During AKB48 concert at Saitama Super Arena, on March 26th. They announced a Team Shuffle, Rina Kawaei also announced her graduation.
First Rina Kawaei graduation, because of what happen last year. She’s not doing anymore handshake events, I hope that’s not the real reason she’s graduating. It’s probably not the whole reason, from what she said it sounds like it played a big part to it. I’ve heard alot of AKB48 fans say if she’s not going to do anymore hanhdshake events she should leave the group, which was something I didn’t like to hear. I’m actually very sad some of them think that way.
No date yet when she’s actually going to graduate from the group, I’m definitely feeling very sad about this.
I still remember when I first saw her in Washington D.C., in 2012. They were leaving “The Lincoln Theater” to catch their bus, about an hour after their concert. I remember seeing her, I didn’t know who she was. But she was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
Holy shit, I just check. It was exactly 3 years ago (add a day) from today.
Didn’t they just have a Team Shuffle last year, and the year before that and also the year before that. I don’t really care anymore. Members will have 2 days to say if they don’t like where they ended up.
I don’t think this will come into effect, til later on this year. Considering a couple of members will be joining NGT48.
Cancellation Of Concurrent Position :
Nao Furuhata (SKE48 Team KII from AKB48 Team A).
Fuuko Yagura (NMB48 Team M from AKB48 Team A).
Rina Ikoma (Nogizaka46 from AKB48 Team B).
Rena Matsui (SKE48 Team E from Nogizaka46).
Riho Kotani (NMB48 Tean N from AKB48 Team4).
Nana Yamada (NMB48 Team M from SKE48 Team KII) – She’s graduating next week (April 3rd), so I don’t think any of this matters to her.
Natsumi Tanaka (HKT48 Team H from SKE48 Team S).
Kanon Kimoto (SKE48 Team E from HKT48 Team KIV).
Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 Team BII from SKE48 Team S).
Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 Team KII from NMB48 Team BII).
Anna Murashige (HKT48 Team KIV from NMB48 Team N).
Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 Team B from NMB48 Team N).
AKB48 Team A:
Minami Takahashi (General Director).
Yui Yokoyama (Captain).
Mariko Nakamura (Co-Capatin).
Miru Shiroma (NMB48 Team M).
Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 Team KIV).
Nanami Yamada (AKB48 Team 8).
AKB48 Team K:
Minami Minegishi (Captain).
Haruka Shimada (Co-Captain).
Haruka Kodama (HKT48 Team H).
Mariya Suzuki (SNH48 Team SII).
Ikumi Nakano (AKB48 Team 8).
Jurina Matsui (SKE48 Team S).
Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 Team N).
AKB48 Team B:
Yuria Kizaki (Captain).
Ryoka Oshima (Co-Captain).
Yuki Kashiwagi (NGT48).
Nagisa Sakaguchi (AKB48 Team 8).
Nako Yabuki (HKT48 Team H).
Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 Team BII).
AKB48 Team 4:
Juri Takahashi (Captain).
Nana Okada (Co-Captain).
Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 Team S).
Nagisa Shibuya (NMB48 BII).
Mio Tomonaga (HKT48 Team KIV).
Kaori Matsumura – The SKE48 lifetime honorary research student, got promoted To Keam KII ?
Rie Kitahara – Will transfer to NGT48 as Captain..
Yuki Kashiwagi – will hold a concurrent position with AKB48 Team B and NGT48.
* I assume since I don’t see Rina Kawaei name anywhere there, and Shihori Suzuki this won’t happen til they graduate.
Theater Managers :
Kanayo Shinobu – AKB48 General Manager, Chief Costume Director, AKB48 Theater Manager.
Yuasa Hiroshi – SKE48 Theater Manager.
Tomoya Shiba – NMB48 Theater Manager.
Atsushi Ozaki & Rino Sashihara (HKT48 Team H) – HKT48 Theater Manager.
Etsuro Imamura – NGT48 Theater Manager.