Here it is, folks: the “best of the best,” the 16 members of AKB48 who will be performing at Anime Expo 2010 IN AMERICA. In a remarkable feat of clairvoyance (or maybe just educated guessing), I name-dropped 14 of the 16 in my previous post, although I also threw out a lot of names that didn’t make it, due to (a) wishful thinking on my part, and (b) Team B Getting Shafted. Seriously, is Mayu Watanabe some kind of vampire that she cannot cross large distances of moving water? This is the only reason I can think of that they would not send her overseas, or Yukirin for that matter. Not making sense = AKS. (Although, yes, I know they’re trying to keep Team B home so they can hold the fort AGAIN.)
The only two that I missed entirely were Moeno Nitou and Reina Fujie, because I don’t think Nitou is that hot and what has Fujie ever done? Why does she keep getting to go on the overseas trips anyway? Does she have a semi-decent command of English or something? What is surprising, too, is that I picked out a lot of the “Best of the Rest” members correctly.
The list does make the disclaimer, however, that the roster of attending members is subject to change at any time. So you never know.