Winner of AKB48 Fisting Tournament at Tokyo’s Budokan auditorium!

akb48 pururu wins fisting contest
With 1,000 Chinese boats rushing to clash (japandailypress.com) with the Japanese Coast Guard over ownership of the Pinnacle Islets (aka Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands), all the morning newspapers in Japan were abuzz about the earth shattering news that Paruru-chan of idol group AKB48 won the 3rd Janken/Rock-Paper-Scissors/Fisting Tournament.
AKB fisting contest janken tournament tokyo
The Yomiuri News (Google Translate) reports that Miss Haruka Shimazaki, known as “Paruru,” won AKB48’s Janken/3rd Rock-Paper-Scissors contest held at the massive Nippon Budokan auditorium in downtown Tokyo. This Janken/Fisting tournament was held to choose Lucky-Senbatsu member for AKB48’s upcoming 29th single. Now all I need to know is what the flying-fukyu* a “Senbatsu” is.
At least the fellow contestants seem to be excited for Paruru-chan. ↓
AKB fisting contest audience janken contestant

UPDATE: I did a little digging and found out that Senbatsu is a fan election. By fan buying CDs, their favorite can be promoted to the select ranks of AKB48 who have a full recording contract and the Janken/Rock-Paper-Scissors/Fisting Tournament has been added to allow one lucky girl to join in the recording of AKB48’s upcoming 29th single. This year, over 80 girls are participated. According toMainichi News by winning the Tournament, Paruru-chan, Haruka Shimazaki, becomes the “Queen of Rock-Paper-Scissors” and in join in the recording of the 29th Single of AKB48.

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3 thoughts on “Winner of AKB48 Fisting Tournament at Tokyo’s Budokan auditorium!”

  1. Here’s an additional photo of Paruru-chan‘s reaction to receiving her fisting trophy.
    akb48-pururu-reaction

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