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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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24 August 2011

AKB48 22nd Single [Flying Get] sells a million in a day

AKB48's latest single [Flying Get] released today and the sales are just staggering. I'm still shocked. Over 1 million copies sold in just it's first day. I've got no words for this. My hands are down. This is incredible.

Honestly I wasn't expecting them to sell so much, higher than their previous single Everyday, Kachuusha's 1st day (942k). Usually the single after the senbatsu elections will decrease in sales. After all, the wotas broke their budget buying 100 copies to vote for their favorites. So Flying Get selling more than Everyday, Kachuusha is amazing. Flying Get is also one of AKB48's weaker singles IMO. It's not as fun as the other singles.
So how long will it take for it to beat Everyday Kachuusha's total sales up to now? It stands at 1.5 million.

Unfortunately this success does not come without tragedy. If I'm not wrong, Passpo made a bet that if they do not get 1st place for their single ViVi Natsu, one of their members Fujimoto Yukimi will shave her hair bald. They got third with 14k sold. Will she still do it? I hope not. I feel sad for her now :(

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