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Saturday, 03 November 2018 03:02

SKE48 24th Single Line-up announced! Matsui Jurina remains Absolute CENTER

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Japanese idol group SKE48 have announced their 24th single "Stand by you" lineup, Team S member Matsui Jurina will serve the CENTER position for the single's title track.

SKE48 24th single's lineup:

Team S
Kitagawa Ryoha, Matsui Jurina (CENTER)

Team KII
Arai Yuki, Ego Yuna, Oba Mina, Obata Yuna, Souda Sarina, Takayanagi Akane, Takeuchi Saki, Hidaka Yuzuki, Furuhata Nao

Team E
Kamata Natsuki, Kumazaki Haruka, Sato Kaho, Suda Akari, Sugawara Maya, Suenaga Oka

Note: Arai Yuki is chosen into SKE48 single line-up for the first time.

SKE48 24th single "Stand by you" will be released on 12 December 2018.

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  • Comment Link naochan Saturday, 03 November 2018 05:12 posted by naochan

    yes i'm so happy it's Jurina Center
    what a good way for her to return to her activities

    she looks so pretty , i'm so excited for this single

  • Comment Link Tuberose Saturday, 03 November 2018 10:03 posted by Tuberose

    As a Jurina and SKE fan I actually think this is not a good move. At least a double center with Dasu or one half of Yurara bc there's so many haters rn

  • Comment Link Joe Saturday, 03 November 2018 12:19 posted by Joe

    LOL what a shock.

  • Comment Link Joe Saturday, 03 November 2018 12:31 posted by Joe

    I actually think that her being center on her return is the only thing that makes sense. Those who buy SKE singles have already dunk the "JM is perprtual center" Kool-aid so why alienate that carefully cultivated fanbase to placate haters who don't even buy their product. Also if they did push her back it couldn't be seen as anything else but a snub and punishment after what just transpired. Lasty she is the reigning champ of AKB groups and that hasn't given her much reward up to this point. My hope is next single they will give another member the nod and JM can play a cheerleader and support role.

  • Comment Link Colin Saturday, 03 November 2018 12:38 posted by Colin

    Conflicted to say the least. I personally don't like it when a girl centers two songs in a row. I'd love for Dasu or Nao to have been the center. I would have loved that as much as I love Jurina. Though with everything that happened in the past months, I feel she deserves it. I really hope this is one of those songs that will surely help her in the long run. Time will tell.
    Though like Tuberose says, I would have liked a double center of some sort. Dasu and Jurina combo I wouldn't not have objected one bit.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Saturday, 03 November 2018 18:11 posted by Tuberose

    @Joe: I understood that haters won't buy them thus won't help with sales anyway but in this era of internet, haters spread rumours really fast and might/eventually affect new 48G fans (ngl in Sakura's fancam as IZ*ONE's member there's still some Sakura-only whom just joined the 48G fandom that see Jurina as evil queen and ofc Wonyoung as not-deserving-center).
    And it's true that if J was to be pushed to second row people might think she's being punished (which will enraged the fans and pleased the haters), that's why I think a double center would be a better choice.
    Moreover the song title is "Stand by You" which will be a perfect chance to make a PV about friendship for example Dasu as the only older member left who is always supporting her (tho Dasu did said center position is heavy when she replaced J for Ikinari Punchline, maybe she didn't want it anymore?).
    But ofc there's a possibility that Stand by You will be about us fans and that would be an amazing Christmas present for us.

    PS hoping for a Bukiyou Taiyou kind of song

  • Comment Link Joe Sunday, 04 November 2018 02:46 posted by Joe

    @tuberose, double center would only make sense if the title matches the perspective you outlined (buddy song) it wouldn't if the song is from a fan's perspective towards JM or if it is from her towards her fans or even the group/franchise to JM or the other way around. Your knowledge of fan behavior out matches mine and I am sure it is impossible to make everyone happy. I don't think fans are holding back support for SKE because JM is center or to stand by Sakura - but you could be right. Saying center is heavy is being humble and taking responsibility, it isn't expressing that the burden is to much to bare - more that it was an honor they took seriously not to let down thier backers, supporters, fans and other members. I am sure she loved every minute of being front and center which is the dream of everone who has ever took to the stage. Not saying your wrong, we nly have our opinions and yours are as good as mine.

  • Comment Link sorasan Sunday, 04 November 2018 02:46 posted by sorasan

    Hmm I thought each group among the AKBgroup were preparing for a change of generation but seems like Jurina is still required to be center ?

    Still, I don't mind seeing her center. Glad that she've recovered.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:42 posted by Tuberose

    @Sorasan probably bc she was on hiatus, they were pushing Yuna as next center in Igai ni Mango and Muishiki na Iro or I hope that's the case. And Sugawara Maya got a spot in No Way Man!

  • Comment Link Conscious Pilot Tuesday, 06 November 2018 01:01 posted by Conscious Pilot

    50-50 odds it's a SLOW SONG! - lol. So long girls, did you have fun in the sun while Daddy's princess was away? back to the chorus you go- lol. Thanks for everything & all your sacrifices Dasu, but #2 is really just the "1st Loser" to #1 - the Supremo Numero UNO! - the Queen of Idols (*yawns*) Mother of Dragons...slumbers. RYOH...(kidding) The Big "J" has returned and Everything will go back to Exactly how is was before SSK...We'll pick up right where we left off...get the flower petals kids.

    SERIOUSLY...with all due respect - who else were they gonna choose? ANY Choice besides total JURINA would be seen as "weakness". It's a BOLD & logical move. I bet she shows up for TV shows & such but doesn't do handshakes or exerts herself. It's about image at this point- the "Brand" of SKE- Jurina is the face of SKE. No matter how many IDOLs deserve a taste or spotlight - Jurina comes first. I'm NOT Mocking (being slightly flippant yes) but we all know who rules SKE- nothings changed...AKB & HKT & NMB all have changed...but NOT SKE.

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