There are various rumours floating about that Aki-P is going to unleash yet another idol group but this time not under the AKB family. The press have latched on that Aki-P is masterminding a rival group to challenge AKB48 for Sony Music which has been called Nogizaka46. Apparently there will be auditions over the Summer for the idol group. Nogizaka46′ name is a reference to Sony’s headquarters which is in Nogizaka, Minato Ward in Tokyo.
There’s no confirmation or anything yet about this new group but this week’s new Weekly Playboy magazine is supposed to shed new light on the information. It could well be another publicity stunt by Aki-P just like the Aimi Eguchi one. Could it be a CG idol group? I’ll have more on this when news comes out.