There’s been a couple of strange and shocking announcements on Day 2 of AKB48’s Saitama Super Arena concerts which doesn’t make any kind of sense at all.
The first announcement was straightforward enough. Team 4 is welcoming 5 new members into their ranks. The new members are:
It was the other announcements that have left fans gobsmacked and wondering what the hell is Aki-P playing at.
Joining Team K is none other than………..Jurina Matsui of SKE48. Yes, Juritan is temporarily becoming a member of AKB48. Her workload will be doubled as she will continue to do activities for SKE48 as well. I was moaning the fact earlier on in the week about management giving her a break after what happened in Fukuoka and now they do this to her. Jurina was shocked as the announcement was made by Togasaki. I’m seriously worried now about her. I don’t care that AKB48 management have said that they’ll look after her and won’t overwork the girl but come on, she’s just 15 years old and you’re putting all this extra work on her. Captain Sayaka commented on Google+ that Team K is glad of having Jurina but they are worried about her health. Sayaka, Umechan, Yuko and the rest of Team K – look after Jurina well will you please.
Another new ‘temporary’ member to the ranks of AKB48 specifically Team B will be Miyuki Watanabe of NMB48. Again it’ll be the same arrangement as Jurina – double duty with both AKB48 and NMB48. This temporary transfer of the 2 girls is supposed to be a chance for them to learn from AKB48 members. Management haven’t said how long this transfer will last – a couple of months, 1 year, who knows?
I still can’t get my head around why Aki-P felt the need to do this?
Oh and I forgot to add as well that Team 8 will be formed soon!
Tomorrow is the final day of the Saitama Super Arena concerts. If today’s announcements were surprising enough, what will be in store tomorrow? I fear some graduation announcements. We’ll soon find out.