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Akihabara, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan (2005 – present)

AKB48 is an all-female Japanese theater/idol group. As of November 2014 AKB48 currently consists of 138 members divided into five teams: Team A, Team K, Team B, Team 4 and Team 8. Team A contain 24 members, Team K contain 21 members, Team B contain 23 members, Team 4 contain 23 members, while Team 8 contain 47 members. Unlike other idol groups in Japan, AKB48 are theatre-based and have their own theatre in Akihabara, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan where they perform once every weekday, and twice on both Saturday and Sunday. The theatre is set up on the 8th floor of Don Quixote.

In December 2005, the group debuted in the theatre with only 20 girls, later known as Team A. A new audition was announced, this audition was held in cooperation with Japanese telecom company NTT DoCoMo. It was the first audition ever where the applicants had to send in their audition video with their mobile phones. 19 of the 11,892 applicants were chosen to join AKB48, but in the end only 18 girls joined the group to become Team K in April 2006.

Their debut single dropped in February 2006, which made it to #10 on Oricon charts and sold 22,011 units in its first week. By far, all title songs released as a single has been made a tie-up song for a tv show, a movie or for a commercial. On December 31 2007, 46 members of AKB48 appeared on the 58th Annual Kohaku Uta Gassen for the first time. They sang as part of the Akihabara performance, they became the most number of people in a single group to be on stage at one time.


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  • xxxratedcunt

    Voted for Tomu, Mayu and Nattsun (bought Type III and two extra codes on eBay) - I hope Umechan, Yagi and Sayaya rank, Okada N staying with UG and Yuria increases her ranking.

    8 hours ago Reply
  • Nyappybunny

    Nattsun ;^; ♥ [3]

    Yesterday 7:35pm Reply
  • Purple-hime

    Hope Yukirin wins ☆

    Yesterday 5:11pm Reply
  • Purple-hime

    Vote for Renacchi, Nagisa and Anna ❤️

    Yesterday 5:10pm Reply
  • Kirlia20

    pls come to brazil [2]

    Yesterday 10:09am Reply
  • xxxratedcunt

    Nattsun ;^; ♥ [2] I put a vote on her...hope she can make it to the top 80.

    21 May 9:10pm Reply
  • Frugeleitor

    pls come to brazil

    21 May 7:38pm Reply
  • Pheebs-

    Nattsun ;^; ♥

    21 May 11:05am Reply
  • xxxratedcunt

    My beloved 12th hurts for Hirarii though: she was the only one who didn't make it to the prelims.

    21 May 2:06am Reply
  • unsaidethings

    and Karen ranked too. T_T

    21 May 1:57am Reply
  • xxxratedcunt

    KOJIMA NATSUKI!! KOJIMA NATSUKI RANKED! (hope she makes it to the final couting)

    21 May 1:47am Reply
  • airi_doki

    I don't care who wins, I only hope that Jurina won't rank high[46796] HAHAHAHA

    20 May 7:14pm Reply
  • elt220

    Yukirin for the win!

    19 May 11:29pm Reply
  • Frugeleitor

    I don't care who wins, I only hope that Jurina won't rank high[46795]

    19 May 12:05am Reply
  • Nyappybunny

    @iorweth_ Oh yes i found it thanks:)

    18 May 8:16pm Reply
  • unsaidethings

    I don't care who wins, I only hope that Jurina won't rank high [5] LMAO slay

    18 May 3:39pm Reply
  • BabiEverx

    I hope an AKB48 member wins and I hope that Jurina won't rank high

    18 May 2:54pm Reply
  • iorweth_

    @Nyappybunny full mv was out a week or two ago, though. You just have to look outside youtube.

    18 May 11:58am Reply
  • ZarkoMufc

    I don't care who wins, I only hope that Jurina won't rank high [4] eh

    17 May 11:44pm Reply
  • Nyappybunny

    I want a full mv of 僕たちは戦わない ♥ ♥

    17 May 7:33pm Reply
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