Tag Archive: AKB48

Kitahara Rie announced her graduation from NGT48

Kitahara Rie (北原里英) - NGT48Kitahara Rie announced her graduation from NGT48.

This announcement was made by herself on August 21 during a concert celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the NGT48 at the Niigata City History Museum.

Kitahara Rie, nicknamed Kitarie (きたりえ), is the captain of Team NII from NGT48 since 2016. She joined AKB48 in October 2007 as a trainee member (Kenkyuusei) and a 5th generation member of AKB48 ; she was transferred to Team A in 2008 for her debut, Team B in 2009 and Team K as vice-captain in 2012. She became a member of the Team S from SKE48 in 2012 before being transferred to NGT48 in 2015.

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AKB48 – #SukiNanda

AKB48 - #SukiNandaAKB48 will release their 49th single #SukiNanda (#好きなんだ) on August 30.

The 16 selected members (senbatsu) are  : Yokoyama Yui, Watanabe Mayu, Takahashi Juri, Okada Nana (AKB48 & STU48), Matsui Jurina (SKE48), Soda Sarina (SKE48), Takayanagi Akane (SKE48), Furuhata Nao (SKE48), Suda Akari (SKE48), Yoshida Akari (NMB48), Shiroma Miru (NMB48), Sashihara Rino (HKT48 & STU48), Miyawaki Sakura (AKB48 & HKT48), Ogino Yuka (NGT48), Kitahara Rie (NGT48) et Honma Hinata (NGT48).

The central member is Sashihara Rino.

The short versions of the MVs have been released.

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Watanabe Mayu announced her graduation from AKB48

Watanabe Mayu (渡辺麻友) - AKB48Watanabe Mayu announced her graduation from AKB48.

The announcement was made by herself on June 17, during the 49th selection (senbatsu) of AKB48 members (for the next 49th single).

She explained that she wanted to open up to other areas and have a fresh start after 10 years as an idol.

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AKB48 – Negaigoto no Mochigusare

AKB48 - Negaigoto no MochigusareAKB48 will release their 48th single Negaigoto no Mochigusare (願いごとの持ち腐れ) on May 31.

The short versions of the MVs have been unveiled. The full music video for Negaigoto no Mochigusare lasts 11 minutes.

The center position is held by Matsui Jurina (SKE48) and Miyawaki Sakura (AKB48 & HKT48).

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Itano Tomomi – #Iine!

Itano Tomomi - #Iine!The 9th single of Itano Tomomi will be on sale on May 17.

It is entitled #Iine! (#いいね!).

The MV was unveiled. The video and the song take the theme of spring as a season of new beginnings and has Tomomi Itano enduring a series of unfortunate events but through it all she just shrugs them off and sings.

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Interview : Iwasa Misaki

Iwasa Misaki (岩佐美咲)Former member of AKB48, Iwasa Misaki pursues her solo career as an enka for a few years.

Wasamin was the guest of Japan Expo Sud 2017 in France in February.

We had the opportunity to meet Iwasa Misaki for an interview during the event.

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Graduation of Kizaki Yuria from AKB48

Kizaki Yuria (木﨑ゆりあ) - AKB48Kizaki Yuria announced her graduation from AKB48.

This announcement was made on April 12 during the radio show All Night Nippon with the presence of the AKB48 members, Yokoyama Yui and Iriyama Anna.

The date of her graduation ceremony hasn’t been determined yet.

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Graduation of Nakamura Mariko from AKB48

Nakamura Mariko (中村麻里子) - AKB48The vice-captain of Team A, Nakamura Mariko (中村麻里子), announced her graduation from AKB48.

This announcement was made on March 15 during a concert of the AKB48 at the group’s theater.

The reason she decided to leave the group is due to her desire to be a TV newscaster and to be a personality loved by the people of her area. As a result, she will join Sun Television in Hyogo from April to become an TV announcer.

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AKB48 – Shoot Sign

AKB48 - Shoot SignAKB48 will release their 47th single Shoot Sign (シュートサイン) on March 15 .

The central member is Kojima Haruna. This is the last appearance of 1st generation member Kojiharu with the famous idol group, since Kojima Haruna graduated from AKB48 and held a last concert with AKB48 on last February 22. She also performs a solo song on this single.

The title song is used as the theme song of the drama Tofu Pro Wrestling in which plays Kojima and some AKB48 members .

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