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Boku ga Mitakatta Aozora (僕が見たかった青空) is an idol group produced by Akimoto Yasushi, and is billed as the "official rival" of Nogizaka46.

Boku ga Mitakatta Aozora Logo


Boku ga Mitakatta Aozora Members

Boku ga Mitakatta Aozora, 2023

Nogizaka46 Rival Teaser

Audition Announcement


  • They are the official rival group of Nogizaka46.
  • The first generation was revealed at a press conference at Zepp Diver City Tokyo on June 15th, 2023. The first generation received 35,678 applicants, of which 23 were selected.
  • Since August 25, 2023 their current group leader is Shiogama Nana.


2022-2023; Formation Rumors, Official Announcement[]

On September 5, 2022, it was announced by the news company Shukan Bunshun that Akimoto Yasushi was teaming up with entertainment company 'avex' to debut a new idol group that would be the official rival to Nogizaka46. On February 1, 2023, the group was officially announced, and that applications would open up the same day, and will run until February 18. The final members were selected on April 22, 2023, and will make their official debut on August 30, 2023. At the end of 2023, the group has been nominated for "New Artist of The Year" (新人賞/Shinjin-shou) in TBS 65th Japan Record Awards along with Kimura Tetsuji, FRUITS ZIPPER, and LIL LEAGUE.


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# Cover Title Release Date
01 Regular Edition Aozora ni Tsuite Kangaeru
02 BokuAo2ndA Sotsugyou Made
03 TBACover Boku ga Mitakatta Aozora 3rd Single

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  • Sakamichi no Mukou ni wa Aozora ga Hirogatteita. (坂道の向こうには青空が広がっていた。) (2023- present)

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