What company is AKB48?

What company is AKB48?

AKB48 (pronounced A.K.B. Forty-Eight) is a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara (Akiba for short) area in Tokyo, where the group’s theater is located.

Did Sakura leave AKB48?

Indeed, she confirmed her departure and officially left the group after her graduation in June. Now that she is already free to do any promotions, Miyawaki Sakura let go of one last tie she had before moving forward with HYBE.

What does Sakura Miyawaki do now?

Miyawaki took a hiatus from HKT48 in 2018 after placing second in the reality competition show Produce 48, joining the South Korea-based girl group Iz*One. After the group’s dissolution in 2021, she graduated from the 48 system that same year and began to focus activities in South Korea.

Can AKB48 members dye their hair?

To every AKB48 member: Do as you please with the color of your hair. It’s fine if the staff, as their leaders, guide them and say: “You must always greet everyone,” “You shouldn’t use your cellphone during work” or “It’s very important to respect schedules,” but telling them “You must keep your hair black“?

At what age do you graduate from AKB48?

All the girls are aged between 13 and their early 20s, and when members outgrow the group they move on to become “graduates”.

How many Senbatsu are there?

The Senbatsu Election (選抜総選挙) (also known as Senbatsu Sousenkyo) is an annual event where fans can vote for their favorite AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 or HKT48 members. After the votes are submitted, the 80 members who received the most votes are announced on the day of the election.

How much is AKB48 membership?

Currently eight generations (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 11th) do not have any remaining active members. As of May 2022, AKB48 has 73 members and 11 kenkyuusei.

What is the abbreviation for AKB48?

For a single group, see AKB48. AKB48 Group ( Japanese: AKB48グループ, Hepburn: AKB48 gurūpu), or AKB48 sister groups, shortened to 48 Group, 48g, refers to the sister groups of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48.

What is AKB48’s relationship with showroom?

Since 2016, the streaming platform ‘SHOWROOM’ collaborates with the AKB48 group and offers a steady supply of rotating group members streaming in private situations. Tower Records Japan CEO Ikuo Minewaki described AKB48 as a popular act, and the group has been characterized as a social phenomenon in Japan.

What is AKB48 China’s upcoming promotions?

Unlike the established Shanghai sister group SNH48, AKB48 China will act as bridge between Japan and China, bringing Japanese members to the upcoming AKB48 China Theatre. Upcoming promotions include a television drama being filmed and a new online game. On January 25, 2017, the group released the eighth studio album Thumbnail.

What is the AKB48 Theater?

The AKB48 Theater is in the Don Quijote store in Akihabara, Tokyo. The group is split into several teams, reducing its members’ workload (since the theater’s near-daily performance is by only one team at a time) and enabling AKB48 to perform simultaneously in several places.