HKT48

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HKT48
Origin Fukuoka, Japan
Genres Pop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Universal Sigma
Associated acts AKB48
Website www.hkt48.jp
Members Team H details
Team KIV details

HKT48 (read "H.K.T. Forty-eight") is an all-female Japanese theater/idol group produced by Yasushi Akimoto. The group performs at HKT48 Theater at Hawks Town in Fukuoka.[1]

About[edit]

HKT48 is named after the Hakata-ku, Fukuoka city of Fukuoka Prefecture, where Yasushi Akimoto originally intended to base the group.[2] HKT48's theater is located in Hawks Town Mall in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka.[3]

History[edit]

HKT48 theater

Plans for a group entitled HKT48 were first revealed by AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto on November 19, 2008.[2] HKT48 was officially announced on May 1, 2011 at an AKB48 handshake event.[1] The group is the fourth AKB48 sister group to be launched, after the groups SKE48, SDN48 and NMB48.[3] The group takes its name from its proposed base location of Hakata-ku, Fukuoka.[2] Instead of the previously targeted Hakata, HKT48 will instead be based at a theater in the Hawks Town Mall in neighboring Chūō-ku, Fukuoka.[3] This location is next to the Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome.[4] In addition, it was announced that the group would be accepting applications from girls aged between 11 and 22.[1] The first round of the first-ever HKT48 audition took place from May 31, 2011, and successful applicants took part in the second round of auditions, consisting of a singing and dancing test, in the first half of July 2011.[1] The final auditions were held at Hliton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel on July 10, and 24 candidates successfully passed the final.[5]

After undergoing dance and vocal lessons, HKT48's 21 first-generation members were first revealed at an AKB48 handshake event on October 23, 2011 at Seibu Dome.[4] Of these 21 members, 17 are junior high school students or below, and two are elementary-school students.[6] The youngest member of the group, Natsumi Tanaka, was born in 2000, and 11 years old at the time of the announcement. She said that "joining AKB48 is my ambition since I was 5 years old, so it feels like a dream to be in this group."[6] The oldest member is Yūko Sugamoto, who was 17 years old at the time of the announcement.[4]

They debuted at HKT48 Theater on November 26, 2011,[7] and have been performing sets of songs entitled "Te o Tsunaginagara", which had been originally performed by SKE48 Team S and KII. On December 31, 2011, 16 members appeared on the stage of the 62nd edition of "NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen", as one of the sister groups of AKB48.[8] On March 4, 2012, the first 16 members were selected to form Team HKT48, and appeared on the stage.[9] On June 20, 2012, Rino Sashihara from AKB48 transferred to HKT48 and is currently HKT48's oldest member.[10]

On June 23, 2012, the final auditions for the second generation were held, and 34 candidates out of 48 finalists has passed the final.[11] On August 18, 2012, the management announced that five members, 3 from Team H - Komori, Sugamoto, and Taniguchi, and 2 Kenkyusei - Eto and A. Nakanishi, would be resigning from HKT48 "due to personal reasons".[12] On August 24, 2012, it was announced on the first day of the AKB48 concert at Tokyo Dome that Aika Ota, one of AKB48 Team A members, would be transferred to HKT48.[13] On September 23, 2012 HKT48's second generation research students were announced.[14]

HKT48 released their debut single, "Suki Suki Skip!" on March 20, 2013 under the Universal Sigma record label.[15][16]

Members[edit]

HKT48 has 2 teams, H and KIV. The Trainees' team is formed by 7 girls from the 3rd generation. The following line-up started to work on April 5, 2014, on the concert live at the Saitama Super Arena, as part of the AKB48 Spring Concert.

Team H[edit]

Chihiro Anai and Natsumi Matsuoka are the leader and the co-leader of Team H respectively.[17]

Name Birth date (age) Election rank
1[18] 2[19] 3[20] 4[21] 5[22] 6[23] 7[24]
Yuka Akiyoshi (秋吉 優花?) (2000-10-24) October 24, 2000 (age 14)         N/A N/A N/A
Chihiro Anai (穴井 千尋?) (1996-01-27) January 27, 1996 (age 19)       N/A N/A 39 33
Yuriya Inoue (井上 由莉耶?) (1999-06-15) June 15, 1999 (age 16)         N/A N/A N/A
Haruka Kodama (兒玉 遥?)[25] (1996-09-19) September 19, 1996 (age 18)       N/A 37 21 17
Yui Kojina (神志那 結衣?) (1998-01-24) January 24, 1998 (age 17)         N/A N/A 46
Hiroka Komada ((駒田 京伽?) (1996-11-21) November 21, 1996 (age 18)         N/A 79 N/A
Natsumi Matsuoka (松岡 菜摘?) (1996-08-08) August 8, 1996 (age 19)       N/A N/A 64 51
Naoko Okamoto (岡本 尚子?) (1996-04-04) April 4, 1996 (age 19)         N/A N/A N/A
Riko Sakaguchi (坂口 理子?) (1994-07-26) July 26, 1994 (age 21)         N/A 60 37
Rino Sashihara (指原 莉乃?) [26] (1992-11-21) November 21, 1992 (age 22) 27 19 9 4 1 2 1
Miku Tanaka (田中 美久?) (2001-09-12) September 12, 2001 (age 13)           N/A N/A
Natsumi Tanaka (田中 菜津美?)[27] (2000-08-10) August 10, 2000 (age 15)       N/A N/A N/A N/A
Meru Tashima (田島 芽瑠?) (2000-01-07) January 7, 2000 (age 15)         55 38 32
Mashiro Ui (宇井 真白?) (2000-05-15) May 15, 2000 (age 15)         N/A N/A N/A
Izumi Umemoto (梅本 泉?) (1997-05-15) May 15, 1997 (age 18)         N/A N/A N/A
Haruka Ueno (上野 遥?) (1999-09-20) September 20, 1999 (age 15)         N/A N/A N/A
Haruka Wakatabe (若田部 遥?) (1998-09-26) September 26, 1998 (age 16)       N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nako Yabuki (矢吹 奈子?) (2001-06-18) June 18, 2001 (age 14)           N/A N/A
Marina Yamada (山田 麻莉奈?) (1995-03-24) March 24, 1995 (age 20)         N/A N/A N/A
Mao Yamamoto (山本 茉央?) (1996-09-18) September 18, 1996 (age 18)           N/A N/A N/A

Transferred Members

  • Chiyori Nakanishi (中西 智代梨?, (1995-05-12) May 12, 1995 (age 20)) (1st generation) to AKB48's Team A on February 24, 2014 (last performance with HKT48 on April 17, 2014).
  • All the 1st generation members (Except Mina Imada, Maiko Fukagawa, Sayaka Etō, Ayaka Nakanishi and Kyoka Abe) were part of this team. On January 2014 the teams were shuffled and some members were transferred to Team KIV. (Old Team H last performance on April 17, 2014).

Resigned Members

  • Yui Komori (古森 結衣?, (1997-12-02) December 2, 1997 (age 17)) (1st generation) Resigned on August 18, 2012
  • Yuko Sugamoto (菅本 裕子?, (1994-05-20) May 20, 1994 (age 21)) (1st generation) Resigned on August 18, 2012
  • Airi Taniguchi (谷口 愛理?, (1999-03-14) March 14, 1999 (age 16)) (1st generation) Resigned on August 18, 2012

Team KIV[edit]

Aita Oka and Sakura Miyawaki are the leader and the co-leader of Team KIV respectively.[17]

Name Birth date (age) Election rank
1[18] 2[19] 3[20] 4[21] 5[22] 6[23] 7[24]
Raira Ito (伊藤 来笑?) (1998-10-31) October 31, 1998 (age 16)         N/A N/A N/A
Mina Imada (今田 美奈?) (1996-09-19) September 19, 1996 (age 18)       N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shino Iwahana (岩花 詩乃?) (2000-04-01) April 1, 2000 (age 15)         N/A N/A N/A
Nao Ueki (植木 南央?) (1997-08-12) August 12, 1997 (age 18)       N/A N/A N/A 72
Aika Ota (多田 愛佳?) (1994-12-08) December 8, 1994 (age 20) 20 22 25 52 43 42 41
Kanna Okada (岡田 栞奈?) (1997-06-26) June 26, 1997 (age 18)         N/A N/A 42
Serina Kumazawa (熊沢 世莉奈?) (1997-04-17) April 17, 1997 (age 18)       N/A N/A N/A N/A
Izumi Goto (後藤 泉?) (1997-09-27) September 27, 1997 (age 17)         N/A N/A N/A
Yuki Shimono (下野 由貴?) (1998-04-02) April 2, 1998 (age 17)       N/A N/A N/A N/A
Yuka Tanaka (田中 優香?) (2000-06-07) June 7, 2000 (age 15)         N/A N/A N/A
Asuka Tomiyoshi (冨吉 明日香?) (1997-09-20) September 20, 1997 (age 17)         N/A N/A N/A
Mio Tomonaga (朝長 美桜?)[28] (1998-05-17) May 17, 1998 (age 17)         59 27 21
Maiko Fukagawa (深川 舞子?) (1999-07-05) July 5, 1999 (age 16)       N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mai Fuchigami (渕上 舞?) (1996-09-21) September 21, 1996 (age 18)         N/A N/A 31
Sakura Miyawaki (宮脇 咲良?)[29] (1998-03-19) March 19, 1998 (age 17)       47 26 11 7
Anna Murashige (村重 杏奈?)[30] (1998-07-29) July 29, 1998 (age 17)       N/A N/A 67 N/A
Aoi Motomura (本村 碧唯?) (1997-05-31) May 31, 1997 (age 18)       N/A N/A 48 80
Madoka Moriyasu (森保 まどか?) (1997-07-26) July 26, 1997 (age 18)       N/A N/A 25 43

Transferred Members

  • Marika Tani (谷 真理佳?, (1996-01-05) January 5, 1996 (age 19)) (2nd generation) to SKE48's Team E on February 24, 2014 (last performance with HKT48 on April 21, 2014).

Former Members

  • Kanon Kimoto (木本 花音?, (1997-08-11) August 11, 1997 (age 18)) Originally a member of SKE48 Team E, and was also a member of HKT48 from April 4, 2014 to May 25, 2015

Graduated Members

  • Manami Kusaba (草場 愛?, (1995-10-17) October 17, 1995 (age 19)) Graduated on April 30, 2015

Kenkyūsei[edit]

Kenkyūsei (研究生?, "Trainees")

3rd generation
  • Misaki Aramaki (荒巻 美咲 Aramaki Misaki?, (2001-01-28) January 28, 2001 (age 14))
  • Hazuki Hokazono (外薗 葉月 Hokazono Hazuki?, (1999-01-17) January 17, 1999 (age 16))
  • Sae Kurihara (栗原 紗英 Kurihara Sae?, (1996-06-20) June 20, 1996 (age 19))
  • Erena Sakamoto (坂本 愛玲菜 Sakamoto Erena?, (2000-09-12) September 12, 2000 (age 14))
  • Riko Tsutsui (筒井 莉子 Tsutsui Riko?, (2000-02-22) February 22, 2000 (age 15))
  • Emily Yamashita (山下 エミリー Yamashita Emirī?, (1998-12-19) December 19, 1998 (age 16))
  • Yūna Yamauchi (山内 祐奈 Yamauchi Yūna?, (1999-07-06) July 6, 1999 (age 16))
2nd Generation Draft Members
  • Maria Imamura (今村麻莉愛 Imamura Maria?, (2003-09-14) September 14, 2003 (age 11))
  • Hana Matsuoka (松岡はな Matsuoka Hana?, (2000-01-19) January 19, 2000 (age 15))
  • Vivian Murakawa (村川緋杏 Murakawa Vivian?, (1999-12-03) December 3, 1999 (age 15))

Graduated members

  • Kyōka Abe (安陪 恭加 Abe Kyōka?, (1997-07-17) July 17, 1997 (age 18)); Graduated on December 30, 2013 to pursue a modeling career.

Resigned members

  • Sayaka Etō (江藤 彩也香 Etō Sayaka?, (1997-09-09) September 9, 1997 (age 17)); resigned on August 18, 2012
  • Ayaka Nakanishi (仲西 彩佳 Nakanishi Ayaka?, (1996-03-23) March 23, 1996 (age 19)); resigned on August 18, 2012

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release date Title Chart position Sales
(Oricon)[31]
Oricon
Weekly
Singles
Chart
[32]
Billboard Japan
Hot
100

[33]
First
week
Total
March 20, 2013 "Suki! Suki! Skip!" (スキ!スキ!スキップ!?, "Liked! Liked! Skip!") 1 2 250,147 291,876
September 4, 2013 [34] "Melon Juice" (メロンジュース?) 1 1 268,897 306,014
March 12, 2014 [35] "Sakura, Minnade Tabeta" (桜、みんなで食べた ?, "We Ate Sakura Together") 1 1 276,799 331,015
September 24, 2014 "Hikaeme I Love You!" (控えめI love you!?, "Quietly I Love You") 1 1 277,534 318,533
April 22, 2015 "12 Byō" (12秒?, "12 Seconds") 1 3 277,916 301,528

Songs recorded on AKB48 singles[edit]

Release date Title of
HKT48 song
Title of AKB48 single
which HKT48 song is recorded on
December 5, 2012 "Hatsukoi Butterfly" (初恋バタフライ?, "First-love Butterfly") Eien Pressure
December 11, 2013 "Wink wa 3-kai" (ウインクは3回?, "Winks 3 times") "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de ..."
March 4, 2015 "Otona Ressha" (大人列車?, "Train to Adulthood") "Green Flash (song)"

Stages[edit]

Names in bold are the stages currently performed.

Team H[edit]

  • H1 - "Te wo tsunaginagara (S2)" (March 4, 2012 - February 17, 2013) (Released on CD/DVD)
  • Team H 1st Waiting Stage "Hakata Legend" (March 1, 2013 - April 17, 2014) (Released on DVD only)
  • H2 - "Seishun Girls (K2)" (April 23, 2014 - October 30, 2014)
  • H3 - "Saishuu Bell ga Naru (K4)" (November 9, 2014 - )[36]

Team KIV[edit]

  • KIV1 - "Theater no Megami (B5)" (May 8, 2014 - )

Himawarigumi[edit]

  • Himawarigumi is a special unit that changes everyday. The objective is shuffle the members for only one night. The mix is made with Team H, KIV, and KKS.
  • 1st stage - "Pajama Drive" (November 2, 2013 - )

Trainees[edit]

  • KKS1 - "Te wo Tsunaginagara"(November 26, 2011 - March 2, 2012)
  • KKS2 - "Party ga Hajimaru yo" (September 30, 2012 - November 5, 2013)
  • KKS3 - "Nounai Paradise" (November 17, 2013 - March 21, 2014)

Tours[edit]

HKT48 Kyushu 7 Prefecture Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Tabi wo Saseyo~[edit]

The group's first tour, being presented only in the Kyushu Island.

Tour Dates[edit]

In all the venues, with the exception of Miyazaki and Kumamoto, had 2 shows, one held in the afternoon and another at night.

  • January 11, 2014 - Oita Prefecture - Iichiko Grand Theater
  • January 12, 2014 - Miyazaki Prefecture - Miyazaki Shimin Bunka Hall
  • January 13, 2014 - Kumamoto Prefecture - Kumamoto Kenritsu Gekijou
  • January 19, 2014 - Kagoshima Prefecture - Kagoshima Shimin Bunka Hall
  • February 1, 2014 - Saga Prefecture - Saga Shimin Kaikan
  • February 8, 2014 - Nagasaki Prefecture - Nagasaki Brick Hall
  • March 21, 2014 - Fukuoka Prefecture - Fukuoka Sun Palace Hall

Trivia[edit]

  • HKT48 Shuffle, at Oita Prefecture;
  • HKT48 3rd Single to be released on March 12, 2014;
  • First performance of "Sakura, Minna de Tabeta", at Nagasaki Prefecture;
  • HKT48 first appearance on Music Station set for February 14, 2014;
  • Yamamoto Mao debut performance with HKT48 at Kagoshima
  • Last second generation members promotion, at Fukuoka Prefecture.
  • HKT48 new TV show "HKT48 no Goboten!" will start on TV Nishi-Nippon
  • On the show at the Fukuoka Prefecture, was announced that they added new dates to the tour, that continued as a national tour over Japan, leaving their Home Prefecture. The extension of the tour was called "HKT48 Kyushu 7 Prefecture Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Motto Tabi wo Saseyo~"
  • On the night concert in Fukuoka the last 4 girls from the second generation got promoted into a team.
  • The night show in the Oita Prefecture and both shows in Fukuoka prefecture were recorded and will be released on July 25, 2014.[needs update]

HKT48 Kyushu 7 Prefecture Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Motto Tabi wo Saseyo~[edit]

HKT48's second tour, an extension of their first. This tour is a national tour, so unlike the first one, they travelled all over Japan.

Tour dates[edit]

  • April 29, 2014 - Chiba Prefecture - Makuhari Messe
  • May 2, 2014 - Osaka Prefecture - Osaka-jo Hall
  • May 11, 2014 - Aichi Prefecture - Nippon Gaishi Hall
  • July 11, 2014 - Fukuoka Prefecture - Uminonaka Seaside Park (Extra date - Cancelled)
  • July 13, 2014 - Fukuoka Prefecture - Uminonaka Seaside Park
  • September 21, 2014 - Ishikawa Prefecture - Honda no mori Hall
  • September 28, 2014 - Iwate Prefecture - Iwate Kenjin Hall
  • October 4, 2014 - Niigata Prefecture - Niigata Terrsa
  • October 11, 2014 - Yamagata Prefecture - Yamagata Prefectural Civic Centre (cancelled)
  • October 18, 2014 - Tokushima Prefecture - Naruto Shibunka Hall
  • November 1, 2014 - Ibaraki Prefecture - Yuki Civic Cultural Center Hall
  • November 16, 2014 - Kanagawa Prefecture - Yokosuka Geijutsu Gekijou Great Hall
  • November 18 - Fukuoka - Fukuoka Sunpalace Hall
  • November 23, 2014 - Hiroshima Prefecture - Aster Plaza Great Hall.
  • The July 11 show was scheduled after the July 13 concert sold out. Later the extra date was cancelled due bad weather (Typhoon Neoguri) [37][38]
  • When the July 11 show was cancelled, they announced new dates for the tour, all of them in the fall. Then Rino Sashihara used her official Twitter to announce new dates.[38][39]

International performances[edit]

On August 3, 2014 Rino Sashihara, who is in charge of HKT48, used Twitter to announce that the group was going to perform in Hong Kong and Taiwan.[39]

References[edit]

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  25. ^ Concurrent member of AKB48 Team K since April 24, 2014, and formerly a concurrent member of AKB48 Team A until being transferred to Team K since April 28, 2013.
  26. ^ Concurrently holding a position as a Manager of HKT48 Theater.
  27. ^ Concurrent member of SKE48 Team S since April 4, 2014
  28. ^ Concurrent member of AKB48 Team B since April 28, 2014
  29. ^ Concurrent member of AKB48 Team A since April 25, 2014
  30. ^ Concurrent member of NMB48 Team N since April 5, 2014
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  39. ^ a b https://twitter.com/345__chan/status/495793380773740544

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