AKB48's Team 8 (チーム8) is a special Team that was announced during AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 2014. Their team color is Dark Blue. The team will comprise of newly auditioned members, one from each of the 47 prefectures of Japan. The concept of Team 8 is "Idols who go meet you" and sponsored by Toyota. they are often considered an unofficial sister group.
Each member of Team 8 comes from a different prefecture of Japan. The members participate in live performances and handshake events and special performances in various regions of Japan and internationally. They are currently on a tour around the country (Team 8 National Tour 〜47 no Suteki na Machi e〜). As of June 2017, Team 8 visited a total of 38 prefectures and travelled 31,693km.
(History: Team 8)
- 1st Stage (PARTYが始まるよ / PARTY ga Hajimaru yo) [2014.08.05 - 2015.08.16]
- 2nd Stage (会いたかった / Aitakatta) [2015.09.05 - )</small]
Team 8 Songs on AKB48 Albums & Singles
Team 8 Formation Announcement