Saturday, January 25, 2014

AKB48 to form a new "Team 8", to kick off in March and make their theater debut in August

1: ベジータφ ★ 2014/01/23(木) 21:11:46.19 ID:???0
AKB48 announced that they will be forming their 5th team called "Team 8" at the presscon prior to the AKB Request Hour Setlist Best 100, held on the 23rd of January. The new team will not consist of trainees and existing members. Instead, Fuji TV and the various TV stations from the 47 prefectures in Japan will hold a nationwide audition, as 1 representative from each prefecture will form the group (A total of 47 people).

AKB has always had the concept of "idols you can meet", but this new team will be "idols who will come to meet you" as they will be travelling around the nation to meet their fans.

They will be kicking off their activities at Akihabara's AKB48 Theater, and will be making their rounds to perform all around the nation, and increase the amount of provincial tours. This "come to meet you" concept is supported by Toyota, a first time for AKB where a team will be fully supported by a corporation.

General Manager Minami Takahashi comments: "AKB48 definitely needs to inject some fresh, new blood. I want girls to try and make that step forward and grab this opportunity. Together, let's all deliver smiles to the people". Team K captain Yuko Oshima comments: "As we will literally be gathering the best from all over the nation, I hope this will help rouse up Japan as a country".


5: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:16:27.95 ID:q9DosRdGi
However, it seems that they have left the tour where they said that they "will come and meet the fans" up in the air
21: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:24:29.48 ID:tjIhESqC0
That's why they're starting this project because that one just fell through
7: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:17:07.26 ID:rDM8aGjBO
Until when are these guys going to keep up with their frauds?
11: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:17:46.67 ID:R34HTAVu0
The thread would've probably gotten longer if they included "full backup from Toyota" on the thread title
12: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:19:45.28 ID:fTOLr4dV0
But I bet that they're just going to put a girl from the Toyota clan as the center, right? 
16: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:22:04.83 ID:eEoTh+Ps0

Delivery idols a.k.a. Delidol (Deridoru)

That's got a lot of syllables, and I think it will become popular
27: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:29:34.26 ID:Eam7XFN60
Just how much further are they planning to expand?
28: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:29:42.77 ID:qpym8gqO0

Maybe I should let my daughter join the auditions.
I live in a remote prefecture in Shikoku so she might have a high chance.

But the biggest problem is that people around would say that she's got a disappointing....
Uhm, I personally think that she's the cutest girl in the world, though.
30: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:30:09.93 ID:bTkt1rg60
Just how much more do they have to grow in number for them to become satisfied?
There's no way that they'll be properly looked after, what with the handshake hell that awaits them.
33: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:33:55.36 ID:iQeKILy5O
...And they won't be coming to meet you anymore once they become popular.
It just means
"Please keep on stealth marketing for us until we become popular."
36: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:34:37.36 ID:yc2WIVah0
Hey, you guys, isn't it about time to finish off AKB?
39: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/23(木) 21:36:46.85 ID:+CkZ1OGW0
It's just all out attack from their side.
This is how AKB is.
41: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:38:41.16 ID:n9ojjsY10
They've already established their status as the national idol group, yet they're showing no signs of negligence and letting their guards down, and just keep going on the attack. Hence, AKB48 are indeed national idols.
43: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:41:23.18 ID:Fi6RkNtA0
Dedicated roving team, huh.
It still reeks of that limited-edition, impromptu kind of thing, but I wonder how many people they'll be able to gather.
46: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:42:48.94 ID:EKNHqvc/0
They seem desperate and are experimenting with stuff since the girls who have gotten older like Oshima will be graduating. 

I guess they don't have that much time left ahead of them.
52: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:54:29.67 ID:GSRny3Ud0
I can see a stupid local self-governing body using money here
53: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:54:58.25 ID:4wGXPLzs0
Ahhh.. So this will yet again give birth to 47 assuming girls.
57: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:57:45.28 ID:/KR8Zbj+0
And another money-making machine will be set in motion
58: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 21:58:11.35 ID:lDayrrgz0
Which means that these amateurs until yesterday will say "We're AKB" and go on a nationwide tour?
Wouldn't this make even the dumb AKB-wotas mad?
60: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 22:01:56.10 ID:J8meBfPU0
That's pretty much how AKB is
64: 青い人 ( ・д・)<オマハ~ ◆Bleu39IVisBR 2014/01/23(木) 22:05:25.91 ID:bUH7AWiQ0

By the way, AKB said that they'll be going around the 47 prefectures since about 2 years ago, and suffered a hitch, right?
Maybe this is what will take its place.
62: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 22:03:25.53 ID:V9ctLDKN0
Idoling \(^o^)/ is finished
65: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 22:07:11.36 ID:Fi6RkNtA0
If it's 1 girl per prefecture, then there will be quite a huge disparity in the odds among each prefecture
69: 青い人 ( ・д・)<オマハ~ ◆Bleu39IVisBR 2014/01/23(木) 22:09:34.30 ID:bUH7AWiQ0
It would be interesting to see, for example, a girl from Hiroshima to temporarily move her residence to a prefecture that has a small population like Tottori, and go audition there 
75: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 22:18:16.33 ID:9gdfr9O9O
That girl will be shot down once she's asked to introduce herself and talk about her assets using the Tottori dialect w
70: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/01/23(木) 22:13:14.18 ID:0+FDXyBY0
I don't really hate AKB, but I'm getting the feeling that this is the beginning of the end for them

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