Hearing shuffling in the hall, Chieri paused. A few keystrokes later and she was at AKB0048”s news site, and sure enough, the announcement regarding the new kenkyuusei was up. Only four this time, huh? It isn’t surprising, really. Yuko-senpai’s disappearance, the attack on Akibastar… people must have found it difficult to audition, not to mention the final test…
Shutting down the computer, Chieri fixed her hair before stepping out of the room. By now, the girl’s had headed into their respective rooms, though the doors were still open. Knocking, she poked her head in one of the doors.
"Hello~ I’m Sono Chieri, of the 77th generation." People joked that she didn’t need to introduce herself - perhaps it was true, but she didn’t want to be arrogant, much less to the girls who were older than her. "Let me know if you need anything, okay?"
"Friendship bracelets!" Sonata sung. "Well that’s what the sign says." She had never heard of friendship bracelets before so they must have just been an Earth thing from back in the day.
She lead Chieri back to the table she was at before and pointed to the bowl of bracelets.
"Ooo! This one has a bunny on it!" Sonata picked one bracelet up and another in the bowl caught her eye. "This one has a flower on it! Do you like it?" She held it out for Chieri to see.
Chieri followed the shorter girl to the table. “So, friends get one each?” It sounded cute, but she had to admit, the concept was foreign to her too. Slowly, she started sifting through them.
She chuckled slightly, “Trust you to find anything with a rabbit on it!” The next one Sonata pulled out was nice as well. “Ah, that’s lovely~! That’s my favourite colour too!”
put three characters in my ask box and I will write a fan fiction with each in it
*Sorry, I won’t be able to do replies tonight. I got caught up on admin stuff (mostly), but now its almost 2am, so……
I’ll be on again tomorrow night! (Well, tonight lol)
I thought the size crowd in Lancaster was an exaggeration… UNTIL I SAW THIS.
HOLY SHIT. AKB0048 IS ACCURATE AS CAN BE.
Apart from the post-apocalyptic outer-space battles
*Theres nothing like that many people chanting together. It gave me shivers and is the biggest rush being among so many like minded people. Ahhhhhhh I wanna go to Tokyo Dome again!!
Thank you so much! Ahhh, you really made my day, dear anon! I hope you have a wonderful day/night! If I could, I’d give you a stack of cookies!
Wtf happened to it? They had a prototype but did they ever release it? Or were the sales from the Nagisa one so shit they didn’t bother?
Which I don’t get - main character voiced by one of most popular members. Series has very little merch which makes everything more desirable.
The one thing I suspect, based from what I learned about how otaku look at idols, is that they’ll never go for a 2D character voiced by a real idol, or that they have this aversion against so-called “stealth marketing”.
Eh. I guess it depends how hard core you are
But we all know 00 was aimed predominately at 48G fans, and more casual otaku, rather than the hardcore fanbase
I’m sure a lot of Mayuyu fans would buy a figure of Chieri, and considering it was W-Main character, its odd they weren’t released close together, or Chieri wasn’t released at all. Mayu is vastly more popular than Karen, and I believe Chieri outranked Nagisa in a few character polls (the Galaxy Cinderella things), so to release one and not the other (when they were clearly marketed as a pair) and release one that had lessor fan reaction (at some points) and the one with less “fame” I guess, behind the name, is super weird to me
Even though theres no point, I’ll keep on hoping T.T
Back from hiatus! I’ll get onto replies and any messages I have now~
How’s everyone been??