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Monday, 09 July 2018 17:48

Matsui Jurina Not to Participate in General Election Thanksgiving Festival

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AKB48 official web site announce their 10th General Election winner Matsui Jurina will not participate in AKB48's upcoming General Election Thanksgiving Festival, due to poor health condition.

AKB48 group General Election Fans Thanksgiving Festival

Ranked Concert
Date: 1 August 2018 (17th to 100th place)
Date: 2 August 2018 (2nd to 16th place)
Venue: Yokohama Arena, Kanagawa 

Unranked Concert
Date: 13 August 2018
Venue: Ichikawa City Cultural Hall, Chiba 

Original source: AKB48's official site

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  • Comment Link Momo Monday, 09 July 2018 18:49 posted by Momo

    So she definitely will not be well enough to perform next month? Here is my guess.... The only thing that Jurina could have done to be kicked from all these events in such a short time is to have offended AkiP in some way. There have been girls that went on hiatus before. Even Jurina has done so. Nobody has ever taken a hiatus over their birthday concert, or their number one position in the senbatsu song, or to drop from an international competition, or to skip a senbatsu "Thanksgiving" concert (whatever that is). Most of the girls would have to be in their grave before they would miss one of these let alone all of them.

  • Comment Link sa chan Monday, 09 July 2018 19:18 posted by sa chan

    As usual

  • Comment Link Don Monday, 09 July 2018 19:57 posted by Don

    Dont ya wish in the above photo she has middle finger extended instead of her index finger?
    I'd love it!

  • Comment Link Joe Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10:04 posted by Joe

    I hope she doesn't enter the next election. It is ovious that she is not able to faithfully execute the office of AKB48 Queen. I am not hoping to be proven wrong because I don't want her to be actually sick but I truely believe it has nothing to do with health. If she can't physically or mentally handle it she really ought to step down and graduate to clear the path for somone who can shine in the spotlight and deflect to negative vibes like Sashi.

  • Comment Link MENTAL.ILLNESS.IS.REAL! Tuesday, 10 July 2018 12:24 posted by MENTAL.ILLNESS.IS.REAL!

    wtf is wrong with you people?
    mental health issue is just as serious as physical health issue
    you all still think depression/ mental health issue is a joke?
    this is 2018
    what do you want to actually happen?
    step down from ssk and ignore all the effort and lots of money her fans have collect?
    graduate and leave SKE which still need her
    or kill herself and make whoever love her sad?
    (if you really want her to kill herself, you really need to check you mental health yourself)


  • Comment Link Mark Tuesday, 10 July 2018 16:00 posted by Mark

    She needs a nice long break. This year took alot out of her. Sometimes we all become mentally exhausted and tired...ect

  • Comment Link Tuberose Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:06 posted by Tuberose

    ^Momo: (Apologies in advance for dragging another girl) Techi also missed the anniv concert and not participating in any Glass of Ware's stage during the promotional period. She missed Keya's activities but continued doing her own activities (radio, dorama etc). I doubt she offended Aki-p tho. This is business, Jurina is his top 'product' at the moment, I think he's not that stupid to be so petty.

    We do not know if she's really sick or not, so do not assume.

  • Comment Link Joe Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:39 posted by Joe

    @mental illness is real. I was not making fun of her on any level. If we say for sake of argument that she is suffering from depression related to the election of stess due to her duties retating to ske then it would be criminal to encourage her to subject herself to it either as fans or management. You dont encourage people to engage in activities that are self destructing. I said if the job is harming her she should step away from it. For a lot of people that is a place where they thrive, but she doesnt seem to be one of those.

  • Comment Link Momo Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:25 posted by Momo

    @Tuberose .. Techi is famous for missing things. She has done it a lot. Jurina has not. Techi is far short of a 10 year goal to win the Senbatsu, which Jurina just accomplished. It is a bigger deal than anything on Techi's plate. There have been comments regarding Jurina's attitude. You can see evidence of it in her "apology" to Sakura. How about the social network ban? That is not something you do if one is having health issues. Quite the opposite. If you assume that Jurina really does want to attend these events,then the only one with the power to ground her is AkiP. In the face of an information blackout we are allowed to make reasoned assumptions.

  • Comment Link Nope Wednesday, 11 July 2018 01:10 posted by Nope

    @Joe- Sorry, but everyone has deal with hate in the past as certain level, which is true, every center has but Jurina is taking it multiplied by 2 at the moment, from what I have seen so far it's completely insane. Can't even compare. So sorry to disagree, but she has deal with hate her whole damn career (which isn't a short amount of time) and she has been capable of manage it. If she can't at the moment it's because is going beyond that.

  • Comment Link Please Wednesday, 11 July 2018 03:55 posted by Please

    This is the best solution tho
    She take a break, others still can have things going on
    Just be grateful management didn’t pull a keya with no techi no concert kinda thing
    (No shade i love techi, but management is questionable)

    Just lets give jurina and her fans a break.. i’m tired seeing people keep asking her to drop from ssk, grad, and kill herself

  • Comment Link Tea Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:39 posted by Tea

    I'm so disgusted by a lot of the Jurina haters because 1) she is only 21 and most of the fans are grown adults, and 2) why are they hating when she's gone like how they always wanted? Just leave her alone and let her get healthy.

    This is not the first time J took a break like this. It happened when she was 14. This girl just has a lot on her plate and she overworks herself so I wasn't really surprised about her hiatus being health related.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Thursday, 12 July 2018 15:29 posted by Tuberose

    @Momo:idk what to say... How is Techi famous for missing things when Garasu wo Ware was literally her first hiatus from group's activities? And fyi Jurina also took a hiatus before, this is also not her first 'collapse'.
    Again, I don't think a veteran businessman like Aki-p will force Jurina out like this because she's one of his top products right now and also the pillar of SKE (unless Aki-p is thinking of disbanding SKE).

    Jurina's popularity is also proven even in P48, where she got 1:9 screentime compare to Sakura or even Nako or Erii. He must be stupid and childish to drive her out. Oh and, Jurina was there to celebrate Aki-p's birthday with his other fav 'products'.

  • Comment Link Momo Thursday, 12 July 2018 22:43 posted by Momo

    Techi did not take previous hiatus, but she has missed multiple hand shake events without explanation as well as other Keyaki 46 appearances. I did mention in my previous post that Jurina has taken one hiatus many years ago after having a collapse on stage. This is not her habit. You say " Oh and, Jurina was there to celebrate Aki-p's birthday with his other fav 'products'." All the more reason to think that she is not sick or in bad health. Well, if she is not sick, why cancel all appearances as well as social media?

  • Comment Link Tuberose Friday, 13 July 2018 02:49 posted by Tuberose

    @Momo: what's the connection of me saying she attended his birthday party to she not being sick? The party was after ssk but before her actual break down. Is it that hard to accept that someone is sick when they said she is sick and easier to make a conspiracy theories because she's not your oshi?
    Some of 48/46 members also deactivated their SNS and only updated when their condition has gotten better, some don't even say anything and just made a surprise appearance. What if she's hospitalized? In Japan's hospital, people can't use their gadget. What if it's the doctor who recommended her to stay away from SNS bc the doctor was afraid sickos like you would make her health worsen?

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