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Monday, 05 November 2018 11:02

Who will replace Miyawaki Sakura as NO WAY MAN CENTER for LIVE?

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AKB48 will reveal their 54th single title track NO WAY MAN on YTV music show Best Hits Kayosai 2018.

However, the members Miyawaki Sakura, Yabuki Nako, and Honda Hitomi who are appointed to be CENTER and SIDEs positions, have already headed off to IZ*ONE. So, who will replace their positions in TV LIVE?

According to ONCHIKA, the choreographer will pick 3 good dance members from 48group to fill the gap left by IZ*ONE trio, and the audition video will be revealed on upcoming episode (vol. 384) of TV show ONCHIKA, the episode will be aired on 8 November 2018. 

Original source: ONICHIKA official page

Related post: AKB48 group, Saka46 series confirmed to join Best Hits Kayosai

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  • Comment Link Lux Monday, 05 November 2018 11:17 posted by Lux

    Who?. AKB groups have a lot of girls with true talent and better than Sakura.

  • Comment Link Luxus Monday, 05 November 2018 12:14 posted by Luxus

    this news was almost okay to me, the thumbnail ruined it. I just hate the fact that when ever Sakura is involved some always put jurina's photo with it though j have nothing to do with it.

  • Comment Link Erina Yokoyama Monday, 05 November 2018 15:37 posted by Erina Yokoyama

    I want Yokoyama Yui (Team8) , Kuranoo Narumi & Oda Erina to replace those 3 .. They will nail it .. It's time for youth blood to run AKB48 ????

  • Comment Link Momo Monday, 05 November 2018 16:37 posted by Momo

    @Erina I would also like to see Yokoyama Yui move up. She is a great dancer and a hard worker.

  • Comment Link Momo Monday, 05 November 2018 19:02 posted by Momo

    @Lux While Sakura is not best singer or the best dancer, she is very, very popular, more so now after she joins Iz*one. For an idol, popularity is much more desirable than singing and dancing skills. I don't even know why people talk about skills in AKB group girls. Superior skills are not that important to the AKB groups. Miyu Takeuchi is a really good singer and has never been ranked. Yokoyama Yui of team 8 is a really good dancer and has never been ranked. Skills don't get you far in AKB.

  • Comment Link Sapto Monday, 05 November 2018 22:15 posted by Sapto

    I agree with @Erina

  • Comment Link Ray Monday, 05 November 2018 23:17 posted by Ray

    Don't worry guys, we still have Mukaichi Mion, Yokayama Yui, Takahashi Juri,and even Yuiri, Mako, Kato Rena and other cuties to fill those gaps. Stop sobbing cry-boys.

  • Comment Link Conscious Pilot Tuesday, 06 November 2018 00:48 posted by Conscious Pilot

    How dare you insult the QUEEN @Lux - How Dare you!! (I'm totally kidding- just wanted to make a fake tantrum).

    @Momo seems to have figured out the NEW Coin of the realm, which is the same as the ones used by Paruru as she rose to her Ascension (despite openly admitting her skills were lacking in dance)- Its basically "Who can dance 1/2 way decent but look really hot/kawaii/marketable doing it.

    Yes, the Danso experiment is over. No more will AKB pick songs designed for families, 50 yr old nostalgia disco fans, or foster girl-crushes w/ danso centers - Nope. It's going to be skirts, sex appeal, dancing, & visual presentation (w/ the continued milking of handshakes).

    My Choice: Yui Oguri, Komiyama Haruka, Takahashi Juri or Kojima Mako. I could name others but really anyone will do. I would mention Jurina but #1 I doubt she'd do it because it's rubbing salt in her wounds to Center Sakura's song & #2 We can't exhaust he 5 seconds back from her Exhaustion hiatus (if it was truly exhaustion- which I have NO Proof it was not).

    You want to set the fandom on Fire? (Produces Gasoline & Matches)- Pick: RIKA Nakai, Suda Akari, & Rennachi. Hell...throw Noe Yamada (NGT) a bone too. Picking Okada Nana sends the wrong message- because she's now considered "Old Guard" (hear me out!)- She's already had her "Push" & she's more of a Mom character (like Yui or Takamina)- People LOVE the NEW Faces - which is ANYONE from Prod48. AKI-P now has his peers watching - he can't slack off & just rely on "Handshakes"- the music has to be NOT Laughable by KPOP standards.

    It's a brave new world

  • Comment Link Tuberose Tuesday, 06 November 2018 03:16 posted by Tuberose

    @Momo Takeuchi Miyu might be a good jazzy-trot singer but idol pop song? Her voice just ruined it really, and she lacks confidence to even display her strength which we all know is singing. She always hold back and it became more obvious with PD48, when she sang the high note for High Tension and that 2 final songs (We Together and Whil Dreaming, she choke on her tears for the latter). Tbh she's thinking about technique and stability too much thus her singing become emotionless. She would be better as indie group singer as the atmosphere would suit her best.

    @CP: Naachan has not yet "had her push", she's still getting it. And I would say she's more of Yuko than Yuihan or Takamina that being said a suitable center material. She's not part of the old guard at all, she's from gen 14 for God's sake which means she's a junior of Juri (and if you asked me Juri is the one who had her push, even for B-side: Himitsu no Diary was her only center ever and that coming from experimental Mae Shika Mukanee where even Nakamura Mariko was also chosen as center for Konjou)

    The most likely choice: Naachan (she has the skills and popularity and is loved by management), yuiyui (she's the currently most pushed member and her expression is good on the MV), Hanachan (well Sakura-Nako are from HKT except Haruppi came back), Juri (not as center but maybe in Nako or Hitomi spot), Okabe Rin and Yuihan (same spot as Juri), Miu (to fill in for Hitomi).

    Realistically speaking I doubt Yokochan will be chosen (maybe for Team 8's performance), tho I would love to see it. And personal preference: Ota Yuuri but she's from the neglected NMB so we won't see that.

  • Comment Link Gelo Tuesday, 06 November 2018 04:27 posted by Gelo

    Who will replace Miyawaki Sakura as NO WAY MAN CENTER for LIVE?

    a mic stand with her 3rd place trophy beside it...

  • Comment Link Momo Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:59 posted by Momo

    @Tuberose The point I was making was not that Takeuchi Miyu is the perfect idol. It was that she has singing skills and other musical skills not found in the average AKB group member. Furthermore, superior skills do not make one successful in AKB group. AKB group members get very little, if any singing and dancing training. They are simply thrown into the mix and become more popular or less popular based on criteria other than their skill sets. Both Miyu and Yokochan are not as "cute" as most front row girls. That is their main shortcoming.

  • Comment Link Conscious Pilot Tuesday, 06 November 2018 23:04 posted by Conscious Pilot

    @Tuberose - I should clarify what constitutes "Old Guard". Old Guard is basically ANYONE who was a "Center" or Got a 'Push' late 2015 to Pre-Election 2018. "Teacher Teacher" begins the CURRENT Age. Sakura, Mayu, Okada, Mion, Jurina ect are the "sleepy" AKI-P experimental songs Era. Some of you enjoyed that but clearly a fire has been lit under AKI-P & now he wants to compete again. He totally by-passed "Team 4" & went to YuiYui for "Ace"- Rika Nakai, Yuka, Kato Rena, Miku, Nako, ect...are the Fresh Faces. It's not about "Age" it's more about who can get rally fresh fans. Okada attracts a "Type" of fan & she's locked into her character. Same w/ Yui or Mayu. Yamada Noe & Bibian do stupid things & get instant VIRAL Attention quicker than anything Okada or Mion ever did - Maybe "Old Guard" isn't the best term - perhaps it's "Who has yet to bloom?"

    We know what most AKB established girls are selling - you either like them or not. AKB is now starting to roll the dice quicker & trying to get re-energized in this new Age of Idols. Okada is established (since 2013?)You either like her or don't- She's reinvented herself once already. It sounds like I'm picking on her but she's the only girl to emerge in AKB48 in years who is NOT from a sister group (Jurina, Sayanee, Sakura, ect) and now AKB knows what it wants to "sell"- You see it in the music genre & who they give B-Sides to. Say what you want about Rika Nakai- she gets attention & can command a crowd on Showroom by herself (Manipulated or not- its a skill).

    There will always be a place for Okada in AKB but she's far from the New Flavor. Sakura knew she "reached her limit" in AKB/HKT & needed a Bigger Challenge- she re-invented herself w/ KPOP. Jurina would also be there if she stuck it out. Okada is now a "Mom" type character (Big Sis)- In the Idolverse it'll be hard for people to see her w/ new eyes by "Old Guard" I mean she's "Established"- there's no more layers. You get what you get.

    They wouldn't be searching for a "NEW" Center if they (AKIP) wanted more Spotlight on Okada Nana. Suda Akari is #2 & you see what treatment AKS gives her right? We can all agree Suda is 3 X's the Idol of anyone in AKB (experience, skills, dancing, ect). If they wanted to give Miyu a Spotlight they had 9 years to do it & stopped in 2012 w/ "Hashire no Penquin".

  • Comment Link Tuberose Wednesday, 07 November 2018 03:11 posted by Tuberose

    @CP that's your 'theory', nothing proven, basically baseless and another fan can always come with another theory. Now allow me to present my theory.

    With Mion, yes the push was failed - surely management have yet to stop pushing her but she's being treated merely as second or third rower material now. Tho she's still getting privilege and has a chance (lots of screentime in NWM but thats MV director decision). In fact, Mion has a lot of center songs compare to the others here.

    Anywayy Naachan will be getting more push from now, why? She's there to represent STU - same case for Sasshi and Kitarie, they're responsible for introducing new sister group. She got the center position in Jyabaja sure it's a whatever song but lo and behold she was also the center for their 6th album, 2 center songs and one solo for that album that's a huge thing, she got the solo concert (just like Nakai Rika does too).
    She has been pushed and still is being push.

    Side note: why did you make it sounds like I'm looking down at Rikahime?

    One mistake of yours is when you include Kato Rena in the fresh faces, I - no matter how much I like her wouldn't consider her a fresh face in fact she's slowly becomes less and less noticeable, oh and if you forgot she got the push too.

    About Noeppi and Bibian and all the other ex-P48, we really have to wait and see. I follow Kpop since long ago, I know well enough that Kpop fans lost interest faster than my internet getting a stable connection. More so when it comes to female idol. Tell me how many successful idols P101 s1 contestants produced? How many of those Top22 heck even Top 11 taste the flavor of success? 1/4 of IOI members are struggling let alone those who didn't make it, probably only Soyeon of (G)-Idle.

  • Comment Link Joe Wednesday, 07 November 2018 10:55 posted by Joe

    Making this situation bigger and having drama and competition around it is only to add hype and publicity around the single and to pique fans interest. I am 100% sure they already know who they will put there. They can put anyone in the front 3 spots as long as they are fresh not the same old favorites and talented and I will be happy.

  • Comment Link Conscious Pilot Friday, 09 November 2018 23:43 posted by Conscious Pilot

    LOLOL - @Joe nailed it. People are tired of the 'Same Old Favs'. People want fresh faces & if they really LOVED the current AKB there would be no need for "New Faces". If they add Okada to the "3" it's fine. She brings a wealth of experience & looks more Korean (body type) than many. I think it's more about "Selling" at this point. If AKI-P is trying to sell AKB to Koreans he must realize Nana's "lifestyle" may be problematic w/ certain "conservative" K-Stans.

    The curious problem is they need another YUKO Oshima & while Jurina was very adept at dance- she's no Yuko. AKB48 never invested in it's own future talent. Technically Komiyama Haruka should be thrown a bone because she's the Team K capt (Team K are the Dancers) but it seems AKS wants to milk this choice...but like I said who do they have? 90% of all AKS girls got very low marks for dance by the Prod48 judges- Who do we blame for this?

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