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Otona AKB48 Member Revealed
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AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu Election Candidates
A total of 296 members will participate in this year's senbatsu election. This is the highest number ever. 14 members decided not to participate, check out who they are here.
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AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 Final Day
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AKB48 Team 8 Members Revealed
AKB48 created Team 8 with one member for each prefecture. Find out more about this new team here!
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AKB48 36th Single [Labrador Retriever] Senbatsu
AKB48's new single features 36 senbatsu members. Find out who they are!
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AKB48 Group Spring Concerts Setlist
AKB48 and their sister groups are holding several spring concerts at two different venues. Check out the setlists!
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AKB48 Group 37th Single Senbatsu Election To Be Held in June
This year again AKB48 and its sister groups will hold an election to decide senbatsu members. The 37th Single Senbatsu Election will take place on June 7th in Ajinomoto Stadium. Voting tickets will be included in the 36th single which will be relased on May 21st.
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AKB48 Group Dai Sokaku Matsuri Setlist + All Group Shuffle
Check out the new shuffled team system!
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AKB48 Group Shuffle Final Results
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06 November 2011

SKE48 transfers parent company to AKS

Sorry for the late post. Was not feeling too well.


Since SKE48's formation in July of 2008, the group and their promotional activities had been managed by Pythagoras Productions. After 3 long years with their former agency, SKE transferred to AKS, the 48 family's primary management branch, on October 31st, not long after their label switch.

So what is in store for the girls of SKE48? Will they form sub-units, be signed individually to agencies just like the AKB48 members, and appear in more promotions with their sister group? Perhaps this move will prove to be strategic as AKS will handle SKE's activities in the same manner as they did AKB's right down to the tee. Frankly, I see both upsides and downsides to these actions; there are things that Pythagoras did right with the group, or just downright better than how AKS handled AKB. W Matsui will never disappear from AKB48 singles, and we may well see more featured SKE girls, particularly in the b-sides. Extensive promotions with AKS may lead to a bump in popularity, but I hope that this does not mean that SKE48 will lose their original flavor; they possess an intangible quality that makes them stand heads and tails above the rest of the 48 family. I wish these girls all the best with their new agency!



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