Many of you will know Akimoto Yasushi as the mastermind behind idol groups AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, SDN48, and HKT48. He’s recently branched out his idol franchise to create AKB48’s first overseas sister group, ‘JKT48‘ from Jakarta, Indonesia, and it looks like he’ll continue to establish new ‘48′ groups in other countries.
AKB48’s official blog has just announced that Akimoto will be forming ‘TPE48‘ with girls from Taipei, Taiwan! The post assures that this new idol group’s concept will remain the same as AKB48’s, being “an idol you can meet”.
They are already planning for the group’s debut, which is said to be in Summer of 2012.
Stay tuned to tokyohive for more on this exciting group!AKB48 Official Blog & tokyohive