SKE48

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SKE48
Ske48 teamk2.jpg
SKE48 Team KII performing at the World Cosplay Summit 2010
Background information
Origin Nagoya, Japan
Genres J-pop, Pop
Years active 2008 (2008) - present
Labels Nippon Crown, Lantis, Avex Group
Associated acts AKB48
Website ske48.co.jp
Members Team S Details
Team KII Details
Team E Details

SKE48 (Japanese: [esu͍̥ keː iː ɸoːti.eito], English /ɛs.k.ˈfɔrti.ˈt/) is a Japanese idol girl group produced by Yasushi Akimoto. The group performs at SKE48 Theater on 2F of Sunshine Sakae in Sakae, Nagoya. Avex Group is its current official label.

Concept[edit]

Entrance of SKE48 Theater

SKE48 was founded based on the concept of "idols you can meet". The group's chief producer Yasushi Akimoto once said that his aim was to create an idol group that is unlike any other ordinary idol groups which only give occasional concerts and mostly seen on TV; SKE48 would perform in its own theater regularly, and the fans would always be able to watch the girls performing live. The SKE48 Theater is located in the Sunshine Sakae of Nagoya, Aichi.

History[edit]

Sunshine Sakae

Yasushi Akimoto was offered the chance to start a production in Nagoya along with the renewal of the Sunshine Sakae 2F, when he was thinking of expanding his "48 project" nationwide. He had offers even from outside Japan, so he decided to use Nagoya as the place to move on with the project. The Name "SKE" comes from "Sakae" in the Naka district in Nagoya. Akimoto has said that selected members from both AKB48 and SKE48 may release a single, rather than releasing two different singles.[1] But they released their first single in 2009.

In AKB48's single "Ōgoe Diamond", Jurina Matsui became the first and only member of SKE48 to be featured on a single cover and in the song itself.[2] Including Matsui, some members of SKE48 have appeared in the PV marking the first collaboration made by the two groups, so far.

On May 28, 2011, avex picked up SKE48, and will be releasing their debut single under the label called “Pareo wa Emerald” on July 27, 2011.[3]

On August 25, it was announced that SKE48 member Yui Matsushita would leave the group at the end of September 2011 due to her ankle injuries.[4]

On August 7, 2012, SKE48 member and Captain of Team S, Hirata Rikako announced her graduation in order to pursue a career as a reporter.[5]

On the first day of the Tokyo Dome Concert held on August 24, 2012, it was announced that Rie Kitahara of AKB48, Team K would hold a concurrent position in SKE48. Also, Anna Ishida of Team KII would hold a concurrent position in AKB48, Team B.[6]

On November 1, it was announced that Kumi Yagami, one of the group's first generation members, would graduate from the group, but the date of graduation was not announced.[7]

On December 9, "SKE48CAFE&SHOP with AKB48" was opened to the building 5F with a theater. There is a cooking menu which the member of SKE48 devised.

On January 15, 2013, it was announced that 8 members, 3 from Team S, 2 each from Team KII and E, and 1 kenkyusei, would graduate from the group, along with Yagami, whose graduation was already announced in November 2012, sometime in the spring 2013.[8]

On April 13, it was announced that teams were to be reorganized and nine kenkyusei members would be promoted to full members. Yuka Nakanishi became the captain of SKE48 as well as leader of Team S, and Rena Matsui was promoted to leader of Team E.[9] Rie Kitahara, who was in both SKE48 and AKB48 was removed from SKE48's lineup during the final concert of "AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai" concert series at the Nippon Budokan on 28 April, with her final theater performance as a SKE48 member occurring on May 9 [10]

On February 24, 2014 it was announced that Rena Matsui would hold a concurrent position with Nogizaka46 after teams were reorganized and kenkyusei members were promoted to full members.[11] Concurrent member with SKE48 and AKB48 Oba Mina was fully transferred to SKE48 Team KII and other members from AKB48, NMB48, and HKT48 were permanently transferred or given concurrent positions within SKE48 [12]

Members[edit]

Team S[edit]

Sae Miyazawa and Mieko Sato are the captain and the co-captain of Team S respectively.[13]

Name Birth date (age) Election rank
1[14] 2[15] 3[16] 4[17] 5[18] 6[19]
Rion Azuma (東 李苑 Azuma Rion?) (1996-11-13) November 13, 1996 (age 18)         N/A N/A
Asana Inuzuka (犬塚 あさな Inuzuka Asana?) (1994-03-19) March 19, 1994 (age 20)     N/A N/A N/A N/A
Haruka Futamura (二村 春香 Futamura Haruka?) (1996-05-14) May 14, 1996 (age 18)       N/A N/A 34
Risako Goto (後藤 理沙子 Gotō Risako?) (1997-05-29) May 29, 1997 (age 17)   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ryoha Kitagawa (北川 綾巴 Kitagawa Ryōha?) (1998-10-09) October 9, 1998 (age 16)         N/A N/A
Jurina Matsui (松井 珠理奈 Matsui Jurina?) (1997-03-08) March 8, 1997 (age 17) 19 10 14 9 6 4
Chikako Matsumoto (松本 慈子 Matsumoto Chikako?) (1999-11-19) November 19, 1999 (age 15)           N/A
Ami Miyamae (宮前 杏実 Miyamae Ami?) (1997-09-09) September 9, 1997 (age 17)       N/A N/A N/A
Sae Miyazawa (宮澤 佐江 Miyazawa Sae?) (1990-08-13) August 13, 1990 (age 24) 14 9 11 11 10 12
Yuka Nakanishi (中西 優香 Nakanishi Yūka?) (1989-01-24) January 24, 1989 (age 25) N/A N/A N/A 63 64 N/A
Yume Noguchi (野口 由芽 Noguchi Yume?) (1998-04-17) April 17, 1998 (age 16)         N/A N/A
Masana Oya (大矢 真那 Ōya Masana?) (1990-11-06) November 6, 1990 (age 24) N/A 24 30 27 29 30
Mieko Sato (佐藤 実絵子 Satō Mieko?) (1986-06-24) June 24, 1986 (age 28) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mai Takeuchi (竹内 舞 Takeuchi Mai?) (1993-08-31) August 31, 1993 (age 21)     N/A N/A N/A N/A
Natsumi Tanaka (田中 菜津美 Tanaka Natsumi?) (2000-08-10) August 10, 2000 (age 14)       N/A N/A N/A
Rika Tsuzuki (都築 里佳 Tsuzuki Rika?) (1995-11-08) November 8, 1995 (age 19)     N/A N/A N/A N/A
Miyuki Watanabe (渡辺 美優紀 Watanabe Miyuki?) (1993-09-19) September 19, 1993 (age 21)     N/A 19 15 18
Miki Yakata (矢方 美紀 Yakata Miki?) (1992-06-29) June 29, 1992 (age 22)   N/A N/A 62 N/A 73
Suzuran Yamauchi (山内 鈴蘭 Yamauchi Suzuran?) (1994-12-08) December 8, 1994 (age 20)   36 N/A 54 61 69

Team KII[edit]

Airi Furukawa and Mina Oba are the captain and the co-captain of Team KII respectively.[13]

Name Birth date (age) Election rank
1[14] 2[15] 3[16] 4[17] 5[18] 6[19]
Riho Abiru (阿比留 李帆 Abiru Riho?) (1993-07-17) July 17, 1993 (age 21)   N/A N/A N/A N/A 74
Yuki Arai (荒井 優希 Arai Yuki?) (1998-05-07) May 7, 1998 (age 16)           N/A
Yuna Ego (江籠 裕奈 Ego Yūna?) (2000-03-29) March 29, 2000 (age 14)       N/A N/A N/A
Nao Furuhata (古畑 奈和 Furuhata Nao?) (1996-09-15) September 15, 1996 (age 18)       N/A N/A 55
Airi Furukawa (古川 愛李 Furukawa Airi?) (1989-12-13) December 13, 1989 (age 25) N/A N/A N/A 30 27 37
Saki Godo (神門 沙樹 Gōdo Saki?) (1996-01-29) January 29, 1996 (age 18)           N/A
Yuzuki Hidaka (日高 優月 Hidaka Yuzuki?) (1998-04-01) April 1, 1998 (age 16)         N/A N/A
Anna Ishida (石田 安奈 Ishida Anna?) (1990-08-13) August 13, 1990 (age 24) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ruka Kitano (北野 瑠華 Kitano Ruka?) (1999-05-25) May 25, 1999 (age 15)         N/A N/A
Honoka Mizuno (水埜 帆乃香 Mizuno Honoka?) (1995-09-01) September 1, 1995 (age 19)     N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mina Oba (大場 美奈 Ōba Mina?) (1992-04-03) April 3, 1992 (age 22)   N/A 35 57 48 56
Sarina Soda (惣田 紗莉渚 Sōda Sarina?) (1993-01-18) January 18, 1993 (age 21)           N/A
Yumana Takagi (高木 由麻奈 Takagi Yumana?) (1993-08-23) August 23, 1993 (age 21)     N/A N/A N/A N/A
Natsuki Takatsuka (髙塚 夏生 Takatsuka Natsuki?) (1999-09-20) September 20, 1999 (age 15)           N/A
Akane Takayanagi (高柳 明音 Takayanagi Akane?) (1991-11-29) November 29, 1991 (age 23) N/A 35 23 24 23 31
Mikoto Uchiyama (内山 命 Uchiyama Mikoto?) (1995-11-14) November 14, 1995 (age 19) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mizuho Yamada (山田 みずほ Yamada Mizuho?) (1997-05-25) May 25, 1997 (age 17)       N/A N/A 54
Nana Yamada (山田 菜々 Yamada Nana?) (1992-04-03) April 3, 1992 (age 22)     N/A 46 28 29
Yukari Yamashita (山下 ゆかり Yamashita Yukari?) (1996-03-12) March 12, 1996 (age 18)     N/A N/A N/A N/A

Team E[edit]

Akari Suda and Madoka Umemoto are the captain and the co-captain of Team E respectively.[13]

Name Birth date (age) Election rank
1[14] 2[15] 3[16] 4[17] 5[18] 6[19]
Narumi Ichino (市野 成美 Ichino Narumi?) (1999-04-14) April 14, 1999 (age 15)           N/A
Kyoka Isohara (磯原 杏華 Isohara Kyōka?) (1996-08-08) August 8, 1996 (age 18) N/A N/A N/A N/A 58 44
Tsugumi Iwanaga (岩永 亞美 Iwanaga Tsugumi?) (1994-05-10) May 10, 1994 (age 20)       N/A N/A 46
Rumi Kato (加藤 るみ Katō Rumi?) (1995-03-09) March 9, 1995 (age 19) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kanon Kimoto (木本 花音 Kimoto Kanon?) (1997-08-11) August 11, 1997 (age 17)     N/A 56 31 50
Ami Kobayashi (小林 亜実 Kobayashi Ami?) (1993-01-12) January 12, 1993 (age 21)     N/A N/A 47 77
Kumiko Koishi (小石 公美子 Koishi Kumiko?) (1995-08-04) August 4, 1995 (age 19)           N/A
Haruka Kumazaki (熊崎 晴香 Kumazaki Haruka?) (1997-08-10) August 10, 1997 (age 17)         N/A N/A
Rena Matsui (松井 玲奈 Matsui Rena?) (1991-07-27) July 27, 1991 (age 23) 29 11 10 10 7 5
Makiko Saito (斉藤 真木子 Saitō Makiko?) (1994-06-28) June 28, 1994 (age 20) N/A N/A N/A N/A 42 75
Mei Sakai (酒井 萌衣 Sakai Mei?) (1997-12-13) December 13, 1997 (age 17)     N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sumire Satō (佐藤 すみれ Satō Sumire?) (1993-11-20) November 20, 1993 (age 21) N/A 31 34 61 52 N/A
Aya Shibata (柴田 阿弥 Shibata Aya?) (1993-04-01) April 1, 1993 (age 21)     N/A N/A 17 15
Akari Suda (須田 亜香里 Suda Akari?) (1991-10-31) October 31, 1991 (age 23)   N/A 36 29 16 10
Sana Takatera (髙寺 沙菜 Takatera Sana?) (1999-11-15) November 15, 1999 (age 15)           N/A
Marika Tani (谷 真理佳 Tani Marika?) (1996-01-05) January 5, 1996 (age 18)         N/A N/A
Madoka Umemoto (梅本 まどか Umemoto Madoka?) (1992-07-17) July 17, 1992 (age 22)   N/A N/A N/A 39 68
Reika Yamada (山田 澪花 Yamada Reika?) (1995-07-28) July 28, 1995 (age 19) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Kenkyūsei[edit]

Kenkyūsei (研究生?, "Trainees")

Lifetime Honorary Kenkyuusei/AKB48 Group Kenkyuusei Captain
Name Birth date (age) Election rank
1[14] 2[15] 3[16] 4[17] 5[18] 6[19]
Kaori Matsumura (松村 香織 Matsumura Kaori?) (1990-11-13) November 13, 1990 (age 24)   N/A N/A 34 24 17
5th generation
  • Risa Ogino (荻野 利沙 Ogino Risa?) (1996-01-28) January 28, 1996 (age 18)
6th generation
  • Shiori Aoki (青木 詩織 Aoki Shiori?) (1996-04-22) April 22, 1996 (age 18)
  • Reona Ida (井田 玲音名 Ida Reona?) (1998-12-03) December 3, 1998 (age 16)
  • Natsuki Kamata (鎌田 菜月 Kamata Natsuki?) (1996-08-29) August 29, 1996 (age 18)
  • Yuka Sasaki (佐々木 柚香 Sasaki Yuka?) (1996-09-03) September 3, 1996 (age 18)
  • Saki Takeuchi (竹内 彩姫 Takeuchi Saki?) (1999-11-24) November 24, 1999 (age 15)
  • Juna Yamada (山田 樹奈 Yamada Juna?) (1998-05-25) May 25, 1998 (age 16)

Graduated Members[edit]

Team S
  • Kirara Suzuki (鈴木 きらら) (Born July 31, 1993) Graduated on November 24, 2008 for academic reasons.
  • Tsukina Takai (高井 つき奈) (Born July 6, 1995) Graduated on August 31st, 2009 for academic reasons.
  • Moe Yamashita (山下 もえ) (Born October 27, 1992) Graduated on December 25, 2009 to become a graphic designer.
  • Rina Shinkai (新海 里奈) (Born August 1, 1992) Graduated on May 8, 2010.
  • Sayuki Mori (森 紗雪)(Born November 3, 1996) Graduated on May 8, 2010.
  • Yui Matsushita (松下 唯) (Born July 25, 1988) Graduated on September 30, 2011.
  • Haruka Ono (小野 晴香) (Born November 24, 1987) Graduated on March 31, 2012.
  • Rikako Hirata (平田 璃香子) (Born August 7, 1989) Graduated on October 23, 2012.
  • Mizuki Kuwabara (桑原 みずき) (Born February 2, 1992) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Shiori Takada (高田 志織) (Born July 19, 1990) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Kanako Hiramatsu (平松 可奈子) (Born November 14, 1991) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Sayaka Niidoi (新土居 沙也加) (Born February 21, 1994) Graduated on November 30, 2013 to focus on her education.
  • Seira Sato (佐藤 聖羅) (Born April 30, 1992) Graduated on February 27, 2014 to pursue a career as a gravure idol.
  • Momona Kito (鬼頭 桃菜) (Born August 16, 1993) Graduated on April 29, 2014.
  • Aki Deguchi (出口 陽) (Born March 14, 1988) Graduated on April 29, 2014.
Name (Birth date) Election Notes
1 2 3 4 5
Kumi Yagami (矢神 久美?) ((1994-06-13)June 13, 1994) × 38 × 28 Graduated on May 6, 2013.
Manatsu Mukaida (向田 茉夏?) ((1996-05-10)May 10, 1996) × × × 35 Graduated on March 23, 2014 to focus on her education.
Team KII
  • Machiko Tezuka (手束 真知子) (Born February 25, 1986) Graduated from SKE48 in 2009, graduated from SDN48 on March 31, 2012.
  • Yuri Ichihara (市原 佑梨) (Born May 15, 1987) Graduated on November 30, 2009.
  • Tomoka Wakabayashi (若林 倫香) (Born April 23, 1996) Graduated on July 1, 2012.
  • Ririna Akaeda (赤枝 里々奈) (Born July 3, 1996) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Mitsuki Fujimoto (藤本 美月) (Born September 21, 1995) Graduated on April 28, 2013.
  • Tomoko Kato (加藤 智子) (Born April 28, 1987) Graduates in September 2014.
Name (Birth date) Election Notes
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sawako Hata (秦 佐和子?) ((1988-09-14)September 14, 1988) × 33 25 Graduated on May 6, 2013 to attend voice acting school.
Shiori Ogiso (小木曽 汐莉?) ((1992-09-15)September 15, 1992) × × 32 Graduated on May 6, 2013.
Rina Matsumoto (松本 梨奈?) ((1993-09-03)September 3, 1993) × × × × 41 Graduated on April 29, 2014.
Yukiko Kinoshita (木下 有希子?) ((1993-12-20)December 20, 1993) × × × × 40 Graduates in November 2014.
Team E
  • Yuka Nakamura (中村 優花) (Born July 4, 1997) Graduated on November 2011.
  • Haruka Mano (間野 春香) (Born April 27, 1995) Graduated on March 2012.
  • Erika Yamada (山田 恵里伽) (Born December 26, 1995) Graduated on March 2012.
  • Kasumi Ueno (上野 圭澄) (Born June 29, 1994) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Minami Hara (原 望奈美) (Born December 24, 1995) Graduated on May 6, 2013
  • Nanako Suga (菅 なな子) (Born November 11, 1996) Graduated on December 22, 2013.
  • Shiori Iguchi (井口 栞里) (Born March 29, 1995) Graduated on April 29, 2014.
  • Arisa Owaki (大脇 有紗) (Born April 1st, 1999) Graduated on July 30, 2014.
Name (Birth date) Election Notes
1 2 3 4 5
Shiori Kaneko (金子 栞?) ((1995-06-13)June 13, 1995) × × 63 Graduated on April 29, 2014.
Kenkyūsei (Trainees)
  • Honami Inagaki (稲垣 ほなみ) Graduated on April 30, 2009.
  • Kiharu Ozeki (尾関 きはる) Graduated on April 30, 2009.
  • Aiko Shibaki (柴木 愛子) Graduated on July 2009.
  • Fūka Ōshima (大島 風薫) Graduated on September 30, 2009.
  • Seika Hayashi (林 星香) Graduated on September 30, 2009.
  • Aika Maekawa (前川 愛佳) Graduated on September 30, 2009.
  • Ayumi Hashimoto (橋本 あゆみ) Graduated on November 30, 2009.
  • Ayane Handa (半田 礼音) Graduated on May 8, 2010.
  • Marin Nonoyama (野々山 茉琳) Graduated on February 23, 2011.
  • Mai Imade (今出 舞) Graduated on May 31, 2012.
  • Riko Miyawaki (宮脇 理子) Graduated on March 11, 2013.
  • Emiri Kobayashi (小林 絵未梨) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Akane Itō (伊藤 茜) Graduated on May 9, 2013.
  • Miki Hioki (日置 実希) Graduated on June 1, 2013.
  • Yūna Kitahara (北原 侑奈) Graduated on November 22, 2013.
  • Azuki Yano (矢野 杏月) Graduated on February 23, 2014.
  • Yuka Yamamoto (山本 由香) Graduated on March 22, 2014.
  • Aisa Orito (折戸 愛彩) Graduated on April 29, 2014.
  • Miyuka Sora (空 美夕日) Graduated on May 31, 2014.
  • Mayuko Goto (後藤真由子) Graduated on July 29, 2014.

Transferred Members[edit]

Name Birth date (age) Transferred To Election rank
1[14] 2[15] 3[16] 4[17] 5[18]
Yuria Kizaki (木崎 ゆりあ Kizaki Yuria?) (1996-02-11) February 11, 1996 (age 18) AKB48 Team 4 [20] N/A N/A N/A 31 22

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release Title Chart positions Oricon
sales
[21]
Album Label
Oricon
Weekly
Singles
Chart
[22]
Billboard Japan
Hot
100

[23]
First Week Total sales
2009 "Tsuyoki Mono yo" (強き者よ?, "Strong Ones!") 5 91 22,624 27,259 Kono Hi no Chime o Wasurenai Lantis
2010 "Aozora Kataomoi" (青空片想い?, "Unrequited Love Under the Blue Sky") 3 47 34,747 51,180 Crown Gold
"Gomen ne, Summer" (ごめんね、SUMMER Gomen ne, Samā?, "Sorry, Summer") 3 6 62,078 96,049
"1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!" (1!2!3!4! ヨロシク!?, "1! 2! 3! 4! I'm Counting on You!") 2 6 119,913 175,027
2011 "Banzai Venus" (バンザイVenus Banzai Bīnasu?, "Hooray Venus") 1 2 206,608 275,189
"Pareo wa Emerald" (パレオはエメラルド Pareo wa Emerarudo?, "My Pareo is an Emerald") 1 1 378,747 480,916 Avex Trax
"Okey Dokey" (オキドキ Oki Doki?) 1 1 382,802 474,970
2012 "Kataomoi Finally" (片想いFinally?, "Unrequited Love Finally") 1 1 495,809 592,947
"Aishite-love-ru!" (アイシテラブル!?, "I Love You!") 1 1 472,327 581,874 TBA
"Kiss datte Hidarikiki" (キスだって左利き?, "Even Kiss Is Left-Handed") 1 1 511,472 598,011
2013 "Choco no Dorei" (チョコの奴隷?, "Slave of Chocolate") 1 1 538,914 671,623
"Utsukushii Inazuma" (美しい稲妻?, "Beautiful Lightning") 1 1 510,673 661,557
"Sansei Kawaii!" (賛成カワイイ!?, "I Agree, You're Cute!") 1 1 449,003 569,011
2014 "Mirai to wa?" (未来とは??, "The Future Is?") 1 1 397,874 503,075
"Bukiyō Taiyō" (不器用太陽?, "Clumsy Sun") 1 1 324,076 458,611
"12 Gatsu no Kangaroo" (12月のカンガルー?, "December Kangaroo") 1 2 386,495 TBA

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
album
chart
[24]
First Week Total sales
2012 Kono Hi no Chime o Wasurenai (この日のチャイムを忘れない?, I Don't Forget Chime of This Day)
  • Released: 19 September 2012
  • Label: Avex Trax (AVCD-38568), (AVCD-38569)
  • Formats: Compact disc
2 110,613 150,835

Stage albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
album
chart
[24]
2010 Te o Tsunaginagara (手をつなぎながら?, As We Hold Hands)
  • Released: 10 February 2010
  • Label: Crown Gold (CRCP-40266)*, (CRCP-40267)**
  • Formats: Compact disc
21*
59**[25]
Seifuku no Me (制服の芽?, School Uniform Spouts)
  • Released: 28 April 2010
  • Label: Crown Gold (CRCP-40268)*
  • Formats: Compact disc
22
2012 Ramune no Nomikata (ラムネの飲み方?, How to drink Ramune)
  • Released: 14 March 2012
  • Label: Avex Trax (AVCD-38454)**
  • Formats: Compact disc
6

*Team S release
**Team KII release

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "SKE48 Finds New Home in Avex, Unveils New Single" (in Japanese). Natalie. 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  4. ^ "SKE48松下唯、9月末での卒業を発表" (in Japanese). natalie. 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
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  6. ^ "Reformation of AKB48 in Tokyo Dome Concert" (in Japanese). 2012-08-24. 
  7. ^ "SKE48’s Yagami Kumi to graduate from the group". Tokyohive. 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  8. ^ "9 members of SKE48 announce their graduation from the group". Tokyohive. 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  9. ^ "SKE48 Team Shuffle Announced". Japanverse. 2013-04-13. 
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