The severity of the AKB general election not displayed on TV
Original Japanese Article Here
“Matsubara Natsumi sits in her chair without her Team A companions. In the AKB 27th Single General Election, Team A had “complete domination”.
Team A has often been called the “face of AKB” and the “AKB Star Crops” and has originated popular members such as Takahashi Minami, Shinoda Mariko, and led by the now graduated Maeda Atsuko.
For everyone ranked in the preliminary results from 64th to 16th, their rank had been held on election day.
But on the election day, Natsumi’s name was not in the list of 64. Natsumi, who was often seen applauding, was sometimes seen just staring straight at the glittering stage which was full of her team members.
When everything was finished, Natsumi’s face wore a tearful look. It was at this moment you realize the severity of the General Elections and know that it is not all a colorful spectacle.
But even after apologizing to her team and fans, Natsumi was able to spell out a positive feeling!”
Way to go Natsumi!! Always full of hope and optimism! The sole fact that you said you will “work even harder” after the election makes me admire you so much more!