24 July 2011
Team 4 Captain Announced + 2 Kenkyusei Promotions
Team 4 Member Oba Mina was announced as the Captain of Team 4 during the 2nd concert at Seibu Dome on July 23. Nicknamed Minarun, she is currently the oldest member of Team 4 at age 19.
In addition to Minarun's promotion, two 10gen Kenkyuuseis were also promoted to Team 4, bringing the member count of Team 4 to 12. The two are Abe Maria and Iriyama Anna.
Regarding the Kenkyuusei Janken preliminaries which Iriyama Anna won a slot, this was not seen beforehand and management has apologized. She will still be in the Kenkyuusei slot in the main tournament.
Abe Maria who did not win, will not be included in the main tournament as part of Team 4.
Congratulations to Oba Mina, Abe Maria, and Iriyama Anna!