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  • Mukaichi Mion to become General Manager of AKB48 from April

    March 20, 2019 @ 3:18 am

    It's been revealed that the General Manager of AKB48 will change from Yokoyama Yui (Team A) to Mukaichi Mion (Team A) in April. This announcement was made on March 19 during a performance at AKB48 Theater. Yokoyama succeeded Takahashi Minami as the second General Manager in December of 2015. Mukaichi will become the third General Manager of the group starting April 1.Source & Image: natalie

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  • AKB48 Group to hold a new event at Yokohama Stadium

    March 15, 2019 @ 3:40 am

    On April 27, AKB48 Group will hold a live event at Yokohama Stadium called 'AKB48 Group Haru no LIVE Fes in Yokohama Stadium.'This is a new type of live event featuring AKB48 and their sister groups in Japan. There will be several stages prepared throughout the venue, and the groups will perform based on a time schedule. Fans can expect songs by senbatsu members from each group, solo numbers, and performances by units. In addition, fans will have

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  • AKB48 will not hold the 'General Senbatsu Election' this year

    March 14, 2019 @ 3:23 am

    It's been determined that the 'AKB48 General Senbatsu Election,' which has been held annually since 2009, will not be held this year. This was announced on March 13 on AKB48's official blog. The blog entry reads, "AKB48 group will continue to do their best everyday in order to become a group that fans can support from the bottom of their hearts." AKB48 released their latest single "Jiwaru DAYS" on March 13. This is the last single for Sashi

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  • Former AKB48's Iwata Karen suffers fracture after traffic incident

    March 12, 2019 @ 3:26 am

    On March 9, former AKB48 member and actress Iwata Karen revealed on Twitter that she was involved in a traffic incident that resulted in a fracture. As such, she will be absent from her scheduled event. Iwata was scheduled to appear at an event within the 'Sendai Bousai Mirai Forum 2019' on March 10 in Sendai. The event's management team wrote on Facebook, "Our guest Iwata Karen-san suffered a fracture on March 8 after coming in contact with

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  • Takahashi Juri to graduate from AKB48 + make her debut in South Korea

    March 5, 2019 @ 3:17 am

    It's been reported that AKB48 Team B captain Takahashi Juri will graduate from the group.This was announced by Takahashi herself on March 4 during her birthday event at AKB48 Theater. In addition to her graduation announcement, she announced that she would be making her debut in South Korea underWoollim Entertainment. After the event, she updated her Twitter account (@juri_t_official) saying, "I think the people I meet and the new me beyond thi

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  • Sashihara Rino 'dies laughing' in PV for her graduation song

    March 1, 2019 @ 3:12 am

    AKB48 have revealed the short PVs for the three coupling songs which will be included in their new single "Jiwaru DAYS" (March 13 release). "Jiwaru DAYS" is the group's 55th single and also member Sashihara Rino's last single before graduation. At this time, the short PVs for her solo song "Watashi Datte Idol!" Sakamichi AKB's "Hatsukoi Door," and AKB48 Coupling Senbatsu's "Generation Change" have been uploaded onto YouTube. The PV for

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  • The PV for Sashihara Rino's last single features 3,450 different outfits

    February 26, 2019 @ 3:32 am

    The PV for AKB48's new single "Jiwaru DAYS" has been uploaded onto YouTube. "Jiwaru DAYS" will be released as the group's 55th single on March 13. As you know, this will be Sashihara Rino's last single, and she will serve as center. It's described as a message song about the sadness and loneliness of parting and celebrating one's new beginning. Directed by Iseda Cezan, the PV features the members dancing in a room with "3,450 outfi

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  • Details on Sashihara Rino's graduation single revealed

    February 14, 2019 @ 3:18 am

    The details on AKB48's 55th single, to be released on March 13, have been revealed. The title of Sashihara Rino's (HKT48) graduation single will be "Jiwaru DAYS." Type A's coupling track (currently untitled) will be sung by "AKB48 Coupling Senbatsu" comprised of Asai Nanami, Ota Nao, Onishi Momoka, Oda Erina, Kato Rena, Gyoten Yurina, Kubo Satone, Kuranoo Narumi, Komiyama Haruka, Sato Shiori, Suzuki Kurumi, Taguchi Manaka, Tanikawa Hijiri, T

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  • AKB48 Takahashi Juri's birthday event to be postponed after traffic accident

    February 5, 2019 @ 3:18 am

    It's been reported that AKB48 member Takahashi Juri was involved in a traffic accident on February 3. As a result, her birthday event, which was scheduled to be held on February 6 at AKB48 Theater, will be postponed.  On her way home on February 3, Takahashi was riding a vehicle that struck by another vehicle that was making a right turn in the opposing lane. Doctors did not find any broken bones, but she was instructed to wait and see for

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  • Former AKB48's Sato Amina announces marriage

    February 2, 2019 @ 3:04 am

    Former AKB48 member and voice actress Sato Amina (28) has announced her marriage. On Twitter, she wrote, "Please allow me to use this opportunity to make an announcement to my fans. It's a personal matter, but I, Sato Amina, have registered my marriage with a non-celebrity man." She continued, "I will brace myself and delve into my work, so please continue to support Sato Amina!"Sato joined AKB48 as a fourth generation member in 2007. She ra

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