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OUT OF 48 is Audition program created by AKB48. it premiered on April 19, 2023.

The show will run every Wednesday at 25.59 PM (JST) in NTV.

OUT OF 48 Promotion Image

OUT OF 48 Promotion Image


"OUT OF 48" is a new audition program for the formation of a new girl group, consisting of both current AKB48 members and non-AKB48 members.

The group will be crated with a different 'girly pop x dance' concept, making the most of the strengths of AKB48 to make a leap forward.


The show was first announced on the 44th episode of AKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san on February 23rd, 2023. It would replace the time slot covered by AAKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san. It was announced that the show would cover the journey of an audition for a new girl group, and contestants would include both AKB48 members as well as entirely unrelated contestants. The new group will be produced by Ichinomiya Yuki and have their own crown program alongside their debut.

The rules for applying included a maximum age of 22, no current affiliation with an agency and either living in Tokyo or the willingness to relocate to Tokyo once passing the audition. Applications for auditioning would be open from 01:29, February 24th, to 23:59, March 19th.

Throughout March, promotional images of AKB48 members in the following order: Hirata Yuki, Chiba Erii, Oguri Yui, Tokunaga Remi, Yamauchi Mizuki, Sato Airi, Yamazaki Sora and Shitao Miu. On March 16th, a promotional teaser video with a preview of the title song Your Super Girl was released on all official social media platforms.

The full title song was released on streaming platforms on April 20th, 2023 and it was sung by Saito Haruna, Muto Orin, Taguchi Manaka, Suzuki Kurumi, Kurosu Haruka and Sakaguchi Nagisa.

The first episode aired at 01:29 on April 21st, 2023.


  • Maeda Goki
  • Kashiwagi Yuki (AKB48 Team B)
  • Machida Hironori (NTV Announcer)
  • Ichinomiya Yuki (Group Producer)
  • Hirai Hana (Dance Mentor)


AKB48 Members[]

Others Contestants[]

  • Members (23): Iwamoto Aika, Kakimoto Rena, Kato Mikoto, Kanomata Mana, Sato Suzuka, Sugii Misaki, Suzuki Sara, Tanaka Rei, Chen Sasha, Nagai Kurumi, Nakamura Yuka, Nakamori Mikoto, Naruishi Arisa, Nishijima Ruka, Hatai Miyuu, Furuyama Nanami, Matsuura Yui, Matsuo Sara, Matsumoto Otoka, Murakami Ayaha, Yamazaki Fuka, Wakabayashi Yuna, Watanabe Karen


File Evaluation[]

39 members of AKB48 passed this evaluation.

  • Sato Minami resigned even though she had passed.
  • Only 38 members left who continued to dance evaluation.

Dance Evaluation[]

Group 1[]

Group 2[]

Group 3[]

Group 4[]

Group 5[]

Group 6[]

Group 7[]

Group 8[]


First Eliminated[]


Digital Songs[]