It looks like NMB48 no Kagaijugyo has been taken over with NMB48 no Teens Hakusho. If the first episode is any indication, I’m going to love the new show. The first episode features Team N members Yamada Nana (Nana), Shiroma Miru (Mirurun), and Matsude Shiori (Shiokichi). This episode had to do with teen fashion. Not going to say a lot about the details on the episode other than that girls really looked amazing in their outfits. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Shiokichi and I had forgotten a bit how adorable she was. As always, Mirurun’s outfits were incredibly cute. And Nana is just so stunning beautiful that I can’t come up the right words to describe how immaculate Nana looked. I could watch more episodes like this anytime.
Screencaps of the girls’ fashion after the jump.
On the official NMB website, the results of the fan voting for suspended members Matsuda Shiori’s (Shiokichi) and Shimada Rena’s (ShimaRena) possible return to the group have been posted. Both girls received over the necessary 50% fan vote to start their return to NMB48. Shiokichi received 8,377 Approve votes to 1,406 Disapprove votes (~85.6%). ShimaRena received 7,622 Approve votes to 2,161 Disapprove votes (~77.9%).
No additional news has been made on the future of suspended member Yoshida Akari (Akarin). I am hopeful that all three members would return to the group (more so though with Akarin and Shiokichi than ShimaRena). 2/3 of the way. So yeah, I want Akarin back. Please.
On NMB48’s official website, it looks like management is asking fans to vote on whether or not they believe the suspended NMB members Matsuda Shiori (Shiokichi) and Shimada Rena (ShimaRena) should return to the group and resume group activities. It looks like they will have an announcement on Yoshida Akari (Akarin) on a later day. The voting will take place from November 27th to December 3rd and an announcement will be made on December 7th at Team N’s 2nd Stage performance.
I might be completely biased as an NMB fan, but I really want to see Akarin and Shiokichi return to the group (not as certain for ShimaRena). It certainly felt weird not seeing them in the Oh My God! PV or recent episodes of Docking!48 or Naniwa Nadeshiko. I’m also a little apprehensive about the whole voting thing. I’m not sure if the whole voting thing will just become a spectacle instead of a true gauge on how fans feel about wanting them to return. As I said, I hope the girls return to the group and we move on from there.
Matsuda Shiori (Shiokichi)
Yoshida Akari (Akarin)
Again, woke up to hear bad news. Matsuda Shiori (Shiokichi) and Yoshida Akari (Akarin) have been suspended from NMB48 for awhile. Depressing to hear this as I’m slowly becoming a huge fan of NMB48 and I really like all the girls on Team N. It also looks like Akarin will be replaced in for the senbatsu for the 2nd single.
EDIT: After looking around at the rumors and speculation of the reason for the suspensions online, it’s depressing and sad to hear. I’m really hoping Shiokichi and Akarin will be alright from all this.