This is what many AKB48G fans dread or get jittery each year and that is the annual reformation event in which members are sent to other groups and literally there are major shakeups.
But this year will be even bigger as management has emphasized “Dai” in the Sokaku Matsuri, which means that tonight’s shakeup will feature many surprises. The big talk in Japan that some members may become SHN48 (Shanghai) and JKT48 (Jakarta) members. Some going as far as Nogizaka46 being mixed into the groups (which should be impossible but hey, Aki-P is known for major surprises).
With many graduations happening with SKE48 as of late? Will we see members of different groups become members of SKE48? Or will Jurina Matsui become the new face of AKB48 and be a permanent member as Yuko Oshima is to graduate? Even Jurina had to post today about the upcoming reformation.
There are a lot of predictions on social media, there are a lot of worries but if there is one thing that AKB48 fans do know… There are major changes in store.
Expect a lot of tears and heartache but also a new chapter for several members…