as the senbatsu election draws nearer, anticipation grows. man, senbatsu kinda bums me out. not sure exactly how i feel about the double edged sword of giving power to the fans. it’ll give some girls a huge ego boost, while others will receive disappointment.
but something just dawned on me; i thought sayaka was a shoe-in for senbatsu, but apparently she’s more popular among western fans than in japan. and japanese residents call the shots for senbatsu. akimoto sayaka isn’t a huge fan-favorite, but she was able to be placed #12 at the last election.
i have a worrying feeling that it might not happen this time. fans were a saving grace for some members at the last senbatsu, and it could have been a one-time thing.
but that doesn’t mean sayaka won’t have fun calling out to her fans to rally support in her own tomboy way:
you cannot watch this and tell me that sayaka isn’t awesome. i really hope she makes it, i’m a big sayaka advocate.