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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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  • Sashihara Rino to be the center for AKB48's 55th single

    February 5, 2019 @ 3:19 am

    Some details for AKB48's 55th single (currently untitled), to be released on March 13, have been revealed. The senbatsu members for the title track have been selected, and Sashihara Rino (HKT48) will serve as center. This will be Sashihara's last single before graduation. Besides Sashihara, the senbatsu members are Yahagi Moeka (first time senbatsu), Okada Nana, Okabe Rin, Ogino Yuka, Oguri Yui, Kashiwagi Yui, Sakaguchi Nagisa, Shitao Miu, S

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  • AKB48 group's 'Request Hour' to be held on January 18 and 19

    November 15, 2018 @ 3:06 am

    AKB48 Group's live event 'AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 100 2019' will be held on January 18 and 19 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.  'Request Hour' is an annual event where the fans vote for their favorite songs and the members perform them in the order they rank. The polling period will take place from November 27 at 10:00 am to December 11 at 3:00 pm. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Matsui Jurina not participating in AKB48's 53rd single due to poor health

    August 4, 2018 @ 3:51 am

    Despite taking the top spot in the '10th AKB48 World General Election,' Matsui Jurina will not be participating in the group's 53rd single "Sentimental Train" (September 19 release) due to her poor health.The announcement was made on King Records' official website on August 3. Since the senbatsu members for this single were chosen by the fans, they said it was a "very difficult decision." Instead of postponing the single's release, they decided

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  • Preliminary results of AKB48's 10th General Election revealed

    May 31, 2018 @ 3:22 am

    On May 30, the preliminary results ofAKB48's "General Election", which will decide the Senbatsu members to participate in the group's 53rd single, were revealed at the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo.Below is the list of the Top 80 girls. The final result willbe announced on June 16 at Nagoya Dome. Who do you think will be No.1 this year? 1st ~ 16th : 53rd single (provisional)Senbatsu members1. Ogino Yuka (NGT48 Team NIII) : 59,531 vote

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  • JKT48 will not participate in AKB48 World General Election

    March 29, 2018 @ 3:04 am

    JKT48 have announced that they will not participate in the upcoming 'AKB48 World General Election' to be held on June 16.  This year's 'AKB48 General Election' allows overseas sister groups to enter to be in the running for senbatsu for the group's 53rd single. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, the members of JKT48 had originally planned on running for candidacy. However, the event day will be within the Lebaran Day of Ramadan (Ju

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  • One AKB48 member to star in Mexican TV drama

    December 12, 2017 @ 3:26 am

    On December 10, AKB48 held their '7th AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen' atTOKYO DOME CITY HALL. During this event, there was a surprise announcement that one member from AKB48 will play a main role in a new Mexican TV drama titled 'L.I.K.E.'At the end of the event, a video message by Mexican TV producerPedro Damin was shown announcing the production of 'L.I.K.E' following the popular drama series 'Rebelde.' He wanted to cast a Japanese woman in t

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  • AKB48 to hold annual 'Request Hour' event in January

    October 17, 2017 @ 6:31 am

    AKB48's live event 'AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 100 2018' will be held on January 19 and 20 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.'Request Hour' is an annual event where fans can vote for their favorite AKB48 group songs. The members then perform the fan favorites in the order of ranking. The polling will take place from November 21 to December 11. More details regarding the poll and the event will be revealed via a special website.Source & Imag

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  • AKB48's General Election canceled due to bad weather in Okinawa

    June 16, 2017 @ 7:48 am

    AKB group's 'AKB48 49th Single General Election' and mini concert, which were scheduled for June 17th at Toyosaki Chura SUN Beach, have been canceled.This was decided as the weather forecast predicted heavy rain and thunder on the main island of Okinawa. An explanation on the group's official blog reads, "While it was a painful decision, as of today we have decided to cancel the event considering everyone's safety the highest priority."

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