23 September 2013
Finalists for AKB48's Draft Meeting Revealed
As previously announced, the AKB48 group will hold a draft meeting on November 10 where team captains of the 48 groups will draft new members for their team. The candidate audition for this draft meeting has been finished and the final 30 girls were presented to the public on September 22. The youngest candidates are 12 and the oldest is 24.
These 30 candidates will now be further presented in different media until the actual draft meeting and then it is up to the captains who they want for their team.
The candidates are from left to right:
Front row: Takatera Sana (13), Takatsuka Natsuki (13), Souda Sarina (20), Sutou Ririka (16), Suzuki Nene (17), Shimoguchi Hinana (12), Komiyama Yuka (24), Goudo Saki (17), Koishi Kumiko (18), Kawamoto Saya (15), Kaneko Mirei (16), Kaga Madoka (17), Ueshima Ayuka (13), Iso Kanae (20), Arai Yuki (15)
Back row: Yokoshima Aeri (13), Yamamoto Mao (17), Murakami Haruka (13), Mizuta Akira (16), Matsumoto Chikako (13), Majima Wakana (13), Fujimaki Maria (13), Fukushi Nao (14), Gotou Moe (12), Nishiyama Rena (12), Naiki Kokoro (16), Tomita Yoshino (13), Takei Sara (14), Takita Kayoko (16), Takahashi Mio (17)