JKT48 10th Single Post-Election Analysis

Richardson Kilis

Richardson H. Kilis is a U.S.-educated Indonesianist who studies the relationship of technology and cultural exchange.

13 Responses

  1. TAW says:

    Simple strategy. stock the vote until the second announcement and vote it later. last spurt just like horse races

    • It’s not quite that simple. There were widespread reports of voting codes turning up as invalid or having “expired”, so it is best to check as soon as possible whether the codes were usable. Otherwise you run the risk of money being thrown away on invalid codes.

      • TAW says:

        Well it actually work for Haruka. Saving strategy from the first vote competition (revival) till now. Always save the vote and blast it after the middle announcement

      • Kazu says:

        Haruka’s fanbase’s last spurt strategy has successfully worked for two years in a row.
        In 2014 JKT48 1st Senbatsu Sousenkyo, Haruka’s 2nd preliminary result was 14th place (2,718 votes) and her final result was 3rd place (13,276). Please note that in 2014 JKT48 1st Senbatsu Sousenkyo period, there were also widespread reports of voting codes turning up as invalid or having “expired”.

        I’ve always enjoyed most of your pieces. Please try to limit your unnecessary incorrect facts. We don’t want the “Dentsu Indonesia is owned by Harry Tanoesoedibyo (Global Mediacom or MNC Media Group)” to repeat.

      • Fujiwara says:

        Hopefully next year Haruka will get center position in the senbatsu .. . go go go Haruka Family :oops: :oops:

  2. KingKongnya Yona says:

    As a fan of Yona, I’m really affected by the results. Granted, I’m a single fighter type, so I wouldn’t know nor care enough about all those voting strategies. But still… Anyway, I digress. Good round up, btw.

  3. Pitra says:

    Another interesting moment is probably the downfall of Yona, who received 3,362 votes less than last year. She’s the only one who receive this, while other members have bigger vote numbers. Hmm, I wonder why though?

    Is it because her popularity is fading? Or is it something that she has done in the past year that makes fans oshihen and vote for somebody else?

    • KingKongnya Yona says:

      Your guess is as good as mine. There’s no single satisfactory explanation concerning the matter, at least from what I gathered. I guess I’ll just have to accept the fact that I have failed her. But I’m not trying to speak on behalf of her other fans, though it must have been awful for them also.

  4. yhyksk says:

    well done Haruka’s fanbase

  5. qenneth says:

    As fans of yona, I was disappointed with the drastic decline in number of votes in the election senbatsu this time by 37.7 % ( according to the data in the article above ) .
    Saw some videos on youtube , I saw yona often forget the dance routine, it was evident from the way he looked into other members first before making the next dance routine.
    A little input , maybe yona need to work harder in her dance skill.
    This is my opinion only.

  6. KingKongnya Yona says:

    While I’m by no means a professional dancer, coreographer and/or jury, I still can see your point. Perhaps dancing (and memorizing the blocking routines, to some extent) is just not her forte. Though it does make her effort to still try to perform well, or at least on par with the others, as rather commendable.
    I also agree with you, she really needs to step it up a couple of notches. But then, there’s that natural limitation concerning talent as well…
    I hope these recent events could serve as a wake up call, both for Yona and her fans.

  7. benimaru says:

    amazing how people always analyze “this” and “that” on the so called “election” :-D

    for a non favorite member, Yona actually already made an achievement.. she always made it on every voting event (last year “election”, PD revival, calendar, and this year “election”)..

    don’t worry about her, she will make it on the top 16 next year (if she still in JKT and there still be an “election” of course)..

    rather than that, you better analyze what happen to Dhike and Shinta :roll: considering they are management favorite, and always appear in non election singles.. especially when you knowing who’s on their fanbases :beanface:

    besides, that is one vary line up on the Undergirls.. poor Elaine, hope she will not be trolled and bullied by the troublemakers :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    P.S : yes, me is a Yona fans 8)

  8. kyon says:

    Statistics. I’ve never had good time with it.
    Anyway, good job for writing this thesis, uh, I mean this article.