Part I for non-fans: There is an important election going on now! The AKB48 41st Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo (41stシングル 選抜総選挙) will be held on June 6, 2015 at the Fukuoka Dome. The votes will be tallied beforehand, but the winner will be announced at the event. Fans have to buy the new single in order to get a voting ticket then vote online. Fans can buy as many CD’s /voting tickets that they want. Some fans buy dozens of copies in order to vote for their favorite idol. The reigning #1 member of AKB48 is Mayu Watanabe — but who knows what might happen in this election!
Part II for AKB fans: Brothers! … (and sisters) – I am going to ask for your support for Iwasa Misaki in the AKB electoral voting this year. I know that many of you buy more than one ticket, so I am not asking you to vote against your favorite idol. This will be Minami Takahashi’s last election before she graduates. I know that Takahashi-san is among the favorites to finally win this year. I would certainly be happy if Takamina wins. She is a great woman and deserves the honor. Also, Mayu Watanabe could very well repeat as #1. I also love Mayuyu and would be happy if she wins again. It may be Yuki Kashiwagi’s turn to be #1 this year. She is expected to rank highly, and if it were not for Wasamin I would probably vote for Yukirin. Will Sashi surprise us all and return to the #1 spot? Several of the “up and coming girls” also deserve to move up in rank. Paruru, Sakura-tan, Sayanee, Mako all may move up significantly.
But … Iwasa Misaki is my oshi. Make that my kami oshi. Not only is she a beauty, but she has the vocal talents deserving of a higher ranking than how she came in last year (49th). Please, let us not argue right now my brothers …
Wasamin was one of the original members. Here she is as a talented 13-year old! Even back then she was “kicking-ass-and-taking-names”! (There is probably no direct translation for that American expression, sorry). She has always been a strong singer.
Misaki-san was my favorite in the great AKB48 subunit the Watarirouka Hashiritai 7. Wasamin had the most powerful voice. Why didn’t they use her more often? Why is she not used more often in AKB?
Remember young Wasamin in the first AKB dating game? Have a look in HD. WARNING: Your heart may explode. Alternatively, your heart may jump out of your chest, THEN explode. Full disclose: I never saw the end because when they went to the “kiss” scene and Iwasa leaned in, I fainted and fell off my perch.*
I loved it when AKB let her sing some songs in the Enka-style. Here is an early 2011 performance (and wearing a beautiful dark kimono). Notice the enka-style inflection in the 16-year old idol’s singing.
Wasamin is more than just a pretty face. Check out she has developed her amazing enka-style in this more recent performance! … and did you see that lovely kimono in 1080 HD?
Oh, you want “Idol singing”? … well Miss Iwasa is good at that. Look at the 20-year old Idol’s great outfit here in 1080 HD.
Oh man, oh man, oh man.
(Edit 05/06/2015: Denny’s brain freeze here — see comments.)
She can do the job. I know that she will not place anywhere near the top, but she needs to place better than last year!
So PLEASE save one vote for Iwasa! She is very important to Mii …
Starlight: Come back to Earth and vote for Iwasa Misaki!!!