JKT48 Fans Are Content With New Setlist, But Have Their Own Preference
Around two weeks ago, I made a piece titled The Setlist You Wish as a response for the announcement that Team KIII and Team T will have their new stage. Until the time this report was being written, Team T have started their new stage, while team KIII are still waiting for a while for reasons. I also held a research with a questioannaire, as I always curious about JKT48′ fans favorite stage. More or less, I pointed some points about how setlist is essential and would like to know the preference of JKT48′ fans for the setlist.
I kindly thank for 138 respondents who’ve taken their time to fill the questions. This report will not represent the whole preference or idea from JKT48′ fans, but I hope this one will be the new light of enthusiasm for the stage and performance. Without further ado, here’s a report done in graphic chart:
There are five sections from five questions, the first one is the basic question about stage, “What is Your Favorite Setlist?”. I apply a rule of the three most voted, which resulting “RESET” as the most voted with “Pajama Drive” and “Renai Kinshi Jourei (RKJ)” behind. Both Pajama Drive and RKJ have been performed by JKT48, especially Pajama Drive which is usually performed by trainees, the fans seem to like the easygoing mood and complete package of Pajama Drive, and will not hesitate to choose this setlist as one of their favorite.
As for RKJ, Team J have performed the show flawlessly and gracefully which seems have left a genuine impact on the fans. I personally cann’t forget that stellar scenery of umbrellas and stars. Talking a bit about “RESET”, the stage itself is about the reunification of team K after the AKB48 team-shuffling where members were switched amongst teams. Whether JKT48 will follow the script to have their own shuffling-team, “RESET” is awaited here, but won’t be coming that soon.
Move to the next, the best setlist for team J. Team J is a pioneer team, face of the group, and possess this image of mature, composed, and elegant team. Likely for that reason, “Mokugekisha” is the most voted here, the sixth stage of team A is no different than other team A’ stage, with calm and relaxing mood to be expected.
Followed by “RESET” and “Theater no Megami” which share the same total vote, though I prefer the latter to be the next team J’ stage. The surprise element here is “Koko ni datte Tenshi wa Iru” on the third place, the setlist is still newborn from NMB48, but features this unit song titled “Zipper” where the three girls unzip each other’s isshou in front of the audience, such a scene to behold if this one will be performed in Senayan.
Team KIII have performed two setlists that really define them as a bunch of energetic, dynamic, and lively girls. Those are still likely not enough, “RESET” comes to the surface again as the best setlist for them, and the other two behind are also coming from team K. In second place, team KIII upcoming setlist “Saisshu Bell Ga Naru”, and the last place “Saka Agari” are voted. I’m quite glad to know that Team KIII have got the recognition and image of such team. They have already, at least, found their identity, and the fans seem have no problem to choose what is the best stage for the girls.
Team B, Team E, and Team BII-They are all formed with third generation from each group as the embrio, and word like “fresh” and “cute” are common to sum their image. Things are going the same for team T, as the youngest team in the group, they somehow have to offer something different than their senpai.
As team J and KIII will give you that high tension, team T is expected to loose your day a bit. Two of team B’ setlist are voted here, with one vote different, “Theater no Megami” is the top, giving an idea that “Idol no Yoake” is another famous option. “Te wo Tsunaginagara” has just begun, and possibly will grow better.
The last question is to rate the outcome of the new team stage announcement. The majority of respondents voted “Good”, some even voted “Perfect”, and the rest are not satisfied enough. This result give me an idea that JKT48′ fans are ready to accept any stage with a spirit, as the stage grows, fans are likely to value the performance more with their further detail opinions.
Akimoto Yasushi once said AKB48 will start over again from Akihabara, where their theater based, when the group decline into the bottom. Theatre is like a home for those dreaming girls, and setlists have been became those lights on the dark stage. I always stick to my gun by saying things may get trivial and overlooked, but not with setlist. It’s a different matter where things become a daily whatnot and essentials for the performers and fans.