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Monday, 19 March 2018 11:14

AKB48 announce 52nd Single Line-up, Oguri Yui to Serve as AKB48's Center for First Time

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Today, AKB48 announce the line-up for the group's 52nd single (TBA), and Team 8 member Oguri Yui will serve as center for the single. This is the first time Oguri Yui serve as the center for AKB48 single title track.

AKB48's 52nd single's line-up as followings:


Fukuoka Seina, Kojima Mako, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kato Rena, Komiyama Haruka, Kubo Satone, Mukaichi Mion, Murayama Yuiri, Okada Nana, Takahashi Juri, Yamauchi Mizuki, Yokoyama Yui

Team 8

Oguri Yui (C), Okabe Rin


Matsui Jurina, Obata Yuna, Suda Akari


Shiroma Miru, Yamamoto Ayaka, Yamamoto Sayaka, Yoshida Akari


Matsuoka Hana, Miyawaki Sakura, Sashihara Rino, Yabuki Nako


Nakai Rika, Ogino Yuka


Takino Yumiko 

Note: Yabuki Nako, Fukuoka Seina, Yamauchi Mizuki enter AKB48's title track line-up for the first time.

AKB48's 52nd single will be released on 30 May 2018. Pre-order on CDJapan:

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  • Comment Link Ai Monday, 19 March 2018 12:42 posted by Ai

    Most of the members there are no stranger to the senbatsu. Theres always a pattern in the lineups.

  • Comment Link Sumi Monday, 19 March 2018 12:45 posted by Sumi

    OMFG. Does anyone think yuiyui can handle being center. It makes me wonder. Shes so young, how can she handle all of this: being LARME and LOVE BERRYs model, coming to all the AKBINGO episodes, her idol career and not to mention her studies.

  • Comment Link J-Lo Mahlum Monday, 19 March 2018 13:16 posted by J-Lo Mahlum

    Yuiyui can handle the media lifestyle. I just don't like we have a complete airhead for the first time. Interesting image to have coming before the Tokyo Olympics. Nana to Yuiyui is like complete opposites for the first time ever. Also it seems the Kuranoo push is over with.

  • Comment Link Elvin Monday, 19 March 2018 13:40 posted by Elvin

    ^Well, it's their goal. If she lets other stuff get in the way, it'd be putting the cart before the horse.

  • Comment Link Mark Monday, 19 March 2018 14:30 posted by Mark

    Shiroma Miru should of been in the first row. Not just her others as well. AKB management makes me sick.

    Why is Sashihara Rino sill in akb48? graduate you old dinosaurs.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Monday, 19 March 2018 15:51 posted by Tuberose

    Complete airhead? I won't call her that, anyway we all know pre-ssk single is the time to promote new members and center. And Yuiyui along with Mion are the designated next gen aces

  • Comment Link Joe Monday, 19 March 2018 19:40 posted by Joe

    Why is Sasshi till in AKB. 1st she is their all time top member 2nd she is good for at least 200k units in sales 3rd she is entertaining and rises to what ever is thrown at her or she is asked to do as their ultimate utility player and 4th but I could go on a lot longer she is unique. My question is why are Jurina and Minegishi still around? Although I am not complaining but the ships have sailed past them two.

  • Comment Link hype your oshi without talking smack sbout others chalange Tuesday, 20 March 2018 05:12 posted by hype your oshi without talking smack sbout others chalange

    ^ these kind of people... i can't...
    defending sashi and at the same time degrading other top member

    jurina is selling extremely well in SSK, HS, etc
    thank you for your concern

    i'm not sure for minegishi, but at least her SSK rank was high enough
    and being the last 1st gen might be one of the reason

  • Comment Link Bob Tuesday, 20 March 2018 07:32 posted by Bob

    i'd respond to the Jurina anti-ism but its not really worth it.

    here's the more relevant point.
    why does management actively cling to the old established stars?

    because all Japanese media demographic polls indicate AKB's ship as a whole has sailed. so thats pretty much a moot point.

    compared to Nogizaka/Keyakizaka, or even other more popular rival idol groups like Perfume (whose members are actually older) or E-Girls, AKB's pretty much banking on old fans.

    AKB isn't generating new younger fans. not even NGT or STU.

    so who do you think those old fans are fans of?

    now you have your answer why the "dinosaurs" are still around.

    and whether their ships have sailed or not doesn't really matter. their ships are the only ones that are actually seaworthy for AKS central management to bank on.

    if you're looking for the next gen idol stars, you should be looking at Keyaki or Nogi (3rd gen).
    you're not going to find her in the 48g to begin with.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Tuesday, 20 March 2018 13:01 posted by Tuberose

    Nice discussion lol

  • Comment Link Remy Tuesday, 20 March 2018 23:05 posted by Remy

    Do you mind sending a link from where you got that poll information from? Not being sarcastic, I'm just genuinely interested

  • Comment Link Joe Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:58 posted by Joe

    Jurina is still young but being in akb as a top member in the singles lineup since she was 12 she really needs to do something fresh. Minegishi is funny and has worked hard to promote herself but aks just never saw her as an ace and as much as I like her they might be right she is a great supporting player. Notice i didn't say anything about Yuki K who is still around and its because she seems contented with her spot. I wasnt picking on anyone just stating a truth.

  • Comment Link Mark Wednesday, 21 March 2018 12:44 posted by Mark

    So because Sasshi has impressive numbers that justify her stay for however long.? Mayu who many regard as the greatest ab48 memeber ever has impressive numbers and even greater status then Sasshi, yet she left at the right time.

    the point is when your time is up, your time is up. Sasshi time is up. And now it's time for others to shine. Period end of story.

  • Comment Link yawn Thursday, 22 March 2018 05:09 posted by yawn

    Just admit that you dislike Jurina lol
    you're asking jurina to do something fresh? like what?
    she loves prowres and doing prowres in TOFU
    and people blame her because TOFU is still on going?

    anyway sashi has been longer in this 48G business
    and what "fresh" thing that she did that makes her deserve the spot other than she sells?

    ps: for me i think everyone deserve their spot, business wise

  • Comment Link Joe Thursday, 22 March 2018 10:00 posted by Joe

    There is a double standard here, it is perfectly fine to talk down about Sasshi or anyone else for that matter but bring up Jurina and the sparks fly... The ones who blow up are blinded and cant grasp reality. Mayu is at best 4th over all but ranks higher on the cute and singing scale than Sasshi and tied with Yuko on cureness and Maeda on both. She graduated because she couldn't beat Sasshi and is too talented to play backup all the time. Like it or not Sasshi is #1 of all time by most measures Yuko and Maeda are tied for #2 or close 2nd & 3rd. Mayu might have a good claim to 4 but I say that spot should be more than just numbers but their value to the whole group and I would give that to Takahashi. Jurina may not be one of my favs but I don't dislike her, just feel that they could have put some of that love and effor behind some other members.

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