I have been teasing this for months by now, and I finally can make it official! The roleplay will have their very first Unit Taikai' (ユニット大会 lit. Unit Tournament). The roleplay will start after the 155th Generation has been selected, but the dates in the roleplay will not essentially equal the dates in reality. The dates are to be confirmed - they depend on the amount of units and the 155th Generation roleplay.
Units can be formed by filling out the registration form below and posting it into this thread. Changes can be made until the beginning of the first RP of the tournament. You will be asked for the unit name, the members and other notes that can include things such as a theme, a leader, a center etc. but nothing of those named things has to be decided. Your unit's center can be rotated. Please state one user I can contact to get information as "manager". This user is not the only one holding power over the whole unit though. To form a unit, you will need to follow a few rules though.
The rules for units
- You may include one to seven characters.
- Each user may only have one soloist participle. You do not need to have a soloist. A unit name is not required for a soloist, but an alias could be used if wished.
- Units including two to four characters must at least include characters from two users.
- Units including five to seven characters must at least include characters from three users.
- No character has to participle in the Unit Taikai, but in-universe, there is little excuse not to do so.
- Exceptiones for all rules can be made, but must be reasoned and asked beforehand.
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In the universe (meaning the roleplay), the Unit Taikai will be an on-going show for several weeks similar to Last Idol etc. The episodes will include reports from the girls' work and training alongside behind the scenes material and interviews. All things can be submitted by you, the users. The summaries will be posted on the wikia under the Unit Taikai page and everyone can contribute. The first round to select the units that will participle in the show through an online voting systems. The members formed their units and introduced themselves on a YouTube video etc. We will skip this round - it's to explain the lack of inactive characters in the final tournament.
Following this, every Friday, the show will broadcast. The first half are the report, I mentioned earlier, the second half is a live concert. The live concert will be roleplayed and includes duels. Each week, each unit will face another unit and perform against each other. Over the week, fans can vote online and via phone to select the winner from each battle. The unit will advance into the next round up to the finals.
As mentioned beforehand, the roleplay we actually do will be about the live performances and possible MCs in between. Aside of the Unit Taikai, we will also have some other things running aside. We will start with the first day's duels. This roleplay will start on the first Friday after the 155th Generation roleplay is finished. The next round will start a week from this point on - no matter how far we get on the first round; we will start the second round even if the first round was finished on Saturday, or if it wasn't finished at all. That will go on like this - unless it's really impossible to finish a round in one week - we will extend the roleplay accordingly.
Because of the one week interval, I would like to ask you to prepare the shows a bit beforehand (meaning if you want your characters to do anything else but perform, write that in a private roleplay and post it at once).
The 'episodes' will follow this pattern:
- Introduction by MC
- Duel introduction. Both units appear on the stage and have a short talk.
- First duelling unit performs
- Second duelling unit performs
- Short end talk.
- Repeat from 2 on until all duels are done.
- End talk by MC & Units
In the roleplay, fans will vote. However, in reality, we will use a similar system to the election. The edits, posts and social media posts of characters will be counted and added together to a total value for each unit. This value will be divided by the amount of members in the unit. This is done so we don't have just four units consisting of seven characters because seven characters equal more edits/posts/.... If the unit with less votes is within 10% of the higher count, a user vote will decide the winner.
Each week, you are to choose a song that your unit performs (any - does not have to be related to AKB or a sister group! You can go with anything that doesn't have offensive lyrics). Aside of that, you are free to include a bit more - like a short stage play or an MC. Remember that you might have multiple MCs to fill, so don't put everything on one plate!
The voting will happen almost as we do during the election period; with the expectation that I intend to update the counts of Character Page Edits, Posts, SNS Updates and SNS Comments once a day (Sorry if I don't manage; life). They will add up to the total value; i.e. Sasshi has 2 Edits, 10 Posts, 1 SNS Post and 8 SNS Replies, Haruppi has 5 Edits, 2 Posts, 0 SNS Posts and 1 SNS Reply and Yuuchan has 3 Edits, 15 Posts, 1 SNS Post and 6 SNS Replies. Together that are 10 Edits, 27 Posts, 2 SNS Posts and 15 SNS Replies. Those are divided by the amount of unit members, resulting in 10/3 = 3.34 CS Edits Points, 27/3=9 Posts Points, 2/3 = 0.67 SNS Post Points and 15/3=5 SNS Reply Points. Each round, the weight of the different point categories will change. I.e. in one round, Character Points might be multiplied by 2 while SNS Posts by 3 and SNS Replies by 1. The value will be decided after the voting for each week so it won't influence my posting by Angel's trusted random.org. I will post a video of me recording it on Discord. This will make the ranking unpredictable but makes everyone equal since I won't have an advantage of knowing the counted values. If you find any flaws in this system, please tell me!
The main prize for winning the event is a single whose A-Side (main song) will be performed by the winner. The winner will also get an additional B-Side and three songs that will be individually depend on the unit. I am planning to include the winner unit in future singles, and who knows? Maybe we can convince Angel to allow the winner to become a unit that releases more singles!
I really hope that everyone will have fun! :) The units will most likely be discussed on Discord, so I recommend being active there.
Questions can be posted in this thread or directed to me via Discord.
- The Knights - Watanabe Mayu Type 5, Matsui Jurina the 8th, Ryuuzaki Miyoko, Hirate Yurina the 7th - Milly
- Team Nerds - Sashihara Rino the 11th, Kasumi Yuuna - Milly
- SisterWings - Honda Hibiki, Tsubasa Diana, Makori Ririka - Alice
- Chiba Miku (Soloist) - Milly
- NagaYuu (Nagase Yuuri , Soloist) - Euro
- RisingQ - Hikami Yumeko, Ito Hotaru, Samuikaze Ran, Hoshikawa Rei - Moon
- Poppy - Akimoto Sayaka the 15th, Murasaki Aoi, Kobayashi Griselda - Chem?
- Kanayama Mako (Soloist) - Pri
- Pentagram - Kaname Reina, Lee Hana, Ayana Elise, Hatsune Hikari, Ikuta Erika the 11th - Milly
- Luminate, Iwata Karen the 15th, Koizumi Ayaka, MoYoung Marian - Chem