AKB48 41st Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo – Information & Dates

  March 20, 2015

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48G fans, it’s that time of the year again!

We hope your wallets / bank accounts / credit cards / secret stashes are ready for the 40th Single ( title still TBA, will be released on the 20th of May 2015preorder from CDJapan here ) since as we all well know, the voting tickets for the upcoming 41st single Senbatsu Sousenkyo will be included in the 40th single.

The official site for the 41st Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo has been made live just a few hours back.

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Continuing the system that we implemented in 2013, this year we will still be implementing the 「Self-Nomination System」 where members have to register themselves as a candidate during the nomination period to be able to be nominated & receive votes.

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Members who fulfill these criteria below are eligible to register:

  1. Current members of AKB48 / SKE48 / NMB48 / HKT48
    All current members as of 20th of March 2015 are eligible ( thanks to ラウラ for the correction )
  2. Former AKB48 members who are now a full-time member overseas
    ( applies to Nakagawa Haruka & Chikano Rina )

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※ Positions available in this year’s sousenkyo ( same as last year )

PositionName
1st - 16th41st Single Senbatsu Members
17th – 32ndUndergirls
33rd - 48thNext girls
49th - 64thFuture girls
65th - 80thUpcoming Girls

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※ Members’ self-nomination period

25th of March 2015, 16:00 (Wednesday) – 29th of March 2015, 22:00 (Sunday)

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※ Voting period

19th of May 2015, 10:00 (Tuesday) – 5th of June 2015, 15:00 (Friday)

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※ Announcement of Preliminary Results

20th of May 2015 (Wednesday) at AKB48 Theatre

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※ 41st Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo @ Yahoo! Auction Dome (Fukuoka)

6th of June 2014 (Saturday)

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source: 41st Single Official Site, AKB48 Official Blog
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Just wondering, which member will you be voting for this year and how many copies of the 40th Single are you thinking of purchasing to vote for that member?