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Saturday, 09 December 2017 00:13

Highlights of AKB48 Team Shuffle 2017

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First of all, it is not a news, it is just an article for me to express my feeling.

No sister group members anymore, many AKB48 fans have been whining the management's sister group concurrent strategy makes AKB48 group's core brand AKB48 weaker, and now the management cancel all sister group members' concurrent positions, but offer those positions to Toyota's Team 8, is it a right move?

Without Sister Group's concurrent positions in AKB48, Will all sister groups be independent from AKB48?

Without Sister Group's concurrent positions in AKB48, will AKB48's upcoming single line-up without sister group's members? If so, will it influence AKB48 single's sales?

Oguri Yui hold a concurrent position in Team A, the management keep implying Oguri Yui will be Watanabe Mayu's successor, so will Oguri Yui be capable of the new Ace of AKB48?

Taguchi Manaka is promoted to Team A, is she back to ACE of 16th generation? 

Okabe Rin becomes Team A captain, many fans wonder why a Team 8 concurrent member will be AKB48 Team A captain, and this arrangement disappoints the fans of Takahashi Juri who is regarded as new General Director.  

Kuranoo Narumi hold a concurrent positions in Team K, will she and Oguri Yui become new Acchan-Yuko? and what's management's new plan for Mukaichi Mion at Team A? Does it mean Mukaichi Mion not New Oshima Yuko anymore? or does she become current ACE of AKB48?

Komiyama Haruka finally becomes Team K captain, it has been an arrangement the management have planned for years, and, at least, it is a right move for me.

Kato Rena is transferred to Team A, so who will be Ace of Team B?

Ma Chia-ling is transferred to Team 4, it makes many fans relieved, many fans were worried she will be transferred to TPE48.  

Miyawaki Sakura is back to HKT48, does she lose her 48G next generation's CENTER position? will she compete with Matsuoka Hana for HKT48 CENTER position? or is she going to get the crown as a pure HKT48 member?

Team Shuffle was announced before the 3rd DRAFT Meeting, will it affect the 3rd DRAFT meeting?  

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  • Comment Link KeyakizakiYuria Saturday, 09 December 2017 01:59 posted by KeyakizakiYuria

    Wow so exciting... i think its cool for rin rin to be captain, this new team A has more team 8 members than akb members anyway.. i think they should push kuranoo more as center though since she ranks higher and is left handed Lol. I wonder if team8 members get a raise as well.

  • Comment Link Miku1019 Saturday, 09 December 2017 02:39 posted by Miku1019

    The title should be Questions of AKB48 Team Shuffle 2017.

    lol.

  • Comment Link EmilJac Saturday, 09 December 2017 04:36 posted by EmilJac

    The highlight for me is that Miyawaki Sakura is not akb anymore.
    To put it mildly, she's a 2014 camry while oguri yui is the newer model, 2017 camry.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Saturday, 09 December 2017 04:38 posted by Tuberose

    This is interesting. First of all, yes I think offering a concurrent position to Team 8 is a right move as they are often regarded as part of AKB48 (so they're not outsiders) and heard some rumour that the contract with Toyota will end in 2020 so probably this is to secure some potential members position (but it's rumour and management has stated that Team 8 won't be discontinued).
    Things will get entertaining again now it's pure AKB vs Sister Group as we all know the next ace is SakuJuri and AKB has yet to found their next ace (the candidates are Mion and YuiYui)
    Okabe Rin as Team A captain was a surprise for me too, the fact that she's originally from Team 8 makes me confused with the decision but oh well I don't really care about captain position tbh as being a captain doesn't mean you'll automatically get the spotlight. Juri imo is a little too greedy nowadays and she no longer hide it which is good at least she's being honest, but it's kinda unappealing for me.
    I have no comment for Kuranoo Narumi, Komiharu and Macharin (I don't see a problem with the decision).
    The fact that Sakura is not in AKB anymore actually was the greatest news for me but does it mean she lost her possibly-48G-next-gen-center status? I don't think so, it's up to her (and management), if by losing her privilege she also lose the will to fight then it's her fault. I'm more curious with who will succeed her position as soloist in A7? My guess Mion-YuiYui, one thing for sure there will be a pressure as they will be compare to Sakura.
    Not into draft thing so no comment.

    Anyway, overall I'm loving this shuffle's result and management decision to cancel the kennin from sister group. Time for a single without sister group too (okay probably not)

  • Comment Link b Saturday, 09 December 2017 06:13 posted by b

    Honestly, i'm disappointed at this shuffle. Especially because kennin members loose their kennin position.

  • Comment Link W/Muto Tomuorin Saturday, 09 December 2017 06:43 posted by W/Muto Tomuorin

    In my opinion this is what I think,
    I think Team 8 should be kennins with different sister groups (like Utada Hatsuka should be kennins with SKE48 or Nagano Serika should be kennins with NMB48...).
    They also should have kennins within sister groups like they used to but not anymore after the 2015 shuffle. (like Annya with HKT48 and NMB48, Nana with NMB48 and SKE48, Non with SKE48 and HKT48 or Churi with SKE48 and NMB48) I really love kennins, its awesome to have one and keeps the sister groups together.
    The team shuffle is honestly messed up. But the only thing good if singles are without sister groups is that it gives an opportunity for members who never appeared in their A-side single to appear more in senbatsu. Rather than Jurina or Sayanee to appear in all the singles despite not being in AKB48 anymore (well they used to)

  • Comment Link Remy Saturday, 09 December 2017 09:33 posted by Remy

    poor Nako and Sakura ;__________;
    Miichan no longer team k captain!?
    aside from us getting more Kuranoo now this is all the worst news ever

    also i'd be willing to bet money Taguchi Manaka will emerge as next ace while Oguri and Mion fight it out

  • Comment Link Anonymous Saturday, 09 December 2017 20:51 posted by Anonymous

    7byou-go seemed to be all "akb", so now that nako isn't akb anymore I wonder what's going to happen. Although I suppose we never were sure if this was a one shot unit or not. Also, to anybody who is shocked by Berin being the Team A captain, she's actually a very strong leader and kind of considered the unofficial Team 8 captain. It's been speculated that she's also in the running for next Soukantoku, on top of that is the fact that she's actually pretty close friends with Yuihan.

  • Comment Link manu Sunday, 10 December 2017 03:12 posted by manu

    I don't think Oguri Yui can be next ace. She don't sing well, but staff pushs her so much, that makes other potiental mems disappoited. At last, graduation 'll happen

  • Comment Link blare willo Sunday, 10 December 2017 06:55 posted by blare willo

    It won't be good

  • Comment Link EinhanderX Monday, 11 December 2017 04:45 posted by EinhanderX

    It will shift the hate elsewhere. Back then SG kennin members. Next?

  • Comment Link Takahashi Juri Friday, 16 February 2018 13:07 posted by Takahashi Juri

    I feel like Mion would be make a great CENTER HOPEFULLY she ranks in kami7

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