Selective Hearing Roundtable Ep. 42: No Sousenkyo? Is This the End of an Era in 48G?

AKB48 2018 Sousenkyo Jurina

Recorded March 17, 2019
Running Time: 1:57:09

The Selective Hearing staff gathered to discuss the big news coming from AKS, no more yearly General Election for the girls in 48 Group. How does this change the future of 48G? Find out our thoughts.


  • What are you working on?
  • What are you drinking?

What were your initial thoughts?
What do you think was the reasoning for it?

  • Sasshi thinks they shouldn’t do it in the middle of a scandal – do you think this was the main/only reasoning? Why or why not?

    • Graduations
    • Scandals (internal)
    • Scandals (external)
    • Which group is impacted most by the announcement?
    • What girls do you think benefited/was hurt most?
    • And what sort of event should take place of Sousenkyo? Was it even a cash cow for AKB?

Favorite Sousenkyo Moments


Rise of 46

  • Nogi is replacing AKB48 in everything – is this the beginning of a shift?
  • Possible no-show for 48G in Kouhaku
  • What does this mean for the future of the Yasushi empire?

Closing Thoughts


AramaJapan: There Will be No AKB48 Senbatsu Election This Year

AKB48 Daily: AKB48 NOT to Hold Election this Year

News from the Official AKB48 website