AKS Power Rankings Feb 2014

AKS Power Rankings

This is David, based on the activities during the month of January, here are my AKS Power Rankings.

RankGroupPrevious (+/-)Comments
N/AAKB's album came out to great first week sales largely in part to the two shot tie in promotion. Don't expect it to be easy to keep the number one spot when Yuko graduates next month.
N/AAKS's freshest group keeps churning along. With strong performances at Kohaku and the recent promotions of KKS members, things keep looking better and better for the little sister group.
N/AWith two major graduations announced, SKE's membership took a big hit. Add in the AKS shuffles and SKE could become a shadow of itself in the coming months.
N/AIt's has been and probably always will be difficult for N46 to break into the Top 3. Their music tends venture a bit from the main idol formula. But they are putting out strong showings on their shows. They'll need a new single announcement to make some moves.
N/ASomebody had to be last month, unfortunately it's NMB. They've had a bunch of graduations over the last year. The last few singles just haven't popped. Has the groups pop power stalled? It'll depend a lot on next months single.

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8 comments

  1. Hmm I suppose the shuffle has the potential to change so much of this On one side you have SKE and HKT who could suffer out of it, on the other you have AKB and NMB who perhaps could use the shot in the arm a shuffle could bring, could actually be those 46’ers that could do well out of the shuffle too, if it makes all the groups stumble, those Nogizaka’s could pick up the pieces.

    I agree with your ranks for this month though I will say that with all the graduations SKE has been able to bring on younger talent (or indeed forced to) something that the likes of AKB have not been able to do, it’s good seeing the likes of Ryoha, Rion and others getting into senbatsu. Of course the shuffle could change all this again but it still is an example of how to mix old and new talent together….

  2. Pretty much agree with you except I would swap AKB and HKT… HKT to me is the strongest group among 48G… Their stages are phenomenal and always entertaining plus the setlist for Hakata Legend is like a greatest hits of 48g and the Revival of Nounai Paradise is awesome and fits the HKT Super KKS well… Then they had the nerve to reshuffle and create the two most awesome teams ever.. Team H vs Team KIV is expected to be one of the greatest rivalries of all time since they were split so evenly and with the intention of being a competition… All hell is going to break loose in Hakata very shortly and I cant wait to witness the Awesomeness

    Since HKT just shuffled i believe they will be excluded from the Grand Reformation… AKB will probably steal some more members from other groups and rebalance the lopsided teams which will suck cause Team A is a powerhouse and clearly the most entertaining among AKB…. IN my opinion the KSGK of Team A is the only group who can compete with the monsters over in Hakata and splitting them up is a mistake and will make HKT rise to the top over AKB

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