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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!
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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!
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AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo Preliminary Results
The voting for this year's election started on May 20 and now the first day results are out. Check out who made the preliminary Top 80.
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JKT48 6th Single Senbatsu Election - Final Results
JKT48 held their first election to determine the senbatsu members for the 6th single. Check out the 16 girls who ranked in the final results!
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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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19 July 2014

HKT48 Arena Tour Setlist (Updated)


On April 29 HKT48 started its first nationwide tour with two concerts in Chiba. The current tour is called ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Motto Tabi wo Saseyo~ and  is an extension of HKT48's Kyushu Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Tabi wo Saseyo~ which they performed from January to March.

The setlist for the first two concerts can be found below. Concerts in Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka will follow (please see this post for the dates).

The final concert took place outdoors at the Uminonakamichi Sea Side Park in Fukuoka on July 13th. Musician and actor Uchida Yuya made a guest appearance at that concert to perform his duet with Sashihara Rino. An additional concert had been planned at the same venue for July 11th but had to be cancelled due to a typhoon.

HKT48 アリーナツアー~可愛い子にはもっと旅をさせよ~
HKT48 Arena Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Motto Tabi wo Saseyo~
Date: 29 April~ 13 July

First and Second Concert, Chiba Makuhari Messe
Date: April 29

NOON CONCERT:
M01 - Seishun Girls
M02 - HKT48
M03 - Aitakatta
M04 - Kidoku Through (Team H)
M05 - Mukashi no Kareshi no Oniichan to Tsukiau to Iu Koto (Team KIV)
M06 - Wink wa Sankai
M07 - Sakura, Minna de Tabeta (all)
-----MC-----
M08 - Aisareru to Iu Koto (Kodama Haruka, Sashihara Rino, Tashima Meru, Tomonaga Mio, Miyawaki Sakura)
M09 - Oboete Kudasai (Ito Raira, Iwahana Shino, Ui Mashiro, Ueno Haruka, Kusaba Manami, Fukagawa Maiko + 3rd Generation+ Yamamoto Mao; Center: Aramaki Misaki)
-----MC-----
M10 - Naminori Kakigoori (Okada Kanna, Kodama Haruka, Tomonaga Mio, Yamamoto Mao)
M11 - Sotsugyou Shashin (song by Arai Yumi; Ota Aika, Kumazawa Serina, Kojina Yui, Murashige Anna; piano: Moriyasu Madoka)
M12 - UFO (song by Pink Lady; Matsuoka Natsumi, Miyawaki Sakura)
M13 - Pinocchio Gun (Aramaki, Kurihara, Sakamoto, Sashihara, Tsutsui, Hokazono, Yamauchi, Yamashita)
M14 - Pedicure Day (Anai Chihiro, Tashima Meru, Motomura Aoi)
M15 - Kireigoto demo II ja nai ka? (original members)
-----MC ----- 
Short HKT48 version of Snow White (actors: Akiyoshi, Anai, Ota, Kodama, Sashihara, Shimono, Tanaka N., Tanaka M., Tomonaga, Fuchigami, Miyawaki, Murashige, Motomura, Yabuki); songs playing during the play: Mori e Ikou, Doku Ringo wo Tabesasete
M16 - Show Fight
M17 - Koi Suru Fortune Cookie
M18 - Namaiki Lips (Tanaka Miku, Yabuki Nako; Backdancers: members from the play above)
 -----MC-----
M19 - AKB48 Group Medley:
UZA
GAGAGA 
Utsukushii Inazuma 
Kamonegikkusu
Romance, Irane
Junjou U-19
Kataomoi Finally
River
M20 - Onegai Valentine
M21 - Hatsukoi Butterfly
M22 - Oogoe Diamond
M23 - Rock da yo ,Jinsei wa
M24 - Ashita wa Ashita no Kimi ga Umareru (all)

 
----ENCORE-----
EN1 - Suki! Suki! Skip!
EN2 - Kimi no Koto ga Suki ya ken
EN3 - Melon Juice


EVENING  CONCERT:
Same setlist except for unit songs M10-M14:
M10 - Toshishita no Otoko no Ko (song by Candies; Tomonaga Mio, Murashige Anna, Motomura Aoi)
M11 - Natsuiro no Nancy (song by Hayami Yuu ; Anai Chihiro, Kodama Haruka, Tashima Meru, Fuchigami Mai, Yamamoto Mao)
M12 - Kimi ni Tsuite (Ota Aika, Kumazawa Serina, Kojina Yui, Matsuoka Natsumi; piano: Moriyasu Madoka)
M13 - Rappa Renshuuchuu (Miyawaki Sakura; Backdancers: Aramaki, Sakamoto, Yamauchi)
M14 - Aa Mujou (song by Ann Lewis; Sashihara Rino)


Third Concert, Osaka-jo Hall
Date: May 2
Same setlist as first concert (Chiba noon concert) except for an additional song in the medley:
M19 - AKB48 Group Medley:
UZA
GAGAGA 
Utsukushii Inazuma 
Iiwake Maybe
Kamonegikkusu
Romance, Irane
Junjou U-19
Kataomoi Finally

Fourth and Fifth Concert, Nippon Gaishi Hall (Nagoya)
Date: May 11
  NOON CONCERT: 
Same setlist as first concert (Chiba noon) but with an additional song between Namaiki Lips and the medley:
M19 - Dakedo...(Anai Chihiro, Ota Aika, Tashima Meru, Tomonaga Mio, Fuchigami Mai, Matsuoka Natsumi, Murashige Anna)
also: first tour apperance by concurrent member Kimoto Kanon 

EVENING CONCERT:
Same setlist as second concert (Chiba evening) with slight changes:
M11 - Natsuiro no Nancy (song by Hayami Yuu ; Anai Chihiro, Kodama Haruka, Tashima Meru, Fuchigami Mai, Kimoto Kanon (instead of Yamamoto Mao))
M14 - Pinocchio Gun (instead of Aa Mujou) (Aramaki, Kurihara, Sakamoto, Sashihara, Tsutsui, Hokazono, Yamauchi, Yamashita)
M19- Matsumurabu (special appearance by Matsumura Kaori)
Medley with Iiwake Maybe
also: several other SKE48 members appeared as part of the audience (Suda Akari, Saito Makiko, Isohara Kyoka, some Kenkyuusei


Sixth Concert, Uminonakamichi Sea Side Park (Fukuoka)
Date: July 13


M01 - Seishun Girls
M02 - HKT48
M03 - Aitakatta
M04 - Beach Sandal (Team H)
M05 - Gokigen Naname na Mermaid (Team KIV)
M06 - Kimi to Niji to Taiyou to (all)
M07 - Sakura, Minna de Tabeta (all)
-----MC-----
M08 - Suika Baby (Tashima Meru, Tomonaga Mio)
M09 - Namida no Shounan (Kodama Haruka, Sakaguchi Riko, Motomura Aoi, Yamamoto Mao, Komada Hiroka)
M10 - Zutto Mae kara (Ota Aika, Kimoto Kanon, Miyawaki Sakura)
M11 - Return Match (Anai Chihiro, Kojina Yui, Matsuoka Natsumi, Moriyasu Madoka)
M12 - Himawari (Ueki Nao, Okamoto Naoko, Sakaguchi Riko, Tashima Meru, Komada Hiroka)
M13 - Shekina Baby (Shake it up Baby) (Uchida Yuya feat. Sashihara Rino)
M14 - Namaiki Lips (Tanaka Miku, Yabuki Nako)
M15 - Hatsukoi Butterfly  (Akiyoshi, Anai, Ota, Kimoto, Kodama, Sashihara,, Tashima, Tomonaga, Fuchigami, Matsuoka, Miyawaki, Murashige, Motomura, Moriyasu)
M16 - Onegai Valentine (all) 
M17 - Suki! Suki! Skip! (all)
-----MC-----
M18 - Summer Medley:
Ponytail to Shushu
Mirai no Kajitsu
Pareo wa EmeraldNagiichi
Gomen ne, Summer
Everyday Kachuusha
-----MC-----
Snow White Play 
 -----MC-----
M20 - AKB48 Group Medley:
UZA
GAGAGA 
Utsukushii Inazuma 
Kamonegikkusu
Oogoe Diamond 
Sansei Kawaii!
Girls Rule
Chuu Shiyou ze!
Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo
Junjou U-19
Kataomoi Finally
River
M21 - Oboete Kudasai
M22 - Namioto no Orgel
M23 - Boku no Uchiage Hanabi (all)
----MC-----
M24 - Koi no Onawa
M25 - Teppen Tocchaken! (Teppen Tottande Fukuoka Version)
M26 - Bingo
M27 - Wink wa Sankai
M28 - Kimi no Koto ga Suki ya ken
M29 - Melon Juice
M30 - Ashita wa Ashita no Kimi ga Umareru
 
----ENCORE-----
EN1 - Suki! Suki! Skip!
EN2 -Rock da yo, Jinsei wa
EN3 - Sakura, Minna de Tabeta
 
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18 July 2014

Otona AKB48 Member Tsukamoto Mariko Makes Theater Debut and "Announces" Graduation

Otona AKB48 Member Tsukamoto Mariko made her theater debut on her 38th birthday on July 16th. She performed  with Team 4 in their current stage show [Idol no Yoake] and centered the unit [Kataomoi Taikakusen]. She had already appeared at several AKB48 shows and concerts but her theater debut came only now, three months after she joined.

One day before this debut Tsukamoto Mariko had already announced her graduation in a Papico CM which did not come as a surprise since she was only a temporary member for the time period of the Papico campaign (until August 31st).

The graduation announcement CM can be watched on the Papico homepage: http://papico.glico.com/cm/14otona_cm5_30b.html


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French Kiss Announces New Single


On July 15th, Kashiwagi Yuki's birthday, AKB48's subunit French Kiss announced the release of a new single. The single is called [Omoidasenai Hana] and will be released on October 1st. It is French Kiss' 6th single and their first single in more than two years. The last one was [Romance Privacy] which was released in July 2012.

Surprisingly, [Omidasenai Hana] will be a folk song, the first one in the AKB48 Group. It is also the title song for Takajo Aki's drama SAVEPOINT and French Kiss' TV show 'French Kiss no Kiss Tabi'.
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17 July 2014

SKE48 Goto Mayuko Announces Graduation

SKE48 Kenkyuusei Goto Mayuko announced her graduation from the group on July 12th during her birthday show. She will have her graduation show on July 29th one day before Owaki Arisa's graduation show.

Goto Mayuko joined SKE48 as part of the 6th Generation in spring 2013.She is the 8th member of the 6th generation to leave.


Goto Mayuko's Graduation Announcement
Original Message
Thank you for holding this wonderful (birthday) show today. Truthfully speaking, this show, this wonderful show, might not have happened (note: referring to the fact that there were no SKE48 Kenkyuusei shows for a while so she did not get a birthday show around her actual birthday, May 31st). But because there were a lot of people who told us at handshake events and in G+ comments and in letters that they will wait for the day when we can do a theater show with all Kenkyuusei, I can now have my birthday show.
I am really happy but, well, to be honest during the time when there were no shows I was full of sorry feelings and frustrating feelings. That is why I am really thankful from the bottom of my heart for being able to perform shows and to hold a birthday show. Since the Seifuku no Me show ended about 3 months have passed. When there were no shows, I really didn't know what to do and for the time being I just went to school normally and with every single day that passed I felt like SKE48 became something more and more distant from me.
But these three months were also an important time in which I was able to face myself. Since I was little I never continued no matter what I started and I caused a lot of trouble to my father and mother and a lot of other people. But in order to not regret anything later I constantly spoke out about what I really wanted to do at the time and that I want to do the things I really felt were fun from the bottom of my heart. Those things I did after speaking so were not all right. I also had a lot of failures and regrets.
But my way of thinking hasn't changed. So one day when I was in my first year of high school I found a life called 'SKE48'. To be honest, it was a completely different world than I had imagined, and I think that there were much more hard things than fun things. But being on stage was so much fun that I forgot all hard and painful things and I could recklessly give my best.
I was really happy when I was with you all. But, I am still searching for something I really want to do. That I am still searching means that SKE48 wasn't right for me, I think. Also, at the moment there is a lot of talking about future paths at school and so I started to think  a lot about my future too. I talked to my teachers at school a lot, and I came to think that I want to learn about beauty (care). Because of that, I want to face and follow the path I have decided.
That's why, after about one and a half years I will graduate SKE48 at the end of July. On this way that I will follow from now on I want to do my best until the end without giving up no matter how hard it will be. So I would be happy if you supported me until the end. Well, having to announce it in this way, looking into the faces of the fans who seemed so happy from the opening on, it became harder and harder for me and it became really difficult to say it. But please support me until the end.
Thank you so much for today.
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13 July 2014

NMB48 National Tour Setlist


NMB48 started its first nationwide tour on July 9th in Tokyo with a concert by Team N and another one on the following day.

A total of 10 concerts in 9 venues are planned for this tour. This post will be updated with the setlists of the follwing concerts.

For the tour dates please see this post.


NMB48 Tour in Summer 2014
Date: 9 July ~ 19 September2014


First Concert, NHK Hall Tokyo
Date: 9th July
Team N (without Murashige Anna)

M01. Takane no Ringo (all)
M02. Fumou no Tochi wo Mankai ni (all)
M03. Korogaru Ishi ni Nare! (all)
---MC---
M04. Nagiichi (all)
M05. Oh my God! (all)
M06. Bokura no Eureka (all)
M07. Flying Get (all)
M08. Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru (all)
M09. Cattleya no Hana wo Miru Tabi ni Omoidasu  (all) 
 ---MC---
M10. Mushi no Ballad (Kishino Rina, Yamamoto Sayaka)
M11. Jungle Gym (Kashiwagi Yuki)
M12. Faint (Kato Yuka, Kotani Riho, Nishimura Aika)
M13. Temodemo no Namida (Jonishi Kei, Yamagishi Natsumi)
M14. Kono Sekai ga Yuki no Naka ni Umoreru Mae ni (Kono Saki, Nishimura Aika, Yamauchi Tsubasa, Yamaguchi Yuuki)
M15. Zipper (Kashiwagi Yuki, Muro Kanako, Yoshida Akari)
M16. Zannen Shoujo (Ota Yuuri, Koga Narumi, Sutou Ririka)
M17. Hajimete no Hoshi (Kashiwagi Yuki, Kato Yuka, Kotani Riho, Jonishi Kei, Yamauchi Tsubasa, Yamamoto Sayaka, Yoshida Akari)
---MC---
M18. "Seito Techou no Shashin wa Ki ni Haitte Inai" no Housoku (all; 'Geinin! The Movie Returns' title song)
M19. 100nen Saki demo (all)
M20. Kamonegikkusu dance mix (all)
M21. Ha! (all)
M22. Todokanasou de Todoku Mono (all)
M23. Kitagwa Kenji (all)
M24. Teppen Tottande (all)
---MC---
M25. Boku no Uchiage Hanabi (all)


---ENCORE---
EN1. Jounetsu Highway (all)
EN2. Denshi wo Oriru (all; Team N song from the new album)
EN3. Ibiza Girl (all)
EN4. Seishun no Laptime (all)


Second Concert, NHK Hall Tokyo
Date: 10th July
Team N (without Sutou Ririka)
Same setlist as first show except for:
-Additional Song between M07 and M08: Melon Juice
-Murashige Anna takes Nishimura Aika's spot in Kono Sekai ga Yuki no Naka ni Umoreru Mae ni
-Nishimura Aika takes Sutou Ririka's spot in Zannen Shoujo
-Additional Encores: E05 and E06 Nagiichi and Teppen Tottande!




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09 July 2014

NMB48 Takayama Riko Announces Graduation

On July 7th NMB48 Kenkyuusei Takayama Riko has announced her graduation. The reason given is that she wants to focus on her studies. Her graduation show will be held on July 19th.

Takayama Riko joined NMB48 as pat of the 3rd generation in early 2012. She was the last 3rd generation member left unpromoted and after about 2 and a half years as a Kenkyuusei she has now decided to leave.


Takayama Riko's Graduation Announcement
Original Message
I have an announcement for you. I, Takayama Riko, will graduate from NMB48.
I joined NMB48 when I was in my 6th year of elementary school and I planned to dedicate my whole daily life to NMB48 in my own way. But since I became a 3rd year junior high student this spring I started to think about my studies frequently.
I am not very skilled so until now I wasn't able to properly balance my studies and NMB48. As a result of worrying and wavering I decided to now put what I have dedicated to NMB48 so far in my studies and concentrate on them.
Those feelings I told you about, my wish to be promoted to a team or to be chosen as single senbatsu, are no lie at all.
I am really sorry that so far I couldn't give back to you. But from now on I will concentrate on my studies and it would be nice if I'll be able to come back in front of you one day.
There is not much time left but please support me.
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SKE48 Announces 7th Generation Auditions


SKE48 has announced a new round of auditions to find 7th generation members. Application period starts on July 19th and ends on August 31st.

This audition will be different than previous ones in two ways. First, the karaoke-on-demand system DAM★Tomo will be used for the auditions and second the fans will decide who will become the new members!

Girls aged 11 and above (no upper age limit indicated!) who live in Japan can apply for the audition via mail, internet or DAM★Tomo. The first two audition rounds will be held as usual (1. examination of application documents, 2. interview) but in round 3 and 4 the fans will have their say. Round 3 will be a 'web voting' and the final 4th round a 'karaoke request voting'. This means that fans can go visit the LIVE DAM karaoke rooms and if they watch the clip of a candidate completely this candidate will get one point. This final round will take place at the end of 2014/start of 2015.

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06 July 2014

SKE48 Owaki Arisa Announces Graduation


On July 6th Team E member Owaki Arisa has announced that she will graduate SKE48 because she wants to try other things in life. She will leave at the end of this month but a precise date has not been decided yet.

Owaki Arisa joined SKE48 as part of the 5th Generation in fall 2011. She was promoted to Team E during the Daisokaku Matsuri this year.


Owaki Arisa's Graduation Announcement
Original Message
I have to tell you something.
At the end of this month I, Owaki Arisa, will graduate from SKE48. I was finally promoted to this Team E. It was a long-awaited promotion but I have found some things I want to try, things I'd like to do. I thought that from now on I want to do a variety of things and so I decided to graduate.
There is only a short time left but please, until the end of July, support me, Team E and SKE48.
Thank you very much for a fun time until now!
I will continue my activities until the end of July so please support me.
Thank you.
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03 July 2014

AKB48 Group Resumes Handshake Events

 AKB48 has announced that they will hold handshake events again. After the attack on May 25th all handshake events had been cancelled but now the AKB48 group starts to reestablish them.

On July 5th, the AKB48 Group theater version handshake event for [Mae Shika Mukanee] will be held in Tokyo. And on July 6th, NMB48 will hold a national handshake event in Osaka.

For both events stricter security rules have been decided. At the entrance belongings will be checked and the bags you are allowed are limited to one per person with a maxium size of 90 cm (height, width and length). Those who don't have a handshake ticket also can't enter the venue. Metal detectors will also be established. Those who bring beverages will have to taste it in front of staff members and all non-drink liquids will have to undergo some kind of security check (for the NMB48 event any liquids that are not for drinking aren't allowed at all). Cans and glass bottles are not allowed. Before the actuall handshake with a member baggage has to be put aside at a designated spot outside the handshake booth. Offcial goods shop, trading areas, places for exchaging birthday message cards, girls-only area and family area which are usually set up at such an AKB48 event will not be set up this time. For the NMB48 event, goods will be sold.

Some other information on the NMB48 event: This time only 15 members, all part of senbatsu, will be present. A mini-live usually held at national handshake events will not be performed.


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29 June 2014

SKE48 15th Single Title and Senbatsu Announced


On July 30th SKE48 will release its 15th single and now the title and senbatsu have been announced. The single is called [Bukiyou Taiyou] ('clumsy sun').

For the first time in SKE48's history senbatsu consists of 20 members. Iwanaga Tsugumi, Kumazaki Haruka and Futamura Haruka make their senbatsu debut. Transferred/concurrent members Miyazawa Sae, Watanabe Miyuki, Sato Sumire and Yamada Nana also appear for the first time in SKE48 senbatsu.

SKE48 15th Single [Bukiyou Taiyou] Senbatsu
Team S: Azuma Rion, Oya Masana, Kitagawa Ryoha, Futamura Haruka, Matsui Jurina, Miyazawa Sae, Watanabe Miyuki
Team KII: Oba Mina, Takayanagi Akane, Furukawa Airi, Furuhata Nao, Yamada Nana  
Team E: Iwanaga Tsugumi, Umemoto Madoka, Kimoto Kanon, Kumazaki Haruka, Sato Sumire, Shibata Aya, Suda Akari, Matsui Rena

In: Iwanaga Tsugumi, Kumazaki Haruka, Sato Sumire, Futamura Haruka, Miyazawa Sae, Yamada Nana, Watanabe Miyuki

Out: Ishida Anna, Kizaki Yuria, Yamada Mizuho

Official Announcement video:

 
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