Asuka
  39. Shiroma Miru
  40. Sakai Mei
  41. Matsuoka Natsuki
  42. Kamata Natsuki
  43. Takayanagi Akane
  44. Yabushita Shu
  45. Futamura Haruka
  46. Nakanishi Chiyori
  47. Wakatabe Haruka
  48. Tashima Meru
  49. Kitahara Rie
  50. Moriyasu Madoka
  51. Yabuki Nako
  52. Sakaguchi Nagisa
  53. Oba Mina
  54. Kitagawa Ryoha
  55. Murashige Anna
  56. Tanaka Miku
  57. Soda Sarina
  58. Kato Rena
  59. Iwatate Saho
  60. Tomonaga Mio
  61. Kizaki Yuria
  62. Ueki Nao
  63. Arai Yuki
  64. Minegishi Minami
  65. Tanaka Natsumi
  66. Hidaka Yuzuki
  67. Nishino Miki
  68. Imada Mina
  69. Noguchi Yume
  70. Murase Sae
  71. Oya Shizuka
  72. Iriyama Anna
  73. Shinozaki Ayana
  74. Shimono Yuki
  75. Miyazaki Miho
  76. Goto Risako
  77. Komada Hiroka
  78. Takeuchi Mai
  79. Kumazaki Haruka
  80. Akiyoshi Yuka
  81. Kato Yuka
  82. Kishino Rika
  83. Owada Nana
  84. Kimoto Kanon
  85. Shibuya Nagisa
  86. Aoki Shiori
  87. Fukuoka Seina
  88. Saito Makiko
  89. Fujie Reina
  90. Ogino Yuka
  91. Nakai Rika
  92. Tanaka Yuka
  93. Ichikawa Miori
  94. Goto Rara
  95. Kojima Natsuki
  96. Yoshida Akari
  97. Matsuoka Hana
  98. Miyamae Ami
  99. Ueno Haruka

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