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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!
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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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23 October 2011

HKT48 makes it's public debut in AKB48's handshake event

HKT48, the newest member of the 48 family, has made their public debut today at AKB48's Nationwide Handshake Event today in the Seibu Dome. They performed [Skirt, Hirari] to an audience of more than 15,000.

HKT48 is based in Fukuoka, and their theater will be beside the Fukuoka Dome. They are the 4th OOO48 group to be formed, and 5th if you count in SDN48. The group plans to have a theater debut later this year

The 1st generation members of HKT48 have an average age of 13.8 years old, the youngest average age so far among all the groups. NMB48's 1st and 2nd generations had an average age of 14.7 and 14 respectively when they debuted. The oldest member on HKT48 is just 17 years old!

Top row, from left: Abe Kyoka, Eto Sayaka, Nakanishi Ayaka, Imada Mina, Shimono Yuki, Kumazawa Serina, Ueki Nao, Nakanishi Chiyori, Moriyasu Madoka, Anai Chihiro, Sugamoto Yuko

Bottom row, from left: Tanaka Natsumi, Furugawa Maiko, Komori Yui, Taniguchi Airi, Wakatabe Haruka, Motomura Aoi, Murashige Anna, Miyawaki Sakura, Matsuoka Natsumi, Kodama Haruka

pictures from natalie.mu, oricon.jp

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