48Group Summer Bikini Singles! (Part 1)

Since the groups’ inception until very recently, AKB48 has religiously released multiple summer-themed bikini singles. It became something that the group was known for, the practice being adopted by their sister groups NMB48, SKE48 and even SNH48 (no longer a member of 48Group). Due to growing concerns from international voices over the age of theContinue reading “48Group Summer Bikini Singles! (Part 1)”

NMB48; Datte Datte Datte and 8 Members You Should Know

Datte Datte Datte, NMB48’s newest single to be released on the 13th of May, has a music video and melody that is a breath of fresh air for the current NMB48 group. After the graduation of leader and perpetual center, Yamamoto Sayaka, over a year ago, NMB48 has had three singles, experimenting with different centersContinue reading “NMB48; Datte Datte Datte and 8 Members You Should Know”

The Front Five Girls of AKB48’s newest single, Shitsuren, Arigatou!

Purchase the single here! After the unexpected hit that was Sustainable, AKB48 announced their new center at the end of 2020 Request Hour (image depicted as 48Group West homepage header). Yamauchi Mizuki, newly promoted in December 2017, claimed the new title of AKB48’s Center to the delight of fans and members alike. Shitsuren, Arigatou, theContinue reading “The Front Five Girls of AKB48’s newest single, Shitsuren, Arigatou!”

AKB48 Members Aged 25 or Older (Part 1)

Ijiri Anna (井尻晏菜) “Antan” (Age 25) NMB48 Team M (3rd Generation) Birthday: January 20, 1995 Captain of Team M, Anna has been a NMB48 member for 8 years and has yet to center a song. She has taken part in numerous b-sides for the group and participates heavily in variety, building herself a rather cookyContinue reading “AKB48 Members Aged 25 or Older (Part 1)”

8 Music Videos and songs featuring Traditional Japanese Dress!

Koi no Onawa (恋のお縄) (2011) by Team Z (AKB48) A one-off unit made for the release of one album, Team Z consisted of several AKB48, SKE48, and SDN48 members. Centered by 2nd Generation Team K member Oshima Yuko, the song has not been forgotten and is still performed today. Watch SKE48 Team E perform theContinue reading “8 Music Videos and songs featuring Traditional Japanese Dress!”

HKT48; 8 Members Who Could Become Your New Oshi

HKT48 is a 48 Group that suffers from far too few single releases. After constantly releasing only 2 singles a year for five years, HKT48 seems to have made themselves comfortable by only releasing Hayaokuri Calendar in 2018 and Ishi around the same time in 2019. With a change in sound, HKT48 is finally backContinue reading “HKT48; 8 Members Who Could Become Your New Oshi”

4 Great Team A Songs You Should Know

Hate (2012) Hate is not a song you’ll find in the 48 Group Franchise unless you dig very deep. The song has long been forgotten and I can only think of a couple times recently that the song has been performed outside of the theater. . . . and I may even be mistaken. WithContinue reading “4 Great Team A Songs You Should Know”

All AKB48 Request Hour Winners

Request Hour is an AKB48 event that is highly awaited every year. After purchasing an AKB48 album with a ticket inside, a 48group fan is able to cast a vote for their favorite song in the vast AKB48 Group discography. Fans may not necessarily vote for their favorite song, they may vote for a songContinue reading “All AKB48 Request Hour Winners”

8 48Group Members Who Performed “Warukii”.

Warukii is a legendary Solo AKB48Group song released as a B-side to NMB48’s 4th single, Nagiichi in 2012. It is centered by now graduated frontgirl Watanabe Miyuki (Also known as Milky to her fans). Placing 8 times in different Request Hours, Warukii is a fan favorite. See Watanabe Miyuki perform Warukii below! Warurin by KashiwagiContinue reading “8 48Group Members Who Performed “Warukii”.”

8 Reasons You Should Love STU48

8. Takino Yumiko (瀧野由美子) “Yumirin” Takino Yumiko is the overall center of the newest Japanese 48Group, STU48. Being one of the tallest in the group, she is also one of the only two 48group members (the other being Nakai Rika of NGT48) to graduate highschool before centering their debut single. She is a pretty goodContinue reading “8 Reasons You Should Love STU48”