AKB48 member Okada Nana announces she will hold a concurrent position in new sister group STU48, and be the captain of the group.
AKB48 new sister group STU48's 1st generation audition's application is due, and it receives 8,061 applications, 347 candidates pass 1st ground of the audition, and 63 candidates pass the second round, all of them will go to the final review.
AKB48 new sister group STU48's 1st generation audition's application is due, and it receives 8,061 applications.
Original sources: The Chugoku Shimbun goo.gl/jRkkfA
Note: The application period's deadline was 5 February 2017.
AKB48 is launching a site visit campaign to promote their new sister group STU48's audition, members Watanabe Mayu and Kashiwagi Yuki visit different preferctures of Setouchi inland sea and meets their related government officers to promote the audition.
STU48 starts recruiting their 1st Generation on 16 January 2017, and the official Youtube channel has uploaded new videos for the audition. The videos features AKB48 Team B member Watanabe Mayu.
STU48 1st Generation Audition official web page has been launched on 5 January 2017, and STU48 will begin recruiting on 16 January 2017.
Official page address: http://entry.stu48.com/
AKB48 new setup sister group STU48's official web site is launched, and the official announcement video is uploaded on Youtube on 10 October 2016.
It was announced in AKB48 Janken Tournament 2016, AKB48 will setup a new sister group "STU48" (瀬戸内48) in 2017 Summer.