I miss Mariko I hope shes doing well after AKB48
I think she is. I know fans who still follow her and she is modelling as well as working on shows
Mariko-sama is really gorgeous~!
I like it!Keep it up!
I like it!Keep it up!
Love her pose. I have always liked her hairstyle!
MARIKO-SAMAAAAA~! She is absolutely AMAZING! I love her. Great touch with the quote there.
Thank you, I knew she was respected by members but when this quote I think she not only elevated herself but the entire group
I love her neck, she is so delicate.
Thank you Didie. when i was research her i found an article ranking her with one of the best necks in the world.
Waaaaaa~~~ MARIKOOO *------------*
Mariko-sama~! This looks awesome ^q^
thank you Juju. how is your stuff coming along
Awesome~!! Heh, i remember that speech! She was practically challenging the kenkyusei xD but she is right, you can't expect them to just give up their seats.
exactly that why she is so awesome. i was telling someone else that AKB48 isn't just another idol or J-pop group. it is something greater because of where it came from and with the right amount of effort where it could go. and Mariko's speech reminded the kenkyusei and everyone listening of that.
Uh huh. I also really love her story on how she got into akb. She got in because fans saw how dedicated she was to akb even though she was only a worker of the akb cafe. Heh, she calls herself a part of the 1.5 generation because of that xD
Terrific job. Love the shading!
My oshiii!!~ <3 <3 This is so beautiful.
thank you. Sae-chan is my oshimen but Mariko-sama a legend and she since you are her wota i am very happy that you like her. to be honest i hadn't intended to draw her but after the Senbatsu and her speech i was like i have to draw her, she is amazing
Very lovely and there is something special in the face that really delights me The pose is so elegant ! Congrats, it is a wonderful artwork !!
thank you very much Myriam. she is such an strong yet graceful woman, i really wanted to show that
This is amazing! And I love the quote.
Thank you. when she said it i just thought damn, these women are amazing and she should have been ranked higher.
You're welcome. And what do you mean by ranked higher?
because there are so many AKB48 members(currently 67 i believe, plus there is SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, JKT48) an election is held(Senbatsu) to select headliner members. it's basically a popularity contest since these members are chosen by the fans but since they are idols it works. the Senbatsu members can be considered like the starting line up on a sports team they lead in songs and videos, they represent the group as a whole, get endorsements and get opportunities outside of AKB among other illustrious things. Mariko Shinoda ranked 5th, she is a very influential and popular member and i just think she should have ranked higher