28 April 2013
[AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai] Concert Promotions and Concurrent Team Changes
With today's [AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai] Concert at Nippon Budokan, we got a couple of member promotions as well as shocking member shuffles. First of all, the remaining 12th generation kenkyuusei were promoted today.
Sasaki Yukari promoted to Team A.
Hirata Rina promoted to Team K.
Oomori Miyu promoted to Team B.
Last year during Tokyo Dome concert it was announced that Yokoyama Yui, Kitahara Rie, Kotani Riho and Ishida Anna will hold concurrent positions in NMB48, SKE48 and AKB48 respectively. Today the 3 members were released from their concurrent positions with new members from AKB filling them. Not only them but a lot of members were transferred to different teams, now holding posts in two teams.
Concurrent position cancellations
AKB48 Team K Kitahara Rie is no longer in SKE48 Team S
AKB48 Team A Yokoyama Yui is no longer in NMB48 Team N
SKE48 Team S Ishida Anna is no longer in AKB48 Team B
NMB48 Team N Kotani Riho is no longer in AKB48 Team A
New concurrent positions
Oba Mina → AKB48 Team B / SKE48 Team KII
Ichikawa Miori → AKB48 Team B / NMB48 Team N
Furuhata Nao → SKE48 Team E / AKB48 Team K
Yagura Fuuko → NMB48 Team M / AKB48 Team A
Kodama Haruka → HKT48 Team H / AKB48 Team A
Miyazawa Sae → SNH48 / AKB48 Team K
Suzuki Mariya → SNH48 / AKB48 Team A
Takajo Aki → JKT48 / AKB48 Team B
Along with that Sashihara Rino holds a position as the HKT48 theater manager as well as HKT48 Team H member.
I'm glad about the promotions because it was high time for the three to be promoted. About the transfer to teams, I am dreading that this is already going to be a thing for 48 group now. Also Sasshi as manager, I'm definitely not sure about this decision.