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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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03 January 2012

Shimada Rena Named NMB 2nd Gen Captain + Team M to be Formed

During its New Years Show on January 3rd, NMB48 surprised its fans with two important announcement. First of all, Shimada Rena was named captain of NMB48's 2nd Generation Kenkyuuseis. Additionally, it was announced that Team M will finally be formed on January 26th.

It was about time for Team M to be formed. It has been almost a year since Team N was formed, and more than half a year since the 2nd Generation Kenkyuusei members made their first appearance, so I can only welcome this announcement.

In contrast, making Shimada Rena captain is a difficult case. She just returned to the group after being on suspension because of a big purikura scandal. I have nothing against her personally or her return to the group, but making a scandal girl captain might affect the group's image and cause criticism by a lot of fans. Letting that aside, there is another thing that bothers me: since when do generations have captains? They usually only announce captains for teams, so this is strange.

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