AKB48’s 4th sousenkyou or the 27th single sousenkyo is just 2 weeks away and with the release of the 26th single “Manatsu no Sounds Good”, voting has already began since 1000 (JST) today!
Sousenkyo, so what is it?
Basically, its a fan voting event whereby fans over the world will vote in their favorite members or oshis into this selection or senbatsu for the coming year till the next sousenkyo. Ever since its first event, the total votes gathered has been increasing tremendously. Last year, the top 2 members, Maeda Atsuko & Oshima Yuko even managed to gathered 132k and 122k votes respectively.
For this year, there will be a overhaul and also, along with the announcement of her graduation, the ever present ace Maeda Atsuko will be sitting out on this sousenkyo, paving way for a interesting battle for the new top and centre position.
This year’s format will be different as well. Gone are the media senbatsu positions (Top 12) and the named rankings has now increased to a total of 64.
All in all for this 27th single senbatsu sousenkyo, the format are as follows:
Senbatsu members for 27th single: Rankings 1st to 16th.
Under girls: Rankings 17th to 32th.
Next girls: Rankings 33th to 48th.
Future girls: Rankings 49th to 64.
All members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48 and kenkyuusei from each group will be participating with the exception of Maeda Atsuko who is set for graduation this summer.
Without further a due, let’s proceed to cast the vote.
Proceed to the site at http://akb48-sousenkyo2012.jp and you should be seeing the screen as above. Select either by member’s name or by team to search for the member you wish to vote for.
To simplify things, I have selected search via team. And you voters should know which team your oshi(s) belongs to. Here it is, the full listing of the teams in the 48 family.
For me, I have selected Team A simply, my kami Oshi, Kojima Haruna is in the team. So I proceed to click on her name.
Once you have clicked your oshi’s name, you will be brought to this page to register your vote. Your voting ticket from the single should contains 14 digits. And there are 2 boxes here, just key in 7 for each box and click on the “投票” button to confirm the vote.
Once you have seen the page above, your vote has been cast successfully!
Do take note, the voting will ends 5th June 1500 hours Japan time or 1400 Singapore time (GMT+8).
The results will be announced on the 6th June in Nippon Budokan.
Tueac: I’m just a little curious thou… Wanted to know who you are voting for but then some might not share… So can you at least tell me where they are from?
*if you think you need to be taught using a video, AKB48 prepared a rather good video in Japanese~
For the question above, I created a little poll for it~
Feel free to also shout out the person you’re voting for~ ok?