On the final day of Japaanese pop group AKB48's annual event, "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015" held at Tokyo Dome City Hall on January 25, the girls' announced the formation of a new sister group NGT48.
NGT48 will begin recruiting 1st generation members starting in March in Niigata, and will open their own NGT48 Theatre, on October 1.
Just when you thought AKB48 and its entire hoard of sister groups couldn’t get any more confusing, NGT48 is to become its 5th domestic addition.
The franchise is grouped as follows: AKB48 (138 members), SKE48 (based in Sakae, Nagoya), NMB48 (based in Namba, Osaka) and HKT48 (based in Hakata, Fukuoka). There are also international sister groups JKT48 (based in Jakarta, Indonesia) and SNH48 (based in Shanghai, China).
Are you excited for the next sister group?
Source: Oricon & Tokyo Hive