Really, what is going on here? First Yoshida Akari (Akarin) and Matsuda Shiori (Shiokichi) were suspended from the group and Akarin lost her position in senbatsu for the 2nd NMB48 single set for release on October 19.
But now, on the official website, the updated senbatsu list for the next single does NOT include Kondo Rina (Riichan) or Watanabe Miyuki (Miruki). With all the rumors and suspensions coming about recently, this is definitely not good news for the group.
And even worse, it can only lead to more speculation as to what else this could mean to Riichan and Miruki going forward. I’m hoping that if Riichan and Miruki have really lost their senbatsu spots for the next single, that this is the only part of their presumed “punishment.”