New Single and Senbatsu Members
This article is a preliminary report based on what people said in Twitter for today JKT48 special show. Officials also have updated some information on their Twitter.

JKT48 will soon release a new single song covering another AKB48 song around next month (May 2013), River

Fans also reported that JKT48 got their own version of senbatsu members in which we currently don’t know what kind of method being used in deciding the selected members.

Here are the selected members (randomized order) :

■ Haruka
■ Kinal
■ Jeje
■ Rena
■ Gaby
■ Melody
■ Rica
■ Nabilah
■ Akicha
■ Delima
■ Shania
■ Ve
■ Ayana
■ Dhike
■ Stella
■ Beby

Which left Sonia, Sonya, Cindy, Diasta, Ghaida, Sendy and Frieska out. Pretty surprising to see neither Cindy or any of the Kenkyuusei got a spot there.

We will wait and search for a complete field report from fans to translate for today’s show, hopefully there will be one :)

Picture from officials (Courtesy of JOT) :


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27 Responses to “New Single and Senbatsu Members”

  1. Abel, Reply

    My oshi was selected…. Despite i’m not watching it, but i can at least feel the atmosphere in that “once in a lifetime” show… For those who were not chosen as senbatsu, never give up! :wink: Oh, what an update anyway! Very quick update! Good job! :-D

  2. Haddad, Reply

    200 tweets in a span of 10 seconds in my timeline are talking about this new single :lol: . Thank you JOT! now, my poor wallet will grow thinner than ever.

  3. anakdekan, Reply

    I’ll write and send to you my full field report tomorrow angga, i’m too tired right now :D

  4. mm, Reply

    I’ve always wanted them to cover RIVER since it’s my favorite AKB single ever. \(^0^)/
    I even commented back in February for them to sing RIVER. XD

  5. KEN, Reply

    That was a lie, right?Sonya!!Cindy!! :cry: :cry: :cry:

  6. djt, Reply

    well JOT is trying to make me broke now XD. well for kks not there i’m not really surprise since kks is still “kks” except if they already promoted to team k, and also they already have mirai no kajitsu. just hope beside senbatsu, there are under girls which contain the non senbatsu from team J + kks front line. for team J member that make me surprise is ghaida and cigul…. well i hope they got push on next single :)

    • benimaru, Reply

      because there are Aki and Haruka (who was a real senbatsu 8) ) on the list..

      which (like it or not), will put aside few potential existing members (Ghaida supposed to be one of JKT “kami-oshi” )..

      besides, it’s only for the PV.. we can always watch the “not selected” members performing the same song on several TV performance..

      as for the gen 2, just like you said, they already had their own cover song.. and me believe it also mark their own territory 8)

      when a team don’t have anymore rival from the outside, they tend to choose one from the inside..

      nicely done JOT..

  7. benimaru, Reply

    me just hope, the music video is a better one than the heavy rotation music video..

    they will performing it on surabaya show?? :-? :?: :?:

    • indr@, Reply

      As long as they don’t where bikini like AKB48′s Heavy Rotation PV :mrgreen:

  8. indr@, Reply

    New single, new PV, new senbatsu (?)
    Anyone know who will be the center for this new single? Is it Melody again? I prefer Akicha or Haruka, though.

    • a_r_a_i, Reply

      last night while performing RIVER, Melody as Acchan n Kinal as TakaMina…

      there r double center on RIVER right???…

      • Tomo, Reply

        Yeah. I want hear Kinal’s shout “JKTTTTTTT forty. eight”. as the mighty captain of team J:)

        • a_r_a_i, Reply

          actually when I heard Kinal say ‘Jey…Key… Ti….’ at the beginning of the song , in a part of “Ti….” it sounds like she said that with her sundanese dialect hehehehehehhe…

  9. Tomo, Reply

    Uhh, “River”. Impressive. In Oct. 2009, this song “River” was created by Akimoto san with Inoue Yosisama san(composing and arranging) and dedicated for AKB48 I remember. I like the concept of this song. “Your Dreams Exist on The Opposite Side of The River”. It can encourage us. “River” was best selling CD during the 1st week just after its release. I remenber “River” is the turning point of the AKB48 growth. I hope “River” will be also for JKT48 to start to penetrate into society talks. Contrally I have one worry. I worry the members who were not chosen as ” senbatsu” for “River” will resign from JKT48 one after another. Don’t be disappointed. I believe you all have many chances to be chosen for many other songs. Actually I can’t count how many songs are there, the 48 songs catalogue. Finaly, do you think the MV of “River” will be shot at your military base? It’s fun for me to know:)

    • benimaru, Reply

      those girls are strong mr. Tomo..

      me have strong believe, that they are not too childish to resign just because not chosen as a music video performer..

      they have their own personal goal regarding their involvement in JKT, and before that goal is reached, believe me, they will stay there..

      as for the mv, since sometimes JOT tend to do something different than the others.. maybe they were shooting the mv in a real conflict zone :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

      • Tomo, Reply

        Oh My! In a real conflict zone. Good and stimulous idea. But it needs a huge amount of the fund of insuarance for the girls. Because they are the precious girls:))

        • Tomo, Reply

          In the “River” photo on JKT48 facebook, at the bottom of the right side, I found something fallen on the stage floor. The accessory of some one’s gloves? Did I check every little thing?

          • Rifqi,

            That shiny little thing on the floor is Melody’s bracelet. A friend of mine stated that her bracelet fell during the song. But instead of picking it, she just leave it lying there.

          • Djt,

            Yup that bracelet, and thanks to that bracelet their pose is really cool. Ogino-san is really a genius photograper ^^ he use the bracelet to make cool effect

    • PN03, Reply

      Indonesia military base? NO NO NO!!! we proud of our armed force, bot not with their ancient military equipment.

  10. Richardson Kilis, Reply

    Well, at least it’s not called “Sungai”.

  11. NN, Reply

    If RIVER and Beginner got into JKT48′s spot, I’d very very happy 8-O ,both of ‘em are my wild dream since JKT48 1st debut :wink: …I think Gitcha sensei will give her powerfull-magic-energetic lesson to these girls … you know like kimisuki of JKT48 version which has a lil bit different tempo ( it has more faster tempo ) compare with AKB48′s, :-P

  12. xzerozero, Reply

    it’s my dream our captain will shout first line of this Song…
    it’s thrilling!!

  13. Abel, Reply

    Probably, the most “thrilling” moment for JKT48 members and the fans itself….

  14. djt, Reply

    ok i saw river today, damn it’s funtastic XD

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