13 September 2013
NMB48 Team BII Announces New Stage
On September 13, Team BII performed the stage [Party ga Hajimaru yo] as a special and during this show it was announced that they will start a new stage. Team BII's current stage [Aitakatta] will have its Senshuuraku (final performance) on October 17 and the new stage will start on November 1.
NMB48 started [Aitakatta], originally Team A's 2nd Stage, in April last year as a Kenkyuusei stage for their 3rd Generation Kenkyuusei. When Team BII was formed in October last year, the [Aitakatta] stage was continued as Team BII's 1st Stage.
As previously reported, new stages for all teams have been announced during AKB48's Tokyo Dome Concert. Team BII's Shonichi (first performance) was set for August 9 next year, still almost a whole year to go. So the new stage about to start in November will most probably be either a redone stage or a waiting stage.
I am glad about this announcement. Team BII still has a long way to go compared to other teams and Aitakatta isn't really a stage that makes a team stand out, it has been performed by too many other teams. I hope Team BII gets a stage where they can grow as performers and show their potential.