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AKB48 Two Tentative Kenkyuusei Promoted to Kenkyuusei

AKB48 Two Tentative Kenkyuusei Promoted to Kenkyuusei

At Team B’s theater show on April 14, two new AKB48 members were revealed. Taniguchi Megu and Ino Masashi* who were tentative Kenkyuusei appeared as backdancers at the show and were promoted to full Kenkyuusei status. They are officially part of the 15th Generation. Something like this happened before: Okawa Rio and Tatsuya Makiho started as tentative Kenkyuusei too and were then promoted to 15th [more...]

April 15, 2014 Shitoshi Eka News, Off-Stage Reports

AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 2014

AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 2014

AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 2014 (AKB48リクエストアワー セットリストベスト200 2014) was held on January 23-26 at Tokyo Dome City Hall, and on April 6 at Saitama Super Arena. Minegishi Team 4′s Seijun Philosophy (清純フィロソフィー) was ranked 1st. Suzukake Nanchara (鈴懸なんちゃら) and Koi Suru Fortune Cookie (恋するフォーチュンクッキー) reached the 2nd and 3rd position. Check out the full results.   AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 2014 has [more...]

April 7, 2014 Shitoshi Eka News, Off-Stage Reports

Oshima Yuko’s graduation ceremony postponed

Oshima Yuko’s graduation ceremony postponed

Oshima Yuko‘s graduation was initially scheduled on 30th March during the 2nd day of AKB48 Group Haru Con (AKB48単独&グループ 春コン) at National Olympic Stadium. However, the event had to be cancelled due to stormy weather. And later after that it was announced a new graduation concert will be held on 8th June at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo. [more...]

April 6, 2014 Shitoshi Eka Uncategorized

New Album Release Not Yet – Already

New Album Release Not Yet – Already

Not Yet‘s new album Already will be released on April 23. Already is the 1st album from AKB48′s sub-unit Not Yet. It includes the idol group’s latest singles and new songs. The trailer, the MV for Sekai no Kaze wo Bokura wa Ukete (世界の風を僕らは受けて) and the covers have been unveiled. The song Sekai no Kaze wo Bokura wa Ukete (世界の風を僕らは受けて) has been [more...]

April 5, 2014 Shitoshi Eka Album Release, Releases

AKB48 36th Single [Labrador Retriever] Senbatsu

AKB48 36th Single [Labrador Retriever] Senbatsu

  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 [more...]

April 5, 2014 Shitoshi Eka Off-Stage Reports, Releases, Single Release

AKB48 Group 37th Single Senbatsu Election To Be Held in June

AKB48 Group 37th Single Senbatsu Election To Be Held in June

This year again AKB48 and its sister groups will hold an election to decide senbatsu members. The 37th Single Senbatsu Election will take place on June 7th in Ajinomoto Stadium. Voting tickets will be included in the 36th single which will be relased on May 21st. This 36th single will also include an Oshima Yuko graduation song called [Kyou made no Melody]. [more...]

April 5, 2014 Shitoshi Eka Releases, Single Release

List of Member of AKB48’s Team 8

List of Member of AKB48’s Team 8

Here’s the list of names of the members of Team 8 + the prefectures they’re from (in italics) + their date of birth. I literally translated this right from the model press article, so I might have messed up a bit (esp. with the locations) since I’m kinda sleepy, but I hope this helps! Enjoy! (o^ [more...]

April 4, 2014 Shitoshi Eka News, Off-Stage Reports

AKB48 Group Spring Concerts Setlist

AKB48 Group Spring Concerts Setlist

The AKB48 Group started its spring concerts with an AKB48-only concert in the National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo onMarch 29.  During this concert AKB48’s newest single [Labrador Retriever] was performed for the first time. On March 30 an AKB48 Group concert was scheduled at the same venue but got cancelled due to bad weather. This [more...]

April 3, 2014 Shitoshi Eka News, Off-Stage Reports