Minegishi Minami (21) will not take part in any theater activities temporarily as she is receiving treatment for renal (kidney) cysts which were recently found. It is unknown on when Minegishi will return.
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As expected, there were massive changes to AKB48G (AKB48 Groups – AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48 and Team 4 but also involving Nogizaka46).
The changes are as follows:
Takahashi Mina becomes Team A captain again, Nakamura Mariko becomes a vice captain
Nakanishi Chiyori (HKT48) goes to Team A
Miyawaki Sakura (HKT48) goes to Team A (AKB48) (concurrent), also becomes vice-captain of HKT48 Team KIV
Furahata Nao (SKE48 Team KII) is concurrent with Team A
Tomonaga Mio (HKT48) goes to Team B (AKB48) (concurrent)
Watanabe Mayu (Team A of AKB48) returns back to Team B (AKB48)
Yokoyama Yui (AKB48) went to Team K and is now the new captain
Vice Captain of Team K will now be Kitahara Rie
Kuramochi Asuka becomes the new Team B Captain of AKB48
Vice Captain for Team B is Oya Shizuka
Nogizaka46’s Ikoma Rina goes to Team B (concurrent)
Oba Mina is now Co-Captain of SKE48 (Team KII) along with Furukawa Airi
Miyazawa Sae (SHN48) goes to SKE48 Team S as Captain (concurrent)
Sato Mieko will be vice-president of Team S
Iwata Karen (AKB48) transfers to Team S
Yamauchi Suzuran (AKB48) transfers to Team S
Suda Akari becomes Team E Captain
Umemoto Madoka becomes Team E Vice-Captain
Sato Sumire (AKB48) goes to SKE48 Team E
Tani Marika (HKT48) transfers to Team E
Kashiwagi Yuki (AKB48 – TEAM B) is concurrent with Team N (NMB48)
Kikuchi Ayaka (AKB48) goes to Team N (NMB48)
Murashige Anna (HKT48) goes to Team N (NMB48)
Fujie Reina (AKB48) goes to Team M (NMB48)
Umeda Ayaka (AKB48) goes to Team BII (NMB48)
Ichikawa Miori is no longer concurrent and is a permanent member with NMB48
Yabuki Nako, Tanaka Miku promoted to Team H
Miyawaki Sakura now vice-captain of Team KIV
Kimoto Kanon (SKE48 Team E) goes to HKT48 Team KIV (Concurrent)
Kusaba Manami and Fukugawa Maiko has been promoted to Team KIV
TEAM 4 Changes
Kotani Riho (Team N of NMB48) is now concurrent with Team 4
Kizaki Yuria of SKE48 becomes Vice Captain of Team 4
Mukaichi Mion and Komiyama Haruka is promoted to Team 4
Kato Reina (AKB48) goes to Team 4
Chikano Rina (AKB48) goes to JKT48
Nogizaka 46 Changes
Matsui Rena becomes a new member of Nogizaka46
Matsui Jurina will still be Team S (SKE48) and concurrent with AKB48 Team K
Yamamoto Sayaka will still be Team N (NMB48) and concurrent with AKB48 Team K
Yagura Fukou (NMB48) is concurrent with Team M and AKB48 Team A
For more information, especially moves within various groups, please visit this link.
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…