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=== Final ===
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* [[Ishida Haruka]] vs [[Uchida Mayumi]] > [[Uchida Mayumi]]
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==General Information==
==General Information==

Revision as of 13:59, 9 May 2013

Grouping the Janken Tuornament

The AKB48 19th Single Janken Senbatsu Tournament was held on 2011. The top 16 members are featured in the group 19th single Chance no Junban.

Selected Members

  1. Uchida Mayumi (Team K)
  2. Ishida Haruka (Team B)
  3. Kojima Haruna (Team A)
  4. Nakagawa Haruka (Team A)
  5. Maeda Ami (Team A)
  6. Sato Sumire (Team B)
  7. Sato Natsuki (Team B)
  8. Takajo Aki (Team A)
  9. Nakatsuka Tomomi (Team K)
  10. Kuramochi Asuka (Team A)
  11. Kobayashi Kana (Team B)
  12. Tanabe Miku (Team K)
  13. Kasai Tomomi (Team B)
  14. Matsui Sakiko (Team K)
  15. Maeda Atsuko (Team A)
  16. Chikano Rina (Team B)

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3




General Information

During the 3rd Concert of the 2-DAYS LIVE Show "Surprise wa Arimasen", it was announced by Togasaki-san that the Senbatsu Members for AKB48's 19th Single were going to be selected by a Janken Tournament (AKB48 19thシングル じゃんけん選抜大会, "AKB48 19th Single Janken Senbatsu Taikai" ) to be held at the Nippon Budoukan in September 21st.

Janken (じゃんけん) is the japanese name (and way, since like in most of the countries they have different rules) of the Rock, Scissors and Paper game.

All the 48 Members from AKB48 (minus Ono Erena who announced her graduation some minutes after this announcement) and 4 previously-selected Kenkyusei were randomly shuffled during the concert to decide the order of the matches.

The girl that wins the tournament will be center of the single. and then the top 2 will be the 2#, top 4# will be 3# and 4# and so on to decide the formation of the single (what means it'll be just like the Senbatsu Election). and finally, Senbatsu will consist of 16 Members (the Top 16).

Drastic Changes

This senbatsu was destined to show a never-seen before line up for AKB48. It was already certain that girls that never been part of senbatsu before or had only been part of it once (such as Maeda Ami, Oya Shizuka, Suzuki Mariya, Tanabe Miku, Kobayashi Marina or Nagao Mariya) had a big chance to be part to be at the front of the 19th single.

There was a three out of four chance that a Kenkyusei member (Kobayashi Marina or Nagao Mariya) would be part of senbatsu, marking it as the second time a Kenkyuusei members be featured in A-side (first time being Komori Mika in Namida Surprise!).

AKB48's ace Maeda Atsuko and Team B's ace Watanabe Mayu had been drawn in the same group, meaning that one of them wouldn't be included in senbatsu for the first time since their debut. This would be a shocking upset to what many fans have seen as the essential AKB48 senbatsu line up.

The same kind of upset happened in the 32~36# Group, were neither Takahashi Minami or Oshima Yuko won their matches which means it is the first time either of them have not been included in a AKB48 A-side release.

Confirmed Changes

Tournament Bracket

As decided in the Surprise wa Arimasen Concert's Encore, the final outcome for the bracket was...


( illustration made by ossan@S48 )

color code: Top 1 / Top 2 / Top 4 / Top 8 / Top 16 (16 Members) (Senbatsu Line) | Top 34 (16 Members) | Top 52 (20 Members)

Janken Senbatsu Election Guide Book

AKB48 Janken Senbatsu Koushiki GuideBook (AKB48 じゃんけん選抜公式ガイドブック)
Label/Catalog Number/Price
Label: Koubunsha
NEOBK-809945 (Mook)/¥1,000
  • Interview with all the members about fortune!
  • Oshima vs Sashihara, etc - Detailed Reports of the Decisive Battles!
  • Previous Night's gravure
  • Predictions from the big-5 fortune tellers!
  • Akimoto Yasushi speaks about the JanKen Tournament!
  • Long Interivew with Ono Erena
  • Center Predictions from SDN Members

This book has different specialists studying all the members in different areas related with fortune-telling, giving their own predictions and analysis about a possible outcome of the event. profiles of all the participating members as well as special interviews with various Celebrities related with AKB48 are also be part of the contents.

The book will also include an sticker sheet and a bonus poster (1 out of 2 types)

Tournament Ceremony

The Tournament held in the Boudokan was a sold-out event, with a total attendance of 11,000 people. Like the most important AKB events, it was transmitted live through 29 Movie Theaters all over the country.

The tournament featured various celebrities as guests, including the most popular AKB celeb wota, Yama-chan who acted as referee.


For the costumes, the girls were permitted to wear whatever they wanted. They could choose any AKB48 costume or even their own personal clothes.

Most of the members wore a costume that was treasured by them and held a significant importance like Masuda Yuka who wore MARIA's costume (MARIA is her only lead unit, and also a fan-favorite song) or Oshima Yuko wearing one of the Heavy Rotation costumes (the single were Yuko was elected 1# by the fans).

But this was not the case for everyone, since some members wore anything special at all. like Shinoda Mariko, who admitted in a PON! broadcast that since the management told them about the tournament date at short notice, she just used what she was wearing that day.

Mini-Live Concert

After the main event, a mini-live took place. SDN48 and AKB48 sung a total of 5 songs and AKB48's 18th Single Beginner's Music Video and song were premiered for first time.

( AKB48's 18th Single Beginner PV Showcasing )

VTR (SDN48 no Kiseki)

01. Kodoku na Runner / SDN48

02. overture
04. Ponytail to Shushu
-MC (Oshima Yuko · Takahashi Minami · Maeda Atsuko)

05. Heavy Rotation

VTR (Using Footage from the event. Anata ga Ite Kureta Kara as BGM)

Final Outcome Review

Picture: Senbatsu (minus Maeda Ami and Maeda Atsuko)

The Resulted Senbatsu features 8 members that where never senbatsu before. including the Center winner, Uchida Mayumi.

The only Senbatsu Regulars included were Maeda Atsuko, Kasai Tomomi, Kojima Haruna and the recently promoted Takajyo Aki.

With Maeda and Kasai not being part of media senbatsu, both will take part of the back-positions of the dance formation and with almost no focus time (if any) in the Music Clip and Song. In Media Senbatsu positions, Takajo ended up at 8# while the highest Senbatsu Regular was Kojima, ranking at 3#.

Original Team K (2nd Gen.) and current Team B members, Sato Natsuki and Kobayashi Kana were featured in senbatsu for the first time since AKB48's 5th Single, Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou released 3 years ago.

Nakagawa Haruka's only senbatsu single was Heavy Rotation, in which she was elected by the fans through the 2nd Senbatsu Election and Kuramochi Asuka was only selected by the manager for 10nen Zakura, with her other senbatsu being also decided by the fans during the 1st Senbatsu Election.