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Thursday, 08 November 2018 12:49

Matsui Jurina Not gonna participate in Best Hits Kayosai Dance Audition?

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Yomiuri TV's music show Best Hits Kayosai 2018 will hold an AKB48 Kinkyu Dance Audition, and the official web site shares all 105 candidates' videos tonight.

However, to fans' surprise, there is no video from SKE48 Team S member Matsui Jurina. Is she not going to participate in the audition? Is she fully recovered?


Reference: Best Hits Kayosai official site

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  • Comment Link Johan Thursday, 08 November 2018 15:39 posted by Johan

    What probably is going on is that Jurina has recovered enough mentally but not enough physically to resume her activities but can not go 100%. Knowing Jurina she will not participate in anything she can't give 200% to.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Friday, 09 November 2018 03:01 posted by Tuberose

    @Johan but ofc antis will say otherwise. What they usually said... Let me recall, was it "lazy" or "because this is Sakura center's single" or perhaps "management no longer support her"?

  • Comment Link Joe Friday, 09 November 2018 11:15 posted by Joe

    @Tuberose I am not actually an "anti" but I do tend to lean heavy in the direction of thse who feel she was given much more push than any current member (I'm being generous) for the longest time but I don't fault her for that. I don't believe any reasonable person can call her lazy, not even in jest - it would disqualify them and any opinion they hold from being taken serious. However if you are given much, especially at the point of relegating others to a back seat in the dark part of the stage so you can shine under the spotlight in the center it is your dity to pour an exceptional amount of yourself into your role and earn that center place. I think her bowing out was in good intentions on her and managements part. She is already one of their best dancers so add that with the sympathy vote, current fan climate and position as the current top member and that would skew any result and wouldn't it look bad to a sizable number of fans however it turns out? My opinion is it would.

  • Comment Link Momo Friday, 09 November 2018 12:24 posted by Momo

    @Joe Actually Jurina is still receiving massive push. She is the only member that makes news, not only every time she doesn't show up for an event, but also every time she does show up for an event. More than half the girls currently in AKB have never been in the news and probably never will be in the news. Some people say that they want to see these girls get a chance to shine but this is unlikely to happen when the news is dedicated to every move made by Jurina or not made by Jurina. For those that favor Jurina above all else it may be refreshing to have all the bigger stars either graduated or dropped out of senbatsu. Jurina finally gets her chance to stand at the top but I must say that it has resulted in the worst result coupled with the most controversy ever. Many have wondered if the single senbatsu election process itself can even survive the Jurina election.

  • Comment Link alberto Friday, 09 November 2018 13:41 posted by alberto

    the worst first place... bad for akb48

  • Comment Link Joe Friday, 09 November 2018 23:10 posted by Joe

    @Momo we agree that she has always and still does get a unique level of push. The fact that media or event organizers use her to get attention is not really he faut but it is true that it all stems from her haven been given such a standing by elevating her high above other members. Her winning has turned into a disaster and has really erased all the support and hard work everyone put into the election. But how much she is the blame is a matter or opinion, I think she carries sone bame but is equally a victim.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Monday, 12 November 2018 17:02 posted by Tuberose

    @Joe well I can agree with some of your statement. As much as I like Jurina (actually I didn't pay her this much attention when Acchan was still around), I think she could sometime back away from the public by rejecting the center spot or not participating in some events (which she's doing right now), but then I realized it's unfair to ask her to do that since she's been working hard for 10y to got there (the #1 spot) and that SKE without her (tho Dasu is #2) still can't do well because she is the driving force - she's the one who is always featured in media - SKE means Jurina in public's eyes. Unlike Kami7/8 era where not only Acchan or Takamina acted as the face of AKB, in SKE there's only Jurina (now that Rena is gone). Look at NMB, Milky gone and the sales dropped now that Sayanee gone I wonder will it recover? The sales keeps dropping for them.

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