Yet another AKB48 soloist: Sasshi to make solo debut

It was announced at a handshake event that AKB48 Team A member Sashihara Rino will be making her solo debut. No further details about the single have been announced, but it is said to be released sometime in March. This makes Sasshi the 5th AKB48 member to make their solo debut. And the 3rd member this year. Aki-P also hinted at giving another member a solo single as well, so the solo AKB48 single bombardment continues.

I don’t really know a whole lot about Sasshi beyond the fact that she likes idol music. But a lot of fans seems to be confused/upset by this announcement already. I’m not really so sure as to why. I think Sasshi is pretty cute and she’s the Not Yet member that I am drawn to the most. And I think Sasshi is a good enough singer. She’s not really spectacular but she’s not completely awful. And if Itano Tomomi can release solo singles with her lack luster voice why can’t Sasshi? I’ll wait until I actually hear the song before I decide if she works as a solo singer.

2 thoughts on “Yet another AKB48 soloist: Sasshi to make solo debut”

  1. I think the issue here, at least with me, is that they aren’t giving solo songs to the girls who can actually sing good.

    Also AkiP said a few days ago that Sasshi is his oshimen, so this is just bias.

    1. I know what you mean, there are tons of other girls who are really talented and should be given solos. Personally I would have loved to have seen a Sayaka solo debut, but since she has DiVA I can’t really complain. But it makes sense from a business standpoint to give the popular girls solos instead of the best singers, since they will sell more. Wasamin isn’t really popular, but there are no other idols in the enka market so he’d make a lot of profit from her.

      Yeah, I heard about that. People seem to have taken it as a joke, but I guess he was serious. There’s not really much you can do about that. :/

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