Latest promotional video from AKB48 for their 56th single, “Sustainable (サステナブル)”.
Note: Apologies for the brevity of this New PV Alert. We are catching up after an intense week of … life.
AKB48 (pronounced A.K.B. Forty-Eight derived from Akihabara 48) are a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara (Akiba for short) area in Tokyo, where the group has their own theater located on the eighth floor of the Don Quijote store. The group includes over 130 members as of December 2015, aged from their early teens to their mid-20s. AKB48’s producer, Yasushi Akimoto, wanted to form a girl group with its own theater (unlike pop groups performing occasional concerts and seen on television) and performing daily so fans could always see them live. This “idols you can meet” concept includes teams which can rotate performances and perform simultaneously at several events and “handshake” events, where fans can meet group members. AKB48 is dispatched into 5 teams, chronologically named “Team A”, “Team K”, “Team B”, “Team 4”, and “Team 8” with Kenkyūsei (trainees) members training to be promoted into one of these teams. The 1st generation members were announced in October, 2005, debuting on December 8, 2005.
More AKB48 coverage from New School Kaidan
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