Jul. 03, 2012 - 06:00AM JST
Osaka-based AKB48 spin-off group NMB48, produced by AKB48 creator Yasushi Akimoto, regularly performs in Namba, Osaka, to capitalize on the popularity of AKB48. Sixteen members of NMB48 were promoted to Team N on March 10, 2011.
The group’s owner, Kyoraku Yoshimoto Holdings Co, has announced that Team N, led by 18-year-old Sayaka Yamamoto, will perform at a show that has never been done by any of the franchise’s other groups, Sports Nippon reported Monday.
The group’s owners also announced that Nagoya-based SKE48 and Fukuoka-based HKT48 have also been sub-divided into teams that will give similar performances following Team N’s original show debut. Yamamoto told reporters, “I want to do a show the likes of which no-one has ever seen before.”
The as-yet-untitled Team N show is scheduled to take place on Aug 19.