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.
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.
- Max Toki 315go (Max とき315 号) (Kimi wa Melody)
- Kimi wa Doko ni Iru? (君はどこにいる?) (Tsubasa wa Iranai)
- Midori to Mori no Undokouen (みどりと森の運動公園) (Shoot Sign)
- Tomodachi de Imashou (友達でいましょう) (Jabaja)
Team NIII Stages
- 1st Stage 「PARTYが始まるよ」 (Team NIII 1st Stage "PARTY ga Hajimaru yo") [2016.01.10 - 2016.05.15]
- 2nd Stage 「パジャマドライブ」 (Team NIII 2nd Stage "Pajama Drive") [2016.05.28 - 2017.06.05]
- 3rd Stage 「誇りの丘」 (Team NIII 3rd Stage "Hokori no Oka") [2017.07.02 - ]
Team G Stages
- 1st Stage 「逆流而上」 (Team G 1st Stage "Saka Agari") [2018.07.01 - ]
- Natsu no Nijikai PARTY 「夏の二次会Party」 (NGT48 Kenkyuusei "Natsu no Nijikai PARTY") (2016.08.09 - )
Senbatsu Janken Taikai
- [2016.10.10] 2016 Janken Tournament
- Past Shows
- HKT48 vs. NGT48 Sashikita Gassen (2016 - )
- PORT DE NGT (Cancelled)
- NGT48 no Minna Kamitaiou!! Radio Akushukai!!
- Rakuten Travel FM Every Thursday 19.00 JST 16.01.14 -