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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Senbatsu Announcement / Tanaka Miku Mobame / Sep 27, 2016, 6:45 pm (JST)

Sorry for sending such similar pictures (・・;)

I want to perform Hatsukoi yo Konnichiwa again someday

Now, I think everyone is worrying about the senbatsu announcement, so...

I only heard about it when my manager contacted me 
so I was only able to catch the tail end of the showroom stream.

Mm...frankly, I was quite stunned. As one would expect, you never really know what will happen in HKT...

Of course, I'm frustrated, but this will breathe new life into HKT.

I too was selected for senbatsu soon after I entered the group and I remember the happiness as well as bewilderment I felt then. Of course, there was criticism then too so I'm worried about the 4th Generation members that are joining senbatsu for the first time. I hope they can relax and enjoy it.

First, congratulations are in order for the members who are senbatsu for the first time!

I really understand the fans' chagrin regarding this lineup.

But, I will face forward so that I can make a comeback for the 10th single.

Of course, as an HKT48 member
I still hope to be able to help continue HKT48's streak of getting 1st Place on Oricon's weekly rankings for the 9th single, Bagutte Iijan

Having said that, in line with blooming a second time, please come see me during handshakes as much as you can (lol). While it may be true that I fell out of senbatsu, please don't make a fuss about it. "I can't face Mikurin anymore now..."

Thoughts like that would be the most distressing (つД`)ノ

If we can work together for a comeback for the 10th single, that would be my fortune \(//∇//)\

That even me, who's normally very negative, can face forward like this and continue walking is because of everyone who helped me rank in in this year's sousenkyo!!!!!

Well...it's also because even as a senbatsu member, I faced various tribulations that I was able to overcome. Being the only senbatsu member not allowed to participate in Hakata-za...being removed from the starting lineup for theater stages...

Now, I can think back and appreciate those times...

If it weren't for those trials, I probably wouldn't have been able to master all the units or have such an ambitious spirit as I do now. As my fans, you probably all understand this better than anyone else, right?

Every time I'm in a pinch, I intend to think of it as a chance.

The fans are the ones who were with me and helped me conquer those obstacles.

Please, support HKT48 just as much as you support Tanaka Miku!

If you lose sight of yourself, if you lose your spirit, you lose! (TL Note: This was the title of HKT48's official history book.)
Instead, I'm fired up! I'm burning

Ah! Lastly, this was also unexpectedly Sashiko-chan's first center for HKT (lol)

I've only seen her in that role for Make noise
and she was really cool then, so I'm also interested to see how she does this time \(//∇//)\

Sorry for making you all worry about me. I'm fine! I know how to face forward now. I won't make it if the Mikurin Family isn't with me though~ (lol)

Well then.

みくりんもん( ̄(工) ̄)
Mikurinmon ( ̄(工) ̄)