With the rising popularity of AKB48, getting tickets to see their performances lately at the theater in Akiba has been getting increasingly difficult and frustrating for foreign fans visiting Tokyo but no more!
Announced yesterday is a new ticket specifically for those coming from abroad who want to see their favorite team and member. The ticket is called Super Enpou and check this out – if you win one of these babies you’re guaranteed a front row seat!! Yep, that’s right – 6 seats for each show around the stage left block area in the front row is just for us foreign fans which will make it better for us to interact with the girls and you know full well how they love to see us foreign fans at the theater.
So how do you get one of these tickets? Pretty simple. About a month before you land in Tokyo you’ll have to send an email to the AKB48 theater stating the dates you’re going to be in the city, your name, country of origin and which teams you want to see (in my case all of them!!!). It’s easy and it’s something I’ll be doing before I’ll be going to Tokyo in mid December. For further details head over to the Stage48 forums where there’s a thread about it: http://stage48.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2521
Thank you Akimoto and AKB48 management for giving us foreign fans a golden opportunity to see our favorite idols up close and personal.