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  • 17 girls pass the 'AKB48 Taiwan Audition'

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    On August 6, the final selection for "AKB48 Taiwan Audition" to choose AKB48's first foreign members was held in Taipei, Taiwan, and it was announced that 17 girls have passed the audition. As a lot more girls passed than was originally planned, there will be another "final judgement" after the 17 candidates take lessons for a certain period of time. Those who pass the "final judgement" will join AKB48 as its members and will start their activiti

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  • Tanaka Natsumi ranks first for 'AKB48 Kato Rena's General Election'

    June 17, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

    AKB48's Kato Rena started a project called "AKB48 Kato Rena's Oshimen General Election" ("Renacchi General Election") on talk app "755". The 16 members chosen by Kato will form a new unit. Kato started "Renacchi General Election" to respond to fans' requests on "755". A total of 125 members approved and became candidates for this project. On June 15, Kato herself announced her oshimen (favorite member) from counting down from 16 to

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  • AKB48 41st single Senbatsu General Election Results!

    June 6, 2015 @ 5:58 am

    It's the big day for both AKB48 group members and their fans!A vote counting event for AKB48's annual event "AKB48 41st Single General Election" has started at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome.This year, a total of 272 members announced their candidacy. The members elected to the top 16 spots are the Senbatsu members for the title track of the 41st single. Girls ranked #17- #32 are in 'Under Girls', girls ranked #33 - #48 are in 'Next Girls', girls ranked

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  • AKB48 General Election museum to open in Tokyo

    May 31, 2015 @ 12:56 am

    To commemorate AKB48's '41st Single Senbatsu General Election', an 'AKB48 Senbatsu General Election Museum' will open on June 3rd at Arts Chiyoda 3331 in Tokyo. The museum will display data of AKB48's General Elections since its first event, as well as posters of the 272 members who are in the running for this year's election. There will also be portraits of the previous winners on display, along with the chair that the winner has the p

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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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