Members for Coupling of NMB’s 5th Single announced!

  June 30, 2012

Here we announce members of Aka-gumi, Shiro-gumi and new unit Namba Teppoutai Sonoichi (難波鉄砲隊其之壱: Namba Musketeers Vo.1) for NMB’s upcoming 5th single.

■5th Single – Siro-gumi
Azuma Yuki, Kushiro Rina, Kondo Rina , Shimada Rena, Joe Eriko, Joenishi Kei, Mita mao, Murase Sae, Muro Kanako, Yamada Nana, Yamaguchi Yuuki, Yamamoto Hitomi

■5th Single – Aka-gumi
Akazawa Moeno, Ogasawara Mayu, Okita Ayaka, Shinohara Kanna, Takano Yui, Hayashi Momoka,  Fukumoto Aina, Yamauchi Tsubasa, Yamagishi Natsumi, Yamaguchi Yuuki, Yoshida Akari, Watanabe Miyuki

■5th Single – Namba Teppoutai Sonoichi
Kato Yuuka, Kotani Riho, Hikawa Ayame, Murakami Ayaka, Yagura Fuko, Yabushita Shu, Yogi Keira

What is this name for the new unit!?!? It’s so….. uncool…. lol
 It seems Ripopo will play a center…. As usual, it’s difficult to read AkiP’s thought….

Kotani Riho on G+

Hi there! This is Ripopo!

And I’m playing a center for the new unit called Namba Teppoutai Sonoichi for the 5th Single. Hai ha!!
I’ve never imagined that I would become a center of anything in my life.
So at least for this time, please check out a center played by Ripopo!

And team N’s new Stage has also decided!

So what’s going on today, ANYWAY!!
I’m so overwhelmed by these surprise announcements…. I even doubt if tomorrow I would exist in this world??

I think this is AkiP’s usual love for Ponkotsu. Maybe he was like “How Hetare Ripopo is!! OMG I love this girl!!”
He will promote Ripopo as Sashihara in NMB48, I guess?

How much he wants to take by choosing Ripopo for a center lol

I think this is a nice pick as she relatively has few Anti, and she is basically funny.

↑LOL She does has many Anti.

I thought it’s only the title of the tour that Yasusu decided…? (and he let NMB’s management and agencies etc. to decide members for the single?)

Uhmm I would rather say that Ripopo can utilize her talent the most when she keeps reserved in various senses….

I hope Ripopo will improve her response to fans at handshake events as she may be gonna have more fans because she joins Janken tournament final and plays a center in this new unit.
Now it’s like most of fans who meet her at handshake event have been more or less shocked.

That’s what I’m concerning about, too. Like Paruru, members who have a wide gap between reception among fans and reception among management have problems in their response to fans in most case.

Personally, I think Aka-gumi is again gonna be my favorite. If they exchange Nana and Ainyan, it would be perfect?
Though I like Ainyan, too, after i watched the last single’s MV, I have an impression that Nana was a good match for Aka-gumi.

So Nana is in Shiro-gumi this time…. It looks like they don’t fix which team she joins in each single release.

Maybe because Nana has disliked to join Aka-gumi, she appeal directly to somebody in charge of arranging members for the single that she wants to join in Shiro-gumi?

Yeah… The song performed by Aka-gumi in the last single was all about Milky
I would like them to feature 3Top, Milky, Ainyan and Maachun in this single’s Aka-gumi.

Maachun also probably wanted to return to Shiro-gumi….but somehow, and it’s perplex, she’s once again in Aka-gumi…

I wish they will make a song like 最後のカタルシス….. I still love to watch this song…..

Yeah, yeah, カタルシス was seriously nice.

Teppoutai is not a kind of penalty game for selected members that the song won’t have PV and is contained only in theater version, right?
Is my understanding that this new unit is an alternative for Namba7 right?
Wait…. Namba7 also didn’t have PV….. orz

I think because Shiokichi wrote on her blog that she joined the secret filming dressed in a costume, Teppoutai will probably have a MV…?

If they don’t make MV for Teppoutai, it’s a waste of talents like Fuuchan, Ayabaa and Shu….

I won’t be surprised if they don’t make MVs for Kohaku (Aka and Shiro) when I look at members line-up of both units.
It will also decrease workloads for Senbatsu top members.

If they won’t make MVs for Kohaku, I would be a little disappointed….. Because My Oshi has selected for Kohaku for the first time, I hope they will leave a visual record for her…..

What Teppoutai’s costumes will be like~?

If they have a common sense, it probably will be like this.

But what’s wrong with Fuuchan…. I am worrying that she has done something wrong as it’s strange that she wasn’t selected for Senbatsu…..
Then I found Murakami and Keira are in the same situation as her….
Like Momoka, who is now under medical treatment, why past Senbatsu members of team M have such a miserable treatment….

I am guessing the opposite.
Looking at members of Kohaku for this single, I have a feeling that they consider Teppoutai superior to Kohaku.
But this would be more plausible if they select Fuuchan for a center (of Teppoutai)…..
Honestly…. Ripopo is not so amazing in Stage performance….

Senbatsu + Shiro-gumi … Yamatomo Sayaka, Yamada Nana, Joe Eriko, Joenishi Kei
Senbatsu + Aka-gumi … Watanabe Miyuki, Fukumoto Aina, Ogasawara Mayu, Yoshida Akari
Senbastu + Teppou … Kotani Riho, Yabushita Shu, Kato Yuuka
Senbatsu only … Shiroma Miru, Kinoshita Haruna, Kishino Rika, Kadowaki Kanako, Tanigawa Airi
Shiro-gumi only … Kondo Rina, Shimada Rena, Mita Mao, Murase Sae, Azuma Yuki, Muro Kanako, Kushiro Rina, Yamamoto Hitomi
Aka-gumi … Yamaguchi Yuuki, Shinohara Kanna, Okita Ayaka, Takano Yui, Yamagishi Natsumi, Hayashi Momoka, Akazawa Moeno, Yamauchi Tsubasa
Teppou only … Murakami Ayaka, Matsuda Shiori, Yagura Fuko, Hikawa Ayame, Yogi Keira 

No matter how I interpret this line-up, I can’t help but think “Teppou only” members are more like Sub-Senbatsu members or I could even say Senbatsu members….

I think the order goes like this!
Senbatsu + Shiro / Aka > Senbatsu + Teppou > Senbatsu only > Teppou only > Shiro / Aka only

So there’re 4 regular members who are in neither Senbatsu, Teppou nor Kohaku. Ota Riona, Kawakami Rena, Kinoshita Momoka and Fujita Runa…..

Though in Ota and Momoka’s case, it can’t be helped….

Anyway, I think it’s a good move to form unit in this way.
Because subunits are almost always something like “Top7” etc.

It’s an aftereffect of Revolt of Hara Mizuki?
They’ve been giving spotlights to KKS in various occasions such as AruAruTV lately….
(Hara Mizuki, the former member of NMB48, who had made a buzz with her remark, “I don’t think that effort will definitely be rewarded.” Which of course she immediately apologized and elaborated what she exactly wanted to say. Takamina’s election speech this year was a response to Mizuki. Takamina admitted that she may be wrong, but also explained what she was trying to convey with her famous phrase was “You won’t get anything without effort. Effort is the start of everything”.)

NMB48’s new concert tour in Kinki region titled “ChapuChapu Shimasho (Shall we ChapuChapu)”