AkiP loves announcements with impact and a Mayu x Sakura wcenter sure got that wow factor ...and the it just went on and on and on. I actually lost interest after a while
A Mayu center should not be a surprise for anyone but the direction that this single seems to take might be. I thought that this would be the first time in two years, since UZA, that AKB actually tired to put some effort into the choregraphy and present a song with impact. Now it looks like we are going to extend the list of Mayu centered songs that falls into the same category as Labrador and KNP.
This was the right time for Mayu to take revenge on that UZA mishap with Sayanee and Jurina by her side, the feeling that management chickened out is strong with this one.
Sakura won't be a forgiving center partner though, far from it and it has nothing perticular to do with skills. Mayu's problem is that she tries so hard to be perfect that it becomes unemotional, it is all brain and no heart. No doubt that she wants to be where she is right now but she has built such a strong and perfect idol characther through the years and it severely limits her choice of actions.
Sakura will look like the most innocent bambi ever and Mayu will smile because her brain tells her that it is the perfect time to smile.
I'm happy that management finally realized that they have too let the new gen get proper spotlight but it feels more like it is forced by the upcoming graduations. What if they announced Mayu x Tano wcenter instead? I'm sure it would sparkle a lot of now found interest towards AKB instead of directing it to HKT.
I say it every single, I think , but management have to build a new AKB foundation instead of forcing sister fans to buy AKB singles. An AKB only senbatsu comes with lower sales but I'm sure that AKB fans will feel the pride and open thier wallets in a very generous manner.
It would be fun to see something different like a double a-side. One super idoly senbatsu and one dance heavy senbatsu. There are enough girls for two 16-nin groups and many girls that falls into one of the categories.