Posted 15 September 2010 - 04:31 AM
For those who might be familiar with H!P Kansai, and SI*NA, a former girl from here, Nakayama Nana, auditioned, and made it from the batch of 7600 girls to the batch of 400 girls and now moved on to batch of 106 girls. Will she be yet another girl to have tried out for / been in H!P and then joined an Akimoto project (AKB/SKE/SDN/NMB)?
Who are your favorites? Disappointed that someone from 400 batch didn't make it?
I noticed one girl whom I haven't seen anybody mention yet so far, who didn't make it to 106 batch, and that was girl #13, name Sotohara Miyu (Born in 1996).
Wasn't really sure at first but then I noticed she did introduce herself as "Sotohara Miyu".
I recognized her because she's been in various magazines related to U15 girls but she hasn't really had much of a career except being a somewhat popular underground idol (actually not sure if she has even been "somewhat popular" - so many of these girls never make a name for themselves).
Former U15/O15 girls (or girls who did gravure and/or CM's, modelling activity before joining) I can think of, when it comes to AKB48 is Oshima Yuko first and foremost, but then also Nakata Chisato, Suzuki Mariya, Nakamura Mariko, and Ono Erena. (Am I missing someone?)
Well, I am sure the next episode will be even better, if we get to see the girls singing and dancing!
And here's an update to the NMB48 audition thread!:
Results are in, and 26 girls have been officially announced as part of NMB48 - albeit at the moment as kenkyuusei / research students in terms of status. They presented themselves at the 101009 Tokyo Aki Matsuri (AKB48/SKE48/SDN48 related event), and here's a picture from a press conference:
(For those who wonder if Nakayama Nana of SI*NA fame made it, yes she did - and she can be seen second to right, front row. She has now changed her name to Yamada Nana)
For a complete overview of who are officially part of NMB48, please go to the homepage:
http://nmb48.com/ and http://nmb48.com/member/
Posted 15 September 2010 - 05:23 AM
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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:25 AM
i thought it might be a bit too quick, since SKE hasnt made big enough yet imo. But it's also a good move to hit the iron while the 48 name is hot and expand their territory. It will likely depend on if they can recruit some jewels like the Matsuis and how much push they will get.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:48 AM
However, this probably means: Akimoto has to write even more songs, NMB girls might sneak into AKB or SKE singles.
Some might say SKE and SDN don't have 48 yet so it's too early.
Is the audition show online somewhere?
Anyway, more Kansai girls is a good thing IMO. Wonder if any ones from as far away as Okinawa or Hokkaido get in. Doubt it though.
What happened to the supposed HKT48?
Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:25 AM
So far I think these might make it or at least I hope most of them do:
21/106 95 (b/c she can talk so maybe she'll be the Nonti or Nachu of the group?)
27/106 138 (looks a little like Amina?)
41/106 198 (what's with her hair & clothes though?)
Last 1 409 (Shinkai Rina voice?)
The girl that was saying "uso! nai nai nai" didn't make it? Wow. Her and the glasses girl they interviewed should have gotten in but I guess they weren't as good at interviews as some of the less cute girls that got in.
33/106 157 might get in since her sister is in SKE unless she got bad genes.
Seems quite a few of them aren't newcomers, esp w/ 27 alleged to be Nakayama Nana (ex-SI*NA) according to the NMB48 thread on Stage 48, which I'm sure many ppl here also went to.
Sorry but that one glasses girl looking at the board in disbelief was hilarious.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 04:40 PM
EEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~ Nana!! She was my favourite SI*NA member and I've missed her ='(
Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:14 PM
Oh yeah checked that already earlier but i closed the tab because the SKE48 made me clueless about what was going on.
However just watched the audition special and i'm very very excited for the next round!! I really wouldn't like to pick up members yet but there is some super cute ones
Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:22 PM
Can I ask what girls auditioned for H!P and then joined an Akimoto pro?
Will she be yet another girl to have tried out for / been in H!P and then joined an Akimoto project (AKB/SKE/SDN/NMB)?
Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:47 PM
There's other girls, such as Umeda Ayaka (Umechan), Kashiwagi Yuki (Yukirin), and Sato Sumire (Suuchan).
Umechan auditioned for the first 7th gen MM audition round, which ended with Tsunku not picking anybody. I recall Tsunku being absolutely 100% positive about her in the rounds, so I don't understand why he didn't pick her. Doesn't matter though, she went on to become a 2nd gen member of AKB48 just like Nonti, by becoming a Team K member, which she still is today. She's also Tokyo Tower Girl. Good vocals, great dancer.
Yukirin and Suuchan both auditioned for 8th gen Morning Musume audition round, and both as we know, weren't picked. Yukirin made it to the semi finals or so I believe, while Suuchan made it to the final.
Yukirin went on to become a 3rd gen AKB48 member, by joining the then created Team B - last team to be made for AKB48. She's an integral member of Team B, and is today Team B's captain (other captains are Takahashi Minami of Team A, Akimoto Sayaka of Team K - and Nonti already mentioned).
She has good vocals, and she's vastly popular amongst wotas and general fans (females in particular) - something which became quite obvious, when in 2009 she had most sold PB in Japan.
Suuchan was a favorite in the 8th gen audition, together with Kikkawa Yuu - both in Japan and overseas. Much to the dismay of fans, she wasn't picked. She continued doing various kind of stage plays/musicals after this audition round, and later entered AKB48 through auditions to become a kenkyuusei, or "research student".
Think of it as the parallell to H!P Eggs, except girls get promoted to the flagship if they are good enough, instead of usually just remaining as H!P Eggs forever (see Kikkawa Yuu for a good example of this). Suuchan joined Team Kenkyuusei and performed with this team in the AKB theater, but also with the other teams, getting more and more opportunities to showcase her skills. She travelled with AKB48 to Paris in 2009, and then later to New York - and I believe Cannes as well. She got promoted to Team B as a full-fledged AKB48 member, and she's getting quite popular.
Other AKB48 girls that auditioned for H!P was Minegishi Minami, aka Miichan, who tried out for H!P Kids, yet didn't make it. She is now today an integral member of AKB48 and Team A, as a 1st gen member. She's also part of the sub-unit trio No Sleeves / no3b.
Quite funny and quirky girl, good vocals but a very good dancer.
Also, Tanamin of AKB48 auditioned I recently heard, in addition Momona of SKE48, and Airin of SKE48.
So then there's also now the former H!P Kansai / SI*NA girl who auditioned for H!P in 10/2005 - was announced as part of audition winners 25/8/2006, and spent her time in H!P Kansai from then til the day she left, 25/7/2009. Not exactly sure what she did in that timeperiod but then I haven't seen much from H!P Kansai. If she goes through to the final round to become an NMB48 member, her activity list will rise dramatically.
Hope this helps somehow, and if I missed any girl my apologies.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:32 AM
with the timing of the NMB48 auditions and the MM one probably the girls that didn't get into the lot chosen on that show might then audition for MM so we might see them again...
it would be interesting see the same girls in MM audition
Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:51 AM
Off topic: would be nice if more of the H!P Eggs were given a chance to join the main groups like with AKB and the kenkyuusei system, but after looking into it it seems the ones who do get promoted get put into new groups.
Found a youtube link for those who just want to see the girls that are moving on to the next round. Hopefully it's not removed right away.
Posted 17 September 2010 - 12:20 PM
I think i read that Aki-p wants to conquer Japan with these 48 girl group formations and that's the reason why SKE48 exists and now NMB48 is being formed.
SDN48 isn't part of the nationwide girl group thingie, they just are the matured version of AKB.
Posted 18 September 2010 - 08:27 PM
(seems like the whole show is dedicated to the asian Spice Girls selection... ....)
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