Unlike what I posted previously, only 3 AKB48 Kenkyuuseis will be taking part in the main tournament at Nippon Budokan. Just like SKE48 and NMB48, the members will go through a preliminary round to decide which members will take part in the main tournament on 20th of September. SKE48 and NMB48 will have 5 slots each by the way.
All 3 preliminary groups have done a draw at their respective theaters some days ago. I made a romanised bracket chart, check the images below to see which member will go against who. Click the images to view it in full size. And feel free to spread them around (but with credit of course).
NMB48's preliminary round takes place today in 4 hours! Are you excited?
Preliminary Rounds Schedule
16 July 2011: NMB48 in Zepp Osaka
18 July 2011: AKB48 Kenkyuusei in AKB48 Theater
20 July 2011: SKE48 in Ichinomiya Hall