Yesterday saw AKB48 turn 5 years old and there was a special show held at the AKB48 Theater with 82 girls performing which included 13 graduated members. There was a shocking surprise for the kenkyuusei members that were also performing. All of the 9th generation kenkyuusei (Mina Oba, Haruka Shimazaki, Haruka Shimada,Miyu Takeuchi, Mariya Nagao, Mariko Nakamura, Anna Mori, Suzuran Yamauchi) will be promoted to become full fledged members of AKB48. There has been no annoucement which teams they’ll be put into yet. Once the news about that has been released I’ll post the details.