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  • Former NMB48 member Fukumoto Aina performs first solo live as a part of the Yoshimoto Shingeki comedy troupe

    November 27, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    On November 26, former NMB48 member and current Yoshimoto Shingeki comedy troupe member Fukumoto Aina performed her first solo live at the Dotonbori ZAZA HOUSE in Osaka.She started off at full speed with a talk and variety sketches she did together with guest Utsunomiya Maki (31) in front of a full house of 135. During the show, she was slapped with a harisen (slapping fan), and also she ate her first ever "Rubber Pacchin". As she blew to the bea

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  • NMB48's Fukumoto Aina announces her graduation from the group

    February 23, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    On February 23, NMB48 member Fukumoto Aina announced that she would graduate from the group in order to pursue her career as a variety talent. The announcement was made during team N's "Dareka no Tame ni" revival stage performance held at NMB48 theater in Namba, Osaka. On NMB48's official blog, Fukumoto explained, "I started having a strong feeling that I want to challenge as a talent, and improve my variety skills, so I have decided to change

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  • NMB48 reveals their new single "Kitagawa Kenji" at 'HEY! HEY! HEY!'

    September 25, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    NMB48 revealed their 6th single “Kitagawa Kenji” (release November 7th) during HEY! HEY! HEY!’s three hour special on September 24th. This program was the first time the group revealed the title of their new track, and even the hosts, Downtown, were surprised. The title is named after AKB48’s staff member Kitagawa Kenji. Yamamoto Sayaka smiled, “I know his face, but I don’t really know much about him. The song isn’t really about him thoug

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  • NMB48 to change 3 senbatsu members for 2nd single

    September 6, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    The senbatsu members chosen to participate in NMB48's 2nd single, scheduled for release on October 19th, have just been changed. The newly announced senbatsu members participating are Ogasawara Mayu, Kadowaki Kanako, Kishino Rika, Kinoshita Haruna, Kotani Riho, Jounishi Kei, Shiroma Miru, Fukumoto Aina, Yamaguchi Yuuki, Yamada Nana, and Yamamoto Sayaka from Team N. 1st generation kenkyuusei member Yamagishi Natsumi, and 2nd generation kenk

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  • NMB48 announces Senbatsu members for 2nd single at handshake meeting

    August 17, 2011 @ 12:46 am

    [caption id="attachment_182743" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="From left to right: Yagura Fuuko, Jo Eriko, and Yogi Keira"][/caption] On August 14th, AKB48’s sister group NMB48 held a handshake event at Intex Osaka and made a surprise announcement about their second single! The girls revealed that their new single will be released on October 19th. Furthermore, in addition to the 13 members from the first generation, another three

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  • NMB48 becomes one-day promotion ambassador for Osaka Takoyaki Museum

    July 21, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    July 21st - AKB48's sister unit, NMB48 has been chosen as the ambassador of "Osaka Takoyaki Museum" at Universal City Walk Osaka, where the inaugural ceremony was held. Each of the members of Team N, Ogasawara Mayu, Kondo Rina, Kinoshita Haruna, Fukumoto Aina and Yoshida Akari have became the PR ambassadors of the 5 popular Takoyaki stores at the Museum. Watanabe Miyuki became the lead PR ambassador. Yogi Keira, Shimada Rena and Fujita Run

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  • NMB48 finally selects their members for "Team N"!

    March 11, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    AKB48’s sister group NMB48 has finally created “Team N”. The 16 members of Team N are as follows:  Ogasawara Mayu, Kadowaki Kanako, Kishino Rika, Kinoshita Haruna, Kotani Riho, Kondo Rina, Shinohara Kanna, Jounishi Kei, Shiroma Miru, Fukumoto Aina, Matsuda Shiori, Mori Ayaka, Yamada Nana, Yamamoto Sayaka, Yoshida Akari and Watanabe Miyuki. Team N will be led by Yamamoto Sayaka, who seeks to guide her group towards great success. “We’re s

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