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Episode 23 of the audio version of the Selective Hearing roundtable was recorded on June 22, 2014. In this episode the panel discusses the fallout from AKB48’s 37th Single Election.

THE PANEL:

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Allen – Selective Hearing | Twitter

Data – JPH!P | Twitter

INTRO

Cheap Pops and Promos

Michishige Sayumi Pink Glowstick Project – http://igg.me/p/808702/x

Layout of the election:

80 girls ranking out of 310 total
Aijinomoto Stadium.
It was raining the whole time. Everyone had raincoats and set was covered in plastic. Girls put on a concert in rain before election time.
Pyramid seating for the rankings
What did you think about the Gamashura Ouendan bros?

This year’s live streams:

Compare to last years G+ stream. Which did you like better? No live commentary, no english translations, no G+ interactions
Fuji TV starting at Next Girls (#48 and up)
Oshima Yuko providing commentary with other comedians like Okubo-san.

Most disappointing Non-ranking members

Ranking Thoughts:

Upcoming Girls

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Future Girls
Next Girls

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Undergirls

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Senbatsu
Closing thoughts

ENDING

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