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11 October 2011

Team 4 1st Stage [Boku no Taiyou] Shonichi

After 4 months of wait, AKB48's Team 4 finally had their first stage [Boku no Taiyou]'s opening day on 10th October 2011, and it was revealed which girls take which spots in the units.

As Team 4 officially only has 11 members and a usual stage needs 16 girls, four 10th generation and one 11th generation kenkyuusei member performed with them. In addition, since Oba Mina is currently under suspension, 11th generation kenkyuusei Kawaei Rina took her position.

Furthermore, it was announced during the performance that Shimada Haruka would be the temporary captain of Team 4 until Oba Mina, former captain, comes back.

Performing members
Team 4: Abe Maria, Iriyama Anna, Shimada Haruka, Shimazaki Haruka, Ichikawa Miori, Takeuchi Miyu, Nakamura Mariko, Nakamata Shiori, Nagao Mariya, Yamauchi Suzuran
10th Gen Kenkyuusei: Izuta Rina, Kato Rena, Kobayashi Marina, Fujita Nana
11th Gen Kenkyuusei: Kawaei Rina, Kojima Natsuki

AKB48 Team 4 1st Stage
Boku no Taiyou
M00 - Overture
M01 - Dreamin' girls
M03 - Mirai no Kajitsu
M04 - Viva! Hurricane
M05 - Idol Nante Yobanaide (Shimazaki Haruka, Ichikawa Miori, Kato Rena, Kojima Natsuki)
M06 - Boku to Juliet to Jet Coaster (Shimada Haruka, Abe Maria, Izuta Rina)
M07 - Higurashi no Koi (Takeuchi Miyu, Kawaei Rina)
M08 - Itoshisa no Defense (Nagao Mariya, Yamauchi Suzuran, Kobayashi Marina)
M09 - Himawari (Nakamura Mariko, Iriyama Anna, Nakamata Shiori, Fujita Nana)
M10 - Takeuchi Senpai
M11 - Sonna Konna Wake de
M12 - Deja Vu
M13 - Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka?
M14 - Lay down
M15 - BINGO!
M16 - Boku no Taiyou

In addition to this setlist, they also performed AKB48's latest million-selling single, Flying Get.

Honestly, I never really liked this stage but I am interested to see my favourite girls Maria, Marinchan and Naana in the units. I really hope the 10th generation kenkyuusei will get promoted soon!

As for the temporary captain arrangement, I'm not actually sure there's any real role for the captain since Team 4 is still so new, so I don't know why there needs to be a temporary captain. However, I feel glad that there's some assurance Minarun will still get her captain title back in the end.

Check out pictures of the performance, courtesy of Oricon.

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