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AKB48’s Team 4 Captain Minegishi Minami suspending activities temporarily due to health

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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.

See the reactions from the shocking AKB48G reformation!

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The shocking reactions from the AKB48G reformation, especially when it was announced that Nogizaka46’s Ikoma Rena was going to be in AKB48’s Team B and Matsui Rena of SKE48 was going to Nogizaka46 (both as concurrent members).:

Massive shakeup via AKB48G at Dai Sokaku Matsuri – Which members went to which group! / Nogizaka46 also involved!

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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:

AKB48 Changes

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)

SKE48 Changes

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

NMB48 Changes

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

HKT48 Changes

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

JKT48 Changes

Chikano Rina (AKB48) goes to JKT48

Nogizaka 46 Changes

Matsui Rena becomes a new member of Nogizaka46

NOTE:

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.

AKB48G: Expect a lot of tears and heartache at tonight’s Dai Sokaku Matsuri

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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.

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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…

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