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NGT48, 2018

NGT48 (short for Niigata48) is an all-female Japanese idol group produced by Akimoto Yasushi. It will be the fourth currently active domestic sister group of AKB48. The 1st generation audition application period will start on April 10, 2015 and lasts until May 18, 2015. Girls between ages 11 and 23 are eligible to apply. NGT48 will have its own theater in Niigata, where performances will begin on October 1, 2015.


NGT48, August 2015

NGT48 Logo

The creation of the group was announced at the end of AKB48 Request Hour 2015. Before the auditions for NGT48 began, two AKB48 members were given positions in the group. During the shuffle in March 2015, Kitahara Rie was transferred from AKB48 to NGT48. She was appointed as the captain of the entire group. Kashiwagi Yuki was announced to have a concurrent position in NGT48.
At January 10, 2016 it was announced NGT48 has formed their first Team, Team NIII. It was announced in first LIVE performance of NGT48 Theater. As of May 2019, Kashiwagi Yuki left her concurrent position with NGT48. As of May 2019, NGT48 is the only group to have dissolved the team system in place. (Team NIII and Team G) Many sponsorships and the city of Niigata have now cut ties with the group following the incidents of Yamaguchi Maho and others.


NGT48 1st Generation Members (July 2015)

NGT48 Members

1st Generation

3rd Draft

2nd Generation


Disbanded Teams


Team G


Single Units

  • Senbatsu (選抜)
  • NGT48 Dance Senbatsu (NGT48ダンス選抜)
  • SNS Senbatsu (SNS選抜)
  • Real Gasukei Senbatsu (リアル学生選抜)
  • Nakai Rika to Los Indios (中井りかとロス・インディオス)
  • Furusato Team (ふるさとチーム)
  • NGT48 Shodai Uta Senbatsu (NGT48初代うた選抜)
  • Dou Tennen & Fushigichan All Stars (ど天然&不思議ちゃんオールスター)
  • Sexy 6 (セクシー6)
  • Niigata GENKI Senbatsu (新潟GENKI選抜)
  • Niigata SHOWROOM Senbatsu (新潟SHOWROOM選抜)
  • Niigata Friend Senbatsu (にいがったフレンド選抜)
  • Chicchaimon Club (ちっちゃいもんくらぶ)



  1. [2017.04.12] Seishun Dokei (青春時計)
  2. [2017.12.06] Sekai wa Doko Made Aozora na no ka? (世界はどこまで青空なのか?)
  3. [2018.04.11] Haru wa Doko kara kuru no ka? (春はどこから来るのか?)
  4. [2018.10.03] Sekai no Hito e (世界の人へ) (Людям всего мира)
  5. [2020.07.22] Sherbet Pink (シャーベットピンク)
  6. [2021.06.23] Awesome

Other Songs


NGT48 Promoted 1st Generation Stages

# Stage Name Date No. of Performances
1 Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikenai
2019.08.18 - -

Team NIII Stages

# Stage Name Date No. of Performances
1 Party ga Hajimaru yo
2016.01.10 - 2016.05.15 62
2 Pajama Drive
2016.05.28 - 2017.06.05
3 Hokori no Oka
2017.07.02 - 2018.06.23
2018.06.30 - 2019.04.21

Team G Stages

# Stage Name Date No. of Performances
1 Saka Agari
2018.07.01 - 2019.04.21

Kenkyuusei Stages

# Stage name Date No. of Performances
1 Natsu no Nijikai PARTY
2016.08.09 - 2016.10.06
2 PARTY ga Hajimaru yo・Galveston Dori
2016.10.13 - 2017.10.29 46
3 PARTY ga Hajimaru yo・Echigo Yuki Tsubaki
2017.11.12 - 2018.06.24 20
4 PARTY ga Hajimaru yo ~ Kenkyuusei no Ibuki wo Kanjite! ~
2018.12.24 - -

AKB48 Events

Senbatsu Elections

Senbatsu Janken Taikai


TV Shows

Variety Shows

Past Shows

  • HKT48 vs. NGT48 Sashikita Gassen (2016 - )

Radio Shows

  • PORT DE NGT (Cancelled)
  • NGT48 no Minna Kamitaiou!! Radio Akushukai!!
  • Rakuten Travel FM Every Thursday 19.00 JST 16.01.14 -

Sister Groups

External Link