I know it wasn’t that long ago (July 2011) that I did my last top 10 AKB48 members list but things have changed a lot since then which you’ll see below.
10. Yui Yokoyama
I can hear you all saying ‘it wasn’t that long ago you were criticising her’ and you’ll be right on that count but Yui has really grown on me in the past 6 months and she is so funny on Bimyo.
9. Nito Moeno
8. Minami Takahashi
Out of the Top 5 goes Takamina. I still love Takamina to bits but there are more interesting members that rank above her.
7. Rie Kitahara
6. Haruka Nakagawa
5. Yuko Oshima
This is one of the biggest changes on my list – the former no.1 taking a big tumble down to no.5. Something I thought would never happen but I’ve become sort of bored with Yuko lately. She just doesn’t excite me as she used to do before,
4. Mayu Watanabe
Into the Top 5 goes Mayuyu – up 2 places. The more I see and watch Mayu perform the more fantastic I think she is.
3. Yuki Kashiwagi
Yukirin stays in her position at no.3 though it did cross my mind at times to move her up to no.2.
2. Rino Sashihara
Sasshi also stays in her current position. Sasshi completes the cleap sweep of Not yet members in my Top 10!
And at no.1 is……………
1. Ayaka Umeda
In July, Umechan was at no.8 so this is a huge jump from her into the no.1 position. So how has Umechan managed to steer herself into being at the top. I can’t recall any specific moment of seeing her when I thought ‘OMG she’s now my no.1 favorite member’. She’s just completely gained my full attention especially over the Summer. I’ve just been seeing her in many things on Youtube and I just started to really like her a lot. I love her quirky, some say a little eccentric personality and she is just so damn beautiful. Her singing voice is great, she looks like a lot of fun to hang out with and I’m just happy that she’s getting more attention now. I’m kinda peeved that she’s no longer the Tokyo Tower image girl otherwise I would have gone to see her doing her DJ stint on a Friday night there.
So there you have it. The new Top 10 list. Will it be the same when the next one comes out in May/June?