As a platform for powerful entertainment corporation Avex’s male idol battalion Exile, less a boy band than a cross between AKB48 and a Kabukicho host club ... Masanori Tominaga (“Rolling”), Tetsuya Mariko (“Distraction Babies”) and Katsuhito.
It’s widely known in Japan that idol singers are often contractually prohibited from engaging in romantic relationships. The reasoning goes that if word gets out that an idol singer has a boyfriend, her fans will feel betrayed that she isn’t solely.
Minami Takahashi was appointed as the general manager of the AKB48 groups, with Mariko Shinoda, Yuko Oshima and Ayaka Umeda becoming the captains of teams A, K, and B respectively. Meanwhile, Sae Miyazawa was transferred to spin-off idol group SNH48.
This year's lineup includes the fifth consecutive performance of Nana Mizuki, the fourth appearance of T.M.Revolution, the second appearance of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and the debut appearances of Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan), E-girls, NMB48, miwa.
Meanwhile, the members from AKB48 Team 4 selected for the drama were Shimazaki Haruka, Oba Mina, Nagao Mariya, Kobayashi Marina, Shimada Haruka and Nakamura Mariko. Both sides are feeling the pressure of working with each other, given their fame and.