A big congratulations to one of my favorite AKB48 members Mina Oba who has been handed the Team 4 captaincy when it was announced at the end of the 2nd day of AKB48’s Seibu Dome concerts. I think Minarun is the perfect choice to be captain. Also 2 kenkyuusei has also been promoted to Team 4 – Maria Abe and Anna Iriyama.
There was a situation with Acchan at today’s concert as well where she seemed to be hyperventilating and looked to be in distress – close to tears and not able to stand up straight. According to reports she really struggled during the performance of Flying Get but managed to get to the end of the song. Thankfully Yuko and Takamina took charge and Acchan went backstage and didn’t appear for one song (Yankee Soul) in which Yuko took the center. She did come back afterwards but never spoke. I hope Acchan is OK and will be fine for the final concert tomorrow. It really is incredibly hot in Japan right now and to go out and perform in such conditions is difficult.