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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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30 November 2011

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 [Kibou Sanmyaku] First Day Sales

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7's adorable retro-flavored single [Kibou Sanmyaku] has finally been released!  As the theme song for popular anime series [Crayon Shin-chan], I thought that might offer a boost to their sales since exposure is good and all.

On their first day, the single sold 55423 copies, coming in #3 in the daily rankings just behind KAT-TUN and Tohoshinki.  While the ranking placement is one lower than for [Hetappi Wink], that's likely attributable to the tough competition they were up against, because the number of copies sold is actually nearly double that of their previous single which sold only about 30k in the first day.  That's definitely a nice improvement to see!

Let's just hope this keeps up through the end of the week and they can stay within the top three in rankings!

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