AKB48 News Digest

9 09 2011

Just to update you on some of the latest news for AKB48 and it’s members:

Those who were looking forward to shaking hands with Lovetan tomorrow at the handshake event are going to disappointed as she has withdrawn due to poor health condition. Get well soon Lovetan.

Kitarie has been chosen to play the heroine in a new movie inspired by a manga called ‘Grappler Baki’. The name of the movie is ‘Graffreeter Toki’¬† and it’s a comedy about a young boy Toki whose mother teaches him the ways of a famous wrestler named Baki. An evil organisation moves in to his town and Toki and his neighbours team up to protect their town and drive the organisation out. The movie is scheduled to be released sometime in Spring 2012.

Acchan has been picked by the casual apparel brand ‘g.u’ to promote their new fashion line. She’ll get to appear in a CM as well. This is the first fashion CM that Acchan has been picked for and she’s happy that the company asked her as she loves fashion. The CM will air soon on Japanese TV channels.

Mariko Shinoda has been on a trip to London for a shoot for her new fashion magazine and it looked from her blog that she was having a wonderful time over here. She even went to see the England football game at Wembley. Next time you come back to the UK, give me a call Mariko!!

And finally I’ll update on the sales for ‘Flying Get’. The 2nd week saw 98,939 copies shifted from the shelves to bring the grand total up to 1,453,431. It looks like Morning Musume’s record for Love Machine is safe until AKB48’s next single at least.



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