Round 4's theme has been decided as Special Skills Movie Battle, aka the girls will show off their special skills in a video. The starting date has yet to be decided, but stay tuned.
To refresh your memory:
Minegishi Minami, Kitahara Rie, Yokoyama Yui, Oota Aika, Sato Amina, Yamauchi Suzuran, Ichikawa Miori
Sashihara Rino, Kasai Tomomi, Takajo Aki, Miyazaki Miho, Sato Sumire, Komori Mika, Takeuchi Miyu
Official website: http://www.akb48-yj7-ym7.com/pc_index.html
3 days ago, Round 3 - Radio Battle in All Night Nippon concluded and the results were revealed on the same night.
Team YJ7: 34,256 votes
Team YM7: 54,849 votes
As it turns out, YM7 wins again. They were also the winners for Round 1 - First Impressions Battle, where the results were:
Team YJ7: 109,667 votes
Yeam YM7: 120,071 votes
Team YJ7: 131,859 votes
Team YM7: 121,834 votes
Team YJ7: 275,782 (1 win)
Team YM7: 296,754 (2 wins)
YJ7 will need to buck up and win the next round if they want to stay in the competition. YM7 has 21k votes more. I've said that YM7 would win because of the popularity imbalance between the members of each team. In fact, from the profile page on the battle website you can see who they were marketing as the "main" of the team. With the 3rd Senbatsu Elections, Rie, at #13, is now supposedly the most popular member of YJ7 instead of Miichan. Meanwhile, Sasshii, the "main" of YM7 is at #9. I'm still waiting to be proved wrong, but can it happen?
As a sidenote, it's ironic how Rie was the center of Team YJ last time and then she ranked below both Chiyuu and Miichan (who were also in YJ) in the 2nd senbatsu elections. This time Miichan was expected to bring it for YJ7 and Rie outranked her. No offence as a Rie oshi, I love them both. What i'm thinking is more of... some kind of curse with being YJ's main?
Which brings me to the fact that there still doesn't seem to be any sign that the two teams will get their own songs like Team YJ and PB did in the past as part of the battle. I'm hoping it will happen. \o\