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Title: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Masa on August 31, 2010, 06:55:14 PM
I can't believe we never had this kinda thread :doh:

Anyways, how did you become an AKB48-fan? Was it love at first sight or was it a long process? Tell your story!
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Blu-Cherri on August 31, 2010, 07:29:29 PM
Right well it all started with a clip of aitakatta from the tracker really. I'd heard of them before then(not long after Team K joined possibly) but couldn't find anything more about them and kinda forgot about them for a bit.
Then I downloaded the first concert(there are no pillars) both versions and became a fan.(this was when I found erena as my oshimen).

Then around babybabybaby my interest fell a bit and even though I heard each single as it came out I found it hard to get back into it(There wasn't much here and there was so much new info and people on s48 I felt lodt).
When paris was announced I decided it was a good time to try and get back into the fandom and worked a treat. Kyobu convinced me to post again at s48 and i discovered nihongogo by meeting them. Then the akbar48 here just grew and grew at a rapid rate and it just became a lot easier to be a fan =D
Now there's no stopping my fandom lol.

Forums like JPH!P really make it easier to follow overseas fandoms, don't know where I'd be without them <3
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: hibachifinal on August 31, 2010, 09:58:41 PM
>>this is somewhat related (

but yeah, i guess seeing Mendol/Kojiharu is what really drew me in. (And Iiwake Maybe, lol again)
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Neppo on September 01, 2010, 01:35:01 AM
It started when the anime Fairy Tail came out. The first ending was Kanpeki gu no ne and it was really catchy. I looked up the artist and it was Watarirouka Hashiritai. Not knowing who they were, I decided to find a picture or video on the group. I found a PV for Kanpeki and decided to watch it. Liking the song and PV, I decided to find more songs by the group. After watching their other PVs, I went around the internet to find more information about them and found out they were a sub-group from AKB48. I decided to give them a try and watched River. At first it made me laugh when Takahashi Minami yelled out "AKB48," but the song grew on me as it progressed. Being more intrigued, I looked up more information on AKB48, listened to their old songs, and found this site. From here, it helped me expand my knowledge of AKB48 and made me became a fan.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: winner on September 03, 2010, 12:12:30 AM
As I said before, I wasn't a fan when they started. For the first 1-2 years I didn't even bother checking them individually and only treated them as a group.
But there were some really great fansub clips, like the private videos, that had subliminally made me a fan of of some of the girls without even knowing their names.

Also the Music Fighter episode on 2006-11-11. Which I call the most important AKB48 clip on my PC.
MaiMai was cute as hell then. Look at her hooping!

And Miichan showed her crazy dance skills. This "girl 1" and "girl 2" would be the first 2 AKB members I really liked. :thumbup

Then there was some other girl that had no skills or interests in anything... other than a goal of singing in a concert in Tokyo Dome.
Yeah, right... she's gonna be gone by the end of the week...
She even laughed out of her nose in this pic~ I wonder where she's gone to? :P

Then in 2007 they had this really cool dance song called Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru. It got me serious with following the group's songs.
Jeez, they were like an army in the dance. A really cool schoolgirl army.

In the PV, there was this super-cute, crazy-innocent, angel-face schoolgirl. Super cute! :heart:
So sad seeing her waiting there for a guy that wouldn't come. That guy sucks.
( (

No, I don't remember seeing her looking like this in the making till today. Or guess that she could do a great chicken. :lol:

Then in 2008 came TV shows like AKB 1ji 59fun and Nemousu TV. Which started helping me recognize them by name.
Concerts showed up, and the interesting shuffles got me into checking out stage songs more.

So in 2009, I put a lot more effort learning Team K and B (then they went and shuffled 'em...).
I was really suprised how good Team B's 3rd stage songs were. B B B WASSHOI!~ :lol:
A chain reaction happened:
Shuffle Concert finding :same Temo Demo no Namida (Shinoda, MaiMai) < Temo Demo no Namida (Yukirin, Mikacchi) :same Infinity :same telling Yukirin I love Temo Demo :same New residents moved to Yukirin World +1 :heart:


And the rest is history. in the making. :)
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: zylem on September 04, 2010, 09:02:20 PM
My story is pretty simple and short... I was browsing the net one day for some new jap songs to refresh my songlist
then i found a funny video clip of a bunch of out of control girl dancing in front of a light house (aitakatta pv)
i found it a little retarded yet mysterious about these girls... so I did a little searching and found out this is an idol group AKB48 and i took a liking to kojiharu. Ever since that day i been following/a fan of AKB48 & kojiharu. ITs been about 3 years now  :) 

nyan nyan ~~ <3<3
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: clockface on September 04, 2010, 09:53:17 PM
I guess nobody reads those forum profile threads anymore huh?

When/how did you become an AKB48 fan: While my H!P fandom wasn't waning that much, the decline of Haromoni coinciding with the rise of AKB 0ji 59fun really clinched it for me. I mean, who wouldn't want to watch cute girls being tortured for our amusement?

Good god, that was almost exactly 1 year ago, but looks like it could use a little elaboration;

1st impression of AKB48 weren't that good. Being a defensive H!P fan and having being introduced to them by none other than Jonathan Ross was the cause for that. However, thanks to the now defunct "TV in Japan" website I was lured into watching a AKBINGO clip of the girls hanging on for dear life on the slide to floury doom. That peaked my interest but what really sealed the deal was the Iromoea episode featuring Yuko as a nurse. It was one of those "who is this wonderful person" moment and the rest is internet research history. Plus, torturing them also helped a lot.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: jafeijai on September 04, 2010, 09:54:02 PM
My story is pretty simple and short... I was browsing the net one day for some new jap songs to refresh my songlist
then i found a funny video clip of a bunch of out of control girl dancing in front of a light house (aitakatta pv)
i found it a little retarded yet mysterious about these girls... so I did a little searching and found out this is an idol group AKB48 and i took a liking to kojiharu. Ever since that day i been following/a fan of AKB48 & kojiharu. ITs been about 3 years now  :) 

nyan nyan ~~ <3<3
:welcome Welcome to JPH!P and the AKBar zylem!!
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: SomethingWild on September 04, 2010, 10:58:33 PM
lol nice one Clock. Here's mine from over a year ago:

When/how did you become an AKB48 fan: I saw their Aitakka PV and Music Fighter performance, and I thought it was cool. However, at the time I just got into Morning Musume/H!P and I thought AKB was for pervs  :lol:. It wasn't until Sakura 2K8 I really got into them. I didn't like the singles they released before that one at the time. When I got my weekly 1ji59fun/AKBingo fix I really got to know them and started following them more closely. Then dramas like men-dol appeared which are just great fun.

It's still true haha. When OD came out, I started appreciating their songs. I didn't care for Keibestu and Seifuku etc, so when Sakura 2k8, OD and 10nen started coming out it was much easier to get into them. Especially with weekly dosages or awesome shows.

Welcome Zylem!  :jphip:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Anariel on September 04, 2010, 11:38:33 PM
I was lurking internet when I stumbled upon "akkanbe bashi" in march of this year. I liked this song but don't attached importance and forgot about it. Also I like to see doramas that was the reason why I found new dorama named "majisuka gakuen". I liked plot because there are bunch of girls, japanese girls! and some violence (crazy mix!). I wanted to see it certainly. I was watching this dorama till 8th episode when I saw Gekikara. Instantly I liked this girl and wanted to know more. I find lot of information about her. I wondered that all those girls was members of akb48/ske48. I like all japanese (weeaboo!) and it got through me easily.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: dark-atrox on September 05, 2010, 07:35:35 AM
eh? i have a very long narration how i become a fan of AKB48.... :nervous :nervous :nervous

I've known them since 2006? :? when i saw the aitakatta pv but i didn't pay much attention to them since i really like MM that time. :nervous

Even I finished watching Mendol XD, i still didn't like AKB48 :(, i didn't even know no sleeves are members of the said group!  :nervous

When I came upon Majisuka Gakuen last March, I was like, :shocked girls kicking ass :twothumbs esp. when Queen Gekikara was featured i was like  :inlove: :twisted: :inlove: i love AKB48 now  XD

I Googled her, finding she's a member of SKE48 :? :? :?(i didn't know AKB48 has a sister group :nervous)

Well, later on till now just can't resist Atsuko's charming face XD and Tomochin's pretty face XD as well as Geki's gorgeous eyes! XD

just noticed i kinda have the same history with Anariel-san liking AKB48  :nervous
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: shahi on September 05, 2010, 04:53:03 PM
it's all beginning from mendol  :wub: takami  :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: no sleeves  :oops: and now AKB 48  :P
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Melchizadek on September 05, 2010, 06:05:42 PM
Here's what I wrote in the profile thread:

When/how did you become an AKB48 fan: It was actually fairly recently. Saw Namida Surprise PV posted on someone's blog when it first came out. Liked it well enough to do a YouTube search and see their other PVs. At some point that day, I fell madly in love with Tomochin and had to see everything with her in it. Of course, the more I watched, the more I got to know the other girls and care about them as well. Now, I've seen all the stages and concerts, and even Densen Uta and Mendol. Will probably start on AKBingo next.

That was my very first post here.  And in my 500th post ( I went into a lot more detail.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Kira10 on September 06, 2010, 02:32:00 AM
I first heard of AKB48 during their debut single but did not think much of it at the time. (At that time I was more into Morning Musume and other Japanese artists at the time.) I still downloaded almost all of their singles and had them playing in my play list but I didn't pay too much attention to them as a group. I also downloaded some of their TV shows such as AKBingo and see them from time to time in variety shows I watch, but I haven't started to get really into them until they were announced as a special guest at Anime Expo 2010. After hearing that they were to be special guests at an expo very close to where I live, I started to watch all sorts of shows (such as AKBingo, Shukan AKB, stages, concerts, dramas, etc.) and got hooked since.
Also it was right after AX that I started buying tons of merchandise (which is not doing too well for my expenses in the future  :nervous)
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: ohno on September 06, 2010, 07:10:08 AM
1ji59fun started airing around the same time Moutube began. I think that explains it all.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: maliciel on September 06, 2010, 03:00:40 PM
I started by watching AKBINGO to improve my Japanese (I just started learning, at that point), along with other TV shows. I didn't want to, but I got sucked into how fresh these girls felt to me, as idols. The music came much later for me.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Malachite on September 06, 2010, 04:27:24 PM
I started watching AKBINGO just before Oogoe Diamond was released in 2008. I knew about the group as far back as 2006 when I first heard Aitakatta and while I liked that song a lot, I was pretty much against getting back into idols again at that time. The thing is, I used to be heavily into H!P back when I was in high school and I kind of became disillusioned with them and I was left with a small collection of things I no longer really felt any affection for, with the exception of some old albums and stuff I still listen to out of nostalgia. Until getting into AKB, I had kind of been on a complete idol hiatus for years, with no group really grabbing my attention. But then Oogoe Diamond happened and suddenly they were everywhere and impossible to avoid, not that I would have wanted to anyway. The more attention I paid to AKB48, the more obsessed I became, and now I have a pile of photobooks and an empty wallet. The day Sumire was promoted from kenkyuusei to a full team member was probably when I decided that I was all in.

This was my first post here. It sums it up pretty well I think.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: mode107 on September 06, 2010, 07:51:40 PM
Around 06, I remember reading a post (I think it was here on JPHIP) where someone said "this girl in this PV looks like Kamei Eri". So I watched the PV, which happened to be Keibetsu, and said girl was Atsuko Maeda. I really liked the song, and I really liked the directing of the PV. So that's how I became a fan. 
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Kimuuu on September 08, 2010, 04:43:49 AM
I don't remember when AKB piqued my interest, but I know it all started with Men*Dol.  If you haven't noticed by now, I love girls in drag. So when I heard of this show featuring cross-dressing idols, I had to check it out.  Takamina/Kai stood out for me cuz I thought she was the coolest/cutest one.  After the show ended, so did my interest with Takamina. ;_;  I kinda just drifted away...

Then out of nowhere, I stumbled across Sayange's blog entry about Sayaka's Blue Rose performance and her tiger print bikini.
This reeled me in.  :inlove:

From then I learned more about Sayaka, then Sae, then re-acquainted myself with Takamina.  Since then I've slowly started to learn of the rest of the members.  Watching Majisuka Gakuen definitely helped speed up that process.  :grin:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: cho kawaii on September 08, 2010, 02:15:17 PM
i first saw them perform in korea last year..some award show..but i still interested in them but their heavy rotation pv makes me go  :shocked:..haha
(im not a perv im a girl!)and starting from there i became their fans :wub:..
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: SomethingWild on September 08, 2010, 02:26:00 PM
^Welcome to the AKBar  :welcome

Feel free to fill in your profile (  :)
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Masa on September 08, 2010, 04:21:14 PM
i first saw them perform in korea last year..some award show..but i still interested in them but their heavy rotation pv makes me go  :shocked:..haha
(im not a perv im a girl!)and starting from there i became their fans :wub:..
Welcome to JPH!P, cho kawaii! :welcome

By the way, it's perfectly fine to be a perv at JPH!P :P
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: digital clone on November 13, 2010, 07:40:49 PM
I first heard of AKB48 on the daizenshuu EX podcast when kokoro no hane came out.  At that time I was more familiar with HP.  I wasn't sure how much I'd like this "new" group.  Then I watch the pv for Aitakatta and several other songs.  I was sold on their music.  I started recognizing individual memebers after seeing clips from 090905  episode of music fighter and the 100519 episode of Akbingo.  Akimoto Sayaka, Shinoda Mariko and Itano Tomomi stood out to me.   
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Crazy shizz on November 15, 2010, 03:02:58 AM
I remember hearing a little bit about them when they made their debut. However, I was too focused on H!P fandom and other things going on in my life to try to join a new fandom. (It was getting hard to keep up with my current idols anyways.) Then Aitakatta came out, it was a pretty good song, played it over and over but still didn't care to learn more about the girls themselves. Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008 totally was awesome, the video was awesome, the song, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT SAKURA NO HANABIRATACHI. When I saw that, now don't laugh..but I am emotionally attached to the song. I felt it was right to call myself a fan. Itano Tomomi was my favorite girl at first, but as time went on and I learned more about other girls I have a totally different lineup...
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: edsonmassao on January 30, 2011, 11:37:57 PM
Hi there, this is my first post here!  Sorry for my bad English!

I first notice AKB48 in Kouhaku Utagasen, when they appeared dancing with Shokotan behind an enka singer (maybe Godai Natsuko), I thought "too many cute girls, wow!".  Searching in the internet I discovered they are AKB48, but I have more impressed with Shokotan :P

In the last Kouhaku Utagassen I recognized them in another dancing performance with Godai Natsuko, ooohhh I was very impressed with Miichan!  I have searched everything about Miichan, saw many photos and infos and found this forum, with a lot of information about AKB48.  And after see many things about Minegishi I was totally in love with another girls of the group: Takamina, Kojiharu, Mariko-sama, Mayuyu...

Found a donwload link here of Mendol, saw all the chapters in a week!  And now I will look for Majisuka Gakuen xD

Glad to know that are too many AKB48 fans around the world, and contributing with a lot of infos and media about this fabulous group!
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: SomethingWild on January 31, 2011, 09:56:19 AM
^Welcome!  :welcome
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: vizardqool on February 03, 2011, 02:17:08 PM
Well, just for a short story. When i was attending Japanese Fair in my country then i saw some otaku peoples sang an AKB48 song. The song title was "Aitakatta". I just realized there's many beautiful girls in Aitakatta PV. Because,i love cutie girls so that i became AKB48 fans :)
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Scatterbrain on February 05, 2011, 03:35:31 AM
i saw them in a Weekly Playboy at first. Two months later, I was left without internet. However, I had a p2p program. So I started looking for things of AKB48. Everything started with Ponytail To Shushu. And now I'm here. Hi.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: mixedmedia on February 08, 2011, 10:40:08 AM
Was a full on H!P (Morning Musume, Melon Kinenbi) fan but after Yossie left it was all downhill. 

I had seen/heard "Aitakatta" and "Seifuku" and their other songs but didn't get it until "Iiwake Maybe" that pulled me in for good. 

It also helped that H!P/UFA management started being cheap, Tsunku's songs weren't as catchy as they used to be, Morning Musume started trying to be all serious and none of the groups were on TV anymore while AKB was everywhere.

Where can I find that 2006.11.11 Music Fighter to download?

Nevermind, I found it.  Wish I found it sooner though. Stupid Dailymotion has started having ads run for 30 seconds every 5 minutes even if you're watching a video!
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: winner on February 08, 2011, 01:49:00 PM
^Glad you found it. I randomly watch it every few months and they still crack me up. :lol:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: z3144228 on February 08, 2011, 02:13:02 PM
Saw Jurina in Oogoe Diamond
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: crazywota on March 28, 2011, 03:16:42 AM
Becasue im into YURI/SHOUJO AI stuffs  :nervous and then i saw a video/OPV of them with have different kinds of pairngs  :inlove:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Alexander on April 20, 2011, 09:10:44 AM
My friend gave me a otaku magazine and I saw AKB48 there and I was like WTF? 48 members, how am I going to memorize them all if I’m a fan? I was curious so I searched them on Google and the first picture I saw is Baby baby baby pictures of them. I was embarrassed when I saw them in their bikini. I’m not a pervert okay. I’m not really used to see idols in bikinis because it’s my first time seeing a Japanese girl group and at that time I’m really into Korean girl groups. Korean girl groups don’t usually wear bikinis. I don’t know what I’m saying right now lol please don't min my rambling. Anyway, I got hooked because of beginner I really like the song and the meaning of it. The first girl that catches my eye is Takamina she’s really funny and beautiful and she’s a great singer too. Until now I don’t know all of them.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Nyaaan on May 23, 2011, 08:46:58 AM
For me? hehe, well, it ALL started when Akb48's beginner pv is released, they posted in this community in which i always visited. I started liking beginner a lot, & i started to google about them etc.<:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: AAAice on May 25, 2011, 09:41:47 PM
Actually I got to the three girls in Mendol Ikemen but I still don't know about the whole AKB48 thing, I knew that they belong to that group but I kind of ignore AKB48 because I am used on seeing Takamina, Harunyan and Miichan together only. And the funny thing is when I searched AKB48 on Youtube I clicked the Baby! Baby! Baby! not sure if that's the right title but I'm sure it's that Bikini video. xD I was like HOLY!!! THEY ACTUALLY DO THAT IN MV'S?! Lol so yeah, then I clicked the Oogoe Diamond video, and I got hooked on the song. Yet, I still don't follow AKB that time cause I really don't listen to J-Pop or K-Pop or P-Pop.


When I watched Majisuka Gakuen that is the time I got to know the group and started to follow AKB48 and tried to catch-up on their songs and updates. xD

Too bad I still don't know the rest of the members. Only know a few.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: ycmshinmei on May 29, 2011, 06:44:32 PM
i was fasinated by boku no taiyou.2006.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: scaj on May 29, 2011, 06:55:12 PM
I've become a fan since last Oct./Nov. during FNS, I was/am a fan of SNSD, and I was planning to see their performance at FNS, but once AKB's single "Beginner" came!!! Amazing! The song, the dance, the energy! I was attracted by Atsuko right away, then I've become a big fan! :)
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: v1mon000 on May 29, 2011, 09:27:15 PM
After watched the UTB which about minigeshi~
Then I fall in love with her XD
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: ansontsui123 on May 29, 2011, 09:40:41 PM
my firends tell me AKB48 girls is best :heart:
so i support Kashiwagi Yuki。
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Polyg0n on May 30, 2011, 02:32:57 AM
I've known about them for a long time, but I didn't hold interest to them until about six months ago. I saw some of the AKB girls on several different variety shows and somehow ended up watching AKBINGO and after that there was no turning back. To be honest I don't enjoy listening to AKB songs that much, but I love their variety shows enough to make up for that. I still haven't been able to choose an oshimen, but some of the girl I like more than others are Kitahara Rie, Matsubara Natsumi, Matsui Rena, Ooya Shizuka, Kashwagi Yuki and Takajo Aki.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: TakahashiJ on May 30, 2011, 11:11:58 AM
Was way into Jdrama in the point of time and i chance upon the drama
Got way too interested in Nami who is Takamina.
Want to see her more and more ~
After that i started to google the drama she's been in... let's say Majisuka Gakuen?
Yeaps. That's it, :D

Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: elricfree on May 30, 2011, 02:42:50 PM
I can said that my love to AKB is Love at the First Sight :inlove:
when i browsing to some general discussion internet forum in internet, i found a AKBINGO picture signature
that's when i know AKB
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: kicklater on June 01, 2011, 01:08:10 PM
I know akb48 a year ago when my friend watch baby, baby, baby pv in class
All of my friend around him  :grin:

After that I copy his akb file and then join AKB48 local forum
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: LonelySoldier on June 16, 2011, 07:41:32 AM
Man, it was a long story...  :grin:

It actually started from 2008, where I first knew the word 'AKB48' from a news. At first, I thought "Oh, another MoMusu, but with much more members in one group...", but I still have no interest at all with them, since I've never into idols (at that time, I was really into Tokusatsu), so I decided to ignore them and go on with life...

Then, at the end of 2009, where Kamen Rider W starts airing, I found Queen & Elizabeth in episode 7, but still not really interested to find who they really are in real life. But some people in a forum told me that those two are from a currently popular idol group, AKB48, and showed me a video where Queen's actress played a game with Suzuka Morita (I knew her from Samurai Sentai Shinkenger where she played as Hanaori Kotoha/ShinkenYellow). That video is actually from AKBINGO!'s AKB vs Idoling!!! episode where they played the legendary Tarinai48 game, and at that time I thought that the show was quite interesting, but still not enough to make me learn more about the group, although from that video at least I learned that the one who acted as Queen is Itano Tomomi, and the other one acted as Elizabeth is Kasai Tomomi.

Then, at the summer of 2010, I was quite interested with Sasaki Nozomi, where at that time she's really popular and got to appear in a LOT of shows, commercials and magazines. Then one day, I downloaded a full scan Young Jump magazine where Sasaki Nozomi made an appearance in that edition (and she had a lot of gorgeous shots in it), and when I got into some page, I once again found AKB48 members, in a form of poster with three members in bikinis. I could instantly recognize one of them as Itano Tomomi, while the other one is Oshima Yuko. But what stole my attention the most is the last girl standing in the middle, since she looked way different from the other two, way much cuter, charming, and looked hawt as well (sorry for Tomochin and Yuko fans, but that's what I was thinking at that time, or in other words, 'the first impression'). Then I read her name, it's.... Maeda Atsuko.

So I decided to find out more about her, but not yet with the group. The second thing I learnt is that she had appeared in quite a lot of dramas, and I love japanese dramas, so I decided to try to watch some dramas she appeared in (Shiori to Shimiko no Kaiki Jikenbo, Swan no Baka, and Taiyou to Umi no Kyoshitsu), all of them ranging from crazy, silly, to awesome. Being amazed more and more, I tried to learn more about her, until I knew that Maeda Atsuko (at that time I also learnt that she's apparently called Acchan) was the ace/frontgirl of AKB48 since its inauguration, and AKB48 is currently a BIG DEAL in Japan.

September 2010 : So finally, I decided to find out what's so good about that huge group, and decided to try some of their songs/PVs. I started my search with YouTube, and found the AKB48 Official Youtube Channel. Then, I tried the first one listed on the playlist, and it was.... Heavy Rotation. My first impression is totally WTFWTFWTFWTF, since it's my first time watching such a PV, but then I remembered that it's Japan, where 'anything could happen so get used to it', and calmed down a bit. The song's really cute and catchy, though. Done with Heavy Rotation, I decided to pick some more PVs randomly from the search results in YouTube. They were BINGO!, Aitakatta, Kimi no Koto ga Suki dakara, and RIVER. Fortunately, all of them wins my heart. So that's how I started getting into AKB48 up till now...
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: kasaipride on June 22, 2011, 10:32:37 PM
Tomo~mi. :thumbup
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Genbu on June 25, 2011, 11:37:28 PM
i started became an AKB fan from watching Queen and Elizabeth pair act from Kamen Rider W first. but i choose Elizabeth a.k.a. Kasai Tomomi as my oshimen. why? i don't know why, but i sense a mysterious aura from her at the time i watched the W series and movies that include her.

until i watched AKB600 which presented her, i really agree with the phrase that says (if i'm not mistaken): "with sweet voice and dreamy watery eyes". that's the reason i've been looking for the question "why?"

since then, i have three things about AKB in my life.
1. try to find all info about / give support to Tomo~mi-chan
2. try to find and watch all drama like Majisuka (and others like shuukan AKB, AKBingo, if i'm lucky)
3. try to watch all of the AKB PV one at the time

Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: holidayman on June 27, 2011, 03:49:40 PM
i see Yasuko to Kenji series i love kojima Since then i love akb
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: tin on July 05, 2011, 04:57:44 PM
I still can't believe that I'm starting to be an AKB48 fan! Lol
At first, I was actually denying it saying that "I only enjoy watching them in Majisuka, but not a fan."  :nervous
But it seems like I'm becoming one coz I find myself digging some old AKB48 stuffs/shows on the net, and before I knew it, my youtube account is full of tomochin :inlove: and other akb member's funny clips (like yukko's pervy side. teehee. :lol:)

I guess, what lured me into AKB48 fandom wuz when I started playing "Idol to Koishitara" game in PSP two months ago. I dont have a single thing for AKB48 but still went on trying the game coz i find it interesting. Then the 1st confession I got in the game was tomochin's, I got more interested to her after knowing that she's a BoA fan too and loves to sing Ai Otsuka songs... & I instantly became her fan! :wub: :cathappy:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: ellveetrapz on July 06, 2011, 08:37:39 PM
When i was watching  anime FAIRY TAIL, and im amazed at ED 1(kanpeki gu no ne-watarirouka hashiritai) :cow:, = mayu watanabe Fan.... :heart: :heart: :heart:

and i just realize that jpop is better than kpop .... !!! :thumbup
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Alex.S1 on July 07, 2011, 05:30:57 PM
It was MENDOL that I 1st known about AKB but at that time I didnt really care about them. Recently I rewatched Majisuka Gakuen and then I do some research and now I'm totally in love with the girls. It takes me 2 years from knowing to becoming their fan  :P
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: kasaipride on July 08, 2011, 02:03:32 AM
Heard 「BINGO!」
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: vedaic on July 31, 2011, 10:53:04 AM
Just after watching their variety TV shows like AKBINGO,nemousu TV...
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Kid_Alpha on July 31, 2011, 10:15:14 PM
I remember watching Aitakatta and not really caring much for it, saw Mendol and even though I liked that it wasn't really enough for me to get into the group but I did like Beginner, I thought it was cool.

It wasn't until I saw Majisuka Gakuen that I gave them a chance and well now I can say I'm a fan but there's still some things I need to do to catch up since I missed quite a few things.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: ginchan on September 05, 2011, 01:58:08 PM
well,it's happened on January 2010 while i'm searching some
J-pop videos on YouTube
suddently,i found 10nen Zakura and i watched it (b'coz of AKB48 name sound's nice)
the PV looks nice and cute
i'm totally felt in love with Mayuyu here,coz she's the funniest one in AKB

then when i was watched Sakura no Shiori PV on DailyMotion (b'coz it wasn't available on YouTube)
i'm totally felt in love in AKB48  :wub:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: bonjourhello on September 16, 2011, 08:06:22 PM
Meanie made me watch Majisuka Gakuen- enough said.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Zorr on September 17, 2011, 03:13:58 PM
I actually became an AKB fan about the same time as I became a Momusu fan.  I was watching Momusu PV's on a vid site back in Early 2007 and somehow in the related vids there was Aitakatta.  I clicked on it, watched it and loved it.  Acchan was the first girl to catch my attention.  But I didn't really get into the fandom for a while after that.  I watched Aitakatta probably nearly a hundred times in those 6 months and then finally decided to learn more about AKB (Dunno why it took me so long to research them).

I guess I probably started following them more seriously in early 2008 when I had learned more about who they were.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: cmze on September 21, 2011, 06:27:17 AM
Well i'm the first one so i'm going to give you an example (i know i should be updating my fics but i'm really tired so...sorry about that xD)

Like two months ago i was looking for a japanesse song so it came to my head looking for it in the top 10 of japanesse songs,the first was akb48-everyday; i googled it and saw in the last part "everyday sold 1'000000 copies in 2 days!" i was curious so i heard it on youtube and i was like "WTF? they're too happy for my taste  :shocked!! (mayu was the center) but then kashiwagi yuki's dress cought my eye "i love the dress and yuki's face was funny and adorable" :D, i didn't download the song (i was still looking for the other).After a couple days all the sudden i finded myself singing it...but still didn't want to download it (i'm a lazy person xD)

Another day i was boring so i started to listen more songs of akb48 "oogoe diamond" that song stole my heart and made fall in love with akb and also kojima haruna.. (you don't see yuki in the video so i forgot about her)
but then i listened the live version on youtube and you can see a little bit of yuki after sayaka in the first part! so i wanted to know their names, i used wikipedia but they were like "so many girls and teams but it didn't stoped me!" i googled every name..first i found kojima haruna and also found a video where was a girl sleeping on her!!
that girl smile  :wub: she was so adorable so i googled her too "her name was oshima yuko" then i heard "kojiyuu" and totally fell in love with those two!!!
then i found my kashiwagi yuki's name!! and then i became a super fan of her..she was the reason i got hooked on this in first place "or maybe her dress but the point is...I LOVE THEM now"
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Haruko on September 21, 2011, 06:37:45 AM
jajaj good story...

in my case.. i know first no3b.. with the doramam mendol. i heard a story about girls crossdressing and i search i watched in japanese!! without sub.. And that time i dont understand japanese.. and i fall in love of Kai.. and his smile.. I love oogoe diamond song but then i forgot the girls, song... until this year in may i started to watch akbingo.. and falling in love of yuko jajja.. the squirell.. and in one month i saw all akbingo episode!!...
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: kahem on September 21, 2011, 08:44:37 AM
Like Haruko I knew them by Mendol. When I saw Takamina I was like 'who is that girl?!! She is so awesome!'. Then I saw that the 3 girls are a group named no3b which is in group named AKB48. I began to watch some PV on dailymotion, my first was 10 nen zakura.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: luckymmsg on September 21, 2011, 09:48:49 AM
It all started while watching Reinoryokusha Odagiri Kyoko no Uso,  that is where I starts to notice the adorable Yuko though she is not the lead actress but she really make me enjoy the show, almost laughing everytime she appear on screen.  Started searching almost everything about her and came across the word KojiYuu always tied to her and starts noticing Haruna, searching almost all videos on them and finds them so cute together and it's like magical that I got my first OTP :wub: :wub: .
Slowly, days after days, more and more AKB48 stuffs in my HDs (to be exact 3, going to hav more) accumulating from all the old variety shows (AKB 1ji 59fun -> AKB 0ji 59fun -> AKBINGO!, Shukan, Naruhodo High School)and started to know more members from the 48 family, from Team K (Sae) the super Genking -> Team B (Yukirin) the princess -> Team A (Acchan) the center (almost every songs) -> Team A (Takamina) the captain of AKB - > and the flow follows and finally decided that Yuko will be always my oshi. :wub: :wub:
Got hooked so much that I have almost never miss any stages held in Singapore except SDN Vol 1. :twothumbs :twothumbs
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: RenaChii on September 21, 2011, 10:58:52 AM
I know AKB48 because of No Sleeves's drama Mendol ~Ikemen Idol~  :)
It's so interesting and i got so curious  :? about the cast and search about them at google~
Know they are from a group named AKB48, search the video at Youtube~ and finally fall in love with Erepyon~  :inlove: Erepyon is my first oshi btw~  :wub:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: akinyan on September 21, 2011, 12:15:28 PM
Lolol. As for me, I had a classmate who knew I loved watching japanese drama, one day she just told me that she found an interesting dorama about an all-girls Yankee school where there was a girl who was always drenched in blood (Rena) and one of the cast was a half-filipino. The fact that those two were there took my attention so I watched it immediately after school and immediately got hooked on it.

After a few episodes, I went to wiki to know who that half-filipino is. Her name was Sayaka Akimoto. When I searched for her bio, it stated that she was from a group named AKB48, so I searched for it as well and found out that all of the actresses were actually singers from a group of the same name.

And then, after watching Majisuka Season 1-2, their opening songs kept on ringing on my head, so I began searching for more songs of AKB48, searched for their variety shows and without knowing it, I got hooked. xD

So like, the whole reason to it all was Sayaka Akimoto and Matsui Rena's gore-ish Gekikara mode. :> I seriously thought at first that Sayaka would be my only Oshimen but I soon found out that everyone was actually lovable, so I became a DD with the excuse of "Choosing only one member to support to is not AKB48 anymore. I love AKB48 as a whole". xDD
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: karomuwi on September 21, 2011, 01:39:36 PM
For me, it took me quite some time to get so hooked up :inlove: :inlove:( and obsessed :drool:) with AKB48 . I already heard of them from the web and the youtube. Whenever I searched for songs about Korean popstars who translate their songs into Japanese, the name AKB48 always end up on my screen, so I kept on wondering who they were :? :? :?. I was starting to get bored with Kpop songs and drama and such, when I decided to go back to Japanese stuff after 4 years of break from it(due to korean songs and such)  :yawn:. I started searching for dorama and slowly started becoming a fan of yur :twothumbsi. I then started searching for a yuri drama, even though I was very reluctant to, I mean, I'm not into yuri before  :smhid ;). When I saw Ikemen Mendol :inlove:. I saw the name AKB48 and started wondering who AKB48 was (again)  :?.
I began watching it and soon, I found myself watching every episode over and over again!!! I started searching for more AKB48 dramas and came across Majisuka Gakuen! (TOTALLY LOVE THIS DRAMA AND RENA IN IT!!!!!) And because of Majisuka, I finally became hooked and obsessed with AKB48! :heart: Then I started listening to their songs and found my self singing their songs all the time! I mean, who wouldn't like their songs?! So you can say, I became a fan because of boredom and their great persistence (lol, :lol: because i kept on ignoring the name for several years, thinking they were boring, when in fact, they're the opposite!). I LOVE AKB48!!!! :inlove: :inlove: :heart:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: atarashii-michi on September 23, 2011, 11:28:19 PM
new! to this site~

well, for me, i liked AKB48's songs for quite a while. since Skirt, Hirari-ish.
but i didn't actually start getting really into them until Oogoe Diamond and Junen Zakura~
what really made me a fan though was TomoTomo as Queen & Elizabeth on Kamen Rider W <3
they were my favorite female characters on that show~
and since then, i've been a crazy AKB fangirl~
so i owe it all to my two oshi's TomoTomo <3
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Masa on September 24, 2011, 08:34:46 PM
new! to this site~
Welcome to JPH!P, atarashii-michi!  :welcome

what really made me a fan though was TomoTomo as Queen & Elizabeth on Kamen Rider W <3
they were my favorite female characters on that show~
and since then, i've been a crazy AKB fangirl~
so i owe it all to my two oshi's TomoTomo <3
Have you seen our TomoTomo thread? ( :pimp:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: aruka on September 25, 2011, 02:21:14 PM
Itano Tomomi and Kasai Tomomi's portrayal as Queen & Elizabeth respectively in Kamen Rider W was the first time I knew about AKB48's existence. I found them pretty and sexy, but still wasn't enough to make me search more about them and AKB48. So I just left it like that...

The story really started in the starting months of 2011, when I watched Detective Conan's 3rd live-action SP. Because it was played by an almost entirely new cast, of course I would compare them with the ones from previous SPs. I concluded the cast was better this time, except the one who portrayed Sonoko's character. Too long hair, bulky physical appearance ... uh, this girl wasn't fitting to be Sonoko. But strangely, despite having the quite-wrong role.. the longer I look at her, the more I found her uniquely beautiful (that let me spit out praises like 'kawaii' and even 'kirei'). Then I searched a wiki page about the SP and I found her name to be Akimoto Sayaka. I clicked her name which turned out to be a hyperlink that led me to her own wiki article. I was very surprised when the wiki said she's one of AKB48's members! The day of googling about her started since then, which finally led me to a certain fanpage about Sayaka (and Miyazawa Sae). I got so many information about her, two of them were that she was actually known better for her sporty and kakoii image, which contradicted the basic reason of my liking, and that she wanted to be called kawaii more than kakoii.

The search about her name also reached Youtube. That's where I found AKB48 as a whole, in variety shows, live performances, and private videos. Aside from Sayaka, names like Miyazawa Sae, Kashiwagi Yuki, Oshima Yuko, Takahashi Minami, slowly won my heart. In the end, I became a fan of AKB48. Almost everyday I searched for everything about them, most of them are videos and fanfics, until today.

The funny thing is... I'm not actually a follower of their songs. I like to watch them more in variety shows, since I'm more interested in digging up their personalities.

Also one thing in my concern, I'm wondering if I'm the only one who started liking Sayaka because of her kawaii-ness instead of kakoii-ness. :lol:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: atarashii-michi on September 26, 2011, 04:25:37 AM
new! to this site~
Welcome to JPH!P, atarashii-michi!  :welcome

what really made me a fan though was TomoTomo as Queen & Elizabeth on Kamen Rider W <3
they were my favorite female characters on that show~
and since then, i've been a crazy AKB fangirl~
so i owe it all to my two oshi's TomoTomo <3
Have you seen our TomoTomo thread? ( :pimp:

Haha I have, actually. I was lurking there for a while~ But thank you! <3
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: haruhi16 on October 06, 2011, 07:45:36 PM
Well, first, i saw this ikemen mendol drama and i liked it, it was really funny. I keep searching about the three girls in that drama and i ended up watching their Aitakatta MV. I was like "Oh shit, they're so many of them O_O but they're so cute!  :w00t: :w00t:". I think i watched all of their MVs already, and all of their videos in akbingo!  :) :) . So Yuko is my favorite member, she makes me wanna see more of them!  :) :) . I never regret it. You know id kill millions of people for them not to disappear in the music industry!  :) :) I love these girls  :heart: :heart: AKB48 forever  :heart:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: xindoza on October 11, 2011, 05:49:19 PM
at first I'm a gamer(mostly online game)  :twothumbs
when I'm tired of playing games, I re-listen to my J-song collection(still not satisfied :nervous)
then I started looking for new J-song and find AKB48. I started to figure out what kind of group is this? :?
when I found that this group has a lot of girls, I was surprised :shocked and curious "What kind of songs they could bring?" :?
then I started looking for their PV, and the PV who first appears is Baby!Baby!Baby!....... OK that is!!! :thumbsup I like it's!!! :twothumbs (I am particularly interested to Mariko-sama :inlove:)
then I started collecting all the songs,dorama and their pv!!
after I know some of thier profil and personality, I became more interested in them again (especially for Takamina :wub: and Yuko :wub:)

from then on I was addicted to AKB48 until now  :heart:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: callmechez on November 02, 2011, 10:49:24 AM
Umm... for me at first I didn't know that I will be actually become a fan of them because am not really fond of "Idols"..... I'm not a hater but I just don't like them that's all... (man those were the days :banghead: )

I' first saw AKB (last year) when I watched their PV Aitakatta on Animax... when I saw them I was like wow they're sooo many :shocked: and for the record  they're not that cute and pretty at first (except erepyon because I think she's the only one I find cute at that time  :P ) in the end I told myself girl I'm sooo not gonna be a fan of this group.... :smhid

Since I'm a a big fan of SCANDAL my whole JPOP world revolves around them.... so I was always in search for they're interviews and videos and all to keep on track but since they don't much appear on TV because they always go on tour I was like come on!! I really need you!! :cry: I need some dose!!..... That's when AKB COMES IN!!  :w00t:  :w00t:

So one time I was really bored and came in searching for some Jdrama with a "Gender bender theme" and I found Mendol yay!! :fap when I watched couple of episodes I saw this couple Kai X Ray I was like whoa... :shocked :shocked :shocked did they just KISSED there!! (I'm a fan of Yuri in Manga and Anime only not in the real world..... well at that time of course  :lol: my OTP changed it all)

And when I finished it I really like the show and what's really great is that they're actually a singing trio  :cow: (No3b) since then I've become a fan and I've searched them and I saw that they belonged to group called "AKB48" and I thought were this girls the same with those girls I saw before  :?  :? and I was like hmmm..... but these girls are way more prettier than those girls I saw?? ( when I found out that they're the same I was like this  :O  :O :rofl:  :rofl: )

And then I started to watch some couple of they're PV's on youtube at first I was like  :yawn:   :yawn: .... hmp ok moving on... (No3b is way more better...) but how come they get so many views?? are they're really that famous?? then finally saw "ponytail to shushu"(I've realized this is my favorite song of them) and "heavy rotation" and I thought yup Now I Know...  :shocked  :shocked(really they're dancing on they're bikinis and lingerie?? and to top it all there's this KISSED between girls :mon blood:)

Then I thought that hmmm maybe AKB48 is all that?? well they're idols and all and they're music is kinda ok... I just can't seem to like them that much... then again it all changed when FINALLY I saw they're History and getting to know each of them more... I was really touched by they're stories how they started out and working together as a large group and all (Takamina as the leader I Salute You!!) looking at them now I would say yup  :thumbsup they deserve to be on TOP!! :bow:  :bow: don't care about the haters because I know that each of us has it's own taste and likings and you cannot please anyone....

I would say that AKB48 changed my whole point of view as a fan especially the whole "don't judge a book by it's cover" phrase thing :nervous and yeah I'm sooooooo in to them right now  :inlove:  :inlove: since that time I started downloading all they're songs and PV's and yup I really can't explain it but I liked them all now.... :wub:  :wub: hopefully the whole group last long... and I really regret I did not get to see them in they're early days :cry: :cry: :cry: *this will forever haunt me*   :(   
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: MaxMcKay on November 04, 2011, 07:52:43 AM
Good, well-made music wins fans naturally

for me it was AKB Sanjo, Korogaru ishi ni nare, & Blue Rose that did it :D
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: oist on November 04, 2011, 11:39:43 AM
I've heard of AKB48 for quite a while (many years), since I'm into manga and japanese culture in general. At first I thought it was the creepiest thing ever. Akihabara can be associated directly with otakus and all those.. well, people like the guy (labeled as "you") in the AKBaby commercial.  So my first impression was that AKB48 is a group of girls created to cater to these kinds of people's fantasies.  :lol:

Then a few years later, forgot how long, I got a chance to watch an AKB48 PV 'Baby Baby Baby'. If I remember correctly it was on MTV. This didn't leave a good impression either, mainly because of the lolwut factor of it. The opening scene is black and white with a sad girl. Then, SUDDENLY! Girls, girls in bikinis everywhere!! And colors!! The mood has just flipped and I was left wtf'ing. What's the point of the opening scene then? I still don't know, but it doesn't really matter anymore.

Not until recently did I find out about Majisuka Gakuen. Watched the second season in hope for some Center Nezumi shipping kinda thing (hardcore yuri fan), acting was terribad, but I gotta admit that I enjoyed it to the point where it's got me hooked. So I looked up most of the girls and lurked in the boards for info. So I ended up watched loads of AKBingo and other off-stage clips. Figured that they aren't like how I pictured them to be initially, and that I can actually relate to them as people. My friends were all surprised at my likeness for AKB because they don't suit me at all. Oh well, I think they're great. The songs are upbeat and fun to randomly dance and sing along. 
:pepper: :pepper: :rockon:

Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: cielly on December 09, 2011, 07:51:20 AM
Seriously I'd never thought that I will fell in love with AKB48. I promise myself not to idolize them because of they're over exposure of their body in some of their PV's, but when I watched Beginner *flails* I started to love them.
 :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Naito26 on December 18, 2011, 02:01:37 AM
How I Became an fan of AKB,It was when I First saw Itano Tomomi and Kasai Tomomi in one of the episodes of Kamen Rider Double that made Me become interested in TomoTomo along with the Love Wars performance in the show,I think it was when I started watching the first season of Majisuka Gakuen that it made Me more interested in the group itself. :)
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: twilites948 on December 23, 2011, 07:37:24 AM
quite a new fan of OOO48 families here since I just becoming their friends in July 2011

I think the first time i've ever seen AKB48 is in 2009 , if I'm not wrong I'm watching Sakura no hanabiratachi PV that time and it doesn't really left impression on me at all

the 2nd PV i've ever seen them is in Ponytail to shushu , and the impression is even worse , I can't even survive the locker room scene in that PV -,-

and when Heavy Rotation comes out , Well , let's just say that my impression of AKB48 becomes worse than ever

but in my holiday this year , when I got bored since my favourite kpop artist is quite on vacuum at that time ,I decided to listen to some Jpop songs and I stumbled upon Beginner which i fell in love instantly  :wub:. because of that , it suddenly brings back my interest in AKB48 and I decided to check Mendol since its gender bender storyline attracted me

I didn't get to finish that series though since it got too boring halfway and I heard that AKB48 got another drama called Majisuka Gakuen so I decided to check it out also

and you can say that Majisuka gakuen is one of the most important factor that I fall in love with AKB48 , especially the season 2 , it's so good and Center is so cool there  :inlove:

after that I decided to check their other songs and performances and I fell in love with a lot of them. it makes me realized that AKB48 is not only about bikinis and sexy clothes but they are also great performers and there are a lot of funny girls too

but I like SKE48 more than AKB48 now though , since they got more energy , I guess  :D and my oshi is there too

Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Yagami.Rai on December 28, 2011, 03:53:18 PM
I watched Mendol first and I think it's interesting and that's all.. I didn't went deep into it at first..
Then later I found Majisuka Gakuen and it interests me so I watch it but at that time I only know Maeda Atsuko
So I didn't know that all the people are from AKB48 :shocked

After Majisuka Gakuen I try to look for more information about Acchan in youtube then I find the ending theme of Majisuka Gakuen and I don't like slow songs so I just gave up.. :nervous

1 year later I think... I suddenly feel watching Mendol again.. I don't know why.. And after re-watching it Yappari I like it and I like the Opening Theme 'Relax' so I
went to search about the three of them. Then I found out that they are No3b and they belong to AKB48 and Acchan is also in it!!! :shocked I was really shocked that time... I didn't know that.. Then slowly I know more about them and I start to love them more and more :wub:

When I was searching about them in Youtube I found AKBingo! episodes from 1-76 and I watch them and I LOVE it!! :inlove: And before I know it I become a fan of them and I especially like Takamina XD

The time re-watch mendol.. I think it's this year's October (nearly November) So around only this year I learn more about them XD I really regret why didn't I search more about them earlier..

And this is how I became an AKB48-fan :)
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: sakurazaki90 on July 08, 2012, 10:30:50 AM
For me, it's a long process...

I've already familiar with AKB48 since... Uh, I'm not sure about the year (maybe 2010?). When I worked as a game tester, my friend bring a PSP which had an AKB love sims game on it. And he also repeatedly play "Heavy Rotation" from his lappie. Well, the way they sung "I want you! I need you! I love you! Atama no naka... Gangan natteru myuujikku... Heavy rotation!" is really sweet. I like the song, but didn't eventually searched for AKB infos and such.

Then, the news of JKT48 was spreading through Facebook. It reminded me with AKB48 again. Another interesting experience with AKB was... when Yuuko was selected as one of a game tester for Final Fantasy XIII-2. It was memorable because I'm in charge of writing FF-related news, so the name Ooshima Yuuko became familiar in my mind. She's the first AKB member that knew :nervous

After the JKT48 debut, my friends talked about AKB a lot. We eventually sung "Heavy Rotation" at karaoke and use the coreography as a punishment for Ou-sama Game. But it was only for fun; we weren't an AKB fan at all XD

The turning point is rather... odd. I watched AKB0048 anime and read AKB49. The fictional AKB members in there are so interesting; each with their own uniqueness. Then, I decided to find out more about the real AKB48. So I watched their videos on YouTube. Their actions in AKBingo is really hilarious; they even more hilarious in the reality (than in AKB0048 and AKB49). I imagine idols must be perfect, but AKB girls have lots of fail, funny moments (which I love).

This hey-this-is-a-funny-idol-group perspective turned into respect after I watched their documentary. These girls are not just a bunch of funny people. There are a sorrowful and frustating past behind all of their laughter now. It amazed me how the current members able to withstand performing with almost no audience, distributed flyers on chilly snowy night (but heck there are people who throw the flyer into the trash can in front of the girls), and being strong despite of people called them showing panties group.

Two thumbs up for AKB48! :thumbup :thumbup
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Sasshii on July 11, 2012, 09:29:34 AM
I watched Mendol, however at the time I didn't know it starred AKB girls. After watching that the only one from the show that I really liked was Takamina and from googling her I found about no3b and AKB48. Back then I only knew AKB as 'the pop group with way too many members' and I would show their PV's to my friends kind of as a joke because of how many members they had.

I first really started paying attention to AKB back when I was a hardcore SNSD fan. I used to browse some SNSD forums and one of the topics they had were interactions SNSD had with the AKB girls (since SNSD was promoting in Japan at the time) After browsing that topic I found out about the Majisuka Gauken drama, it looked pretty interesting so I decided to check it out. I was very reluctant about becoming fans of them though because, I was kind of put off by how many of them there are, and I didn't think I would be able to learn their names. Well after watching Season 1 and a bit of Season 2, I started to learn the names of the members that played my favorite characters (this was also when I realized Miichan and Haruna we're also in the mendol drama haha) and tracked their tags on tumblr.

Through tumblr I found out about AKBingo and I'm a big fan of variety shows so I decided to give it a chance. I watched one episode (it was the one where Acchan learned how to commentate on food or something) and became hooked. That's when I started to learn the other members names and their personalities. It was their unique personalities (for lack of a better word) that made me a fan of them (from Takamina's fail humor and her crying whenever she gets pranked, to Acchan's talent of folding tiny paper cranes and her insecurities of being the center, to Meetan's love of kissing LOL) Before really learning about them they were just a bunch of pretty girls dancing on stage, but I can now honestly say that they mean a lot more to me than that. After watching both documentaries, it makes me proud as a fan to see how hard the girls worked and see how they went from being 'just an idol group' to becoming one of Japan's top idols and fufilling their dream of Tokyo Dome.
I really do wish that it didn't take me as long as it did to become a fan of them as it did, but either way I'm incredibly happy that I'm a fan of them now (for almost a year and still going) Wow that was really corny.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Pwoper48 on July 11, 2012, 12:43:25 PM
Well, this story began on second half of 2010 if I'm not mistaken. That was just an ordinary boring day of me browsing through my facebook news feed. Because my bored level is makusu haai tenshon, I opened all the link shared by my friends, I watched almost all videos shared by my friends on my News Feed. After watching several videos, I watched AKB48 - Beginner PV (The uncut one. Where our precious idol is being killed by those crappy games or whatever its called :lol:) After I listened to the song, the only sentences I can think "well, that is a really good song. What's their name? AKB48? 48 Members huh?" Then my curiousity bring me to google and search for the other song such as : Heavy Rotation, RIVER, Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara, BINGO, and Aitakatta. But, I'm not really into them back then.

Then the story changed when the Fire Nation attack.... Ups, I wrote a wrong sentence XD
Ok, when I read my Twitter's Timeline there are some hashtag that bother me (I almost forgot the sentence but i think its "JKT48andPocariSweat" or things like that) That time, the 1st generation of JKT48 was announced and had their first CM with Pocari Sweat. It make me think "What's this? JKT48? I think I had heared this 48 things before" AND..... My curiousity take me once again, I watched Heavy Rotation PV once again, then browse through AKB48's Youtube Channel. Visit Download and Watched Majisuka Gakuen 1 & 2 only in 3 days (and, because of this drama I found my first precious oshi, Takajo Aki a.k.a Akicha). But not like the first time, now, I really fall into this deep sea called "48 Family"

And........... That's my story. How about yours? XD
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: CtrlZee on July 14, 2012, 06:07:31 AM
100th post for AKB48 :cow:

I've mentioned some that's gonna be below twice in my AKB48 Profiles, but whatever :nervous

So... Since I was 4 years old, I spend my summer vacation after school in Japan because my dad works there. I've been exposed to Japanese culture for a big chunk of my life, but in the early times, I was just "Meh, I'm in a foreign country."

Slowly as I got older, I gave more attention to great stuff like Anime, music, Japanese etiquette (especially eating etiquette). Through that I also learned to speak Japanese. Right now I'm semi-fluent at it.

It's not only summer vacation wherein I cross over the other nation, but also in Christmas break. And last year's was the one that changed my life into the person this community knows now. a OOO48 Sekai fan. Who would've thought a Music Station perf of Hebirote, Furage, and EbiKachu (last one's kinda blurry in my mind) in early December could get me in the fandom I'm in right now. Not to mention seeing Heavy Rotation's MV on Youtube. :sweatdrop:

I like them for the usual reasons everyone says. They're cute, energetic, enthusiastic, their songs are nice, their dances is great, they expose themselves through blogs etc. etc. And because Shyvana (League of Legends Champion) dances RIVER :thumbup

But shit changes so much over the 7 months I've been a fan and one who is in the same community as you guys. I realize AKB48 is more conservative than I thought. They don't talk much in variety shows they guest in and oftentimes just go with the flow on TV as the full-pledged comedians keep the program interesting. Even AKBingo. I can see they've got only a teeny-weeny bit amount of confidence in impromtu situations. Big exception? Sasshi. Sad she was transferred to HKT (which is actually turning out to be a good). Come on, be like SKE48, show off the goofy side. like NMB48, don't be afraid to make everyone laugh. like HKT48, putting out ridiculous energy in and out of the stage and TV.

I was taught by my parents to not be satisfied with what I have. What I mean is that those who're at the top right now (Senbatsu) aren't throwing out something new. They probably feel that what they're doing right now is enough just by performing on stage and going cutesy in picture shootings. This is the reason why I've been leaning to the sister groups lately.

However, it's undeniable that they've got big dreams and aspirations, and they take steps toward those. That's what keeps me here.

All of the above is based on my experience and opinion. Peace! :peace:

I now end my wall of text. How I became a fan, how I change as a fan, and how I'm still a fan. No regrets :twothumbs

Keep it up, AKB48! :thumbsup

Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: alohellofan on July 15, 2012, 09:57:15 PM
I blame this forum for all the AKB goodness it has. :lol:

Started with Heavy Rotation for the fanservice, then I backtracked to Iiwake Maybe (I love this song).

I went from Jpop (Morning Musume, D&D, SPEED, Utada) to Kpop (SNSD, 4minute,Wonder Girls) back to Jpop (AKB48).

I think they are a fun group. They are such a big group that there has to be someone that you like in it. XD

Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: carljonhson1993 on July 17, 2012, 02:25:25 PM
My story began like this.When i was watching Dragonball Z Kai the ending song really fascinating me.So i Went on youtube and search for the song.Then i found out that AKB48 sings the JAP version of the song.The song's name is Kokoro No Hane or Wings of the Heart.I have known AKB48 for a long time but i did not care much about all the music group then.Just 3 days ago i do some research about AKB48 and found out that they are a really talent and also cuteeee.So now im pretty much in love with them.Still need to do some more research about the members though.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: WindCaliber on July 19, 2012, 05:28:25 AM
For me it started 4 days ago, literally. LoL
I don't even remember how I even got to them anymore, because I've been spent at least
half the day(literally) trying to get as much AKB48-related stuff in my head as possible.
Remembering the less popular girls' names is a nightmare :|
I think the song that got me into it was Oshibe to Meshibe to Yoru no Chouchou, with Meetan
and Tomo~mi, it's so dramatic!
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: nickblitz on July 19, 2012, 03:15:39 PM
started out with SDN.. then started to listen to beginner and i am hooked~  :nervous :nervous
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: RenX on July 23, 2012, 11:53:58 PM
I first knew AKB48 in late 2009 (if I remember correctly, in September) when a friend of mine discovered and showed me this large group. At first, honestly, I didn't like them mostly because I was more (and still today) into Western music. I don't listen to Japanese songs often so it was kind of hard for them to grow in me. But I do remember every time we had a chat, he would talk about this group very often, playing their songs and showing me their videos. This somehow made the songs (and the group) slowly grew in me.

One day, I went over to his house, originally wanted to copy some Kamen Rider stuff but ended up enjoying AKB48 instead because he always showed me their stuff such as AKBingo! and some PVs. As a result, when I got home from my friend's, I often browsed their singles on the Internet and I started to like them. I believe that because of those visits, I became a fan of AKB48. I do remember that these singles

and all the 2009 singles were the first AKB48 songs that I like, with 言い訳Maybe (and its coupling song) being the ones that I liked most. Then, he further introduced me more songs of them that are called Stage Songs. I didn't like them all because there were so many songs. Only a few of them that I liked such as Bird, Mushi no Ballad, Shinkirou, Naki nagara hohoen de, End Roll, and Nagisa no Cherry. From this point onward, I started to like AKB48 more, not only enjoying / watching their stuff (AKBingo, live performances on the Internet and of course, the information & pictures of the members, especially Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko, Takahashi Minami, and Kojima Haruna) but also keeping myself up with the latest news about them.

My interest in AKB48 was at its highest during early-to-mid 2010. Me joining this forum in April was mostly triggered by my immense interest in AKB48. Thanks to this forum, I got to know more about AKB48, especially the news and its members. Also this year, they released singles that instantly became my favorites. Sakura no Shiori, Ponytail to Shushu, and Heavy Rotation, all of which very easily grew in me and made me repeating those songs but unfortunately, all these things only lasted a while.

Around the middle of the year, I started to lose my fondness towards AKB48 due to my stronger interest in Western music. This further worsened when I listened to their 18th single, Beginner which I disliked. I just couldn't stand the sound of it. Consequently, I rarely browsed about AKB48 and in the end, completely lost my interest in them. Since then, I haven't listened to their music, watched their videos / TV shows, enjoyed their other stuff or heard any news about them for more than a year and a half. The only thing I heard during this period of time was the news about AKB48 sister group in my country, the JKT48 but I didn't take much notice to it.

It was not until late-May 2012 –when I browsed through the Internet and found a fact that Maeda Atsuko has decided to leave the group– that I began to again take a look at AKB48. The first thing I did was only searching the stuff of the members at a regular phase on the Internet, especially Oshima Yuko, whose cute pictures really made me into her madly. I searched some more about AKB48 and I found a video which features Maeda Atsuko. In it, she said that she would withdraw from the upcoming general election. After watching it, me, at the time being so into Oshima, wanted to see the election so badly because I knew she was going to win. I streamed the election via YouTube and as expected, Oshima won. The result of this huge event and my subsequent constant browsing of the group made me an AKB48 fan again after my so-called "a-year-and-a-half hiatus."

Until today, I still listen to their songs –although I'm not much of a real AKB48 fan– and occasionally watch some videos including live performances, Sousenkyo / Janken, funny videos and AKBingo!

Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: GekiDan on August 18, 2012, 10:06:19 AM
I think it started back when Tomomi Itano and Tomomi Kasai were included in the cast of Kamen Rider W as Queen and Elizabeth. I already know AKB48 back then but I care less or ignore them, since I listen more to jrock and SCANDAL songs.

I didn't get into the bandwagon until my sis, who is supposed to know more about AKB48, started downloading songs on the other room. She even performed Namida Surprise on a local Japanese culture convention along with her groupmates. She played it many times a day and I immediately got my "last song syndrome" back then.

So I decided to download one of their albums, "Kamikyoukutachi" and suddenly got hooked, and ended up buying it as my first AKB48 merch.

And the rest is history.

Some favorites:
Fave member: Jurina
Fave songs: Iiwake Maybe, Enkyori Poster, Ponytail to Shushu, Everyday kachusha, Heavy Rotation
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Dreamstalker on August 20, 2012, 09:56:58 AM
. .it starts when im br0wsing the net. .c0z i finding a manga site. .and just happend some suggestions have AKB48 in it, the name sounds cool i think^^. .i read some stuff about them. .i didn't kn0w that time that they had single & pv. .i thought they just perf0rmed live stages. . .so i ign0red them. .then the next day  the n0.48 c0mes in my mind. .and i search them again in the net^^ for pv's or song maybe. .but the first pv i saw was fr0m ske48. . .and i started reading articles or should i say brief history of akb48. . .to kn0w them well. . .why i didn't know them earlier. .
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Amplifier on August 25, 2012, 12:15:22 AM
How did I never post here?

I loved Keibetsu back in 07, but was out of the idol business at the time, so I didn't get into them then. Then AKB went to LA in 2010, and boykun & tenkei were JPHiP press for the event. I blame all the awesome pics & stories they had, for getting me into AKB.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Serafis_CZ on August 25, 2012, 11:42:44 PM
My "first contact" song and PV was Aitakatta. It was nice but somehow I wasn't really impressed by that time. Second contact came with the Oogoe Diamond PV which I saw for the first time about two months after the release... then I finally saw greatness in this group. It was like "how could I possibly miss this before ?!?" :lol:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: akbfan72292 on September 23, 2012, 01:48:07 AM
2 years ago, I knew everything but nothing about AKB48.
a classmate of mine (who is a japanophile) mentioned AKB when I am telling her stories of my Kpop idols.
she said "9 is too many. (referring to SNSD) but at least, they weren't as many as AKB48. it has team A, team K.... "
a group with 48 members? I thought. it's quite bizarre. nevertheless, I got curious about them.
then I decided to look for thier PV's.  and the one I watched was skirt hirari.
honestly speaking, i did not like them immediately. being a fan of kpop at that time, my eyes are trained only to see at 3 to 9 girls dancing in synchronized choreography.. and with 16 of them, I find it hard to identify each girl even if i already searched their faces and names on google. XD

I first realized that I like them when I watched a live performance of RIVER.(the one with that fire-blasting machine onstage XD) that was in october 2010.
I realized then that they are amazing.  :twothumbs
then I read somewhere (that's in stage 48 I think) that sayaka is half-Filipino. of course, I was happy.  :lol:
before i knew it, I had watched all their previous PV's and left a comment on each. my comment in one sakura no hanabiratchi 2008 on youtube eventually becomes the highest rated comment until now.
takamina is my favorite memeber then. after i watched almost all their main singles, I proclaimed myself as a "fan" and yukirin as my favorite member.
I joined our local AKB forum 17 days before 2010 ended. that's when I realized that I should have an oshimen. I watched enkyori poster a few days before that, because of yukirin, but then I remebered someone who looks like yukirn except for her hair color and height caught my eye in that PV. 
of course, google made it easier for me to know who she is.  :heart:
then the rest, as they say, is history.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: eri98 on September 08, 2013, 03:03:08 PM
At first time, i kne them because of JKT48. At that time, i just wanted to see JKT48 and didn't want to know about AKB48 furthermore. But then, i watched some of AKB48's PV, and i'm in love with a short haired girl named Miyazawa Sae, until now. Since that i become in love with AKB48 and try to always search for their newest news.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: imteedee on October 07, 2013, 07:52:18 PM
wow, nice stories we got for me, i actually consider it ...(?) never mind, It all started once upon a time when I was lurking around the world wide web for something fun to watch cause I believe that time 'I-could-already-die-out-of-boredom' and so I tried to hit the search button 'funny videos' on YT,

and there was this certain video of Yuko which came up out of the blue ( I still remember it was the YES! AMERICA! AKBingo ep), I was actually attracted to the number of hits and so I spared my not-so-precious time watching it... and there I'll never regret hitting the play button.

Until then, I looked for some other videos and eventually found out she's an idol from this 'AKB48' and there was this certain cat-girl appearing every other video, well you must know who she is by now... none other than KojiHaru. I was like "EH? why are they kissing....why...why? eh?" rather feeling disgust, It even made me search for more and so there was this 'Heavy Rotation' single and there.....goes Majisuka Gakuen, other PVs, General Election, fan vids....etc.

Bit by bit, until then I tried hard memorizing their names along with their faces as I actually couldn't recognize them except for Mayu, Yuko,Acchan, Takamina(Oh god thanks to her ribbon on top), Haruna and Mariko (short hair).

the rest is history.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Konoe on October 22, 2013, 08:20:49 AM
I only care about anime and manga before. I don't get excited much about humans except the seiyuus. One day I was looking for a manga to read and I found AKB49. The summary was really interesting so I read it. Around chapter 70+ I started downloading the PVs from the official youtube account of AKB. I looked at pictures of Acchan too because she is really cold in the manga and I was thinking how can a person as cold as her exist in showbiz only to find out it was exaggerated by the mangaka. Instead of seeing cold Acchan pics in tumblr, I saw more Atsumina. They are sooo sweet. I noticed there are a lot of those from AKBingo so I watched it. From then I started to love AKB and learned more.

To think December, last year, I was still watching anime everyday. When January hit, it became AKB48 everyday. 
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: eRzzie on October 24, 2013, 04:06:49 PM

Now I'm an official fan! Hehehehe. She first showed me a picture of AKB48 and I was like whhaaaaa? It was already difficult memorizing the names of all 13 members of SUJU (I was a kpop fan first) and now 48 (or more) of them?!??! lol but it was easy for me cos my friend only kept showing me pictures/gifs/vids of Mayu, and Yuki. Mayu, yuki. mayu, yuki. so naturally the name Mayuki made its way into my brain cells cos I kept hearing her gushing over them every single day! But I'm thankful I found them. It feels like HEAVEN.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: sunpanda13 on November 13, 2013, 06:47:38 AM
Well I have to say that my interest started when beginner came out. I really liked the song and thought it was very uplifting. After that I lost interest because life was not the greatest. Then I heard sugar rush and searched who sung it and found out it was AKB48. That is all it took for me. Then I started looking up different songs and drama's featuring them and most everything about them(essentially the honeymoon phase). Ever since then I have been a fan and still finding different things to like about AKB48. :)

One thing I really like about AKB is that people are following there dreams. I always think it is nice to watch someone's dreams come true. Also watching the documentaries showed me the passion they have for there fans. That fact made me like them even more and their effort to put on a good show.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: iLeo221 on April 23, 2014, 01:11:30 AM
Okeey guys!
How I become a AKB48 Fan? Let me think... It all started with K Pop. to say exactly because of snsd.
I am also a big snsd fan :)
As SNSD in Japan was famous, there was always these rumors about rivalry. And of course it was the Japanese national girl band AKB48!
I don't really think that there are rivals, because of different music direction... but ok!
My first impression was "OMG! There are too many girls! Who is who? ... I don't care!"
And so passed one year, without really knowing akb48.

The drama Mendol has led me back to the band. The music in this drama was really handsome! And Takamina was really cool and at the same time very cute in the drama. I figured out later that the three main characters were akb48 members.
In this moment I thought to myself "AKB48? Sounds very familiar.... ahhh! the girl band with to much member XD"
During this time I have known Takamina, Koijima and Mii-chan.
But nothing more! it went again a time.

A drama of Akb48 brought me back to the band again. The drama majisuka gakuen with the ace center Acchan! And WOW! First impression of the drama "Shit! This is weird but really funny and cool, the intro is like an earwig! And OMG! Who is the main character!!!"

From that moment I was looking for more information about akb48. :P ;)

Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Takamineski0048 on October 18, 2014, 02:35:59 PM
Actually I started being a very very big fan of KPOP I even spread it to my friends like a virus. :fap My favorite band in Kpop is F(x), 2ne1 and SNSD :wub: :inlove: they are known in our country but not so famous. :nervous I also addicted to Korean dramas but when its already our vacation i usually spend my days watching Korean dramas and movies and there is a time that i think i already watched too much Korean drama so i switched to Japanese drama. :thumbsup I searched funny dramas in google and saw Mendol i read its plot and for me its kinda interesting so i tried to watch it. :grin: :w00t: After watching dramas or movies i always research about the character's real life background and it brought me to AKB48 cause I think KAI~ (mendol) or takamina is very amazing in that drama :w00t: :inlove: even its like a lesbian drama :peace: but i'm surprised that there are so many members in their girl group. :shocked: I thought the hardest group to memorize will be SUJU and EXO well i'm wrong :( since for me its to hard to memorize i just set aside of being addicted to that group,  :huhuh :? But that sunday i guess there is a horror stories marathon in a channel and i tried to watch and saw takamina, yuko, kojima, miichan and etc.. I'm surprised so i researched about that horror drama and saw that they are absolutely there :shocked: and since that day i tried listening to their songs and watching their mvs. :thumbsup :twothumbs I saw Heavy rotation and i was like  :shocked: why they are kissing i thought its for dramas only.. :? :O :shocked its kinda awkward at first but i get used to it already.. whenever i let my friends see their mvs they were kinda  :shocked: "What the hell is that are they kissing yuck!"  :smhid :angry: and i will just say "Be used to it these kinds of videos are for open minded only hahaha" :rofl: Now they are used to it because of me. Now I'm planning to spread it like how i did spreading Kpop in our classroom.  ;) :lol: :otomerika:

And thats how I became a fan of AKB48  :twothumbs :lol: :cow:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Moptop on October 22, 2014, 05:24:43 AM
I was a Morning Musume fan. But they slowly got less funny when everyone else kept 'graduating'. I already heard about AKB a few years back, but never gave a thought to see how they were like... And then i saw them on a couple of Mechaike specials. So it's thanks to 99-San i'm here. I picked Mayu as my oshimen 'cause i love how she always gets into fights with the sadistic Kato Koji. (I think they fought 3 times in 3 different Mechaike Specials? Not sure.)

Back then when i was new to AKB, i was like "Why the hell do they have this many members? They have more than enough members to fill up The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper Album!" O_O
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Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Weird Panda on November 02, 2014, 10:31:50 AM
Hm.. Well, if you ask me why, the reason is "all unplanned & so sudden". First, i'm really into manga or anime addict, i don't really like J-rock or J-pop, or maybe dorama. But suddenly my bro being a fans of JKT48 and (i don't remember when) my bro starts to like AKB48. Honestly speaking, I'm type person that doesn't like cute girl, and because of that.. I don't have any interest from judging by their image. So I can say that I don't really care with JKT or AKB48 before.
But oneday, I try to watch some of their programs like akbingo, shukan akb, etc and found that they're so crazy funny. I can't help it but laugh when watching many of stupidness they expose to their fans. So i like them not because their pretty, cute, multitalented or else, but their stupidness.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: emprezz48 on December 17, 2014, 06:26:18 PM
It's a really story..
I first know about them in 2009 or early 2010 (can't rmb clearly). I was shocked that AKB48 has so many members since I thought they had 48 (that's quite a lot alr huh...). Anyways, I thought they were just bunch of girls acting cute and all so I didn't bother liking them. I think like a few months later after forgetting about them, I found Namida Surprise MV (I should rmb correctly). Then again, I was like "wtheck?!" I didn't like girl groups that time.
Afterwards, don't know what year, I found out about AKB0048 anime and again my reaction, "wth". I went to Wikipedia then I saw how the members are split into team A K & B and the no. of members we just wow!
Ok I've been talking about how I knew them BUT not how I became a fan.
In October this year (2014), I was listening to Goosehouse (check them out ok cuz they're super talented). They were covering JUJU's Ashita Ga Kurunara. I wanted to listen the original song so I typed on youtube. I accidentally clicked a live version of it and there you have it: Juju, Yukirin & Mayuyu ver of that song. I was interested in Mayuyu at first (had no idea that those two are AKB at first) so when I clicked one suggested video, it was her interview about her solo and her journey in AKB48. And I was like "she's from AKB48??!!" And from there, I kept watching videos of AKB and their variety shows and boom! I'm a AKB fan! And right now, I really like SKE48 ;)
Ok I'm done..
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Little Suge on December 20, 2014, 02:09:14 AM
Well I'm new to this site and I became a fan of AKB48 through this forum  :D
I was looking up Saaya material and decided to look at the rest of the forum and  I came across a song that melted my heart, Hikaru Monatachi by Mayu Watanabe.  You could say I've spent a couple of hondas on AKB48 swag since  XD
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: zombie on January 06, 2015, 12:47:39 PM
AKB0048 make me a fan, at first it really confusing because so many member...
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: cisda83 on January 08, 2015, 01:24:21 AM
As for me, I would not say I am AKB48 fans in total, I only like some of them, especially Takahashi Minami, Kojima Haruna, Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko and Itano Tomomi. Anyway, the trigger would be from TV series, Mendol (Ikemen Idol). I then started to see no3b, saw couple of more TV series with Takahashi Minami or Kojima Haruna mostly. Then saw River and Beginner MV, thought 'Woah so cool'. Then started seeing some TV series with Oshima Yuko or Maeda Atsuko inside. Well since then I just kept seeing AKB48 production whether Talk Shows, AKBingo, Singles, Concert, TV dramas, etc. Now probably I am just waiting for Takahashi Minami and Kojima Haruna graduation, I guess.

Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Kichijoji on January 08, 2015, 08:37:32 AM
My case is similar to Cisda83 from the above post.
I lived in Japan from '06-'09 and knew about AKB, but just wasn't interested in them.
I figured they were more geared toward high school kids. And at the time the only celebrities I was really into was Ueto Aya and Kamei Eri.
Also my music tastes were more towards Jazz and Ambient.
I went back there in '11 to do volunteer work after the Tsunami and AKB48 was everywhere, it seemed impossible to go anywhere without hearing their music or seeing their posters, magazines etc.
When I was back in the states, out of curiosity I would watch some of their T.V. shows, listen to A.N.N. and started to get more of an appreciation for them. Takahashi Minami was the main reason for that, and I really liked Oshima Yuko, Kojima and Rena also.
I happened to see Itano at a Jpop festival in S.F. last summer and was really impressed. Overall, I think some of them are very entertaining and will have long careers in show business or modeling.
Personally I think I'd like it better if there weren't so many of them. It does get pretty confusing like Zombie mentioned earlier.
But it's fun to see some of the new girls come up through the ranks. :)
Title: Aloha all....
Post by: alohano on January 19, 2015, 04:03:43 AM
In my case, it was friends of mine in Japan....who hate them but explained their popularity to me.  At this point, seems like Nihonjins love em or hate em.  I appreciate their longevity and the fact that they're continually evolving.

In my job, I hosted MoMusu in Hawaii twice.....AKB48 has realistically blown them out of the water in recent years so they're doing something right.  They're big time and I appreciate them musically as well as the individual personalities.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: snowkat on January 28, 2015, 04:29:14 PM
It all started when I tried to search for snsd music station perf video on youtube (I'm a snsd fan) and there's a video when both snsd and akb48 were on a music show together. I began to search for akb48 videos on youtube as well and fell for Yukirin charms immediately once I watched GM5 pv on youtube
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Frosted on July 09, 2015, 02:15:55 AM
Well, I had heard of them several times before since I'm a pretty big anime and Kpop fan, and even watched some of their videos (I loved a bunch of their songs). It turned out to be one of those situations where you see something, think it's whatever, and then come back later and wonder why you didn't realize how amazing it is :smhid Anyways, I discovered the AKB0048 anime (based on the group) and totally fell in love. Recently I was re-watching the series, and since I loved it so much, I went to go re-watch a couple of actual AKB48 videos. This time I actually took the time to understand how it all worked.  So now I'm a fan! A very new fan XD
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: key17 on July 16, 2015, 08:29:41 AM
when i saw jkt48 and heard their song, i started search about their sister, then i find iiwake maybe pv and i love that video so much :D
then i began search for their song and i was like "how can they're sing so many song?", i haven't heard all of their song until now  -_-
i saw mariko-sama photo with scars in google and when i clicked it, i know that akb48 played drama too, it's like "WOW! it's cool!". majisuka gakuen made me really love them
ohh, i really love gekikara in that drama♡♡ and started search for ske48, now i become ske fan and my oshi is rena matsui (she'll graduated soon, but i still her fan)
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: rindg on August 08, 2015, 03:18:14 AM
For me, It was when I was watching an anime called 'Skullman' and the ending song of that was a song by Chocolove from AKB48 called "Ashita wa Ashita no Kimi ga Umareru" it was a great song, really.  :mon roll:

But that wasn't all, since I love anime I was searching about cosplays and I stumbled upon a Black Rock Shooter Cosplay video with the cosplayers dancing to Heavy Rotation.

I thought that the song was really catchy and then I searched it. I watched the MV and I was... well... bewildered.  :mon duh: :mon innocent:
And of course, the one that caught my eye was Oshima Yuko, love at first sight~~.  :mon inluv:

Since then I was always searching about AKB and then I watched AKBINGO! on Dailymotion, that helped me learn more about AKB and memorize the member's faces and that just made me fall more in love with the squirrel.  :mon blood:

And so that was how, I became and AKB48 fan.  :mon thumb:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: kisstheheaven on October 30, 2015, 05:48:43 PM
I knew them bcoz a friend of mine introduced them to me :inlove:
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: genkingblack on November 17, 2015, 04:33:59 PM
Hajime mashite~  :D
first of all, i really love japanese "culture". at first i dont really care about akb, since i watched akbingo it kept me watching again and again. and suddenly i found my "oshi" which is Kashiwagi Yuki. although she known as Haraguro Onna but thats makes me smile and laugh a lot hahaha not mention her reaction on muchaburi dodgeball XD
since then i am learning and memorizing members name , sadly most of them already graduated :(
i really fond of SaeYuki moment and i DO believe they are really love each other in a "way" fufufufu :3
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Oshi~ on February 16, 2016, 12:21:35 PM
Lol it all started when I saw a video of Yuko and Nyan Nyan acting all lovey dovey.. but mostly Yuko being the sweet one xD

Its actually a video where in Nyan Nyan is playing her video game with Yuko by her side
and Yuko is trying to get the attention of Nyan Nyan xD

its really sweet and funny..

since then I started searching for videos of AKB with eng subs..
and found AKBINGO!

And with that I instantly became a Fan...  :heart: :heart:

btw.. lol my first oshimen that time was Meetan xD (Ohori Megumi)
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: anoyarou on December 15, 2016, 03:32:55 AM
one day while checking on indonesia variety show.i cross into jkt48 and realize theres a japanese member in the group
singing totally in indonesian.i was so amazed and start checking on jkt48 and akb48.
start watching akbingo from ep a fan,but im always a momusu golden days devotees
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: GSAZero on December 16, 2016, 05:02:19 PM
It start when I watch 'meitantei conan live action special' (forget the year) and saw suzuki sonoko character cast by Akimoto Sayaka (hence become my oshimen)
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: shirachan48 on December 16, 2016, 09:29:08 PM
Well I was a big anime fan, and spent my time watching anime stuff, then there suddenly was Namida Surprise in my Youtube recommendations, and I was wondering what this AKB was (I was 11 and not into Jpop), then I liked the video and the girl who was centering it, (Acchan later became my first oshi, although now she's my 3rd) and I watched more videos, Iiwake Maybe and RIVER, as I remember, and as I searched more, I found about AKBINGO, and watched random episodes from it, and gradually fell in love with the girls! First my oshi was Acchan, I really liked her, searching more content about her, and was actually supporting her and disliking Yuko in their rivalry, then suddenly something happened and I watched more and more variety and concerts, and fell in love with this amazing girl Oshima Yuko who I didn't actually know a lot before, and then I fell in love with my second kamioshi, Takahashi Minami. Since then, I've always loved the group.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: INpompeonelli on October 17, 2017, 08:44:07 PM
I liked Anime so much and when I watched AKB0048, I was ubterestead in them. Then I searched them by internet.
Thus I became a fan of them.
Title: Re: [Discuss] How did you become an AKB48-fan?
Post by: Soracchi on July 30, 2018, 12:51:07 AM
For some reason I was watching Japanese pranks and had one with Takamina. It was one with chairs. :lol:
 And when I realized, I was already seeing many episodes of AKBingo and doramas with the girls... and had become a fan without notice XD