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  • Preliminary results of AKB48's 7th general election revealed

    May 21, 2015 @ 2:47 am

    On May 20, the preliminary results of AKB48's "the 7th AKB48 General Election", which is to decide the Senbatsu members to participate in the group's upcoming 41st single, were revealed at the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. Below is the list of Top 80 girls. Considering the interim report, who do you think will be the No.1 this year? The final result will be announced at the vote counting event at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome on June 6. =

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  • AKB48 group hold their 2nd 'Draft Kaigi', 24 girls are drafted

    May 11, 2015 @ 2:47 pm

    On May 10, "The 2nd AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi" was held at Ariake Coliseum. A total of 13 teams from AKB48 (except team 8), SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, and new group NGT48 (to be launched in October) participated in the event.At the end of the event,  24 girls among 47 candidates were drafted into the AKB48 groups. The 24 girls whose negotiations are settled, will join the team as Kenkyuusei, and will aim to get promoted as its members. #1#2#3#4Below are

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  • Check out the digest video for AKB48's 'Request Hour' DVD & Blu-ray

    April 18, 2015 @ 2:15 am

    AKB48 group's new live DVD / Blu-ray "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015" will be released on April 30. Its digest video has been uploaded to their official YouTube channel. The live DVD / Blu-ray features the group's 'Request Hour' event that was held earlier in January at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. Over a period of 5 days, the members performed songs chosen by their fans in countdown style. The digest video features scenes of surprise appea

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  • Kojima Haruna, Kawaei Rina & Iriyama Anna to sit out the 'AKB48 Senbatsu General Election'

    March 31, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    It's been revealed that Kojima Haruna, Kawaei Rina, and Iriyama Anna will not run as candidates in 'The 7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election' to be held on June 6 at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome. The reception desk for candidacy closed on March 29 at 10:00 pm. NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka was the last to submit her notification for candidacy at 8:39 pm.Kojima, who ranked within the top 10 all 6 times in the General Election, has pulled out of the race. Follow

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  • SKE48's Matsui Rena will not participate in the upcoming 'AKB48 Senbatsu General Election'

    March 26, 2015 @ 3:05 am

    On March 24, SKE48 member Matsui Rena announced through her official Twitter that she will not be participating in the upcoming '7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election' (June 6 at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome).The reception desk period for the candidacy officially opened on March 25 at 4:00 pm and will run until March 29 at 10:00 pm. Matsui, who made the announcement even before the reception period for candidacy started, called out to her fans, "I will co

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  • The 7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election to be held in June at Fukuoka dome

    March 19, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

    On March 19, it was announced that the 7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election would be held at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome on June 6. As many of you know already, this is AKB48 group's annual big event. For this year's election, a total of 80 members who can participate in AKB48's 41st single (to be released in August) will be selected by fans;• 1st ~ 16th : 41st single Senbatsu members• 17th ~ 32nd : Under Girls • 33rd ~ 48th : Next Girls• 49th ~ 6

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  • 49 girls selected as the candidates for AKB48 group's upcoming 'Draft Kaigi'

    March 2, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

    On March 1, the third screening audition to select the candidates who will advance to the "AKB48 Group the 2nd Draft Kaigi" was held. A total of 83 girls who passed through the first paper screening, and the second interview screening, went on the third screening which was to examine their dancing and singing skills. A total of 49 girls were selected as the candidates for the upcoming Draft Kaigi. The youngest candidates are nine girls

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  • AKB48 group to form a new sister group based in Niigata

    January 25, 2015 @ 4:45 pm

    During the final day of AKB48's annual event, "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015" which was held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on January 25, it was announced that their new sister group would be formed in Niigata. The new sister group NGT48 will begin recruiting the first generation members starting in March, and will open their own theater, NGT48 Theater, on October 1. With the opening of new theater, Imamura Etsuro, the current S

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  • HKT48 announce 2-day concert at Yokohama Arena

    January 24, 2015 @ 3:36 am

    The finale of HKT48's nationwide tour has been confirmed to be a 2-day concert at Yokohama Arena on June 27 and 28. This was announced during the 4th day of 'AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015' at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.The moment it was announced via VTR, Sashihara Rino commented, "That's great, but won't we be overwhelmed by the 2 days at Yokohama Arena?" She also brought laughter to the crowd, saying, "We should ask Ohta Pro and cal

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  • AKB48 group to hold their 2nd 'Draft Kaigi' in May

    January 23, 2015 @ 3:19 pm

    It was announced that AKB48 group would be holding "the 2nd Draft Kaigi" on May 10 at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo.The announcement was made during the third day of their annual event, "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015" which was held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on January 23.This is the second time for the event to be held as it was last held in November 2013. The first 'Draft Kaigi' was held just like the drafts in professional baseball a

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