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24 March 2012

[Gyoumu Renraku] Concert Member Promotions and Transfers

Some really crazy things happened during Day 2 of AKB48's [Gyoumu Renraku] concert. Well let's start with the good news. First up, the remaining 5 members of AKB48's Team 4 have been decided, and were announced at the end of the concert.

Promoted to Team 4
Kato Rena
Kawaei Rina
Iwata Karen
Tano Yuka
Takahashi Juri

They join the 11 current members of Team 4, bringing the total to 16
Abe Maria, Ichikawa Miori, Iriyama Anna, Oba Mina, Shimazaki Haruka, Shimada Haruka, Takeuchi Miyu, Nakamata Shiori, Nakamura Mariko, Nagao Mariya, Yamauchi Suzuran

Then now for the really whacky part. To fill up the empty spots in Team A and Team B left by Yonezawa Rumi and Hirajima Natsumi:

Transferred to Team K
Matsui Jurina

Transferred to Team B
Watanabe Miyuki

These were termed "rental transfers" and are temporary, but nobody knows how long it will be; like how Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 was "temporary" too, and same for CinDy in Warota7. The two of them will still perform in Team S and Team N respectively.

Just what is Akimoto Yasushi thinking? Transferring SKE48's and NMB48's top members to AKB48? This is just crazy.

Jurina worked really hard for SKE48 to catch up to AKB48. Many times she injured herself or overworked herself so much that she had to be sent to the hospital to recover. During Team S's performance in the HKT48 Theater last month, she nearly died because she still performed even though she had an injury.

I don't know too much about Milky though but I do know that she is a hard worker too. A star performer. I can say after watching her perform.

None of the members were informed beforehand, not even the managers of SKE48 and NMB48. I'll just leave you with this image from Scramble-egg to show you the shock.

Oh and this was announced during DAY TWO of the concert. You don't announce big announcements like this during Day FREAKING 2. What other announcements does AKiP have in store for us on Day 3?

Google+ translations about Matsui Jurina and Watanabe Miyuki: 

Akimoto Yasushi  - 9:09pm - Mobile - Public
Matsui Jurina will do double-duty with SKE48 Team S, and AKB48 Team K.
Watanabe Miyuki will do double-duty with NMB48 Team N and AKB48 Team B.

This is for a limited time only.
It's like studying abroad.
We'll make sure they stay in good health.

Please send her your warm thoughts.

Yuasa Horishi  - 9:49pm - Mobile - Public
Manager Togasaki had a surprise announcement today.  Matsui Jurina will be doing double duty and perform with AKB Team K for a limited time.

We will monitor Jurina's health before going ahead with each step of this project.

She is still the center of SKE48.  This will not change.

Please understand this and keep supporting us.

Kaneko Takeshi  - 10:13pm - Public
Sudden Announcement: NMB48 Team N's Watanabe Miyuki will be doing double duty with AKB48 Team B.
We are sorry that so many of you were worried.
As mentioned by AKB48 Manager Togasaki on his google+, this is a good chance for members to work together and learn from one another.
We will be fortunate if you would send us warm thoughts and continue to support us.
Health will be a priority and we will never let her overwork.
Thank you for your continued support.

We will post more about future activities when details become available.

Akimoto Sayaka  - 10:46pm - Public
Please count on me to take care of Jurina.  We're happy but a bit worried about her health.  We're also happy that SKE fans will support us.

Kashiwagi Yuki  - 9:16pm - Public
End of Day 2!

SaeYuki Enjou Rosen(^-^)/♪

Happy to hear surprise promotions!
We're happy about Milky as a temporary Team B member,
and we'll make sure she gets to shine here. Please make yourself comfortable, Milky.

Tomorrow is the last day! I am going all out!

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