On July 8, trials for AKB48 29th Single Senbatsu Janken tournament was held at Kobeastu handshake event for AKB’s 26th single “Manatsu no SG!”.

Team A

Takahashi Minami: “Luck is also a part of one’s ability. So I want you all to look forward to (the final tournament which will be held on) September 18 at Budo-Kan. I will do my best, too.”

Team K

Team B

Kashiwagi Yuki: “All member have equal a chance in this Janken tournament, so I will try my best, too.”

Team 4
 Shinoda Mariko (Winner in the 2nd Janken tournament), Fujie Reina (Runners-up in the 2nd Janken)

Shinoda Mariko: “Because I won the last year’s tournament, I want to try my best this year, too.”

Masuda Yuka: “I will withdraw from Janken tournament. I passed the audition for a musical held a little before, and I’ll start practice for the musical from August. Though I feel sorry for fans who support me, , instead, give it everything to the musical so that it will be a great success.”

“W Sato” match
Sato Sumire and Sato Natsuki will face off in the 1st round.
Sato Natsuki lamented on her G+, “I did’t imagine I will fight against my Oshimen Suuchan in the 1st round….”

Ohya Shizuka, who will match against Shinoda Mariko in the 1st round, and Yokoyama Yui who drew a lot of “no.48”.

Oshima Yuko won a seed for the 1st round, and will face off the winner between Kuramoto Asuka and Kawaei Rina.
Watanabe Mayu can be Senbatsu by just winning once as she won a seed and her opponent in the 2nd round is Masuda Yuka.

Because they are currently also members of AKB48, Matsui Jurina and Watanabe Miyuki, for the first time, joined AKB’s trials for Janken tournament.

The final tournament will be held on 18th September at Nippon Budo-Kan.

English version made by Vipul

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