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#1 mochichan

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:38 PM (Edited by mochichan, 24 October 2015 - 06:32 PM.)

The Official AKB48 Thread

 

 

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AKB48 (derived from Akihabara 48) is a female Japanese idol group produced by Akimoto Yasushi. They have their own theater in Akihabara (a district in Tokyo) where they perform regularly. The concept of the group is "idols you can meet". AKB48 is named after Akihabara (Akiba for short), the area in Tokyo where the group's theater is located. The idea of AKB48's producer Yasushi Akimoto was to create a girl group that, unlike a regular pop group, which gives occasional concerts and that is mostly seen on TV, would have its own theater and perform there on a daily basis; the fans would always be able to go and see the girls live. AKB48 still performs at the theater daily, with tickets distributed by lottery. Akimoto has also expanded the AKB48 concept to several sister groups throughout Asia. 

 

The group consists of four "teams" (subgroups): Team A, Team K, and Team B, and Team 4. Having several teams not only allows the group to reduce the load on its members, since a daily concert at the theater is given by only one team, but also gives AKB48 opportunity to perform in several places and even countries simultaneously. Each of the teams also has a unique image. According to member Misaki Iwasa, Team A represents freedom, Team B is very idol-like with cutesy costumes, while Team K has a strong and powerful image. In 2010, Team 4 was formed, however, disbanded after 2 years. A new Team 4 was revived in 2013 with different members. 

According to an early press release, the group intended to have 16 members on each team to make a total member count of 48 but had varied the member count over time, and had as many as 92. A number of aspiring members (so-called trainees or kenkyūsei (研究生?)) learn the group's songs and are appointed as understudies for the main members, so that a replacement is always available. 

 

In addition to singing performances, members are heavily promoted throughout the Japanese mass media. The group regularly holds "handshake events", where fans get a chance to shake hands with the group's members.

 

Currently, they hold the record of having the highest overall single sales (of a female group) on the Oricon charts.

 

AKB48 Teams 

 

Team A 

 

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Team K 

 

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Team B 

 

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Team 4

 

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AKB48 Election

 

It is an even that take place once a year in the summer where fans of AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48 votes for their favorite members. Originally mandatory, in 2013, members were given choices to sign up for the election or bow out in the newly established candidacy system. 

1st to 16th places will take place in main single promotion on TV music shows and varieties. 

17th - 32th are Undergirls 

33th to 48th are Next girls 

49th to 60th are Future Girls 

 

Results of 2014 election

 

Spoiler

 

AKB48 Janken

 

Janken or rock paper scissor competition is held once every year to determine the senbatsu members that will take place in the winter single at the end of the year. Unlike election, Janken is by luck which give unpopular girls a chance to make senbatsu. 

 

2010 Janken Queen - AKB48 Uchida Mayumi

2011 Janken Queen - AKB48 Shinoda Mariko

2012 Janken Queen - AKB48 Shimazaki Haruka

2013 Janken Queen - SKE48 Matsui Jurina

2014 Janken Queen - NMB48 Watanabe Miyuki

 

 

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Where to find AKB48 videos/subbed videos

 

SHOW48 - subbed 48G videos stream site

AKB48 Official Youtube Channel

Dailymotion channel

JPOPSUKI

 

Subbing groups

 

Myaidol

GUILD48

SUB48

UKN48

 

Soloists

Itano Tomomi

Maeda Atsuko

Iwasa Misaki

Watanabe Mayu

Sashihara Rino

Kashiwagi Yuki

Takahashi Minami

Matsui Sakiko

Kasai Tomomi

Kuramochi Asuka

 

 

Sub-units

no3b (ノースリーブス)

Watarirouka Hashiritai (渡り廊下走り隊)

French Kiss (フレンチ・キス)

Not yet

DiVA

NO NAME

TEAM SURPRISE (チームサプライズ)

 

 

 

 

 

Discography 

 

 

Singles

 

 

Digital Singles

 

 

Original Albums

  • [2011.06.08] Koko ni Ita Koto (ここにいたこと)
  • [2012.08.15] 1830m
  • [2014.01.22] Tsugi no Ashiato (次の足跡)
  • [2015.01.21] Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! (ここがロドスだ、ここで跳べ!) 

 

 

Best Albums

 

 

Stage Albums

 

 

Manga/Anime

 

 

Dramas

 

 

TV shows

 

  • AKBINGO
  • Shuukan AKB
  • Naruhodo High school
  • Nemousu TV
  • AKB Kousagi Dojo
  • Ariyoshi AKB Kyouwakoku
  • AKB to XX!
  • AKB MOTOR CLUB

 

Documentaries 


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#2 Virgin Mary's Vagina

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

*patiently waits for Mocchi to come*


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#3 Romeo

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:00 PM

*Waiting for Mochi*

 

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#4 Timmeon

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

*tap tap tap*


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#5 cluel

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:24 PM

Does Mochi have twitter?
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#6 mglsts

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:27 PM

Hopefully Ice can reach her.


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#7 hyunks

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:29 PM

Hello ~


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#8 hyoyeon

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:33 PM

waiting waiting waiting


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#9 ezacessline

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:35 PM

Hello! So happy to see everyone  ;) .


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#10 Timmeon

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:38 PM

Hopefully Ice can reach her.

She was on the Refugee forum, so I guess she will know.


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#11 Romeo

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:38 PM

Kuramochi in Guam for PV shooting

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Does Mochi have twitter?

She does but she very rarely uses it

 

She was on the temporary forum so she should find this one soon.


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#12 hyunks

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:46 PM

These two together omg

 

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Perfect~

 

*patiently waits for Mocchi to come*

Your sig is one of my edits aghdfkjfk


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#13 Virgin Mary's Vagina

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:53 PM

These two together omg

 

http://25.media.tumblr.com/64b5fbf813ed5...

 

Perfect~

 

Your sig is one of my edits aghdfkjfk

 

What's your Tumblr?

 

Anyway it seems like the notification thing doesn't work on this site, since you just quoted me but it didn't notify me 


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#14 hyunks

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

What's your Tumblr?

 

Anyway it seems like the notification thing doesn't work on this site, since you just quoted me but it didn't notify me 

shoujotachi.tumblr.com ^^

 

I'm getting notifications - both for this thread, which I follow, and when people quote me  :huh:


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#15 Nyokou

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:10 PM

shoujotachi.tumblr.com ^^

 

I'm getting notifications - both for this thread, which I follow, and when people quote me  :huh:

 

Random but I love your sig! So cute! :wub:

 

This morning I changed my laptop's wallpaper to Sayanee... can't get over how cute she is :D


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#16 Kaity

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:18 PM

Maybe I will start posting here now  :lol:


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:22 PM

Maybe I will start posting here now  :lol:

Hello, thar. And please do.^^

 

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NMB BII girls are handing out flyers in front of the theater to attract more people to their theater performances. :lol:  So cute.


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#18 hyoyeon

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:28 PM

I'm here~  :P

rejoice!


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:37 PM

These two together omg

 

http://25.media.tumblr.com/64b5fbf813ed5...

 

Perfect~

 

Your sig is one of my edits aghdfkjfk

Shippable :wub:

 

Maybe I will start posting here now  :lol:

Same...lol...but then I just lurk :ph34r:


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#20 hyunks

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:40 PM

Random but I love your sig! So cute! :wub:

 

This morning I changed my laptop's wallpaper to Sayanee... can't get over how cute she is :D

Sayanee is adorable  :D

 

Thank you ^^


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