Images from the Janken Senbatsu Official Guide Book20 September, 2010 by Chad
In a strange and unexpected announcement, the management have announced that the lineup of AKB48’s December single will be decided by a Jankenpon (Rock-Paper-Scissors) Tournament which will be held this coming Tuesday.
In lieu of the tournament, Kobunsha has released this equally amusing Janken Senbatsu Official Guide Book which provides a detailed analysis of each girl’s odds of winning based off their track record, I-Ching divination, palm reading as well as Western and Chinese astrology.
The book sold over 59,000 copies in it’s first week, topping the Oricon book charts and making it the fourth AKB48 related book to occupy a spot among the 10 most sold books this year.
Yan picked up this copy of the mook while we were at Kinokuniya over the weekend. After looking through it, I’m a little tempted to grab one too. The full body photographs in the book are definite some of their best shots to date. All for only the budget price of 1,000 yen.Click here to search CDJapan for official AKB48 goods.