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Mariko From Above: The Birth of an AKB0048 Successor

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“Maybe it’s arrogant to talk of supporting Acchan, but I succeeded 0048’s captain, Takahashi Minami. So I decided that I had to change. I had to be strong enough to support Acchan. That’s what I thought.”

-Minami “Takamina” Takahashi the 5th, AKB0048 Episode 20

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The Succession of Takamina the Sixth: A Captain’s Role and Character

“I’m crushing her dream for the sake of my own.”

“What’s wrong with that?

We all care about those girls.

But your dream is what matters above all.”

-Yuuko Ooshima the Ninth

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AKB0048, Universal Nostalgia, and the Power of the Pop Idol

“I wanted to meet you…YES!”

Do you remember the pop songs you listened to when you were young?

More importantly, disregarding their ability to jog your misty-water colored memories, do you still listen to those songs now? For most, the answer to this question is “No.”

Tastes change as we grow older and experience different things, as does the music of our once-favorite performers. Often, the most choice earworms are doomed to be brought out only when one wants to remember hamming it up in the elementary school talent show dancing to Whoomp! (There It Is). These songs have a staying power all their own that has nothing to do with the song and everything to do with the sepia-tinged nostalgia that we assign to these songs ourselves.

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