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Details for this years election have been announced. Voluntary nomination like last year. Current members from AKB, SKE, NMB, HKT and former AKB members in overseas groups are allowed to run. Deadline has been reached for candidacy application.
Number of rankings has increased to 80 girls (65-80 is upcoming girls).
Voting period is May 20th 10:00 to June 6 15:00
Results will be revealed June 7th.
Katayama Haruka, Kikuchi Ayaka, Kaneko Shiori, Goto Risako, Nakanishi Yuka, Kato Tomoko, Takatsuka Natsuki, Mizuno Honoka, Iguchi Shiori, Kato Rumi, Sora Miyuka, Akazawa Hono, Kinoshita Momoka, Chikano Rina not entering election.
RH 51-100 over, #1 was Minegishi Team 4's Seijun Philosophy. Results here:
Yuko graduation concert day after election at Ajinomoto stadium.
New AKB drama "Sailor Zombie" starring Owada Nana, Juri and Riichan. First episode leaked.
New documentary announced. Trailer here:
Season 15 of Nemousu Terebi starts today.
Not Yet's new album, "already", will be released on 4/23.
HKT's follow up tour was announced, with dates for 4/29, 5/02, 5/11, and 7/13.
AKB's 36th single, "Labrador Retriever", is coming out on 5/21 with Mayuyu as center. Full senbatsu:
Kikuchi Ayaka is graduating on 4/21