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an information and news blog dedicated to covering the latest news for: AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, JKT48


AKB48 Is Looking for a Part-Time Member
Following OtonaAKB, AKB48 came up with a new form of temporary membership: part-time idol. Find out more about this new project here.
AKB48 Team 8 Makes Theater Debut
AKB48 Team 8 performed its first theater show on August 5. Get more information about the shonichi performance here!
SKE48 Announces 7th Generation Auditions
SKE48 is looking for new members and this time the fans will be part of the decision about who joins the group!
AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu Election - Final Results
AKB48 held its election for the 6th time and for the 1st time Watanabe Mayu won it. Check out the full results here!
Details on the AKB48 Group Pennant Race
The AKB48 Group teams will compete against each other in a new event, the AKB48 Group Pennant Race. Points will be awarded based on theater ticket applications, theater version handshake ticket sales and sousenkyo votes.
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31 May 2014

AKB48 36th Single [Labrador Retriever] First Week Sales

AKB48's newest single [Labrador Retriever] was released on May 21st and finished first in the Oricon Weekly Charts selling 1,662,265 copies.

Being an election-ticket single it sold a lot more than the previous singles (for example [Mae Shika Mukanee]'s first week sales were 1,091,406) but the single could not reach the sales of last year's election-ticket single  [Sayonara Crawl] which sold about 100 k more in its first week (1,762,873) despite higher first day sales of [Labrador Retriever].

As usual AKB48 also dominates the Soundscan ranking taking all top 8 spots with the singles different types. The limited types A, K, B and 4 took ranks #1~4 and the regular types A, K, B, 4 ranks #5~8. Total soundscan sales amount to 488,019, so the theater edition sold approx. 1,174,000. copies.

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29 May 2014

Updates on AKB48 After the Attack

A few days have passed since the shocking attack on May 25. The attack has received lots of attention and has also been reported in international media. In this post I just want to collect some more information on news and developments from the past days.

First of all: both injured members Iriyama Anna and Kawaei Rina have already been released from the hospital. They were able to leave it on May 26th in the late afternoon and to go home to Tokyo. The staff member who got injured protecting the girls was released a few hours earlier.

The incident has affected other members as well. During the attack Oshima Ryoka, Kuramochi Asuka and Takajo Aki were in the same lane as Annin and Ricchan. Ryoka has written over AKB48's mobile service that she is afraid of dealing with people or going outside.

As for the upcoming events: AKB48 closed its theater until May 31st. The sister groups have held stage shows but under stricter security. Handshake events from AKB48 and their sister groups have been postponed indefinitely. The election and the Oshima Yuko graduation concert on June 7th and 8th will be held as planned.

Management has announced that security will be enhanced for all further events. The number of security staff will be increased and bag controls as well as metal detectors will be established.

Other idol groups have also cancelled events and announced stricter security rules.

Now some might wonder about the attacker. He testified that he just wanted to kill people and it did not matter to him who of the members he attacked.
I don't want to give this person more attention than necessary so I won't report more details here or engage in speculations.

I seriously hope that the injured members get well soon and that also the emotional wounds of all victims and witnesses can somehow be relieved.

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26 May 2014

AKB48 Members Attacked at a Handshake Event

On May 25th at around 5 pm (JST), a shocking incident happened at an AKB48 handshake event in Iwate Prefecture. A young man armed with a sharp object, supposedly a saw, attacked AKB48 members.

Kawaei Rina and Iriyama Anna as well as a staff member were injured on their hands and brought to a hospital. Sources report broken fingers and lacerations. According to an official statement on the AKB48 blog and the King Records homepage the injuries are not life-threatening.

The man was immediately held down by staff members and then arrested by the police for attempted murder. According to some source the attacker is a 24 year old unemployed man from Towada City in Aomori Prefecture.

King Records Official Homepage
Yomiuri Online
Nikkan Sports  

I am shocked. What is wrong with people?
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25 May 2014

SKE48's Sora Miyuka Announces Graduation

On May 23rd SKE48 Kenkyuusei Sora Miyuka announced her graduation because she wants to focus on her studies. Her last activity as an SKE48 member will be a handshake event on May 31st.

Sora Miyuka is a 6th generation member who joined SKE48 early last year. She was one of the eligible members who decided not to participate in this year's senbatsu election which means that out of the 14 members who do not participate 6 have already graduated or announced graduation.

Sora Miyuka's Message
Original Message
As was announced, I, Sora Miyuka, will graduate SKE48 at the end of May.
I worried a lot about this and as a result I want to focus on my studies from now on and so chose this way.
I am sorry for surprising you.
I want to treasure the short time I have left.
From now on I will work hard towards a new goal so please support me.
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23 May 2014

NMB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 50 2014 Results+New Song and Senbatsu Revealed

On May 21st and 22nd NMB48 performed their [NMB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 50] in the Orix Theater in Osaka. This is the second time NMB48 holds their own request hour event and the first time 50 songs are featured.

This year's winner is [Almond Croissant Keikaku], former Team BII's team song. Last year's top ranked song [Kesshou] dropped to #26.

Transferred member Ogasawara Mayu performed both days, former concurrent member Yokoyama Yui as well as former Team BII members Akazawa Hono, Umehara Mako and Kobayashi Rikako made guest appearances on the second day.

During the event, NMB48  also performed a new song for the first time. It is is called [Ibiza Girl] and will be released on June 25th. It has the highest number of senbatsu members in NMB48's history: 22 girls. Ota Yuuri as well as all new transferred/concurrent members make their NMB48 senbatsu debut.

NMB48 [Ibiza Girl] Senbatsu
Team N: Ota Yuuri, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kato Yuuka, Kotani Riho, Jonishi Kei, Murashige Anna, Yamamoto Sayaka, Yoshida Akari
Team M: Shiroma Miru, Takano Yui, Tanigawa Airi, Fujie Reina, Murase Sae, Yagura Fuuko, Yamada Nana
Team BII: Ichikawa Miori, Umeda Ayaka, Kadowaki Kanako, Shibuya Nagisa, Takayanagi Akane, Yabushita Shu, Watanabe Miyuki

The full  results are listed below, last year's rank is indicated in brackets.

NMB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 50
May 21st~22nd
Orix Theater, Osaka

Day 1 (Ranks 50~26)

50. Renai Higai Todoke (18) (Akagumi)
49. Junai no Crescendo (new) (Kamieda Emika, Kurokawa Hazuki, Muro Kanako)
48. Nagisa no Cherry (new) (Yabushita Shu; background dancers: Ishizuka, Kono, Miura)
47. Mikazuki no Senaka (12)
46. Prom no Koibito (new)
45. Doshaburi no Seishun no Naka de (new) (Shirogumi)
44. Haru ga Kuru Made (new) (Ota Yuri, Kushiro Rina)
43. Hajimete no Hoshi (new) (Ichikawa, Ogasawara, Shiroma, Jonishi, Yamamoto, Yoshida, Watanabe)
42. Namekuj Heart (20) (Chou Idol Senbatsu)
41. Saigo no Catharsis (28) (Shirogumi)
40. Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru (new) (Team N)
39. Kitagawa Kenji (6) (Team M)
38. Kamonegikkusu (new) (Team BII)
37. Oh my God! (10) (Team N)
36. Nagiichi (7) (all)
35. Uso no Tenbin (new) (Umeda, Ogasawara, Shiroma, Jo, Jonishi, Yamada, Yamamoto)
34. Todokanasou de Todoku Mono (new)
33. Doryoku no Shizuku (new) (Shirogumi)
32. HA! (5)
31. Takane no Ringo (new)
---MC---(Kotani Riho announces her third solo talk event to be held on June 28th)
30. Hoshizora no Caravan (9) (Shirogumi)
29. Bokura no Eureka (new)
28. Chotto Nekoze (new)
27. Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate (new) (Murakami Ayaka, Yamagishi Natsumi, Yamada Nana)
26. Kesshou (1) (Shirogumi)
EN1 - Mae Shika Mukanee (New Team N)
EN2 - RESET (New Team M)
EN3 - Sakaagari (New Team BII) 

Day 2 (Ranks 25~1)

25. Sobakasu no Kiss (new)
24. Mou Hadashi ni wa Narenai (new) (Namba Tepputai Sono Yon)
23. Seishun no Laptime (2) (1st Generation Members)
22. Kimi to Deatte Boku wa Kawatta (new)
21. Namida no Shounan (new) (Ueda Mirei, Kamieda Emika, Kusaka Konomi, Kushiro Rina, Yamauchi Tsubasa)
20. Tengoku Yarou (24) (Azuma Yuki, Ishida Yumi, Uno Mizuki, Odan Mai, Kawakami Rena, Kinoshita Momoka, Nakano Reina, Nishizawa Rurina, Mita Mao, Yamao Rina)
19. Sunahama de Pistol (17) (Namba Teppoutai Sono Ichi)
18. O-new no Uwabaki (new) (Ichikawa Miori, Kondo Rina, Shiroma Miru)
17. Jungle Gym (3) (Yamamoto Sayaka)
16. With my soul (new)
15. Nandeyanen, Idol (11) (Main: Kadowaki Kanako, Kinoshita Haruna)
14. Faint (new) (Ishizuka Akari, Kusaka Konomi, Kato Yuuka)
13. Kono Sekai ga Yuki no Naka ni Umoreru Mae ni (new) (Kishino Rika, Koga Narumi, Kono Saki, Yamaguchi Yuki )
12. Toki wa Katarihajimeru (new)
11. Yume no Dead Body (new) (Yamamoto Sayaka)
10. Kataomoi no Taikakusen (new) (Azuma Yuki, Okita Ayaka, Yogi Keira; background dancers: Ishida, Odan, Nakano, Nishizawa, Matsumura, Yamao)
09. Nando mo Nerae! (new) (Ogasawara Mayu, Kadowaki Kanako, Kinoshita Haruna, Kotani Riho, Hayashi Momoka)
08. Itoshiki Natasha (14) (Kinoshita Momoka, Takano Yuki, Tanigawa Airi)
07. Warukii (4) (Watanabe Miyuki)
06. Sunglasses to Uchiakebanashi (new)
05. Fuyushougun no Regret (8) (Namba Teppoutai Sono Ni)
04. Dazai Osamu wo Yonda ka? (19) (Yamada Nana, Yamamoto Sayaka, Yokoyama Yui)
03. Yama e Ikou (new) (Namba Teppoutai Sono Go)
02. Zipper (new) (Jonishi Kei, Yoshida Akari, Watanabe Miyuki)
01. Almond Croissant Keikaku (16) (Original Team BII, including graduates Akazawa, Umehara and Kobayashi)

EN1 - Ibiza Girl  (new single) (Senbatsu)
EN2 - Teppen Tottande (all)
EN3 - NMB48 (all)

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AKB48 36th Single [Labrador Retriever] First Day Sales

AKB48's newest single [Labrador Retriever] went on sale on May 21st and ranked first in the Oricon Daily Charts. The single, which also contains voting tickets for the senbatsu election, sold 1,462,156 copies on its first day.

Sales surpassed those of  [Sayonara Crawl] (1,450,881 on day one) which up until now were AKB48's best first day sales by a bit more than 10,000 copies and make [Labrador Retriever] the new first day sales record holder.

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AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo Preliminary Results

On May 20 the voting for AKB48's 6th election started and the preliminary results were announced the following day.

In the early results last year's winner Sashihara Rino ranked first with Watanabe Mayu and Matsui Jurina taking the second and third place.

Voting will be closed on June 6 so there are still about two weeks left to vote so note that there will be propbably lots of changes until the final results which will be announced on June 7.

RankTeamVotesPrev Rank
-----Upcoming Girls-----
80Ishida Haruka AKB48 Team K 280946
79Mogi ShinobuAKB48 Team 42815-
78 Kitagawa Ryoha
SKE48 Team S
77Iriyama AnnaAKB48 Team A287130
76Ueki NaoHKT48 Team KIV2895-
75Kumazaki HarukaSKE48 Team E2904-
74Umemoto MadokaSKE48 Team E297339
73Kobayashi Kana AKB48 Team K2998-
72 Saito MakikoSKE48 Team E 301042
71Tano YukaAKB48 TeamK302638
70Oshima RyokaAKB48 Team B3030-
69Takano YuiNMB48 Team M3100-
67Okada NanaAKB48 Team 4 3145-
DRAWHirata RinaAKB48 Team B3145-
66Kuramochi AsukaAKB48 Team B319436
65Maeda AmiAKB48 Team A320953
-----Future Girls line-----
64Takajo AkiAKB48 Team B331520
63Uchiyama NatsukiAKB48 TeamB3324-
62Kimoto KanonSKE48 Team E/ HKT48 Team KIV333231
61Furuhata NaoSKE48 Team KII/AKB48 Team A335447
60Miyazaki MihoAKB48 Team K3372-
59Jonishi KeiNMB48 Team N 341740
58Kobayashi AmiSKE48 Team E347147
57Matsuoka NatsumiHKT48 Team H
56Ikoma RinaNogizaka46/ AKB48 Team B3510-
55Tanigawa AiriNMB48 Team M
54Abiru RihoSKE48 Team KII3545-
53Miyamae Ami SKE48 Team S3599-
52Ichikawa MioriNMB48 Team BII360857
51Iwatate SahoAKB48 Team 43751-
50Ota AikaHKT48 Team KIV376743
49Okamoto NaokoHKT48 Team H3778-
-----Next Girls line-----
48Yabushita ShuNMB48 Team BII388449
47Muto TomuAKB48 Team A397345
46Tashima MeruHKT48 Team H402155
45Kawaei RinaAKB48 Team A405725
44Furukawa AiriSKE48 Team KII414327
43Shiroma Miru NMB48 Team M4144-
42Oba MinaSKE48 Team KII426048
41Minegishi MinamiAKB48 Team 4450418
40Kotani RihoNMB48 Team N/ AKB48 Team 44526-
39Yamauchi SuzuranSKE48 Team S473461
38Motomura Aoi  HKT48 Team KIV4821-
37Takayanagi AkaneSKE48 Team KII/NMB48 Team BII494523
36Umeda AyakaNMB48 Team BII500019
35Sakaguchi RikoHKT48 TeamH5079-
34Kojima MakoAKB48 Team K5132-
33Oya MasanaSKE48 Team S513329
-----Under Girls line-----
32Sasaki YukariAKB48 Team 45146-
31Yamada MizuhoSKE48 Team KII5163-
30Iwasa MisakiAKB48 Team K549056
29Iwanaga TsugumiSKE48 Team E5761-
28Anai ChihiroHKT48 Team H5849-
27Komada HirokaHKT48 Team H6056-
26Yamada NanaNMB48 Team M/ SKE48 Team KII610028
25Watanabe MiyukiNMB48 Team BII/SKE48 Team S627615
24Kizaki YuriaAKB48 Team 4635922
23Kato RenaAKB48 Team 46437-
22Tomonaga MioHKT48 Team KIV/AKB48 Team B711459
21Takahashi JuriAKB48 Team B7469-
20Miyawaki SakuraHKT48 Team KIV/AKB48 Team A796326
19Isohara KyokaSKE48 Team E798158
18Suda Akari SKE48 Team E811416
17Kojima HarunaAKB48 Team A
-----Senbatsu line-----
16Miyazawa SaeSNH48 Team SII/SKE48 Team S827310
15Kitahara RieAKB48 Team K858421
14Futamura Haruka SKE48 Team S8755-
13Takahashi MinamiAKB48 Team A90058
12Yokoyama YuiAKB48 Team K950513
11Moriyasu MadokaHKT48 Team KIV9562-
10Kodama HarukaHKT48 Team H/AKB48 Team K 987937
9Matsumura KaoriSKE48 Kenkyuusei 1219024
8Shibata AyaSKE48 Team E1234017
7Yamamoto SayakaNMB48 Team N/AKB48 Team K14,79814
6Matsui RenaSKE48 Team E/Nogizaka46148977
5Shimazaki HarukaAKB48 Team A1551412
4Kashiwagi YukiAKB48 Team B/NMB48 Team N172664
3Matsui JurinaSKE48 Team S/AKB48 Team K230126
2Watanabe MayuAKB48 Team B252833
1Sashihara RinoHKT48 Team H375821

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17 May 2014

HKT48's Okada Kanna Breaks Her Wrist

On May 15, Team KIV member Okada Kanna fell down and hit her hand during a stage show in the HKT48 Theater. She was brought to the hospital and, as was later announced via the HKT48 blog, diagnosed with a broken right wrist.

How long she will have to rest is yet unknown. Details will be announced later after further consultation with her doctors and herself.

Something similar happened recently also to SKE48 Team E's Kumazaki Haruka who is currently on injury leave because of a broken wrist as well after falling from the stage during SKE48's Saitama Super Arena Concert on April 4.

Get well soon!
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08 May 2014

Team KIV [Theater no Megami] Shonichi

On May 8 the last of the new teams, Team KIV, performed its new stage show for the first time. Team KVI's 1st Stage is a remake of [Theater no Megami] which is Team B's 5th stage and was also done by AKB48's Kenkyuusei and by Team KII, as well as by SNH48.

For the shonichi performance all 20 members of Team KIV performed at least in parts but since the stage is made for 16 girls not all did perform a unit song. The two HKT48 teams are the only new teams who have performed the shonichi show with all their members.

HKT48 Team KIV 1st Stage [Theater no Megami]
Performing Members: all Team KIV members

Zenza Girls: Romance Kakurenbo (Aramaki Misaki)
M01 - Yuuki no Hammer
M02 - Inseki no Kakuritsu
M03 - Ai no Stripper
M04 - Theater no Megami
M05 - Hatsukoi yo, Konnichiwa (Ueki Nao, Tanaka Yuka, Tomonaga Mio)
M06 - Arashi no Yoru ni wa (Imada Mina, Okada Kanna, Ota Aika, Murashige Anna)
M07 - Candy (Kumazawa Serina, Miyawaki Sakura, Motomura Aoi)
M08 - Locker Room Boy  (Kimoto Kanon, Goto Izumi, Shimono Yuki, Tomiyoshi Asuka, Fuchigami Mai)
M09 - Yokaze no Shiwaza  (Moriyasu Madoka)
M10 - 100 Meter Conbini
M11 - Suki Suki Suki
M12 - Sayonara no Kanashibari
M13 - Shiokaze no Shoutaijou

EN1 - Honest Man
EN2 - Team KIV Oshi
EN3 - Bokutachi no Kamihikouki

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07 May 2014

New Team K [RESET] Shonichi

As the last of the AKB48 teams Team K started its new stage show on May 7. Team K returns to [RESET], their own 6th stage show. The same stage is currently also done by the new Team M.

Team K has 21 members so five did not perform the shonichi show. Out of those who did perform Yokoyama Yui as part of Akimoto Team K and Matsui Jurina both as part of Team K and as part of Team S have already done [RESET]. They both perform different units now.

AKB48 Team K Stage [RESET]
Performing Members:
Aigasa Moe, Abe Maria, Ishida Haruka, Iwasa Misaki, Kitahara Rie, Kojima Mako, Kodama Haruka, Goto Moe, Shimada Haruka, Suzuki Shihori, Tano Yuuka, Nagao Mariya, Matsui Jurina, Yamamoto Sayaka, Yumoto Ami, Yokoyama Yui

(no zenza girls)
M02 - Sentakumonotachi
M03 - Kanojo ni Naremasu ka?
M05 - Seifuku Resistance  (Aigasa Moe, Tano Yuuka, Yamamoto Sayaka)
M06 - Kiseki wa Ma ni Awanai (Abe Maria, Kodama Haruka, Suzuki Shihori)
M07 - Gyakuten Oujisama (Goto Moe, Nagao Mariya, Matsui Jurina)
M08 - Ashita no Tame ni Kiss (Iwasa Misaki, Kitahara Rie, Shimada Haruka, Yokoyama Yui)
M09 - Kokoro no Hashi no Sofa (Ishida Haruka, Kojima Mako, Yumoto Ami)
M10 - Dokugumo
M11 - Okera
M12 - White Day ni wa...
M13 - Jigsaw Puzzle48

E01-  Hoshizora no Mistake
E02 - Yume no Kane
E03 - Hikkoushimashita

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03 May 2014

New Team M [RESET] Shonichi

On May 2 the last new NMB48 team, Team M, made its theater debut performing the shonichi of their new stage [RESET]. This stage is a revival of Team K's 6th stage which was also redone by AKB48's Kenkyuusei and by Team S. [RESET] will also be the new show of the new Team K starting on May 7.

Team M now has 18 members so two, Kinoshita Momoka and Takei Sara, did not perform the shonichi show. Fujie Reina who was transferred to NMB48 already did the stage as part of Team K but she performs a different unit now.

NMB48 Team M 2nd Stage [RESET]
Performing Members:
Azuma Yuki, Ishizuka Akari, Okita Ayaka, Kawakami Rena, Kushiro Rina, Kondo Rina, Shiroma Miru, Takano Yui, Tanigawa Airi, Fujie Reina, Miura Arisa, Mita Mao, Murakami Ayaka, Murase Sae, Yagura Fuuko, Yamada Nana

Zenza Girls: Lemon no Toshigoro
M02 - Sentakumonotachi
M03 - Kanojo ni Naremasu ka?
M05 - Seifuku Resistance  (Okita Ayaka, Kondo Rina, Yagura Fuuko)
M06 - Kiseki wa Ma ni Awanai (Ishizuka Akari, Tanigawa Airi, Miura Arisa)
M07 - Gyakuten Oujisama (Kawakami Rena, Kushiro Rina, Shiroma Miru)
M08 - Ashita no Tame ni Kiss (Azuma Yuki, Fujie Reina, Mita Mao, Murakami Ayaka)
M09 - Kokoro no Hashi no Sofa (Takano Yui, Murase Sae, Yamada Nana)
M10 - Dokugumo
M11 - Okera
M12 - White Day ni wa...
M13 - Jigsaw Puzzle48

E01-  Hoshizora no Mistake
E02 - Yume no Kane
E03 - Takane no Ringo
E04 - Medley (Oh my God!~ Kitagawa Kenji~ Teppen Tottande)
E05 - Hikkoushimashita

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New Team E [Te wo Tsunaginagara] Shonichi

As the last of SKE48's new teams, Team E started its new stage [Te wo Tsunaginara] on May 2. This show is Team S' 2nd and first original stage and was also done by Team KII which means that now all SKE48 teams have done this stage. It was also redone by HKT48's 1st Generation/Team H and Team 4.

New Team E has 20 girls so 4 did not perform the shonichi. Matsui Rena already did this stage as part of Team S, Saito Makiko and Yamada Reika as part of Team KII. Rena and Makiko got new units, Reika did not perform.

SKE48 Team E 4th Stage [Te wo Tsunaginagara]
Performing Members:
Isohara Kyoka, Ichino Narumi, Iwanaga Tsugumi, Umemoto Madoka, Owaki Arisa, Kato Rumi, Kimoto Kanon, Koishi Kumiko, Kobayashi Ami, Saito Makiko, Sakai Mei, Sato Sumire, Shibata Aya, Suda Akari, Tani Marika, Matsui Rena

M01 - Bokura no Kaze
M02 - Mango No.2
M03 - Te wo Tsunaginagara
M04 - Chime wa LOVE SONG
M05 - Glory Days (Ichino Narumi, Kato Rumi, Kimoto Kanon)
M06 - Kono Mune no Barcode (Isohara Kyoka, Owaki Arisa, Matsui Rena)
M07 - Wimbledon e Tsureteitte (blue: Iwanaga Tsugumi, pink: Shibata Aya, yellow: Koishi Kumiko)
M08 - Ame no Pianist (Saito Makiko, Suda Akari, Tani Marika)
M09 - Choco no Yukue (Umemoto Madoka, Kobayashi Ami, Sakai Mei, Sato Sumire)
M10 - Innocence
M11 - Romance Rocket
M12 - Koi no Keikou to Taisaku
M13 - Daisuki
E01-  Rope no Yuujou
E02 - Kayoubi no Yoru, Suiyoubi no Asa
E03 - Tooku ni Itemo

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01 May 2014

New Team KII [Ramune no Nomikata] Shonichi

On April 30, the new Team KII performed the shonichi of their new stage. Team KII returned to its only original stage: Team KII 3rd [Ramune no Nomikata].

Team KII has now 21 members which means that 5 members did not perform the debut show. Out of the performing members 4 have already done the original [Ramune no Nomikata] stage: Takayanagi Akane, Furukawa Airi, Kato Tomoko and Ishida Anna. Except for Kato Tomoko they performed different units than before.

SKE48 Team KII Stage [Ramune no Nomikata]
Performing Members: Ishida Anna, Uchiyama Mikoto, Ego Yuna, Oba Mina, Kato Tomoko, Kitano Ruka, Kinoshita Yukiko, Souda Sarina, Takagi Yumana, Takayanagi Akane, Hidaka Yuzuki, Furukawa Airi, Furuhata Nao, Yamashita Yukari, Yamada Nana, Yamada Mizuho

M01 - Kizashi
M02 - Koutei no Koinu
M03 - Disco Hokenshitsu
M04 - Omatase Set list
M05 - Cross (Ishida Anna, Kinoshita Yukiko, Furuhata Nao)
M06 - Finland Miracle (Furukawa Airi, Yamashita Yukari, Yamada Mizuho)
M07 - Manazashi, Sayonara (Takayanagi Akane, Yamada Nana)
M08 - Usotsuki na Dachou (Ego Yuna, Kitano Ruka, Hidaka Yuzuki)
M09 - Nice to meet you! (Uchiyama Mikoto, Oba Mina, Kato Tomoko, Souda Sarina, Takagi Yumana)
M10 - Kodoku na Ballerina (Ballerina: Souda Sarina)
M11 - Ima Kimi to Irareru Koto
M12 - Winning Ball
M13 - Akushu no Ai

M14 - Bowling Ganbou
M15 - 16-shoku no Yume Crayon
M16 - Ramune no Nomikata
-----ENCORE 2-----
M17 - Medley (Choco no Dorei~ Oki Doki~ Utsukushii Inazuma~ Kataomoi Finally~ Aishiteraburu!~ Kiss Datte Hidarikiki~ Sansei Kawaii!)
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New Team N [Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru] Shonichi

On April 30, the new Team N performed its first theater show. In contrast to the other new teams Team N continues the stage they did perform before the shuffle: [Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru] which is Team N's only original stage. The Team N members who have already done this stage kept their positions.

Team N now has 18 members, so two girls could not perform the shonichi show. They are Sutou Ririka and Yamauchi Tsubasa.

NMB48 Team N Stage [Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru]
Performing Members: Ota Yuuri, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kato Yuuka, Kishino Rika, Kono Saki, Koga Narumi, Kotani Riho, Jonishi Kei, Nishimura Aika, Murashige Anna, Muro Kanako, Yamagishi Natsumi, Yamaguchi Yuuki, Yamamoto Sayaka, Yogi Keira, Yoshida Akari

M01 - Aoi Tsuki ga Miteru kara
M02 - Radio Name
M03 - Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru
M04 - Cattleya no Hana wo Miru Tabi Ni Kimi wo Omoidasu
M05 - Yume no Dead Body (Yamamoto Sayaka)
M06 - Nando mo Nerae (Kono Saki, Kotani Riho, Murashige Anna, Muro Kanako, Yogi Keira)
M07 - O-NEW no Uwabaki (Ota Yuri, Kato Yuuka, Yamagishi Natsumi)
M08 - Kono Sekai ga Yuki ni Umoreru Mae ni  (Kishino Rika, Koga Narumi, Nishimura Aika, Yamaguchi Yuuki)
M09 - Zipper (Kashiwagi Yuki, Jonishi Kei, Yoshida Akari) 
M10 - Hajimete no Hoshi (Kashiwagi, Kato, Jonishi, Murashige, Yamamoto, Yogi, Yoshida)
M11 - 100nen Saki demo (Kashiwagi, Kato, Jonishi, Murashige, Yamamoto, Yogi, Yoshida, Ota, Kotani, Muro, Yamagishi)
M12 - Ribbon Nante Niawanai
M13 - Doga to Ballerina (Ballerina: Kadowaki)

EN1 - Jounetsu Highway
EN2 - Sukoshi Nigai Jinsei Soudan
EN3 - Fumou no Tochi wo Mankai ni
EN4 - Takane no Ringo
EN5 - NMB48 Medley
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Not yet 1st Album [already] 1st Week Sales

AKB48's subunit Not yet released its first album [already] on April 23. The album took the top spot in the Oricon Weekly Album ranking selling 68,111 copies in its first week.

The album is Not yet's first release since their 5th single [Hiri Hiri no Hana] went on sale in September last year. It contains all singles and most coupling tracks but also three new tracks called [Sekai no Kaze wo Bokura wa Ukete], [Are kara Earl Grey wo Nonde Inai] and [already].

This album contains only three new songs, it is more like a best-of-album. And with Yuko leaving AKB48, I guess this is farewell to Not yet. 
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