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[News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« on: January 23, 2014, 12:17:24 PM »
Announced at Day 1 of the Request Hour 2014 concerts at Tokyo Dome City Hall on 23rd January 2014, AKB48 will start auditions for Team 8 starting tomorrow.

They will accept one person from each of Japan's 47 prefectures.

Team 8 is sponsored by Toyota and their concept is "idols you come to meet you".
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Re: [News] AKB48 Team 8 Announcement
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 01:02:16 PM »
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Re: [News] AKB48 Team 8 Announcement
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 01:05:36 PM »
They will accept one person from each of Japan's 47 prefectures.

Total GMT47 copy  :rofl:

Aki-P must have watched Amachan and thought: "Let's do it."  :lol: Way to go, Aki-P.


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Team 8 is sponsored by Toyota and their concept is "idols you come to meet you".

As a proud Toyota owner and as someone who can't easily go to AKB48's shows, I support this 100%.
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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 01:18:40 PM »
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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 02:29:41 PM »
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Translated by Neve at 21:46, Thu 01/23

It’s been made clear that a new AKB48 Team 8 will be put together.

This was announced on the first day of the “AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200” on the 1st January at Tokyo Dome City Hall.

The concept of how the new Team 8 will be put together and the member selection is different to how things have been done before. In collaboration with their official media partners, auditions will be held in each of the 47 prefectures, and one name will be chosen. The Team 8 members will be chosen from within those 47 candidates.

Under the concept of, “Idols who will go to meet you,” they will do activities across the whole country. It was announced that this will be backed by Toyota Automobiles.

At a journalists' meeting prior to the performance, Takahashi Minami talked about the newly established Team 8, “The sense of anticipation about the new form of AKB48 is very strong. I think the most important thing is for us to hold concerts and show everyone our smiling faces, so I think it would be great if, through this audition, we could spread our smiles to everyone in the country.” Oshima Yuko, captain of Team K, said with a wide smile, “The AKB48 Group Pennant Race will begin soon, so forming Team 8 will increase the spirit of friendly competition between everyone. Moreover, gathering elite members from across the whole country will increase excitement in Japan itself.” Team B captain Umeda Ayaka said, “Up until now we’ve had the slogan, “Idols you can meet,” but with the formation of the new Team 8 under the heading, “Idols who come to meet you,” I’m looking forward to the change this brings to the 48 Group.”

On top of that, the younger members also gave messages aimed at potential recruits who will take on the challenge of the auditions. Talking about her own experiences, Nishino Miki said, “Originally, I’d never learned to dance or sing, so I thought I definitely couldn’t pass the auditions, but I’ve learned so many things through my activities with AKB48. Through my efforts, I was able to be promoted to Team 4, so I want those people who are thinking of participating in the auditions not to give up!” Okada Nana also said, “People who are taking the auditions for the first time will find themselves so nervous their head goes blank, but it’s okay if you can appeal just a little with your own special skills and charm.”

Takahashi finished by saying, “AKB48 really needs the power of young people. Without worrying about how it’s impossible, I want you to step forward and take this chance. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone! Let’s deliver our smiles to everyone through our activities.”

From tomorrow, the 24th January, applications for auditions will start being accepted across the whole country. Team 8 will be formed in the last 10 days of March, and the plan is to hold an unveiling event in May. The team will have its debut show at the AKB48 Theatre in August, and will embark on a countrywide tour in November.
http://www.akblogs.net/article_translations/176-team-8

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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 04:15:57 PM »

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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 09:37:08 PM »
Dang, I was going to make this prediction in the predictions thread literally last week, but forgot to. And now it gets announced  :-\

LoL, oh well NBD. I wonder if Toyota will sponsor a flight to the US..


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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 11:59:37 PM »
National auditions CM


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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 04:40:34 PM »
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A while ago, AKB48 announced that they would create a Team 8 sponsored by Toyota. On April 3, the members for this new team were introduced to the public for the first time.

 47 girls, one for each prefecture, passed the auditions. They were selected from about 10,000 applicants. The average age is 14,4. The oldest member is 19, the youngest 12.

 The concept for the new team is "idols who come to meet you" so from May on the new team will hold events all over Japan. Then sometime in the fall they will start a Toyota campaign.

 It was also announced at the presentation event, that the new Team 8 members can participate at the Senbatsu Election!


AKB48 Team 8
 Hokkaido- Sakaguchi Nagisa (13)
 Aomori- Yokoyama Yui (13)
 Akita- Tanikawa Hijiri (13)
 Iwate- Sato Nanami (14)
 Yamagata- Hayasaka Tsumugi (12)
 Miyagi. Sato Akari (17)
 Fukushima- Mougi Kasumi (16)
 Ibaraki- Okabe Rin (17)
 Tochigi- Honda Hitomi (12)
 Gunma- Shimizu Maria (16)
 Saitama- Takahashi Ayane (16)
 Chiba- Yoshikawa Nanase (15)
 Tokyo- Oguri Yui (12)
 Kanagawa- Oda Erina (16)
 Niigata- Sato Shiori (16)
 Yamanashi- Hidaritomo Ayaka (15)
 Aichi- Fujimura Natsuki (16)
 Shizuoka- Yokomichi Yuri (13)
 Gifu- Okubora Chinatsu (15)
 Mie- Yamamoto Ai (18)
 Toyama- Hashimoto Haruna (13)
 Ishikawa- Kita Reina (14)
 Fukui- Chou Kurena (13)
 Nagano- Kondou Moeri (16)
 Osaka- Nagano Serika (13)
 Kyoto- Oota Nao (19)
 Hyogo- Yamada Nanami (15)
 Wakayama- Yamamoto Ruka (13)
 Nara- Oonishi Momoka (16)
 Shiga- Hama Sayuna (12)
 Tottori- Nakano Ikumi (13)
 Shimane- Abe Mei (13)
 Okayama- Hitomi Kotone (13)
 Hiroshima- Tani Yuuri (14)
 Yamaguchi- Shitao Miu (13)
 Tokushima- Hamamatsu Riona (18)
 Kagawa- Gyouten Yurina (15)
 Ehime- Takaoka Kaoru (13)
 Kochi- Hirose Natsuki (16)
 Fukuoka- Moriwaki Yui (16)
 Saga- Fukuchi Rena (17)
 Nagasaki- Iwasaki Moeka (13)
 Kumamoto- Kuranoo Narumi (13)
 Oita- Yoshino Miyu (13)
 Miyazaki- Yaguchi Moka (12)
 Kagoshima- Shimoaoki Karin (13)
 Okinawa- Miyazato Rira (12)

http://melosnomichi.blogspot.fi/2014/04/akb48-team-8-members-revealed.html

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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 04:58:58 AM »
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The Gifu representative in AKB48 Team 8 announces her graduation from the group
June 19, 2014

On June 18, idol group AKB48 Team 8 member Okubora Chinatsu, who is Gifu prefecture's representative, announced her graduation from the group.

She explained the reason for her graduation on the team's official site, "It's been about 2 months since our activities began, and it was getting difficult for me to continue the activities while coping with my schoolwork, so I started feeling that I would not be able to stay as the way I am in front of you fans if I continued this."

As Team 8 has a concept that is "idols that go to see you" with 47 members chosen from each prefecture, there will be an audition to elect a new representative of Gifu, which will be only for the residents in Gifu prefecture.

Source: Oricon
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- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/06/the-gifus-representative-in-akb48-team-8-announces-her-graduation-from-the-group
- http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2038759/full/


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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2014, 12:51:25 AM »
Team 8 are going to appear in the theatre in August performing the "Party ga Hajimaru yo" A1st Stage

AKB48 Theatre: 8/5(火)~8/7(木)、8/12(火)~8/15(金)
SKE48 Theatre: 8/5(火)~8/7(木)
HKT48 Theatre: 8/12(火)~8/15(金)

http://ameblo.jp/akihabara48/entry-11895270721.html

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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2014, 04:35:26 AM »
CROSS-POSTING!!


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AKB48 Team 8's first original song to be included in the group's upcoming single
July 22, 2014

On July 21, it was announced that AKB48's Team 8, which is comprised of members hailing from all 47 prefectures of Japan, will record their first original track entitled "47 no Suteki na Machi e." The track is for their upcoming 37th single "Kokoro no Placard," which is set to be released on August 27.

Each of the members will sing their home-prefecture name in the interlude of the track. Hyogo-born member Yamada Nanami (15) stated, "I would like to travel to many places so that many people can hear the song."


Source: Sanspo
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/07/akb48-team-8s-first-original-song-to-be-included-in-the-groups-upcoming-single
- http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20140722/akb14072205000001-n1.html

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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2014, 01:53:27 PM »
Team 8 version of KFC - it's got a different name, related to the Prius?



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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2015, 10:46:14 PM »
1-Year Anniversary Documentary.


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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2015, 09:07:52 AM »
A great watch ^

JFC san, thanks for posting!


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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2015, 02:28:56 PM »
CROSS-POSTING!!

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Team 8 will visit Philippines in November
September 27, 2015
- http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/09/team-8-will-visit-philippine-in-november.html
- http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLASDG25H6J_W5A920C1CR0000/


For the record, as of this post, no official announcement has been made yet, therefore, unless the Hallohallo Inc guys just goofed up and mentioned it really early when maybe they weren't supposed to, the following post is making an assumption that there's going to be an MNL48 (even including a Photoshopped "MNL48" logo on one of the photos taken from the event).
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Hallohallo inc will build a Theatre for MNL48
September 27, 2015
- http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/09/hallohallo-inc-will-build-theatre-for.html
- https://ecnomikata.com/ecnews/detail.php?id=5465

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Team 8's Manila Trip detail announced
- http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/09/team-8s-manila-trip-detail-announced.html
- http://toyota-team8.jp/news/list/20150929-796176787804362.php
- http://cooljapanfestival.hallohallo.com/


TokyoGirlsUpdate.com - AKB48 Team 8 For The First Time In the Philippines! Cool Japan Festival Report
- http://tokyogirlsupdate.com/team8-philippine-cooljapan-20151165686.html

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Re: [News] AKB48 x TOYOTA Team 8
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2015, 02:40:49 AM »
Only had time so far to watch first clip,
But excellent opportunity got Team 8!

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