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AKB48 and NINETY-NINE's Okamura Takashi form OKL48

November 23, 2012 @ 2:55 am
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AKB48 has formed "OKL48" with comedic duo NINETY-NINE’s Okamura Takashi (42).

Okamura, dressed up as "OKALEMON", a popular character from Fuji TV's popular variety show "Mecha-Mecha Iketeru!". He will serve as the center and 15 AKB48 members including Oshima Yuko (24) and Watanabe Mayu (18) will also dress up as lemons.  OKL48's original song will be included as a coupling song in AKB48's upcoming single “Eien Pressure”, which goes on sale on December 5th.

15 members who lost in AKB48's 3rd Annual Janken Tournament that took place back in September were chosen to be part of the group.  They dressed in white tights and wore a mask and skirt to create the unique look of lemons.  Member Ichikawa Miori (18) who is known for her catch-phrase “I want to become a fresh lemon.”, was also chosen as a member of OKL48.

OKL48 will make their first appearance on the December 1st for a 2-hour special episode of the "Mecha-Mecha Iketeru!" (begins at 7 PM.) OKL48's comical dance is definitely not to be missed.

Source and Image: Sponichi Annex

Thanks to mochichan for the tip!

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