Those that came to AKB48’s handshake event at the Seibu Dome today got a nice surprise when the first generation of HKT48 (all 21 members) was unveiled to the 15,000 fans in attendance for the first time. They’re not on active duty yet but they are going to debut at their theater in Fukuoka at the end of the year. What’s surprising about HKT48 is just how young they all are – the average age for the group is only 13.8 years old with the oldest member only 17 years! They’ll be the youngest out of all the 00048 teams. I just hope the expectation placed on their young shoulders won’t affect them. They did get a chance to perform Skirt Hirari and show what they’re made of.