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26 May 2011

AKB48 3rd Senbatsu General Election - Early Results

Voting for AKB48's 3rd Senbatsu Election has started yesterday on the 24th. On the 25th after 1 day of voting, AKB48 announced the early results at the AKB48 theatre. Lots of big surprises! However do remember that this is only the early results, only a small portion of the total votes. There are still loads of unused voting cards left. There will definitely be a lot of movement from this result to the final result.

Results are as follows
Note: Since there is always the big problem of the Team colours, for this time I used the colours of the election posters from here. Except I darkened the Green of Team K to differentiate with Team KII.

PositionNameTeamVotes
01Oshima YukoAKB48 Team K17156
02Maeda AtsukoAKB48 Team A16452
03Kashiwagi YukiAKB48 Team B12056
04Takahashi MinamiAKB48 Team A8833
05Watanabe MayuAKB48 Team B8582
06Shinoda MarikoAKB48 Team A8016
07Sashihara RinoAKB48 Team A7357
08Itano TomomiAKB48 Team K6596
09Matsui RenaSKE48 Team S6559
10Kojima HarunaAKB48 Team A9537
11Miyazawa SaeAKB48 Team K5157
12Takajo AkiAKB48 Team A5096
-----Media Senbatsu line-----
13Minegishi MinamiAKB48 Team K3931
14Kitahara RieAKB48 Team B3860
15Kasai TomomiAKB48 Team B3102
16Matsui JurinaSKE48 Team S2843
17Yokoyama YuiAKB48 Team K2753
18Sato AminaAKB48 Team B2685
19Masuda YukaAKB48 Team B2201
20Kuramochi AsukaAKB48 Team A1793
21Takayanagi AkaneSKE48 Team KII1761
-----Senbatsu line-----
22Nakagawa HarukaAKB48 Team A1571
23Akimoto SayakaAKB48 Team K1502
24Hirajima NatsumiAKB48 Team B1484
25Yamamoto SayakaNMB48 Team N1444
26Umeda AyakaAKB48 Team K1441
27Miyazaki MihoAKB48 Team B1378
28Suda AkariSKE48 Team S1139
29Ota AikaAKB48 Team A1129
30Hata SawakoSKE48 Team KII1118
31Kizaki YuriaSKE48 Team S1053
32Oya ShizukaAKB48 Team A904
33Oya MasanaSKE48 Team S885
34Watanabe MiyukiNMB48 Team N854
35Sato SumireAKB48 Team B852
36Matsui SakikoAKB48 Team K814
37Oba MinaAKB48 Team Kenkyuusei811
38Komori MikaAKB48 Team B792
39Yagami KumiSKE48 Team S779
40Fujie ReinaAKB48 Team K778
-----Undergirls line-----

Remember to vote for the members you support! Voting started yesterday 24 May 2011, and will last until 8 June 2011. Voting tickets are included all copies, except theater, of AKB48's 21st Single Everyday, Kachuusha.


So comments! Do remember that this is only the first result, a lot of things can and will happen.
(Melos) Sato Amina: Great to see Amina in Senbatsu (for now). Hopefully this hard worker manages to keep her position but I'm not so sure. During the 1st Election, her final vote count was 6k. Unfortunately it was still 6k on the 2nd Election. That meant her fanbase didn't grow that much. Good news is that she got promoted quite a lot more compared to last year so hopefully the growth this year manages to sustain her position.
(Kieyuku) Kitahara Rie: If Rie can maintain at #14 it's really more than I can ask for. Many people are expecting her rank to drop this year.
(Moonlight) Akimoto Sayaka: Sayaka is my oshi. Of course I would love to see her in senbatsu but since I feared she might be lower, I am actually satisfied with this result. Maybe she can barely make senbatsu in end result.
Oshima Yuko, Maeda Atsuko: Looks like there's still a war between the Acchan fans and the Yuko fans+Acchan haters. Who will prevail in the end? A load can happen. Personally I don't have an issue with Yuko leading the group, she did a fantastic job last year.
Itano Tomomi: I expected her to make a leap upwards this year, maybe even get #1 after that successful solo debut. But that is quite a huge leap down, I am really surprised
Kashiwagi Yuki: Even more surprising, Yukirin at #3! Yukirin is far from being one of my favourite members but I like her enough to want her as Tean B's top. Yeah!
Sashihara Rino, Yokoyama Yui: All that pushing everywhere has paid off I guess. Congrats!
Matsui Jurina: I knew Rena was more popular than Jurina now after Majisuka Gakuen but with Rena at #9, her at #16 is quite low.

That's all for mine. What about yours?

9 comments:

stany said...

Not bad. Now if Yukirin could overthrow Acchan and Yuuko, that would be even better! Nothing against them, of course. :D It's probably impossible, though.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Info on how to vote if you're outside of Japan? THANKS!

Anonymous said...

My top five oshis and a random SKE member are neck to neck at #18-23

Anonymous said...

"Looks like there's still a war between the Acchan fans and the Yuko fans+Acchan haters."
So, Yuko has no haters?

Melos125 said...

@ANON May 26 10:42AM
At the voting site there is an option for overseas votes. However we are currently unsure if overseas votes will be counted or not. Once we clear that up we will post the guide.

@ANON May 26 08:26PM
Technically all girls have haters. But the number of Acchan haters dwarfs them all.

Anonymous said...

Just a little mistake in your report

Oota Aika is not in team B ^^

This is the revival effect that make you confused ^^

Melos125 said...

@ANON May 26 11:44PM
Ah thanks for informing me. My head isn't working so well yet.

Anonymous said...

it doesn't matter who gets first, since Acchan will still front all except the next single.

yic17 said...

Yuko - hmm .. I really don't understand why she keeps getting such high votes. I just don't see it in her ... -_-

Yuki - wow .. Yuki #3 .. she even beat Mayu this time. I guess it's because of French Kiss' new single eh? I like Yuki, she seems like a great girl =3

Takamina - oh oh she's climbing. I like that. she is really funny =P

Mayu - ahh .. my kind-of-favorite Mayu. honestly, no comments. I think #5 is pretty good and I can kind of understand why she didn't get higher =\