During AKB48's second day of the Saitama Super Arena concert, an announcement was made for the transfer of Matsui Jurina and Watanabe Miyuki to AKB48.
At the end of the concert there were promotions of five members to Team 4. This completes Team 4 with 16 members.
Apart from the promotion announcement, there was also a shocking shuffle of members. One of the most popular and prominent member of SKE48, Matsui Jurina, will be joining AKB48's Team K. While another popular member of NMB48, Watanabe Miyuki will be joining AKB48's Team B.
This is only a limited time transfer and also the two girls will continue to stay in their respective group. They will continue their activities in SKE48 and NMB48 alongside AKB48's.
This announcement was shocking for the two girls as they didn't know beforehand. These two members had been very active in the single releases of their respective groups.
What do you guys think of this announcement? What is Akimoto Yasushi planning? Consider the two girls will continue to stay in NMB48 and SKE48, they will appear much more often.
This article doesn't mention them but it's Kato Rena, Kawaei Rina, Iwata Karen, Tano Yuuka, and Takahashi Juri who are now promoted to Team 4.