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  • 4 Nara-born NMB48 members appear in local Nara CM

    April 25, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    On April 24, it was revealed that 4 Nara Prefecture- born members of NMB48, including Watanabe Miyuki (19), will appear in a CM that will only be broadcast in Nara Prefecture.  Miyuki spoke happily about appearing in a local CM for her home-prefecture for the first time with, “I am deeply touched.” The CM is for automobile store “Shimada Auto,” and the store has sold a car before to her mother. Member Ota Yuri (13), Uno Mizuki (16), and Na

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  • NMB48 appears at a stage greeting at the 5th Annual Okinawa International Movie Festival

    March 27, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    On March 25, NMB48 appeared at a stage greeting for the 5th Okinawa International Movie Festival held at the Okinawa Convention Center in the city of Ginowan for their first ever film “NMB48 Genin! THE MOVIE Owarai Seishun Girls!” (opens this year, directed by Uchida Hidemi). NMB48 have attended the film festival three times, but this is the first time they are attending as actresses. Member Watanabe Miyuki (19) smiled as she said, “I am t

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  • Watanabe Miyuki wins the photo book battle against Yamamoto Sayaka

    November 29, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Previously, we reported that NMB48's Watanabe Miyuki and Yamamoto Sayaka would be having a show down with their photo books to get their very own TV commercial. Oricon released the results on November 28th revealing that Watanabe's 'Watanabe Miyuki First Photo Book: Mirugami' sold 30,000 copies and Yamamoto's 'NMB48 Yamamoto Sayaka First Photo Book: Sayagami' sold 28,000 copies in the first week. They claimed the 1st and 2nd positions in t

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  • NMB48's Watanabe Miyuki absent from handshake event due to gastroenteritis

    October 28, 2012 @ 4:25 am

    It's been reported that NMB48's Watanabe Miyuki was absent from the group's handshake event on October 27th at ATC Hall in Osaka due to gastroenteritis (stomach flu). Through her Google+ account, Watanabe revealed, "I had a fever since yesterday, and today, my fever wouldn't go down. So I went to the doctor and found out that I had gastroenteritis." She continued, "When I think about the feelings of those who really looked forward to today

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  • NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka and Watanabe Miyuki to go head to head with the release of their photo books

    October 18, 2012 @ 11:14 pm

    On October 19th, it was announced that NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka and Watanabe Miyuki will be releasing their first photo books on the same day in November. Both of their still untitled photo books will be out on November 20th, and the two will have to face off against each other on the Oricon weekly chart until the 25th. The winner of this internal competition is said to get a chance of starring in a CM all by herself, and both girls are con

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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's Watanabe Miyuki holds first performance with AKB48

    June 29, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    On June 29th, NMB48 member Watanabe Miyuki made her first appearance in AKB48 Team B's stage performance, 'Theater no Megami', at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara. It's been 3 months since it was announced that Watanabe would be joining AKB48 for a limited time along with SKE48's Matsui Jurina. Watanabe, who appeared on stage without notifying the fans, combined her nickname "Mirukii" and performance name, saying, "I will do my best to become th

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  • NMB48 promotes Super Coolbiz at fashion show

    June 19, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    On June 18th, NMB48 members Yamamoto Sayaka (18) and Watanabe Miyuki (18) went to a Kobe department store for a 'Super Coolbiz' PR event. Coolbiz is a government campaign to get people to wear lighter clothing during the summer and thus conserve energy by having their air conditioners on temperatures that aren’t too low. The two members of NMB48 are often wearing mini-skirts on stage, but at the event, they participated in a fashion show

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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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  • 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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