Tag Archives: Sousenkyo

6th June: Jakarta – Countdown Asia Festival Day 1

January 13, 2016 by

A day after I got back I started thinking about the things I did in Japan. Of course, by now the rest of the AIDOL gang are heading to Fukuoka for the Sousenkyo, while I’m back to work and stuck in office. The one thing that I have been hammering myself about is my promise with Anna. I said yes to her when she asked me to come to Jakarta but the question is am I really going to Jakarta? Just to see Kamen Joshi again? I don’t really like them that much do I?

Turns out I kinda do. I basically finished all my money in Japan so I was lucky that the miles point I got from my Japan trip could cover up my Jakarta flight. Since I used up all my leave from work as well, I had to fly off Saturday morning and come back on Sunday night. Plus, I also asked for help from one of UKN48 staff, Anggy to stay near her place so I would save on accommodation. It was crazy but I was doing it.FlightSo on Saturday morning, there I was, with little to no money and heading to Jakarta for Kamen Joshi. I looked up the time table and Kamen Joshi has 2 performances on the 1st day. Yay! Plus, Dempagumi will also make an appearance on 2nd Day at 4.30pm, leaving my morning free. So, I decided to apply for JKT48’s theater in the morning.

JKT_TTI reached the airport and straightaway head to FX Sudirman, the shopping mall that JKT48’s theater is located at, to meet up with Mindmix from my Half48 irc chat. We head to Lapangan D Senayan together and was just in time for Kamen Joshi.

JKT_!stTicketI also met up with Anggy, a timer from UKN48. Ixarus and Mocil couldn’t make it to the morning show as they had other plans so it was just me, Mindmix and Anggy.

KamenJoshiSince this was literally my second time watching them live, I didn’t know the calls or even who the other members are. The ones appearing was Alice Juban, of whom I only recognized the center, Tachibana Anna and Sawada Risa, Wayne’s oshimen. There were a lot of Mori Kanon fans in attendance, which later I found out are called Kanon’s Children. And I find that interesting.

JKT_KAmenKamen Gaijin subbed a few of Kamen Joshi’s Jakarta adventures which is of course translated by yours truly. I thought this was a good indication that I truly like the group. I wouldn’t translate something I don’t have an interest in and I was definitely interested in this group.

It was 2pm when Kamen Joshi’s performance was over and it was unbearably HOT in Jakarta. Me, Mindmix and Anggy head back to FX to enjoy the air-conditioned building since we have almost 4 hours till the next Kamen Joshi performance. We open up our phones and watch a streaming of Sousenkyo in a tiny cafe in Jakarta. It wasn’t ideal, I sure wished I was in Fukuoka watching it with my own two eyes but it was better than nothing. Plus, I love watching Anggy’s reaction every time someone from SKE ranks.

JKT_SousenkyoI saw Anna tweeted that there will be an impromptu handshake session. Since the sousenkyo stream was being wonky, I rushed Mindmix and Anggy to go to the handshake session with me. Knowing my luck, when we arrived the session ended but the girls were distributing flyers instead so I had to go see Anna and say something.

I yelled out “Anna!” to grab her attention. She saw me and immediately recognized me. “Half-chan, you really came!”. Not only did she recognized me but she remembered my name as well. No wonder people told me that she has a good memory. Their performance was up next and I couldn’t talk anymore. I was already being rude enough for taking her time when she should be heading to the stage to get ready. She gestured to me that she has to go to the stage while I nod understandingly that she needs to leave. She signaled me asking if I’ll be watching the live and I signaled back OK. It was a short interaction, but enough to make me feel happy.

By the evening performance, Ixa and Mocil came over to join us. We had so much fun headbanging to Kamen Joshi.

JKT_1stNightAfter Kamen Joshi, we sat around and continue struggling to stream Sousenkyo but ended up watching the twitter timeline instead. They were about to announce the Top 10, and every single announcement seemed to be taking such a long time.

JKT_ResultOnce Sasshi was announced as Number 1 again I laughed in all their faces and followed Anggy back. Kamen Joshi and Sousenkyo streaming with friends, it wasn’t what I had in mind a year before but it seemed perfect. I ended the day with an email from JKT48 saying I won the theater application for tomorrow.

Tomorrow, I would be seeing JKT48 and Dempagumi. I can’t wait.

[Half Assed] AKB48 32nd Single Sousenkyo (Sasshi’s speech)

June 9, 2013 by

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Sasshi’s victory brings me so much joy, I decided to sub her winning speech.
スキャンダルでも勝ちだよ!

The commentators comments are half-assed and I wasn’t sure of one or two lines that Sasshi said. So, I rate this sub 80% “Honmayan” and 20% “Zettai uso ya wa”.
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Half Asssed Senbatsu Results Event Announcement!

June 8, 2013 by

The results are in! After the real elections, it’s almost time to reveal the winners of our special event; Half Assed Senbatsu! We are going to reveal them on June 9 2013 on 05:00 JST (which is about 4 hours away form this post), one by one, on our #Half48 Chat! Make sure you’ll be there! It’s going to be as fun as the real elections XD

In case you forgot, here are the slots for Half Assed Senbatsu:

01-09: Half Assed Senbatsu (01-07: Half Assed 7)
10-15: Half Assed Unders
16-19: Half Assed Nexties
20-20: Half Assed Lastie

Also in case you forgot, here are the prizes for the Half Assed Senbatsu:

#1 Center for [Half Assed Senbatsu] – A subbed 5 minutes video
#10 Center for [Half Assed Unders] – A subbed 3 minutes video
#16 Center for [Half Assed Nexties] – A subbed 1 minute video
#20 [Half Assed Lastie] – A subbed 10 seconds video

Who will be the Half Assed Senbatsu? You probably already know but screw it XD Hope you will join our chat again and see who will be the Half Assed Senbatsu for 2013! See you later! 😀

In case you missed this in the article, here is a link to the #Half48 Chat, where the event is going to happen.

PS: If you need a decent timezone converter, please look here

Half48 AKB48 5th Elections Live stream event!

June 7, 2013 by

It’s finally done! Our Live Event Center should now work as it should and because the streaming links are already up on Youtube I could complete the page and launch it now 😀 As we have announced before we will have a (Offical) 5th AKB48 Election Live streaming event on June 8, 2013 18:30 ~ 23:10 JST

In case you don’t know yet, the Live Event Center is a page with a live stream, a chat and a relevant twitter stream in the sidebar. This way you don’t have to miss anything! 🙂 In case you have not noticed yet, here is a link to the event center

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For the 5th Elections tomorrow we will have 3 streams where you can choose from. The ‘official’ English and Japanese stream from Youtube and also Fuji TV where the event will also be aired. This way we also have a backup stream in case the Youtube ones get overloaded or something XD

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That’s all I have to say about it for now! Remember again, the event is on June 8, 2013 18:30 ~ 23:10 JST and in case you missed it, here is a link to the Live Event Center! See you tomorrow!~ 😀

PS: Of course me (Mai) and Half-San will be on the chat 😀
PS PS: If you go there now, Fuji TV will actually work with an actual live stream of Fuji TV 🙂

[Half Assed] 130603 SMAP×SMAP (Mayuyu, Yukirin, Yuko)

June 5, 2013 by

A small video to keep us in the election mood. I was making troll subs the past week, I actually forgot how to do real ones, hahaha.

Anyway, there are a few lines I wasn’t sure but it’s mostly correct so I rate this sub 99% “Honmayan” and 1% “Zettai uso ya wa”.
half48_uso1_honyaman99

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Half48 5th Elections Live (stream) event announcement

June 3, 2013 by

Heya you Half Assed fans! I have something nice to announce regarding to the (Offical) 5th AKB48 Election Live event on June 8, 2013 18:30 ~ 23:10 JST! We are going to hold a chat when the event airs and if everything goes as planned, we will also have a live stream of the event! 😀

At the moment I am working on a convinient page I made especially for this event. There will be the livestream, the chat and a twitter stream with tweets about the event all together conviniently on one page!

It still needs some work but this is a screenshot of how it’s looking like at the moment.

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I will reveal the page when it’s done. Probably the day before the event starts and all.

So yeah, I’m inviting you to join us watching the 5th Elections Live while you have a nice chat with us. I should mention the date and time again; June 8, 2013 18:30 ~ 23:10 JST. See you then! 😀

PS: If you need a good timezone converter, stop looking for it because here is the useful one for you.

Half Assed Senbatsu Sousenkyo 2013 Preliminary result

May 22, 2013 by

Here is the the preliminary result for the first Half Assed Senbatsu Sousenkyo!

If you want to download the subbed videos, everything is in this shared folder.

Ranking as of 22nd May 2013 23:59 JST

Half-Assed Senbatsu
#1. Kinoshita Yukiko – 1040 votes
#2. Kojima Haruna – 253 votes
#3. Takahashi Minami – 130 votes
#4. Matsui Jurina – 65 votes
#5. Minegishi Minami – 52 votes
#6. Murashige Anna – 51 votes
#7. Matsui Rena – 42 votes
#8. Oshima Yuko – 40 votes
#9. Shimazaki Haruka – 40 votes

Half-Assed Unders
#10. Hirata Rina – 39 votes
#11. Takajo Aki – 33 votes
#12. Tanaka Natsumi – 26 votes
#13. Sashihara Rino – 26 votes
#14. Kawaei Rina – 25 votes
#15. Yamamoto Sayaka – 24 votes

Half-Assed Nexties
#16. Ueki Nao – 22 votes
#17. Miyawaki Sakura – 21 votes
#18. Miyazawa Sae – 20 votes
#19. Shimada Haruka – 19 votes

Half-Assed Lastie
#20. Tomonaga Mio – 18 votes

Did not rank
#21. Motomura Aoi – 17 votes
#22. Itano Tomomi – 16 votes
#23. Yamauchi Suzuran – 14 votes
#24. Tashima Meru – 14 votes
#25. Nakanishi Chiyori – 14 votes
#26. Moriyasu Madoka – 13 votes
#27. Ohori Megumi – 13 votes
#28. Shinoda Mariko – 11 votes
#29. Kodama Haruka – 11 votes
#30. Tani Marika – 10 votes
#31. Kikuchi Ayaka – 9 votes
#32. Suda Akari – 9 votes
#33. Kinoshita Momoka – 9 votes
#34. Anai Chihiro – 9 votes
#35. Takayanagi Akane – 7 votes
#36. Ogasawara Mayu – 5 votes

I would also like to announce the prize for my Half-Assed Senbatsu.

#1 Center for [Half Assed Senbatsu] – A subbed 5 minutes video
#10 Center for [Half Assed Unders] – A subbed 3 minutes video
#16 Center for [Half Assed Nexties] – A subbed 1 minute video
#20 [Half Assed Lastie] – A subbed 10 seconds video

I will choose the video myself and whether the subs will be real or fake depends on me! 😉

This is not the final result, just the preliminary. If you’re not satisfied with your Oshimen’s ranking, then don’t forget to like, tweet, share, fav, or reblog your favorite member to vote!

If you want to know how to vote click here! You can click the names above to go to their page or go to my tumblr page for the list too!

Remember, voting ends on 8th June at 23:59 JST!

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