Two hail from the Nagoya-based sister group SKE48 and one came from Osaka's NMB48. The 9 winners were selected from 30 finalists, who were previously chosen from the 200 members of AKB48 and its sister groups: SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48. The final public.
Some of those ex-Wall Street advance modeling mathemagicians must be working for pop mastermind Yasushi Akimoto because the latest AKB48 shake-up looks like real Hari Seldon maneuvering. Leading up to the graduation of Atsuko Maeda, the pop supergroup's.