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17 July 2011

AKB48 24th Single Janken Tournament - NMB48 Preliminary Results

Yesterday, July 16, NMB48 held a Janken tournament at Zepp Osaka in front of 600 fans to determine the 5 girls that will participate at the AKB48 24th Single Janken Tournament (September 20) as NMB48's representatives.

As expected of Janken, the results turned out quite surprising. The five winners are:

Block A: Yogi Keira (2nd Generation Kenkyuusei)
Block B: Yamaguchi Yuuki (Team N)
Block C: Shimada Rena (2nd Generation KKS)
Block D: Hikawa Ayame (1st Generation KKS)
Block E: Fujita Runa (2nd Generation KKS)

So 4 out of the 5 spots go to Kenkyuusei, while the only Team N member who made it is the one that was just recently promoted. That is Janken!

Full results of all pairings:

I had the chance to see the event live at Zepp Osaka and I have to say it was a great event. Apart from the tournament the audience also got to see performances by both 1st and 2nd Generation members.

Unfortunately, I am not that happy about the overall results. It is great that one of my favourite girls, Yamaguchi Yuuki, made it but I cannot say the same about three 2nd Generation Kenkyuusei making it. The 2nd Generation just recently joined and they haven't even performed a theater show yet. In contrast to that the 1st Generation girls have been working hard for almost a year now, so I was rooting for them. But this is Janken, it does not always work how you want it to.

Team N Captain Yamamoto Sayaka consoling fellow Teammate Shinohara Kanna.

Next preliminary round is tomorrow 18 July for the AKB48 Kenkyuuseis. It will take place in the AKB48 Tehater. We are sure to get some more surprising results in the battles to come.

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