Idol group NMB48 has announced the formation of its first team, Team N. 16 of the 25 current members have been selected for the team, while the other 9 members will remain in research student status.
The Team N members are:
Yamamoto Sayaka will serve as the Team N captain. She mentioned that the 2nd generation auditions have already started, so she will soon have a group of juniors to guide.
The recently launched NMB48 idol group has just landed its first recurring television appearance. Starting next week, the members will have their own corner on Tuesdays on the live morning show “Ohayou Asahi Desu,” which airs on weekdays from 6:45am to 8:00am.
The new corner is called “NMB48 no After School.” The main host will be member Yamada Nana (17), formerly known as Nakayama Nana. She is also known for previously being part of the Hello! Project unit SI☆NA and for being the sister of NYC’s Nakayama Yuma.
Yamada will appear each time with two other members of NMB48, visiting various workplaces to experience them first-hand. For the first corner, on March 15, Yamada’s partners will be Watanabe Miyuki (17) and Kotani Riho (16). Together, they will go to the Takashimaya department store in Namba, dressed up in elevator girl uniforms, in order to study the essence of hospitality.
“Ohayou Asahi Desu” is a local show that has aired on ABC TV (Asahi Broadcasting Corporation) in the Kansai region since 1979.
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Last month, the Osaka-based management agency Yoshimoto Kogyo announced that it was closing its "base Yoshimoto" theater on December 3 and moving to a new location next year. It has now been revealed that the old theater is being renamed the "NMB48 Theater," and idol group NMB48 will begin regular performances there on January 1.
As the newest group in the AKB48 family, NMB48 made their public debut on October 9. The group currently has 25 members ranging in age from 12 to 18, with an average age of 14.9 years old.
According to NMB48’s official website, their first show on January 1 will be a production of "Dareka no Tame ni," originally performed as AKB48’s Team A 3rd Stage from August 2006 to January 2007.
The Osaka-based idol group NMB48 finally made their public debut on Saturday, participating in an AKB48 event in Tokyo. 26 members attended, labeled as the first generation of kenkyuusei research students. The group just completed its audition last month, so the members are still taking lessons and have not yet been assigned to teams.When the results of the audition were announced, there were 39 names. There are 13 girls who are no longer listed on the group’s website, which has just officially launched:
- Mayu Kusaka
- Sara Kondo
- Mari Saito
- Ayaka Suzuki
- Rina Tanaka
- Mami Tsukiyama
- Sari Nishikawa
- Rina Hyoda
- Miyuki Furukawa
- Erika Maruyama
- Ayaka Murakami
- Rei Mori
- Minami Yasaka
The remaining 26 girls range in age from 12 years old to 18 years old, with an average of 14.7. They are planning to make their performance theater debut next year, though their main venue has not yet been announced.