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HKT48, 2021

HKT48 (short for Hakata48) is a Japanese all-female idol group based in Hakata, Fukuoka, where they have their own theater in E • ZO Fukuoka. The group, established in 2011, is the fourth Japan-based sister group of AKB48. HKT48 is produced by Akimoto Yasushi and signed under Universal Music Japan. Currently the group consists of three teams: Team H, Team KIV and Team TII. In addition, the group also has trainees called Kenkyuusei.

History

HKT48 Logo

Plans for a group entitled HKT48 were first revealed by AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto on 19 November 2008. The group takes its name from its proposed base location of Hakata-ku, Fukuoka. HKT48 was officially announced on 1 May 2011 at an AKB48 handshake event. Instead of the previously targeted Hakata, the HKT48's theater will instead be based in the Hawks Town Mall based in neighboring Chūō-ku, Fukuoka. The group is the third AKB48 sister group to be launched, after the groups SKE48 and NMB48. This location is next to the Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome. In addition, it was announced that the group will be accepting applications from girls whose age is between 11 and 22. The first-round of the first-ever HKT48 audition will take place from 31 May 2011, and successful applicants took part in the second round of auditions, consisting of a singing and dancing test, in the first half of July 2011.

HKT48, 2017

HKT48, January 2014

HKT48's 21 first generation members were first revealed at an AKB48 handshake event on 23 October 2011. Of these 21 members, 17 of them are junior high school students or below, and two of the members are elementary school students. The youngest member of the group, Natsumi Tanaka, was 11 years old at the time of the announcement. She said that "joining AKB48 is my ambition since I was 5 years old, so it feels like a dream to be in this group.". The oldest member is Yoko Sugamoto, who is 17 years old at the time of the announcement. Altogether, the average age of the group is 13.8 years old, the youngest average age amongst all of the AKB48-related groups. The group will have their debut performance in the HKT48 theater at the end of 2011.

On January 11, 2014, HKT had a Team Shuffle, the shuffle happened at the HKT48 Kyushu 7 Prefecture Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Tabi wo Saseyo~. The shuffle will only take effect in the spring.

Members

Teams

HKT48 Members

Team H

Team KIV

Team TII

HKT48 Kenkyuusei

Sister Groups

One-Shot Units

  • Sashihara Rino with AKB48 Team 8 (指原莉乃 with AKB48 Team 8)

Single Units

  • Senbatsu (選抜)
  • Amakuchi Hime (あまくち姫)
  • Umakuchi Hime (うまくち姫)
  • Blueberry Pie (ブルーベリーパイ)
  • Popcorn Children (ポップコーンチルドレン)
  • Sweet You
  • Sakura Haruka (サクラハルカ)
  • Platinum Girls (プラチナガールズ)
  • NakoMiku & MeruMio (なこみく & めるみお)
  • Diamond Girls (ダイヤモンドガールズ)

Album Units

Soloists

Discography

  1. [2017.12.17] 092
  2. [2021.12.01] Outstanding

  • [2013.03.20] Suki! Suki! Skip! (スキ! スキ! スキップ!; Like! Like! Skip!)
  • [2013.09.04] Melon Juice (メロンジュース)
  • [2014.03.12] Sakura, Minna de Tabeta (桜、みんなで食べた ; The Sakura Everyone Ate Together)
  • [2014.09.24] Hikaeme I love you! (控えめI love you!; Humbly I Love You)
  • [2015.04.22] 12 Byou (12秒; 12 Seconds)
  • [2015.11.25] Shekarashika! (しぇからしか!; Annoying!) ft Kishidan
  • [2016.04.13] 74 Okubun no 1 no Kimi e (74億分の1の君へ; To the 1 in a 7.4 Billion You)
  • [2016.09.07] Saikou ka yo (最高かよ;Is This Amazing or What)
  • [2017.02.15] Bagutte Iijan (バグっていいじゃん;It's fine if it's buggy)
  • [2017.08.02] Kiss wa Matsushikanai no Deshouka? (キスは待つしかないのでしょうか?;Could a kiss be something for which one can do nothing but wait?)
  • [2018.05.02] Hayaokuri Calendar (早送りカレンダー;Fast-forward Calendar)
  • [2019.04.10] Ishi (意志;Will)
  • [2020.04.22] 3-2
  • [2021.05.12] Kimi to Doko ka e Ikitai (君とどこかへ行きたい;I want to go somewhere with you)

  • [2013.07.06] HKT48 Team H 1st stage "Te wo Tsunaginagara" ~studio recording~ (HKT48 Team H 1st stage 「手をつなぎながら」)

  • [2013.07.06] HKT48 TeamH 1st stage "Te wo Tsunaginagara" (HKT48 TeamH 1st stage 「手をつなぎながら」)
  • [2014.01.09] Team H 2nd Stage "Hakata Legend" (チームH 2nd Stage「博多レジェンド」)

  • [2013.09.25] AKB48 Group Rinji Sokai ~Shirokuro Tsukeyojyanaika!~ (HKT48 Tandoku Koen)
  • [2014.01.11] HKT48 Kyushu 7 Prefecture Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Tabi wo Saseyo~
  • [2014.04.05] HKT48 in Saitama Super Arena

  • [2013.04.19] HaKaTa Hyakkaten (HaKaTa百貨店)
  • [2013.08.28] HaKaTa Hyakkaten 2 Go Kan (HaKaTa百貨店2号館)

  • Stages

    # Stage name Date Performances
    1 Te wo Tsunaginagara
    (手をつなぎながら)
    2012.03.04 - 2013.02.17 200
    Waiting Hakata Legend
    (博多レジェンド)
    2013.03.01 - 2014.04.17 110
    2 Seishun Girls
    (青春ガールズ)
    2014.04.23 - 2014.10.30 48
    3 Saishuu Bell ga Naru
    (最終ベルが鳴る)
    2014.11.09 - 2016.03.31 130
    4 Theater no Megami
    (シアターの女神)
    2016.05.03 - 2018.09.02 -
    5 RESET 2018.09.10 - -

    # Stage name Date Performances
    1 Theater no Megami
    (シアターの女神)
    2014.05.08 - 2016.03.31 199
    2 Saishuu Bell ga Naru
    (最終ベルが鳴る)
    2016.05.17 - 2018.01.23 86
    3 Seifuku no Me
    (制服の芽)
    2018.01.29 - -

    # Stage name Date Performances
    1 Te wo Tsunaginagara
    (手をつなぎながら)
    2016.12.21 -
    (Together with Kenkyuusei up until 2017.11.26)
    -

    # Stage name Date Performances
    1 Te wo Tsunaginagara
    (手をつなぎながら)
    2011.11.26 - 2012.03.02 199
    2 PARTY ga Hajimaru yo
    (PARTYが始まるよ)
    2012.09.30 - 2013.11.05 218
    3 Nounai Paradise
    (脳内パラダイス)
    2013.11.17 - 2014.04.21
    2019.03.10 -
    47
    - Te wo Tsunaginagara
    (手をつなぎながら)
    2016.12.21 -
    (Together with Team TII up until 2017.11.26)
    -

    # Stage name Date Performances
    1 Pajama Drive
    (パジャマドライブ)
    2013.11.02 - 2015.12.14 241
    2 Tadaima Renaichuu
    (ただいま 恋愛中)
    2015.12.19 - -
    3 Yuuwaku no Garter
    (誘惑のガーター)
    2017.12.17 - -

    # Stage name Date Performances
    1 Hakata Refresh
    (博多リフレッシュ)
    2019.02.23 -

    AKB48 Senbatsu Events

    Senbatsu Elections

    Senbatsu Janken Taikai

    HKT48 Events

    Anniversaries

    • [2012.11.26] HKT48 1st Anniversary
    • [2013.11.26] HKT48 2nd Anniversary
    • [2014.11.19 - 2014.11.22] HKT48 3rd Anniversary Special perfomance series
    • [2015.11.26] HKT48 4th Anniversary
    • [2016.11.24 - 2016.11.25] HKT48 5th Anniversary ~39 Hour Nonstop Festival! "Say Thank You to Everyone!"~
    • [2017.11.24 - 2017.11.26] HKT48 6th Anniversary ~6 Fes LOVE and PEACE! Life is a ROCK Anniversary~
    • [2018.11.26] 777 n Tettatte HKT48 ~7th Anniversary wa Tenjin de Dai Fiber~
    • [2020.11.26] HKT48 9th Anniversary Special Commemorative Performance
    • [2021.11.26] HKT48 10th Anniversary Special Performance

    Concerts

    Filmography

    • [2013.02.02] Tsunagirl
    • [2013.08.24] Himitsu
    • [2015.11.28] Majisuka Gakuen 0 Kisarazu Rantouhen
    • [2016.01.29] Ozaki Shihainin ga Naita Yoru DOCUMENTARY of HKT48

    TV Shows

    Variety Shows

    Currently Airing
    • HKT Variety 48 (2012 - )
    • HKTV (2021 - )
    Past Variety Shows
    • KoreKara (2012 - 2014)
    • Aru Aru YY Terebi (with NMB48) (2012 - 2013)
    • HKT48 Tonkotsu Mahou Shoujo Gakuin (2013) under the Nogizaka46 x HKT48 Crown Program Battle
    • HKT48 Shakariki 48! (2014)
    • HaKaTa Hyakkaten 3 Seasons (latest 2015)
    • HKT48 no Goboten! (2014 - 2016)
    • HKT48 vs. NGT48 Sashikita Gassen (2016)
    • HKT48 no "Hokamina" ~Sonohoka no minasan~ (2014 - 2016)
    • HKT48 no Odekake (2013 - 2017)
    • HKT48 Tonkotsu Magical Girls' Academy (HKT48トンコツ魔法少女学院 HKT48 Tonkotsu Mahou Shoujo Gakuin?)

    Radio Shows

    • HKT48 no Baby Radio (Kari)
    • HKT48 Watanabedoori Icchoume FM Madoka ~Madoka no Mado Kara~
    • HKT48 no Momochihama Jogakuin

    Line-Up through the years

    External Links

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