NMB48

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NMB48
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NMB48劇場 (NMB48 Theater)
Background information
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres J-Pop, Pop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels laugh out loud!/R and C
Associated acts AKB48
Website www.nmb48.com
Members Team N details
Team M details
Team BII details

NMB48 (read "N.M.B. Forty-eight") is a Japanese idol girl group that debuted in 2011 as the second sister group to AKB48, produced by Yasushi Akimoto. The group performs at the NMB48 Theater which is located in the basement of the Yes-Namba Building in Namba, Osaka. The name "NMB" comes from "Namba" in the Minami district in Osaka.

History[edit]

2010[edit]

On 10 July 2010, AKB48 first announced that they would be forming a second sister national group.[1] based in Namba.[2] NMB48 officially became active on 9 October 2010.[1] Yasushi Akimoto announced that the group would have 26 trainees for the first generation.[3] These members made their first appearance at the AKB48 Tokyo Autumn Festival.[3]

2011[edit]

NMB48 made their debut performance at their theater on New Year's Day 2011.[1] They released their debut single, "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shōjo", on 20 July 2011.[4] In its debut week, the single sold a total of about 218,000 copies, making it the bestselling single on the Oricon weekly charts for the week of 20–27 July 2011.[4] This makes NMB48 the second girl group after Passpo to reach number 1 with a debut single.[4]

2012[edit]

On the first day of AKB48's Tokyo Dome Concert held on August 24, 2012, it was announced that AKB48 Team A member Yui Yokoyama would hold a concurrent Position in NMB48. Miyuki Watanabe of Team N would hold a concurrent position in AKB48 Team B. Also, Riho Kotani of Team N will hold a concurrent position in AKB48, Team A.[5]

On September 3, Eriko Jo, a member of Team M, announced that she would be leaving the group during the performance at the theater.[6] Her "graduation" performance was on September 28 at the NMB48 Theater. Following Jo's graduation, two members from Team M announced their resignation in early October. On October 9, three trainees were promoted to Team M to replace the members who had left. Fuuko Yagura became the new "center" member of Team M.[7]

On October 10, sixteen third-generation trainees formed Team BII.[8] On December 19, Yui Yokoyama was promoted to Team N.[9]

2013[edit]

On April 18, 2013, first-generation member Nana Yamada was transferred from Team N to Team M, and trainee members Naruma Koga and Aika Nishimura were promoted to Team N.[10] At the AKB48 Group Concert in the Nippon Budokan on April 28, 2013, it was announced that Yui Yokoyama's concurrent position in the group would end, and that AKB48 Member Miori Ichikawa would have a concurrent position in Team N.[11]

2014[edit]

In the AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri held on February 24, 2014, major changes occurred to NMB48. Sayaka Yamamoto became a concurrent member of Team K. Miyuki Watanabe became a concurrent member of Team S, and was transferred from Team N to Team BII. Mayu Ogasawara was transferred completely to Team B, Nana Yamada became a concurrent member of Team KII.[citation needed]

Members[edit]

Team N[edit]

Sayaka Yamamoto and Kei Jonishi are the captain and the co-captain of Team N respectively.[12]

Name Birth date (age) Election rank
3[13] 4[14] 5[15] 6[16]
Kei Jonishi (上西 恵 Jonishi Kei?) (1995-03-18) March 18, 1995 (age 20) N/A N/A 40 58
Yuuka Kato (加藤 夕夏 Kato Yuuka?) (1997-08-01) August 1, 1997 (age 17)   N/A N/A N/A
Rika Kishino (岸野 里香 Kishino Rika?) (1994-06-04) June 4, 1994 (age 21) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Koga Narumi (古賀 成美 Koga Narumi?) (1998-03-30) March 30, 1998 (age 17)   N/A N/A N/A
Saki Kono (河野 早紀 Kono Saki?) (1994-06-18) June 18, 1994 (age 21)   N/A N/A N/A
Riho Kotani (小谷 里歩 Kotani Riho?) (1994-08-24) August 24, 1994 (age 20) N/A N/A N/A 61
Kanako Muro (室加 奈子 Muro Kanako?) (1996-11-20) November 20, 1996 (age 18)   N/A N/A N/A
Aika Nishimura (西村 愛華 Nishimura Aika?) (1998-01-12) January 12, 1998 (age 17)     N/A N/A
Yuuri Ota (太田 夢莉 Ota Yuuri?) (1999-12-01) December 1, 1999 (age 15)   N/A N/A N/A
Ririka Sutou (須藤 凛々花 Sutou Ririka?) (1996-11-23) November 23, 1996 (age 18)       N/A
Natsumi Yamagishi (山岸 奈津美 Yamagishi Natsumi?) (1994-09-16) September 16, 1994 (age 20) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Yuki Yamaguchi (山口 夕輝 Yamaguchi Yuki?) (1993-10-17) October 17, 1993 (age 21) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sayaka Yamamoto (山本 彩 Yamamoto Sayaka?) (1993-07-14) July 14, 1993 (age 21) 28 18 14 6
Tsubasa Yamauchi (山内 つばさ?) (2000-06-06) June 6, 2000 (age 15)   N/A N/A N/A
Akari Yoshida (吉田 朱里 Yoshida Akari?) (1996-08-16) August 16, 1996 (age 18) N/A N/A 50 72

Graduated Members

  • Ayaka Mori (森 彩華) (Born May 23, 1996) Graduated on July 10, 2011 to focus on her education.
  • Shiori Matsuda (松田 栞) (Born June 18, 1995) Graduated on October 28, 2012 to focus on her education.
  • Kanna Shinohara (篠原 栞那) (Born September 22, 1997) Graduated on April 12, 2013 to pursue a modeling career.
  • Keira Yogi (與儀 ケイラ) (Born October 18, 1999) Graduated on July 2, 2014.
Name (Birth date) Election Notes
3 4 5
Aina Fukumoto (福本 愛菜?) ((1993-03-25)March 25, 1993) × 43 Graduated on July 1, 2013 to pursue a career in variety.

Team M[edit]

Reina Fujie and Ayaka Okita are the captain and the co-captain of Team M respectively.[12]

Name Birth date (age) Election rank
3[13] 4[14] 5[15] 6[16]
Yuki Azuma (東 由樹 Azuma Yuki?) (1996-02-17) February 17, 1996 (age 19)   N/A N/A N/A
Reina Fujie (藤江 れいな Fujie Reina?)* (1994-02-01) February 1, 1994 (age 21) 40 40 32 33
Akari Ishizuka (石塚 朱莉 Ishizuka Akari?) (1997-07-11) July 11, 1997 (age 17)   N/A N/A N/A
Rena Kawakami (川上 礼奈 Kawakami Rena?) (1995-09-16) September 16, 1995 (age 19) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Momoka Kinoshita (木下 百花 Kinoshita Momoka?) (1997-02-06) February 6, 1997 (age 18) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rina Kondo (近藤 里奈 Kondo Rina?) (1997-02-23) February 23, 1997 (age 18) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rina Kushiro (久代 梨奈 Kushiro Rina?) (1999-01-29) January 29, 1999 (age 16)   N/A N/A N/A
Mao Mita (三田 麻央 Mita Mao?) (1995-09-09) September 9, 1995 (age 19)   N/A N/A N/A
Arisa Miura (三浦 亜莉沙 Miura Arisa?) (1996-07-20) July 20, 1996 (age 18)   N/A N/A N/A
Ayaka Murakami (村上 文香 Murakami Ayaka?) (1993-06-02) June 2, 1993 (age 22)   N/A N/A N/A
Sae Murase (村瀬 紗英 Murase Sae?) (1997-03-30) March 30, 1997 (age 18)   N/A N/A N/A
Ayaka Okita (沖田 彩華 Okita Ayaka?) (1995-10-11) October 11, 1995 (age 19) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Miru Shiroma (白間 美瑠 Shiroma Miru?) (1997-10-14) October 14, 1997 (age 17) N/A N/A N/A 43
Yui Takano (高野 祐衣 Takano Yui?) (1993-12-06) December 6, 1993 (age 21)   N/A N/A N/A
Sara Takei (武井 紗良 Takei Sara?) (1998-10-06) October 6, 1998 (age 16)       N/A
Airi Tanigawa (谷川 愛梨 Tanigawa Airi?) (1995-12-05) December 5, 1995 (age 19)   N/A N/A N/A
Fuuko Yagura (矢倉 楓子 Yagura Fuuko?) (1997-02-24) February 24, 1997 (age 18)   N/A 44 41

Graduated Members

  • Yuka Kodakari (小鷹狩 佑香) (Born August 5, 1997) Graduated on May 6, 2012.
  • Runa Fujita (藤田 留奈) (Born November 25, 1997) Graduated on October 3, 2012.
  • Riona Ota (太田 里織菜) (Born December 31, 1997) Graduated on October 28, 2012.
  • Ayame Hikawa (肥川 彩愛) (Born November 8, 1994) Graduated on December 22, 2012.
  • Hitomi Yamamoto (山本 ひとみ) (Born November 8, 1998) Graduated on June 30, 2013.
  • Arisa Koyanagi (小柳 有沙) (Born April 28, 1995) Graduated on February 7, 2014.
  • Rena Shimada (島田 玲奈) (Born August 5, 1993) Graduated on April 7, 2014.
  • Hono Akazawa (赤澤萌乃) (Born January 29, 1997) Graduated on April 16, 2014 due to an injury.
  • Nana Yamada (山田菜々) (Born April 3, 1992) Graduated on April 3, 2015.

Team BII[edit]

Emika Kamieda and Ayaka Umeda are the captain and the co-captain of Team BII respectively.[12]

Name Birth date (age) Election rank
3[13] 4[14] 5[15] 6[16]
Momoka Hayashi (林 萌々香 Hayashi Momoka?) (1998-09-11) September 11, 1998 (age 16)   N/A N/A N/A
Miori Ichikawa (市川 美織 Ichikawa Miori?) (1994-02-12) February 12, 1994 (age 21) 39 58 57 53
Anna Ijiri (井尻 晏菜 Ijiri Anna?) (1995-01-20) January 20, 1995 (age 20)   N/A N/A N/A
Kanae Iso (磯 佳奈江 Iso Kanae?) (1993-08-09) August 9, 1993 (age 21)       N/A
Kanako Kadowaki (門脇 佳奈子 Kadowaki Kanako?) (1996-10-24) October 24, 1996 (age 18) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Emika Kamieda (上枝 恵美加 Kamieda Emika?) (1994-07-13) July 13, 1994 (age 20)   N/A N/A N/A
Chihiro Kawakami (川上 千尋 Kawakami Chihiro?) (1998-12-17) December 17, 1998 (age 16)     N/A N/A
Haruna Kinoshita (木下 春奈 Kinoshita Haruna?) (1998-06-09) June 9, 1998 (age 17) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hazuki Kurokawa ((黒川 葉月 Kurokawa Hazuki?) (1998-08-05) August 5, 1998 (age 16)   N/A N/A N/A
Konomi Kusaka (日下 このみ Kusaka Konomi?) (1996-01-12) January 12, 1996 (age 19)   N/A N/A N/A
Kokoro Naiki (内木 志 Naiki Kokoro?) (1997-04-06) April 6, 1997 (age 18)       N/A
Nagisa Shibuya (渋谷 凪咲 Shibuya Nagisa?) (1996-08-25) August 25, 1996 (age 18)     N/A N/A
Mirei Ueda (植田 碧麗 Ueda Mirei?) (1999-02-02) February 2, 1999 (age 16)   N/A N/A N/A
Ayaka Umeda (梅田 彩佳 Umeda Ayaka?)* (1989-01-03) January 3, 1989 (age 26) 22 16 19 35
Miyuki Watanabe (渡辺 美優紀 Watanabe Miyuki?) (1993-09-19) September 19, 1993 (age 21) N/A 19 15 18
Shu Yabushita (薮下 柊 Yabushita Shu?) (1998-12-02) December 2, 1998 (age 16)   N/A 49 59

Graduated Members

  • Mako Umehara (梅原 真子) (Born January 11, 1999) Graduated on March 23, 2014 to focus on her education.
  • Rikako Kobayashi (小林 莉加子) (Born May 24, 1996) Graduated on on April 10, 2014.

Trainees[edit]

Trainees (研究生 Kenkyūsei?)

2nd generation
  • Yūmi Ishida (石田 優美 Ishida Yūmi?) (1998-10-12) October 12, 1998 (age 16)
  • Rurina Nishizawa (西澤 瑠莉奈 Nishizawa Rurina?) (1999-07-27) July 27, 1999 (age 15)
  • Mizuki Uno (鵜野 みずき Uno Mizuki?) (1996-10-23) October 23, 1996 (age 18)
4th generation
  • Natsuko Akashi (明石 奈津子 Akashi Natsuko?) (1999-08-17) August 17, 1999 (age 15)
  • Megumi Matsumura (松村 芽久未 Matsumura Megumi?) (1995-06-26) June 26, 1995 (age 20)
  • Chiho Matsuoka (松岡 知穂 Matsuoka Chiho?) (1998-04-21) April 21, 1998 (age 17)
  • Reina Nakano (中野 麗来 Nakano Reina?) (1999-08-24) August 24, 1999 (age 15)
  • Ayaka Morita (森田 彩花 Morita Ayaka?) (1995-05-29) May 29, 1995 (age 20)
  • Mai Ōdan (大段 舞依 Ōdan Mai?) (1994-10-04) October 4, 1994 (age 20)
  • Honoka Terui (照井 穂乃佳 Terui Honoka?) (1998-10-18) October 18, 1998 (age 16)
  • Rina Yamao (山尾 梨奈 Yamao Rina?) (1995-12-10) December 10, 1995 (age 19)
4.5th generation
  • Eriko Jō (城 恵理子 Jō Eriko?) (1998-11-27) November 27, 1998 (age 16) Graduated on September 28, 2012 and then returned as a NMB48 Kenkyuusei on October 13, 2013.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release Title Chart positions Oricon
sales
[17][18]
Album
Oricon
Weekly
Singles
Chart
[19]
Billboard Japan
Hot
100

[20]
First week Total sales
July 20, 2011 "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shōjo" 1 2 218,441 267,810 Teppen Tottande!
October 19, 2011 "Oh My God!" 1 3 265,435 325,784
February 8, 2012 "Junjō U-19" 1 1 329,438 376,563
May 9, 2012 "Nagiichi" 2 2 375,785 451,489
August 8, 2012 "Virginity" 1 1 315,205 396,543
November 7, 2012 "Kitagawa Kenji" 1 1 317,051 410,269
June 19, 2013 "Bokura no Eureka" 1 1 481,843 558,892 Sekai no Chuushin wa Osaka ya ~Namba Jichiku~
October 2, 2013 "Kamonegikkusu" 1 1 374,644 509,210
March 26, 2014 "Takane no Ringo" 1 1 406,579 451,949
November 5, 2014 "Rashikunai" 1 2 420,326 499,458 TBA
March 31, 2015 "Don't Look Back!" 2 1 447,282 527,081

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
album
chart
[21]
First week Total sales
2013 Teppen Tottande! (てっぺんとったんで!?)
  • Released: February 27, 2013
  • Label: Laugh out loud! Records
  • Formats: Compact disc
1 328,436 421,129
2014 Sekai no Chuushin wa Osaka ya ~Namba Jichiku~ (世界の中心は大阪や ~なんば自治区~?)
  • Released: August 13, 2014
  • Label: laugh out loud records
  • Formats: Compact disc
1 325,249 399,721

DVDs[edit]

Stage[edit]

Release Title
June 22, 2011 NMB48 1st Stage "Dareka no Tame ni" (NMB48 1st公演「誰かのために」?, "What Can I Do for Someone?")

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "AKB48、SKE48に続け!大阪拠点のアイドルNMB48始動" (in Japanese). Natasha,Inc. 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  3. ^ a b "NMB48第1期生26名、AKB48秋祭りでサプライズ披露" (in Japanese). Natasha,Inc. 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  4. ^ a b c "【オリコン】NMB48、女性歌手史上最高デビュー 初週売上21.8万枚で首位" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Reformation of AKB48 in Tokyo Dome Concert" (in Japanese). 2012-08-24. 
  6. ^ "NMB48’s Jo Eriko to graduate from the group". Tokyohive. 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  7. ^ "New Team M members announced". Tokyohive. 2012-10-10. 
  8. ^ "NMB48 Team BII Formed". AKBWrapup. 2012-10-10. 
  9. ^ "横山由依、NMB公演デビュー!チームN所属". Sanspo. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Tommy Kono (2013-04-18). "NMB48 announced mini team shuffle, Yamada Nana transferred to Team M, 2 Kenkyuusei get promoted to team N • AKB48WrapUp". Akb48wrapup.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  11. ^ http://www.nihonbeat.com/2013/04/28/akb48-spring-2013-team-shuffle/
  12. ^ a b c "AKB48公式サイト | AKB48グループ 大組閣祭り". Akb48.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  13. ^ a b c "AKB48 22ndシングル選抜総選挙結果" [AKB48 22nd Single selection Election]. AKB48 Official Blog (in Japanese). Ameblo.jp. 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  14. ^ a b c "AKB48 27thシングル選抜総選挙 開票結果" [AKB48 27th Single selection election vote counting result]. AKB48 Official Blog (in Japanese). Ameblo.jp. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  15. ^ a b c "AKB48 32ndシングル 選抜総選挙" [32nd single selection elections]. AKB48 Official Site (in Japanese). 2013-06-08. 
  16. ^ a b c "AKB48 37thシングル 選抜総選挙" [37th single selection elections]. AKB48 Official Site (in Japanese). 2014-06-07. 
  17. ^ "NMB48のシングル売り上げランキング". Oricon. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "AKB48 売上 - NMB48シングル". Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "NMB48のCDシングルランキング │オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  20. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  21. ^ NMB48のアルバム売り上げランキング. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved January 16, 2013. 

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