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Discussion in 'AKB48 News & Releases' started by Mana, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. hugoa

    hugoa Kenkyuusei

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    I cannot agree with your theory for two reasons:
    1 - It seems to me that it would be a bad option for Otabe to decide to stay in a group that (according to your text - my japanese it's not good enough to have caught that) is "bad" just waiting for a opportunity to take "Solt" down. Basically she would be doing the "devil's" work in the meantime while waiting for that chance.
    2 - And more relevant: In my opinion, there is no way management will present Paruru in a bad light. Paruru will not loose to Sakura just like Yuko never lost to Maeda. At most, there will be a draw between the two. Even though, I still believe Paruru is the management favorite, and as such there is a high possibility that she will become the stronger in the end.

    That aside, an interesting thing that I notice: "Solt" is actually a mix of Sado and Yuko. She uses similar shoes to Sado, plays with a similar toy and is, basically a "S".

    One question: Did anybody understood what the gesture of opening her mouth meant for "Solt" after the scene where she defeated her opponents in the hallway? Was she sleepy? Bored?
     
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  2. panggilsajakaito

    panggilsajakaito Kenkyuusei

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    and i'll waiting for the other members appearance aside from members who have leaked at MG4 Chokuzen SP:)

    still hoping my oshi would appear overthere :worthy:
     
  3. Galaxy Red

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    just some correction. paruru is "salt" not "solt";)
    and yes, I think because she is sleepy. just look at what she was doing in rappappa boss room. she always takes a nap:lol:

    ha? full episode was already leaked? where did you get this information?
     
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  4. Cristafari

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    It wasn't "leaked". They intended to show it on Hulu. It could be argued that Hulu viewings are just as important as television viewership. Not that I am disputing the "low ratings" prediction. The previous versions had low ratings as well. But here we are...
     
  5. goh1925

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    Uonome said that the current Rapapa is not as united as the previous one. <------how??? why???
    As far as first episode goes, that statement definitely isn't true.
    There's proper interaction between Yoga/Magic/Bakamono and Otabe.
    There isn't any hint that there's a crack between the four of them.
    However from Bakamono's reaction to Salt and Salt's disinterest of Rapapa as told by Scandal,
    I think Uonome probably meant there's very few interaction between Salt and her fellow Rapapa members.

    Antonio refuse to clash with Majiska right now and said she wanted to gather more people
    Does that imply more members will appear in later episode as part of Gekioko? (Scandal defecting anyone? :awesome:)

    Another details that's worth noting is that Scandal did said that she ranked no.4 before leaving Majiska right?
     
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  6. Gingerninja

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    If anything the Hulu ratings will give a better idea of its popularity than the TV ones will, seeing as its barely available on TV and is on in a fairly poor time slot. Hulu can be accessed by everyone at any time (providing they have a subscription obviously.)
     
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  7. hugoa

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    Thank you for that information, but "salt" is the English writing for the Japanese pronunciation:^^;:.

    The Katakana for her name is "ソルト". The correct romaji is "Solt", if I'm not mistaken (well, in reality should be "soruto"...). You can even she see her name written, in alphabet, inside the "rapapa" club room and the door to her "private" room.
     
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  8. Stankovic

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    Because as I said, it's connected but just have some differences. It's like a visual novel game where there are multiple ending to go, this 4th series is one of the alternate endings that you can go. Same goes for the 3rd one. I'm personally fine with people bringing up the sequel/not sequel discussion again. I was just re-sharing my opinon because I feel like it has been talk too often previously.

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    Anyway, even though Team Hinabe is suppose to be something equivalent with Hormone or Fondue, I feel like their character here is quiet mature. For a group of losers (or you can say "will get beaten up a lot in future episode" :lol:), their approach to main chara (Sakura) ended up quiet differently than Hormone. At the end of the scene, we can see Uonome warning Sakura who wish to go to the top about Rappappa's four heavenly kings existence. I hope the series won't just get too straightforward like Uonome said where then Sakura start defeating those four one by one, then Salt will come out as boss. With rival school looking to have strong presence in the drama, I hope there'll be a few twist or at least a big school brawl like we used to have in MG2. That would be awesome especially with right now, all major cameo role taken by 48 girls itself.
     
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  9. evile1690

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    @hugoa The semantics doesn't really matter. It's basically Salt. Call her Solt if you wish.

    Moving on, I watched both MJ4 episode 1 and MJ1 episode 1 again just to have an objective view. Some things I noticed:

    1. There were a lot less extras and no introduced actors /actresses in MJ4. In MJ1, you had the principal, teacher, Maeda's parents, etc. Is this a production issue? Imo, having some real actors around can add more to the drama and definitely guide some of the girls (especially those who are new to acting.)
    2. The episode seemed crammed but that is to be expected. MJ1 was 28mins long while MJ4 is down to 22.
    3. Happy that some girls others were rooting for appeared as minor characters.
    4. Why did they call NyanNyan"Kojiharu-senpai"? Aside from her Torigoya alias, was she ever called Kojiharu? oh well. Glad she appeared.
    5. Some of the acting was kinda cringe-worthy (Sorry Nana,,) and the fight scenes looked okay but you could tell it was definitely choreographed. It's as if the girls were following a dance routine. Wish they would work on making it a tad more realistic.
    6. Sakura's character needs more spunk. They're definitely cooking her up to be Maeda 2.0 but it's not very good in the long run. I hope she becomes more outspoken or something.
    7. The opening and ending songs were kinda disappointing. They're typical yes but not as emotion-inducing unlike Sakura no Shiori. I sincerely hope any of these songs won't be the next AKB single. Though the songs here aren't appearing in the new album right?

    I'm interested for more as usual but I'm not keeping my hopes high. Not unless they bring my oshis in hehe
    Lastly
    Judging from the ending, I feel like Sakura's father left her in the river bank and she grew up to be an orphan. lol
     
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  10. xcrossfacekillahx

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    Otabe hasn't really done anything suspicious yet. If she does or when she does, maybe we'll get to know the reason why Salt became the president and might help Sakura overthrow Salt.

    As for Gekioko, they really need backup as Hinabe did beat the underlings that provoked them.
     
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  11. evile1690

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    You know it's Maji when:

    MJ1+2 Atsuko takes off her glasses
    MJ3 Paru takes off her shushu (ponytail)
    and now MJ4 Sakura takes off her ribbon
     
  12. hugoa

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    "Solt", in this context, is a name. You shouldn't translate or change the way a name is written. Of course, if you like, you can write her name as "Salt".
     
  13. kirifuda

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    Your theories are good, too, however, being a lead doesn't mean that she can't end up being one of the major antagonists. If she changes heart, then this will go like the Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann route where they team up to defeat an even greater foe (Gekioko).

    I did say my knowledge in Japanese was not that good, but I may have worded that wrong. Most of the time, I can understand Japanese well enough, but only when I am focused on it. :^^;: However, this is just a fan theory, and I don't see how my knowledge of Japanese has any affect on it.
    Anyway, like I said before, Otabe doesn't want Rappapa to catch on to her true motives, which is why she is playing along with the rest of them. She could very well be a main antagonist, too, just like eternalord said. Characters have done it before in the past. A good example is
    Gin from Bleach
    I can see what you are saying, but, as in what eternalord said, too, she could have a change of heart going on to defeat a greater foe. She would then be seen as someone who redeemed themselves, which is good.



    *Edit: I just wanted to add some clarification as to my knowledge of Japanese. :) I have been studying for a while, but I excel more at reading and writing than I do listening and speaking. I probably should practice more that I am in Japan now. :^^;:
     
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  14. Silenka

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    Takamina's characters have no continuity. She was a student who died in S1, a cop in S2 and now she's a life coach/cafe worker :p I wouldn't take her character's role into account when it comes to figuring out the continuity between the seasons.

    Also bear in mind about "Solt" that katakana names and words don't always have to be from English! In many other languages, including European ones, solt is their word for salt.
     
  15. kirifuda

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    True, but I think they are sticking to the way it is spelled in English. Also, ソルト is "Soruto" in Romaji and not "Solt". There is no 'l' in the Japanese language.:)
     
  16. gocchisama

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    To have Paruru and Sakura team up to beat Gekiojo is very likely, Dragon Ball Z is like the ultimate archetype scenario to compare.

    But if that the case, great heroes need great foes. Antonio and Milky need to be extremely charismatic if we want that to work out.
     
  17. 55Cyanides

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    I'm pretty sure while it may not have much to the storyline, or perhaps the writers get creative, but I wouldn't put it past me that the reason why she renamed to Scandal (despite being Wota) involves her story of re-taking her 2nd/3rd year, like cheating or perhaps something else.

    Now if this was a drama with more budget/sponsors, I would NOT be surprised if they dedicated one episode to Wota/Scandal in explaining the pieces of where, how, when, and why of her current situation; however, with so many characters being introduced, main and minor ones, I doubt it. I guess that's what fan fiction is used for.

    I will also note of the subtle use of a character theme, like Salt's. Sorta like how Ennio Morricone did with the films he was contracted for as a composer; I'll probably have to watch the episode again to see if this applies to all characters, but Salt's has this flute/wind instrument theme going on. Like Good Will Hunting, it's Wicked Smaaht
     
  18. hugoa

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    Just to make a clarification because I don't know if my phrase was misunderstood.
    "(according to your text - my japanese it's not good enough to have caught that)"
    This is a comment about my understanding/knowledge of japanese, not yours. I'm saying that because my japanese is far from being perfect (especially when the girls use different intonations), I didn't caught the part where they were explaining the differences between the current and previous "rapapa".
    Because I was using the argument that the group was "bad" to complete my reasoning (in point 1), I felt the need to provide the source for that argument (in this case your text). I'm pretty certain that your knowledge of japanese is much better than mine.:^^;:

    I'm a big anime fan, but, unfortunately, that one it is not the style of anime that I like.:^^;:
     
  19. kirifuda

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    Ah, I see. Sorry for the misunderstanding. :^^;:



    yfw you realize who the real antagonist in all of this is

    [​IMG]
     
  20. evile1690

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    @Greed That would be glorious! I kinda miss her character:( love her or hate her, she was an integral part in the story.
     

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