November 10th, 2013

48 family introduced a new System in the fandom: postive rivalry a.k.a 48 family battle royale

Because management notice nowadays that some fans are supporting the group as a whole or as a team instead of the very common individual members only. They decided to implement the pennant race system this coming January and the Drafting Event today is the first step towards it. There will be two training system: the common kenkyusei (girls who passed the regular AKB autidtion) and the new ikusei (girls who will be pick at the draft).

The said system will be like the AKB's famous senbatsu election but this time the battle was between all of the existing teams in the 48 fandom. Management will rank who is the best/most popular team at the end of the time frame which will be based at the theater reservation/application. This is the management way to finally introduced the full 48-family's concept to the public because most people don't know the existence of Teams and think that AKB is only composed of the senbatsu members and not aware of the stage songs.


This is fun. 48-family has always something new things or gimmicks to keep the fans interested about them I just wondering if they can release an A-side single which is composed of a team only for example AKB48 Team-K 1st single. But anyway this is fresh and if this gimmick succeed I believe a new revolution will come to the fandom to keep them alive hahahaha

s-My-2 of Kis-My-Ft2 is getting their own single

Senga Kento, Miyata Toshiya, Yokoo Wataru and Nikaido Takashi, of Kis-My-Ft2, (aka, the seemingly backup dancers of main frontmen Kitayama, Fujigaya, and Tamamori) have formed a special unit named "BUSAIKU"for a song written by Masahiro Nakai titled, "Tana kara Botamochi"

The single will be released on December 13th.

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credits here and here

Rooting for Senga, the group's best dancer tbh

Sashihara, Yamamoto named Best Smile of the Year Award winners


HKT48 singer Rino Sashihara, 19, and actor Yusuke Yamamoto, 25, are the recipients of the Best Smile of the Year Awards 2013.

The awards are given each year on Nov 8, which is Good Teeth Day, by the Japan Dental Association during a ceremony to promote good teeth.

Good Teeth Day was created in 1993 to celebrate proper oral hygiene by a joint effort of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Japan Dental Association. November 8 was chosen for this day because the date can be read as “ii ha” or “good teeth” in Japanese.

The Best Smile awards are the latest in a long list of awards handed out to celebrities this time of year to promote various industries.