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Monday, 24 September 2018 12:51

AKB48 54th Single with Miyawaki Sakura CENTER, but without Matsui Jurina Participation

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AKB48 group made a big announcement today, the group reveal their 54th Single title track "NO WAY MAN" , HKT48 / IZ*ONE member Miyawaki Sakura will serve the CENTER position for the single. However, the group's top member Matsui Jurina who is the 1st place winner of General Election this year, will not participate the song.

 

AKB48 54th single lineup as following:

Miyawaki Sakura (CENTER)
Honda Hitomi (SIDE)
Yabuki Nako (SIDE)

Miyazaki Miho
Mukaichi Mion
Yokoyama Yui
Kashiwagi Yuki
Takahashi Juri
Takeuchi Miyu
Okada Nana
Yamauchi Mizuki
Okabe Rin
Oguri Yui
Kuranoo Narumi
Shitao Miu
Sugawara Maya
Suda Akari
Shiroma Miru
Sashihara Rino
Tanaka Miku
Yabuki Nako
Ogino Yuka
Nakai Rika
Takino Yumiko


Note1: According to AKB48 announcement, the 54th single lineup is a special one for IZ*ONE
Note2: It is the first time Matsui Jurina not chosen into AKB48 title track's lineup
Note3: Shitao Miu, Honda Hitomi and Sugawara Maya are chosen into AKB48 single title track's line-up for the first time. 


AKB48's 54th single "NO WAY MAN" will be released on 28 November 2018. Pre-order on CDJapan:

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27 comments

  • Comment Link Tuberose Monday, 24 September 2018 13:47 posted by Tuberose

    Jurina has never missed being in a senbatsu so her health condition must be really bad. The bright side is nobody can call her greedy anymore.

  • Comment Link Namaewashiranai Monday, 24 September 2018 14:06 posted by Namaewashiranai

    ^or she just despise Sakura that much.

  • Comment Link Paul Cho Monday, 24 September 2018 14:09 posted by Paul Cho

    My personal comment:
    1. It is great Shitao Miu participating the line up
    2. I am disappointed Kojimako, Tomu and Yunana not in senbatsu
    3. I think the line-up is not as fans claim unfair to NMB48, the arrangement may help Sayanee's graduation single sales.
    4. I hope Takeuchi Miyu will have a sole c/w song in the single.
    5. For Sakuratan part or CENTER, I don't dare to comment
    6. For fans blaming me mentioning about Matsui Jurina, what should I do? Matsui Jurina is not in title track senbatsu, it is a really big news

  • Comment Link Ski Monday, 24 September 2018 14:23 posted by Ski

    This sucks. Just mirirun from nmb- thats why so little nmb members were ranked in. At least sakura is center, but she wont be in senbatsu after that for the next 2 years.

  • Comment Link ABC Monday, 24 September 2018 14:29 posted by ABC

    what the push... xD ok 2 and half year just go away

  • Comment Link Tuberose Monday, 24 September 2018 15:59 posted by Tuberose

    ^no comment about the despise part, honestly if J forced herself to join this senbatsu she would lose more than gain (mainly trust from her fans) bc she's supposedly still sick.

    @Paul: NMB always have the smallest number if we compare to SKE and HKT, don't know why they don't push Yuuri. Could it be bc NMB is under Yoshimoto so AKS couldn't care less?
    I hope Tomu, Kojimako, Komiharu, Yunana, Yuuri and maybe Moe and Saeppi will be chosen next time.
    I doubt Miyu will get a solo but let's pray for her, might as well wrote her own song.

  • Comment Link Paul Cho Monday, 24 September 2018 17:08 posted by Paul Cho

    @Someone48
    Sorry, I have to delete your comment, give me some proof first and then post your comment gain, thank you.

  • Comment Link Mark Monday, 24 September 2018 17:46 posted by Mark

    Why isn't Ota Yuuri in this? Seriously she is too good not to be in this. I don't get it. *bangs table*

  • Comment Link Machan Monday, 24 September 2018 18:40 posted by Machan

    I get why Myao, Miyu and Shitao is included by why no Saepii and Moekyun- those 2 also did well in produce48. It's a bit bias of AKS yet, I do like Myao and miyu (don't know shitao that much), its why i dont get why no saepii and moekyun

  • Comment Link Justine Monday, 24 September 2018 18:42 posted by Justine

    Judging from the title NO WAY MAN, i have a feeling it will be another Teacher " where it sounds kpop like except sakuras the center- probably better.

  • Comment Link alex Monday, 24 September 2018 18:44 posted by alex

    why miyazaki miho o.O
    There are more best rank members to choise...

  • Comment Link Miorin Oshi Monday, 24 September 2018 19:34 posted by Miorin Oshi

    Grossly unfair to Yuihan as the ace of AKB48 not to be the center.

  • Comment Link Lux Monday, 24 September 2018 20:42 posted by Lux

    I'm really happy for Shitao Miu but I really hate this kind of "forced" senbatsu. The way how always AKS waste real talent is amazing.

    I think Takeuchi Miyu is not really happy with this, she's one of the most talented girls in AKB groups history, part of one of the best AKB generations (9th) and good senpai, respected by many. Definitely, she deserved much more since long time ago, since Acchan said she liked Takeuchi.

    Sorry but this "things" are unfair to me, I feel this like an insult to the girls who works really hard.

    Sad for Matsui Jurina, I'm not her fan, but wish for a fast recovery.

    I'm not gonna talk about Miyawaki Sakura.

  • Comment Link Momo Monday, 24 September 2018 20:51 posted by Momo

    Hopefully this song will be written and choreographed by Koreans. Aki_P should know a few well enough to bring them in. It is entirely appropriate that those girls that went to Produce 48 should appear in this "senbatsu". Too bad some of them are missing. This is a send off and a reward to Sakura, Nako, and Hitomi. Well done to them.

  • Comment Link Momo Monday, 24 September 2018 20:51 posted by Momo

    Hopefully this song will be written and choreographed by Koreans. Aki_P should know a few well enough to bring them in. It is entirely appropriate that those girls that went to Produce 48 should appear in this "senbatsu". Too bad some of them are missing. This is a send off and a reward to Sakura, Nako, and Hitomi. Well done to them.

  • Comment Link Rika Monday, 24 September 2018 21:25 posted by Rika

    @Justine
    I don’t think they can risk a teacher teacher.2 because then international fans/people will definetly boycott it and izone will suffer the consequences. Especially after BTS backed out from freely working with Aki-p because of their fans, i think AKS gets the message of what to put out, especially if it’s involving specifically izone members.

    @Tuberose
    I sooo agree with you, especially with the double Yuuris. It’s a waste.

    I’ve grown to like Sakura now so I hope she does a great job as center. I hope it doesn’t wear her out too much though with this and the izone activities, same with the other izone members.

  • Comment Link Rika Monday, 24 September 2018 21:29 posted by Rika

    @Justine
    I just realized you meant the sound and not the lyrics :l . My entire comment in the first part is useless.

  • Comment Link Conscious Pilot Monday, 24 September 2018 21:49 posted by Conscious Pilot

    Are all the girls good at dancing?? Maybe it's another Techno-Dance song?? AND you what Jurina says "If you don't Dance right AKB's gonna die" (Not my Words!)- BTW, we all know Jurina can dance (that's never been in question)- I'm giving her a pass on this. I think it's good she's chillin' (Whatever the reason)- Give Suda some 'sunlight' for once. If Jurina's not back in Jan 1 2019 I'd start to worry.

    Rika Nakai made it but Mako or Komiyama didn't?? Whatever happen to Rena-chan? Nana-chan & Mion make sense. It's always nice to see Kashiwagi. Yuki will probably announce GRAD at the Kohaku or Request Hour & the Winter Single (#55) will be her "Center" so NO Jurina or Okada Danso action.

    Then #56th will be another Election single- Maybe Haruppi can return & take over Sakura's AKB legacy?? Jurina vs Haruppi!!! Whom ever Sakura & Nako support will get 20,000 votes from IZ*ONE fans so it's anyones guess.

  • Comment Link ShinJei Monday, 24 September 2018 21:56 posted by ShinJei

    I think this is to give appreciation to those who joined PD48, at least for those who made it in the Top 20. That explains why Myao, Miyu, Miu, and Mirurun were included along with Nako, Hii-chan, and Sakura.

  • Comment Link sa chan Monday, 24 September 2018 22:00 posted by sa chan

    all this drama from Akimoto for Sakura ..
    what about Anna iriyama
    no single , nothing to say to her good bye
    she work so hard in Mexico

    and single without Jurina and sayaka :)

    just tired from all this

  • Comment Link Hart Tuesday, 25 September 2018 05:39 posted by Hart

    For the people who kept mentioning about Sousenkyou, Sakura wont participate in Sousenkyou anymore like she said in 2018 Sousenkyou. That's also the reason why she's the center for this single ( probably her last single also )

  • Comment Link Joe Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:57 posted by Joe

    It looks like aks management did everything they could to stack the deck in Jurina's favor but still expected Sakura to win. Maybe they thought she would pull it off in JM territory thus silencing JM fan protests but she just couldn't do it and her getting 3rd really shows home town advantage since more locals would attend than out of towners garnering more local support.

  • Comment Link Jsprite Wednesday, 26 September 2018 02:04 posted by Jsprite

    Wait...isn't Suda #2 and Sakura #3, so shouldn't the center be #2 in the absence of # 1?

  • Comment Link Conscious Pilot Wednesday, 26 September 2018 04:14 posted by Conscious Pilot

    @Sa Chan (about Anna)
    Who?...Who is this Mexican member?? Oh you mean the girl who was also involved in the Hand-Saw incident & Kawaei got all the pity & attention. She went to Mexico? (Yeah, I knew that). AKB is political. She obviously didn't play the game or shake the hands. She like Miyu had to make her own "gigs" & really that's what AKB48 is for. Everyone can't the star. You say what about Anna? I saw what about Yuria Kizaki? See? meanwhile girls like Oya Shizuka are never gonna grad & girls like Miki Nishino left too soon.

  • Comment Link Krillincentive Wednesday, 26 September 2018 21:34 posted by Krillincentive

    So, I have a question. We were waiting for Jurina to come back so the Sentimental Train MV could be completed, but now that she's back, Sakura and Nako are going away. We're just never going to get a full Sentimental Train MV are we...

  • Comment Link jennynt Sunday, 30 September 2018 22:57 posted by jennynt

    for the people who don't get why certain members got into senbatsu, I don't know if you watched pd48 but all the girls who got into top20 are included in the lineup which makes sense to me. so no reason to be confused about their participation because they earned it by getting this far in the show

  • Comment Link Pegasus Monday, 01 October 2018 16:41 posted by Pegasus

    Sentimental train and No Way Man Single will be Sakura last single album with AKB48 for 2018 until mid of 2020. It's a long long time..
    As predicted.. Sakura, Nako and Hitomi got exclusive contract for IZ*ONE and will focus on that group.
    Japanese and HKT48 n AKB48 fans will miss them a lot.. ????????????

    Hopefully Sakura Chan (No Way Man single Center) can pass all of her senior reputation.. Really hope that she can reach higher and higher level.. can pass JuJing Yi (Kiku Chan) from SNH48, etc. They have the same great Visual, Aura Charm, n stage presence.
    Fly.... Fly high my Cherry Blossom !!!
    We will support dan pray for you with IZ*ONE where ever you are.. Wish u all the best .. our Dear Sakura ????

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