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  • AKB48's resurrected Team 4 performs on the AKB stage for the first time

    November 4, 2013 @ 3:18 am

    On November 3, AKB48's Team 4, which was reassembled in August, performed "Te o Tsunaginagara" for the first time on the AKB48 stage in Akihabara.The performance marks the promotion of 16 kenkyusei including Minegishi Minami (20), who was demoted due to a scandal, and Kojima Mako (16).  With an average age of 16, the team members wore shorts and uniforms, singing and dancing youthfully.  Team capt

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  • Check out the PV preview for AKB48's "Hashire! Penguin"

    May 9, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    AKB48 has uploaded the PV preview for Team 4's original song, "Hashire! Penguin". "Hashire! Penguin" was chosen as the #1 song in this year's 'AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2013' that was held earlier this year in January at Tokyo Dome City Hall. The footage from this 4-day event will be released on Blu-ray on June 12th. The music video and making-of will be included in the special limited edition Blu-ray BOX. Check out the PV pr

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  • AKB48 to hold an open-air live concert "AKB48 Super Festival" at Nissan Stadium

    January 27, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    On January 27th, popular idol group AKB48 finished their annual 4-day live event "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2013" held at Tokyo Dome City Hall. This year, the No.1 song that blocked the third consecutive victory of "Heavy Rotation" was team 4's only original song "Hashire! Penguin." Team 4 was the fourth team in AKB48, formed back in June 2011 with the members like Shimazaki Haruka, Shimada Haruka, Iriyama Anna, Kato Rena, a

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  • SKE48's Matsui Jurina & NMB48' Watanabe Miyuki to join AKB48 for a limited time

    March 24, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    On March 24th, it was announced that SKE48 member Matsui Jurina and NMB48 member Watanabe Miyuki have joined AKB48 as of today. The surprise announcement was made during their concert at Saitama Super Arena. Matsui joined team K while Watanabe joined team B.  Their initiation to AKB48 will be for a limited time, and they will also continue being members of SKE48 and NMB48 respectively. It was also announced that 5 research students, Kat

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  • Oba Mina officially returns as the captain of AKB48's Team 4

    January 5, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    On January 4th, the AKB48 Theater in Tokyo opened its doors again after the holidays. Furthermore, it marked the official return of Oba Mina as a member of AKB48 and the captain of  Team 4. Oba had been suspended from her activities since September 2nd, after her old blog entries revealed that she had a boyfriend and had consumed alcohol. On November 12th, she appeared at a handshake event and once again apologized to the fans. She also as

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  • AKB48 celebrates their 6th year at the AKB48 theater

    December 10, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

    On December 8th, AKB48 held a performance at their theater in Akihabara in commemoration of their 6th anniversary. The first generation members (later known as Team A) started off on that same stage as AKB48 on December 8, 2005. With 6 years passing, Team A, Team K, Team B, Team 4, and the research students all stood on stage and performed; totaling around 70 people. This performance was also the debut of the 13th generation research stude

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  • AKB48's Oba Mina to make a comeback in January

    November 13, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    [caption id="attachment_187105" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Oba Mina of Team 4"][/caption] On November 12th, former AKB48 Team 4 captain Oba Mina (19) made an appearance at AKB48's handshake event, where it was announced that she would be making a comeback in January. Oba had been suspended from her activities since September 2nd after her old blog entries revealed that she had a boyfriend and had consumed alcohol. Oba was i

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  • AKB48 'Team 4' makes their theater debut

    October 10, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    On October 10th, AKB48's newest team, 'Team 4', made their theater debut with "Himawari 1st 'Boku no Taiyou'", at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara. Member Shimazaki Haruka (17) expressed, "At last, we were able to welcome our first day. This theater debut marks the beginning of Team 4's history." Meanwhile, acting captain Shimada Haruka (18) enthusiastically stated, "We will be fresh and do our best as we take each other's hands. Please support

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  • AKB48's Oba Mina suspended and Mori Anna withdraws from AKB48

    September 2, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    [caption id="attachment_187105" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Oba Mina of Team 4"][/caption] On September 2nd, it was revealed on AKB48 Official Blog that Team 4 captain Oba Mina (19) will be suspended from her activities and fellow team member Mori Anna (17) will graduate from this popular idol group. For Oba, the suspension stems from the evidence from and old blog entry revealing that she had a boyfriend and had been consuming al

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  • AKB48's Team 4 holds their first ever concert in Kagoshima!

    August 4, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    AKB48's newest team, Team 4, doesn't even have their own theater stage yet, but that didn't stop them from rocking out the huge venue in Kagoshima. The girls performed for the first time for AKB48’s nationwide tour, “AKB ga Ippai ~SUMMER TOUR 2011~”. In addition to Team 4, we reported yesterday that Team B’s captain Kashiwagi Yuki also attended as a surprise guest, since she is a native of Kagoshima. Fans from Kagoshima were naturally in a

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