Cho-Senbatsu members to form ”Team Surprise” for Pachinko AKB!!

  July 12, 2012
AKB48 Team Surprise

AKB48 Team Surprise Reveal


Pachinko AKB is a product name of Pachinko machine that features AKB members and their song performances.

Once an hour during your play with this machine, Team Surprise, the team created for this Pachinko machine performs completely original Stage setlist titled “Juryoku Sympathy”.

Members of team Surprise are
Team A: Kojima Haruna, Shinoda Mariko, Takajo Aki, Takahashi Minami, Maeda Atsuko
Team K: Itano Tomomi, Oshima Yuko, Minegishi Minami, Miyazawa Sae, Yokoyama Yui
Team B: Kitahara Rie, Kashiwagi Yuki, Watanabe Mayu
Team 4: Shimazaki Haruka
Team S: Matsui Rena
Team H: Sashihara Rino

At the roll out event of this Pachinko Machine, 16 members of team Surprise except Sashihara Rino plus Kasai Tomomi (team B) performed on stage. In front of audience who are invited by lottery, press and people associated with Pachinko halls, they performed “Heavy Rotation”, “Flying Get” and “Manatsu no SG!”.

After they played with the Pachinko machine, they shared their impression on it. “It plays PV, too. It absolutely beautiful and makes me feel as if I was watching theater performance!”, Oshima said. “It was so much fun! I think with this machine, we can enliven Japan.”, Shinoda talked.


Setlist of “Juryoku Sympathy” consists of 12 songs, all brand-new songs, and will be unveiled one by one every week. This Stage includes original units just like real Stage setlists.

“I can only tell you about one unit. It consists of Yuko-chan, Acchan and me.”, Kashiwagi Yuki revealed, making fans gathered up the venue surprised.

They also for the first time performed “Juryoku Sympathy” in public, the original song for Team Surprise. Center of this pop number is played by Maeda. The team heated up the venue with their dynamic move making the most of the depth of the stage.


Kyoraku Official website: AKB Team Surprise

■ AKB48 Team Surprise members introduction

So they finally uploaded information on the official website…..
By the way, team Surprise doesn’t look like “Surprise” at all….

How come this can be team Surprise??
They are usual Senbatsu members….

↑ Pa…..Paruru…… (trembling voice)

It7s kinda like members for New Year Stage.
Though this team also has Rena…
So will this Stage be performed in the theater at least once?
Or will this be hand-me-down Stage setlist for other teams???

Even if they do, it’s impossible to gather all of these members even once a year.
And it will definitely end up in the red.

So why don’t you make team B’s new setlist if you have a leisure to make as many as 12 songs!!!

I’ll never ever play Pachinko.

That’s good for you.
Someone will soon upload bonus visuals on Youtube so you don’t need to go to play the Pachinko machine, anyway.

The fact that Sashihara will still be in Senbatsu after all….

↑ It’s just because it’s hard to make everything all over just to replace Sashihara.
And probably these kind of contracts are parts of the reason why they decided to transfer her to HKT, but still keeps in 48 groups.

Writing songs for the new album, writing for songs for Pashinko…..
That’s why he can’t write songs for new Stage setlist for “theater” performance…..

12 songs from the new album, and 12 songs from Pachinko Stage setlist…..
I can let it go if I can listen to that many new songs.

I don’t play Pachinko, but I want to buy an album of these 12 songs.

But probably the songs themselves have no influence from Pachinko, so I guess eventually team 4 or something will start the performance of this setlist?? lol

What if they have lyrics that goes like this, “Glittery silver ball~~~~” lol


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