AKB48 40th Single “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai” Senbatsu Members announced, Shimazaki Haruka as center – Iriyama Anna declined senbatsu position

  March 26, 2015

Senbatsu members for AKB48’s 40th Single, “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai” ( 僕たちは戦わない ) was announced today during AKB48’s Solo Concert at Saitama Super Arena – Shimazaki Haruka is chosen to be the solo-center this time.

Full list of Senbatsu members can be found below:

Senbatsu lineup for #AKB48's 40th Single "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" out 05/20

Posted by Akb48WrapUp on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Iriyama Anna declined a spot on 40th Single Senbatsu

Iriyama Anna   26 Mar 2015 18:16

I was allowed to decline a spot as a Senbatsu member for AKB48 40th Single.

To everyone that have been supporting me, I’m sorry.

I’m sure you are all surprised, after all, won’t you be? But, I’ve come to this conclusion after I thought about it a lot.

I’m sorry for always making everyone worried.

Source: Twitter

Iriyama Anna   26 Mar 2015 18:26

Also, I heard about Ricchan’s graduation from Ricchan herself – on top of that, we also talk a lot to each other about other things.

So it’s not like I declined the senbatsu position because I heard about Ricchan graduating.

One day, I myself will also graduate, but when that happens, the reason will be something that I decide on my own – not because of other things.

I must’ve made everyone worried because I cried so much after Ricchan’s announcement, I’m sorry! I’m fine now! ☺︎笑

Source: Twitter

AKB48 – Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai

Also read: Full list of AKB48 Team & concurrency changes during Saitama Super Arena concert