During AKB48‘s concert in the National Olympic Stadium on March 29, the group performed its new single which will be released on May 21st and will contain voting tickets for the senbatsu election. The single is called [Labrador Retriever].
As usual for a pre-election single, the number of senbatsu members is higher than usual: for this single a total of 36 members were selected, the highest number for AKB48 together with [Manatsu no Sounds Good] which also featured 36 girls. Center is Watanabe Mayu. 17* members from AKB48, 7 from SKE48, 6 from NMB48 and also 6 from HKT48were selected.
AKB48 single senbatsu newcomers are: Owada Nana, Okada Nana, Nishino Miki, Kitagawa Ryoha, Yabushita Shu and Shibuya Nagisa.
*all numbers follow the new team system, concurrencies not counted
36th Single [Labrador Retriever] Senbatsu
Iriyama Anna, Okada Nana, Owada Nana, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kato Rena, Kawaei Rina, Kizaki Yuria, Kitahara Rie, Kojima Haruna, Kojima Mako, Shimazaki Haruka, Takahashi Juri, Takahashi Minami, Nishino Miki, Minegishi Minami, Yokoyama Yui, Watanabe Mayu
Oba Mina, Kitagawa Ryoha, Kimoto Kanon, Suda Akari, Furuhata Nao, Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena
Ichikawa Miori, Shibuya Nagisa, Yagura Fuuko, Yabushita Shu, Yamamoto Sayaka, Watanabe Miyuki
Ota Aika, Kodama Haruka, Sashihara Rino, Tashima Meru, Tomonaga Mio, Miyawaki Sakura