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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 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 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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  • Dream's Sayaka to leave the group

    March 15, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    It has been announced that pop group Dream member Sayaka will be leaving the group on March 31st. Sayaka is one of the six members that won the audition back in 2002. Being acknowledged for her singing abilities, Sayaka made her solo debut under the name 'Yamamoto Sayaka' shortly after. Below is a statement from Sayaka: "Thank you for always supporting Dream. I, Sayaka, have been active with the group since 2002. Many members have jo

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  • NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka challenges her first solo

    January 15, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

    On January 15th, NMB48 announced that captain Yamamoto Sayaka will be making her "solo debut" with their third single, "Junjou U-19". As we reported earlier, the single will be available in four different versions: Type A (CD+DVD), Type B (CD+DVD), Type C (CD+DVD), and 'Theatre' (CD-only). Yamamoto's solo song, "Jungle Gym" will be included in the 'Theatre' edition of the single. "Jungle Gym" was written by AKB48 mastermind Akimoto Yasu

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  • NMB48 to hold their first overseas live in Singapore

    October 9, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

    On October 9th, AKB48's sister unit, NMB48 which is based in Namba, Osaka held their 1 year anniversary live at NHK Osaka Hall.  The group announced that they would be holding their first overseas live concert in Singapore on December 4th. The surprise announcement was made on the 1 year anniversary since the first generation members were introduced back on October 9th 2010.  The members showed their great excitement by hugging each other.

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  • NMB48 to auction a T-shirt featuring autographs of all 44 members!

    September 13, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    On September 11th, it was announced that NMB48 will auction off a T-shirt to ‘YOSHIMOTO WONDER CAMP KANSAI’ charity event (from 17th to 19th) featuring all 44-member’s autographs. This auction will occur on the 17th and the 18th at Yoshimoto Hall in Osaka. This will be their first time to feature a T-shirt with all of their autographs and it will be exhibited in the midst of other auctions from various celebrities. Team N’s leader Yamamot

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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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