On March 11th, 2012, the 1 year anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake, AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 will each hold a charity performance at their respective theaters.
This charity performances is call the [Tohoku Earthquake Reconstruction Support Special Performance]. Normally a performance in the theaters would cost 3,000yen (prices vary between groups and teams), but this time entry is free of charge.
The show will start from 14:30 to 16:00 JST. All members of their respective groups, including Kenkyuusei, will perform.
AKB48: 90 members
SKE48: 68 members
NMB48: 67 members
HKT48: 21 members
*members are subject to change depending on health
AKB48 started the [Dareka no tame ni Project] (What can I do for someone Project) shortly after the earthquake on March 2011. The project has since raised more than 1.25 billion yen for the Japan Red Cross.
Wow a free live performance. But how will they organize the crowd? The AKB48 theater can only fit 250. Are the fans gonna camp outside the Donki (and the sister groups theaters too) from the wee hours of the day? =/