I like HKT48 and I'm a fan of them but I do admit that if it wasn't for Sasshi's early transfer to the group I would not have payed any attention to them.
Sasshi is a really hard worker and loves her younger members. She said because she knows what it is like to be young and part of an idol group. Sasshi does not really think of herself as pretty (I disagree with that). When she got 1st place in the elections this year for the second time, she admitted that before she was in AKB she thought that she was pretty but when she joined she thought she was not pretty. That she did not...
Some people ask me why Sasshi is my oshi after her scandal. She may not be the best singer, dancer or the prettiest member, but I love Sasshi because of who she is.
When she was in AKB48 she was funny and laid back. When she was transferred to HKT48 after her scandal, she became more mature so she could be an example to her junior members, who she grew to love. After the recent shuffle she asked for Tani Marika and Nakanishi Chiyori after they were transferred to other groups.