the battle for B-sides

AKB48’s 18th single b-side members will be decided by the fans via ‘Pigg’, an online, virtual space where fans create avatars to wander and converse with others, sometimes with surprise visits from akb members themselves with their own custom avatars.

members have been divided into ten groups, each with their own unit name and song.  elections will take place from july 23 to the 29th.

here is the list:

Song title:Thirsty
Unit name :LOVE COMPANY
Members : Oshima Yuko, Sato Amina, Nakaya Sayaka, Miyazaki Miho

Song title:君について
Unit name :MINT
Members :Maeda Atsuko, Kasai Tomomi, Katayama Haruka, Nito Moeno, Matsui Sakiko

Song title :Delete
Unit name :U
Members :Itano Tomomi, Masuda Yuko, Komori Mika, Hirajima Natsumi, Matsubara Natsumi, Kobayashi Kana, Oya Shizuka

Song title :天使のフルーツパフェ
Unit name :ロリータ・ピーターパン (Lolita Peter Pan)
Members :Watanabe Mayu, Ishida Haruka

Song title:NEXT HEAVEN
Unit name :EYES
Members :Takahashi Minami, Nakagawa Haruka, Oku Manami, Nakatsuka Tomomi, Uchida Mayumi, Iwasa Misaki

Song title :嘘でしょ?
Unit name :ガールズ・ING (GirlsING)
Members : Kojima Haruna, Kuramochi Asuka, Kikuchi Ayaka, Umeda Ayaka, Sato Natsuki, Chikano Rina

Song tittle :コスモス時計
Unit name :メリーゴーランド (Merry Go Round)
members :Kashiwagi Yuki, Sashihara Rino, Fujie Reina, Maeda Ami

Song tittle :尺が欲しい
Unit name :恋愛運上昇隊 (Renaiunjoushoutai)
Members :Minegishi Minami, Ohta Aika, Takajyo Aki, Tanabe Miku, Nonaka Misato

Song tittle :バラ色カウントダウン
Unit name :保健室 (Hotenshitsu)
Members :Miyazawa Sae, Kitahara Rie, Sato Sumire, Nakata Chisato, Suzuki Mariya, Yonezawa Rumi

Song tittle :カムチャッカ渡り鳥慕情
Unit name :サリー秋元 (Sari Akimoto)
Member :Akimoto Sayaka

(list provided by ruada of nihongogo forums)

the list is full of strong and unexpected member-pairings; i can’t wait to hear them all.  notice akimoto sayaka is performing a solo by herself.  it’ll either work for or against her, but i can’t help but be impressed; she’s a very talented singer.  best of luck to all of them.

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