AKB48 to hold 3rd DRAFT Meeting

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AKB48 announces they will hold 3rd DRAFT Meeting in January 2018, and this time DRAFT members will be decided by AKB48 fans.

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fairy w!nk won Janken 2017

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At AKB48 group Janken Tournamant 2017, Janken unit fairy w!nk (Aramaki Misaki and Unjo Hirona) beat FuuSae (Murase Sae and Yagura Fuuko) in final game to become 2017 Janken Queens, and they won the opportunity to release their own CD. The CD will be released on 13 December 2017

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All Janken Units revealed

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AKB48 official site has update their upcoming event "Unit Janken Tournament 2017", it reveals all particapting unis' information, web page address: http://www.akb48.co.jp/janken2017/

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48G to hold Summer Festival for FNS

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AKB48 group will hold a Summer Festival for TV show FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri Anniversary SP, the show will be aired on 2 August 2017 (19:00 to 23:18 JST)

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Shinshun! Team 8 Festival DVD/BD digest video

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AKB48 will release DVD/Blu-ray for AKB48 Team 8 solo concert "Shinshun! Team 8 Festival" which held in TDC Hall in spring 2017, the digest video is revaled on official YouTube channel.

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Watanabe Mayu back for UTAGE! SP

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AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu will return to TBS music show UTAGE! 3-hours SP on 14 September 2017, she will be assistant to MC Nakai Masahiro again in the TV show.

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Watanabe Mayu, Sashihara Rino and Matsui Jurina to be Cover Girls of Weekly Playboy

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AKB48 General Election 2017 Top 3 members Watanabe Mayu, Sashihara Rino and Matsui Jurina will be the be cover girls of Japanese magazine Weekly Playboy (August 14th 2017, No. 33), the magazine will come with TIF Complete Guide, it will be released on 31 July 2017.

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AKB48 So Senkyo! Mizugi Surprise Happyo 2017 Cover Revealed

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AKB48 group photobook "AKB48 So Senkyo! Mizugi Surprise Happyo 2017" cover has been revealed, it features 2017 General Election top 80 members in swimsuits. The photo book will be released on 2 August 2017.

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Takeuchi Miyu to participate Taiwan Music Event

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AKB48 member Takeuchi Miyu will participate music event "NO FEAR FESTIVAL 2017" in Taichung, Taiwan, the music event will be held in Fulfillment Amphitheatre from 26 to 27 August 2017.

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AKB48 Nemousu TV s25 e11 trailer

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ROAD to WIP CLIMAX #3

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AKB48 group's 100 Goddess of Victory revealed

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Japanese pachinko machines brand "KYORAKU" will release a new model "Pachi-Slot: AKB48 Goddess of Victory" (The 48th Goddess of Victory General Election) in September 2017.

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Should Team 8 form a Unit "Team 8" for Janken? Yes or No?

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All AKB48 Team 8 members held an unofficial online meeting in SHOWROOM on 26 July 2017, the meeting was to discuss if they should form a unit "Team 8" for upcoming AKB48 group Janken Tournament.

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AKB48 group Unit Janken Tournament 2017 PV

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AKB48 group's annual event "Janken Tournament" will be held in Nippon Gaishi Hall on 24 September 2017. The promotional video has been revealed on official YouTube channel.

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