Fun shark attack facts:
- In 1996, toilets injured 43,000 Americans a year. Sharks injured 13.
- In 1996, 2,600 Americans were injured by room fresheners. Sharks injured 13.
- In 1996, buckets and pails injured almost 11,000 Americans. Sharks injured 13.
- For every human killed by a shark, humans kill approximately two million sharks.
- Humans are assholes.
- Sharks are not assholes.
- Apparently everyone in 1996 lived in a real-life infomercial.
madness-2-method said: Hey! You seem to be really knowledgeable about SKE and I saw that G+ post by Masana asking people what they thought of SKE currently, and I just wanted to ask, what do you think of SKE currently?
Honestly I don’t know. That it should stop alienating its remaining fans maybe? (・л・；)
There are so many things that went wrong with SKE that I’m not sure where to start.
Under Masana’s post a lot of fans mentioned they regretted there were so many graduations.
Graduations per se aren’t exactly the issue though, since the 48G is supposed to be a stepping stone and the girls are expected to graduate after a few years and generations to rotate… Except that in SKE a lot of the best elements are leaving because the group is an impediment to their ambitions.
Forbidding members to pass auditions and burdening them with always more HS events to maintain sales shows, in my opinion, the true face of the 48G. And once you realize the girls aren’t the priority of the organization, it kinda spoils the fun.
That’s one thing.
One other big problem in SKE pointed out by fans (and no, not just me) : SKE losing its color aka the grand shuffle and its so many kennins.
It did kill the already frail group cohesion. Some fans in the international community have tried to minimize its impact back in February but I’d like to hear them preach those same sermons now lol.
Close to nobody is blaming the 2 HKT chibis or AKB members who’ve decided to transfer completely to SKE because they aren’t given special treatment and are fighting to gain recognition (ok, Tani is pushed more than the others but she wasn’t a figure before joining SKE and she made a spot for herself in E). The problem obviously is with the newly appointed S leader and Milky.
6 months later having them as SKE faces still look off for a huge part of fans (and that’s only those who haven’t left already). We’ve got 20 girls in Bukiyou Taiyou senbatsu : how many times have you heard Kuma-chan, Madoka or Harutamu on TV? Hmm?
But then again, the core of the problem doesn’t lie with SKE but with the 48G and how it manages its assets.
(sorry if that upsets her fans but oh well～) Prioritizing Sae exposure, granting her a major role in SKE out of nowhere and force feeding her to fans on every possible occasion, knowing full well how a huge chunk of SKE fans wouldn’t accept it, was a clear indication that AKS was through with SKE only fans. You either embrace the 48G, at least the few lucky girls they’ve invested in, or you leave.
The whole kennin system works that way though : over-emphasis on a limited number of girls to widen and strengthen their fanbase without a fly’s fart given on the impact on the team or group, to, I guess, set them for the future, post 48. Let’s not forget the AKB project was supposed to only last 10 years and with Aki-P rather obviously bored with it, there is an urgent need to produce *stars* who will survive in the industry once the project ends.
There are many other things that could be corrected in SKE (like giving the group a competent manager and not an old buddy of Aki-P a few years from retirement who knows nothing of the business duhhhh) but it wouldn’t change nothing.
The SKE I supported isn’t anymore, now all I see is an AKB branch in Nagoya.
If it’s to others taste then good for them.
I’m still enjoying Team E and supporting Rena (which is a safe bet since her agency got her a kennin with NGZK…if her health isn’t totally ruined by the time she graduates), but that’s it.
Cold Hard Truth.
I have gave up on this whole situation already, everyone else should stop too when all it brings is heartache 24/7. I have basically lost all faith in being a fan of a group, especially those under Akimoto’s production.
It would have been better though, personally, if they didn’t try throwing NGZK under the bus along with the whole 48G.
Let’s hope that this 46 line stays firmer than it is right now. Though I have no confidence in what I am saying either.
things are changing, they said. You stay or you go they said.
The atmosphere of the fans also changes in a way. Those who stay wants to protect what is left, if they are the people from the past. It does apparent that the hype is changing tho. The drive that was on full blast in the past is dissipating, changing into a dim that is there “because it used to be there” and turn into for the sake of habit most of the time.
And SKE fan on tumblr is also changing. Considerably.