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  • NMB48 act as cheerleaders for the Hanshin Tigers

    August 18, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    We previously reported that NMB48 would be rooting for the Hanshin Tigers as they play an important game against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. On August 17th, the girls made their appearance as enthusiastic cheerleaders at the Kyocera Dome. For a pre-game performance, the sixteen members of Team N performed "Seishun no Lap Time" in their special collaboration uniforms. NMB48 captain Yamamoto Sayaka confessed, "My favorite player is Fujikawa Shu

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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 to root for the Hanshin Tigers in their upcoming match against Hiroshima Toyo Carp

    August 14, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    The professional baseball team Hanshin Tigers, relay station ABC TV, and idol group NMB48 announced a special collaboration for the team's upcoming match against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp on August 17th. The Hanshin Tigers are currently chasing after the current first place holders, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, and absolutely need a victory in their next game. Since they're one of  two teams in the Central League without any mascot girls or ch

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  • NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka in 'Big Comic Spirits'

    July 23, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    Yamamoto Sayaka, the leader of NMB48 and a member of the AKB48 'Under Girls', has graced the cover of this week's Big Comic Spirits magazine. The beautiful 18-year-old girl from Osaka is the only member of NMB48 who made it into the top 40 at this year's general election. Not only can she sing, but she also possesses charming beauty, and is a sweet girl to boot! Check out her cute smiles and sweet charms in her pictorial below: ---

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  • NMB48 in Weekly Playboy and Young Jump

    July 22, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

    AKB48's sister group from Osaka, NMB48 finally appeared on the cover of Weekly Playboy. Titled 'NMB48 Osaka Sunrise', a total of seven members from NMB48 showed their playful and cute side for a sweet summer pictorial. The pictorial features Kondo Rina, Watanabe Miyuki, Jonishi Kei, Ogasawara Mayu, Yoshida Akari, Yamada Nana, and of course their leader, Yamamoto Sayaka. Yamamoto, Watanabe and Kondo also appeared in a simple pictorial fo

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  • NMB48 collaboration bread sells over 400,000 pieces

    July 5, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    On June 28th, Kobeya bread started selling snack breads in collaboration with NMB48. Although it's only been one week since the start of its sales, the brand  managed to sell over 400,000 packages of  bread. Packaging features different NMB48 members,  depending on the bread: Caramel Melon bread with Yamamoto Sayaka, Milk Whip and Custard with Watanabe Miyuki, and Strawberry and Milk Whip with Yamada Nana. Although the girls have yet to

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  • NMB48 attends debut music video revealing event for "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo"

    June 29, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    AKB48's sister group NMB48 attended an event to reveal their music video for their debut single, "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo". To commemorate their major debut, they had director Yukisada Isao, best known for directing 'Sekai no Chuushin de Ai wo Sakebu', direct their music video. When they revealed the finished product, leader Yamamoto Sayaka commented, "I was moved. The power is amazing", showing her satisfaction. After watching their f

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  • [Update: Video] Surprise NMB48 appearance causes temporary chaos in Osaka shopping district

    June 26, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    On June 25, NMB48, the sister group of AKB48 who cater to Osaka area fans, recently became "directors and shop owners for a day" at Osaka's Shinsaibashi-suji shopping district. The surprise appearance of their "hometown" idols delighted shoppers and tourists in the area, but the shopping district suddenly became chaotic as more than 1000 fans surrounded the idols, jostling them in the confusion. -- In a flash, Osaka idol group NMB48 sho

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  • NMB48 chosen as the image character for "Misaki Park"

    June 16, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

    Earlier today, Nankai Dentetsu (Nankai Electric Railway Co.) announced that idol group NMB48 was chosen to be this summer’s image character for “Misaki Park,” an amusement park located in Osaka. Starting from July 16th, the stations in which Nankai Electric Railway operates will put up posters of NMB48 in the station's interior and will promote the park’s appeal to the public. In addition, on June 16th, NMB48 members will take on the role

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  • AKB48 takes over the July issue of "Smart"

    June 8, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    AKB48's "face," Maeda Atsuko is the cover girl for the July 2011 edition of "Smart", which contains plenty of AKB48 eye candy in addition to yet another gorgeous spread by Maeda. Kitahara Rie, Oota Aika, and Kikuchi Ayaka along with SKE48 members Matsui Jurina and Takayanagi Akane, and from NMB48, members Watanabe Miyuki and Yamamoto Sayaka introduce themselves to the readers of "Smart". Acchan, on the other hand, stuns in a classy spre

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