Do I really have to say that? Congratulations to Rino Sashihara on winning the AKB48 election. I will admit, I have not supported her very much in the past, but I certainly do not dislike her either. I like the lady.
AHEM … Scandals aside … AHEM … COUGH … (Denny’s coughs getting progressively louder and more annoying), she has been an invaluable member of AKB48 since the beginning. I was also a big fan of the Not Yet sub-unit of which she was one-quarter. Three more quarters and I would have had a dollar.
I think that she is a doll. Hey, she is the #1 in AKB48 … so of course I like Sashi.
“…ARE YOU KIDDING … IS A BEAR CATHOLIC?”
She is also the leader/manager of HKT48, and I LOVE the HawksTown 48. They have become my favorite sister group (sorry Sayanee and Milky). Sashihara-san has taken the rising HKT star Sakura under her wing. Sashi-Sakuratan-Harrupi are the “big three” in HKT48.
Of course I like her. The HKT group would be different without her.
Plus, she is a Irishwoman. I am an Irishman myself (partly) . Of course I support a fellow Irish and want to see them all do well. She IS an O-hara, right? One of the wee-people, right?
I LOVED her in the Kois Suru Fortune Cookie music video (see my opinion linked here.) I can’t wait to hear the new single where she will center! Some fans have mixed feelings about her becoming the number one again (see link). I think if you can sell a Pepsi to everyone in China, then you can make a billion dollars. You know what? New Zealand has 75 million sheep.
Denny singing: “… and I am over that … I forgot our little spat …”
Starlight: How many days until the next election?
See more of Rino-chan on my Pinterest board linked here.