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I was talking to a friend and he said he didn't like AKB48! I'm shocked, because AKB48 is so popular in Japan! How do I say: "I thought everyone liked AKB48"? Maybe something like...


And maybe something extra like "Since they have a café and anime dedicated to them, I thought they would be more popular."

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Don't forget to add のに〜〜! to the end! – Kaji Apr 9 '14 at 19:05
「AKB48って、みんな好きだと思ってた!」とか。 – user1016 Apr 9 '14 at 23:38
Justin Bieber is extremely popular, therefore everyone likes Justin Bieber? ;) – ssb Apr 10 '14 at 1:25

I would say:


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It's "I thought they would be..." not "I thought they were..." So should it be もっと人気が"出る"と思った? (う~ん・・・ちょっと変な日本語・・・) – user1016 Apr 11 '14 at 15:03

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