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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 06:59

AKS going to sell SKE48?

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Today, Japanese listed company KeyHolder, Inc. discloses a document that indicates they are going to manage Japanese idol group SKE48 which is currently under AKS' management.

According to the document, KeyHolder have already signed a basic agreement of business succession with AKS, and they are planning to seal the deal in Mid-December 2018. If the deal is completed, SKE48 will be very likely under new agency FA Project Inc., which is owned by AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi and KeyHolder Inc., and SKE48's business and brand will be very likely co-managed by KeyHolder and AKS together.

Note1: FA Project Inc. is an entertainment and talent management company formed in July 2018 which is owned by KeyHolder Inc. (62%), Akimoto Yasushi (21%), Akimoto Shinsuke (6%), Akatsuka Yoshihiro (3%), Y&N Brothers (6%) and A.M.Entertainment (2%). The join venture was announced on 18 June 2018.

Note2: Akimoto Yasushi was appointed to be special adviser of KeyStudio in July 2018, his idol group "Last Idol" and his troupe "4 Dollars 50 cents" also have collaboration with KeyHolder's sub-company KeyStudio.

Note3: AKS is a Japanese talent agency, the company manage the Japanese idol groups AKB48, SKE48, HKT48 and NGT48. 

Original source: KeyHolder official site (Announcement)


KeyHolder and Akimoto Yasushi announce FA Project

FA Project

KeyHolder Corporate Information

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  • Comment Link naochan Tuesday, 13 November 2018 07:29 posted by naochan

    good news!! more invesment and focus on ske48
    and i was wondering why ske48 has been getting too many projects lately ?!
    looks like the new company will try and prove itself

  • Comment Link Tuberose Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:10 posted by Tuberose

    I hope this new company will:
    1. Give more rest to Jurina
    2. Push another members (by giving center position to another member, sub-unit activity)
    3. Hire a better composer than AKS

  • Comment Link Someone Tuesday, 13 November 2018 18:33 posted by Someone

    Isn't NGT48 managed by Sony like Nogi and Keya46?

  • Comment Link Conscious Pilot Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:36 posted by Conscious Pilot

    LOVELY!! Lets see what SKE48 can do w/out the 'Baggage of the Past' around their necks. It's time for a NEW Era, New Girls, New songs. Competition will breed better Idols. As the Kpop wave spreads over Japan SKE might be the only AKS type group to adapt to a "performance based" presentation.

    Imagine if SKE was BOLD & picked a fresh NEW "Ace" (or Aces?) and reinvented themselves - people would say "WHY didn't AKS do this sooner?" and the answer will be "Why Didn't They?" AKI-P is jumping on the KPOP bandwagon (w/ Prod48) & now selling SKE to another investor- Further proof the man had NO "Endgame"- He's Bored & just sold off SKE - lol.

    I'm curious to see what happens when J becomes just another Idol. These last last 6 months have proven SKE & AKB won't die with out her. IN J's defense it's entirely possible management put ALL the burdern of SKE on J so this frees her to actually enjoy being an Idol maybe. If the Exhaustion is a real thing - let her chill & renegotiate. She can be like Yuki Kashiwagi in AKB (just show up for TV)- lol.

  • Comment Link izzy Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:18 posted by izzy

    lol ske has yunana, rara, ouchan, and maayan, the only thing stopping them from rising more is that most important members are older and ske's sales would probably plummet without them in the senbatsu. they'll be fine.

  • Comment Link Conscious Pilot Saturday, 17 November 2018 01:17 posted by Conscious Pilot

    @Izzy I have NO Idea who any of those girls are - I know Ryoha, Oba Mina, Suda. Somehow Ryoha became Manager? or Captain & yet Jurina still holds all the important "powers"

  • Comment Link izzy Saturday, 17 November 2018 16:19 posted by izzy

    of course non-ske fans don’t know about them - ske’s management is pretty shitty, they haven’t given them a variety show like ebi in a longgg time (i hope that will change with keyholder) and ske is the group with the least public interest in 48g, but what i mean is that it’s not like ske doesn’t have promising young members that they are pushing. all of the girls i cited have caught the attention of ske fans and have ranked in either next girls (rara, yunana, and ouchan) or undergirls (maayan). they’re also some of the best hs sellers in the group. maayan and ouchan are in senbatsu, rara centered a ske song in an akb b-side, and yunana centered two ske singles in a row - which is arguably bolder than most current (established) sg pushes, save for maybe hkt with hana (but we all know how that worked out). ske's new generation is very much thriving, thank you, and hopefully will thrive even more with the new management.

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