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AKBingo Title Card 2016.jpg
AKBINGO! title logo (as of 2016)
GenreVariety show
Created byYasushi Akimoto
Directed byEiichiro Mori (Only One)
Akihide Yoshihama
Yuki Koiwai
Presented byBad Boys (2008-2016)
Woman Rush Hour (2016-present)
Starringas of June 28, 2016
AKB48 and Sister Groups
Narrated bySeiji Iwami (Crazy Box)
Opening theme"Aitakatta" by AKB48 (until November 2016)
Composer(s)Yasushi Akimoto
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes548 (as of July 2, 2019)
Producer(s)Ryoko Ihara
Takashi Watanabe
Sanae Murakami
Shinobu Mori
Hiroyuki Nakamura
Seiichi Itoi
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)AKS
E company
DistributorNippon Television
Original networkNippon Television
Hulu (Japan only)
Original releaseOctober 1, 2008 (2008-10-01) –
Related showsAKB48 Show!
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AKBINGO! is a Japanese television variety show featuring Japanese idol girl group AKB48. It is hosted by comedy duo Woman Rush Hour (ja:ウーマンラッシュアワー). The show airs weekly on Nippon Television. In each episode, members of AKB48 and occasionally the sister groups participate in activities that include quizzes, games, sports, and news. The show is the successor of two shows with a very similar concept, AKB 0ji 59fun and AKB 1ji 59fun. The concept of the show was reused for the Sakamichi Series groups with NOGIBINGO!, KEYABINGO! and HINABINGO!, as well as STU48 with SETOBINGO! and HKT48 with HKTBINGO! in 2018, and SKE48 with SKEBINGO! in 2019.

The hosts of the show were changed on 28 June 2016 after 395 episodes, when the owarai comedy duo Bad Boys (ja:バッドボーイズ (お笑いコンビ)) (Kiyoto Ōmizo & Masaki Sata) were succeeded by Woman Rush Hour (Daisuke Muramoto & Paradise Nakagawa).

From episode 414 (aired 1 November 2016), a new intro and logo came into use.

On February 26, 2019 (2019-02-26), the show began streaming on Hulu (for Japan only).


Current (as of January 2018)
  • Daisuke Muramoto - Woman Rush Hour/Host (June 28, 2016 (2016-06-28) onwards)
  • Paradise Nakagawa - Woman Rush Hour/Host (June 28, 2016 (2016-06-28) onwards)
  • AKB48[1]
  • SKE48[2]
  • NMB48 (February 2, 2011 (2011-02-02) onwards)
  • HKT48 (2012 (2012) onwards)
  • NGT48 (2015 (2015) onwards)
  • STU48 (2017 (2017) onwards)
  • Junji Takada - Host (January 25, 2008 (2008-01-25) - May 27, 2008 (2008-05-27))
  • Kiyoto Ōmizo - Bad Boys/Host (January 25, 2008 (2008-01-25) - June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21))
  • Masaki Sata - Bad Boys/Host (January 25, 2008 (2008-01-25) - June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21))[3]

NOTE: Junji Takada left on episode #08 from AKB 0ji59fun.

International version(s)[edit]


The Chinese version is named "SNHello" (fully "SNHello 星萌学院"), consists of the members of SNH48, not one of the sister groups of AKB48 outside Japan. The show is telecast online every Friday starting from July 4, 2014, but the network sometimes offers some "sneak peeks", on Thursdays.


The Indonesian version called IClub48, starring idol group JKT48, which is also an AKB48 sister group first outside Japan, and the host, Brandon Nicholas. This show involves talent search and game show and aired in NET. and networks around the Indonesia every Saturday and Sunday at 16:00 WIB to 17:00 WIB.


The Thai game series called, Victory BNK48, stars all 53 members over 2 generations of BNK48. It shows game show and talent search aired on Workpoint TV. It has a previous show named after them, BNK48 Show which was broadcast on Krobkuakao. Both shows starred by BNK48 have game and concert segments to make their viewers enjoyed. Also it has their documentary show called BNK48 Senpai.


MNLife broadcasts every Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays while MNLaugh! broadcasts every Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. Both shows run at 30 minutes that will start at 6:00pm and ends at 7:00pm on MNL48's official YouTube channel. MNLife & MNLaugh! stars all 59 members of MNL48 with hosting appearance of Hashtag's Luke Conde & a special co-host every episode which is assigned to one of the members of MNL48. The show later replaced by MNL48 I-SCHOOL.The show runs in 15 minutes,they upload it in MNL48 YouTube channel every Monday to Friday at 8 pm.


  1. ^ "AKBINGO! Profile - AKB48". AKBINGO! Official Site. Nippon Television Network Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  2. ^ "AKBINGO! Profile - SKE48". AKBINGO! Official Site. Nippon Television Network Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  3. ^ "AKBINGO! Profile - Bad Boys". AKBINGO! Official Site. Nippon Television Network Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-11-04.

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