If you’re familiar with AKB48, you’ll probably realise something is wrong with the title. Isn’t 指原莉乃 (Sashihara Rino), known as さしこ (Sashiko) a member of AKB48?
According to reports, Sashiko’s past relationship has been exposed which resulted in her being “relegated” to the Hakata branch of the “clan.” So much for fighting to get to 4th position. We’ll probably stop seeing her on TV for some time now that she’ll be based in Fukuoka.
Linkin Park’s In The End might be apt here.