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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:47

AKB48 New Sister Group: DEL48

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Japanese idol group AKB48 will have a new international sister group DEL48 (Delhi 48) at India's capital New Delhi. Moreover, another international sister group MUB48 (Mumbai 48) at Mumbai, India.

AKB48 have 5 local sister group SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48, and STU48 in Japan, and AKB48 also have their overseas expansion, which began with JKT48 of Jakarta in 2011 and now includes BNK48 of Bangkok, MNL48 of Manila, AKB48 Team SH of Shanghai, AKB48 Team TP of Taipei, and SGO48 of Ho Chi Minh City, CGM48 of Chiang Mai. On 19 June 2019, the launch of DEL48 of Delhi and MUB48 of Mumbai are announced as new additions to the AKB48 family. 

AKB48's new sister group DEL48 will hold first generation audition from 19 to 31 July 2019.

Reference: AKB48 official site / DEL48 official site

Related post: MUM48! AKB48 to launch sister group in Mumbai

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  • Comment Link Tuberose Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:59 posted by Tuberose

    MUM48 changed into MUB48? That's more acceptable. India has really big population, 2 groups at a time is fine but the management better be good at managing the girls especially since sexual harassment and rape are so common in India.

  • Comment Link seertotep Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:05 posted by seertotep

    interesting. was not expecting who would debut first MUB48 or DEL48? or will debut at the same day?

  • Comment Link mfaiizj Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:54 posted by mfaiizj

    I'm worried about how will the girls be managed. India ain't a safe country especially for lady and women

  • Comment Link Paul Cho Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:16 posted by Paul Cho

    Sorry, I have to delete your comment.

  • Comment Link GM Mion spokesperson Thursday, 20 June 2019 08:20 posted by GM Mion spokesperson

    Anyone remember SNH48 they got big established their own Sister group in Beijing and Guangzhou and got kick by AKS the hxll does AKS think a country with 1.4B people can only have 1 group!!!! But India 48s group will flop so bad if their still use those sugar pop songs need Bollywood music instead.

  • Comment Link Remy Thursday, 20 June 2019 08:42 posted by Remy

    From what I understand, AKS told SNH that they couldn't establish sister groups without permission then SNH said basically "we don't care" and then split off. I think there were also issues about having original singles. But with the establishment of a new sister group in Thailand and JKT getting their own single, we're starting to see AKS open up and become more flexible in their overseas sister groups. And, I assume they've also learned to make their contracts more stringent. So, hopefully the India groups will be a better story. I also hold out hope that SNH and the other Chinese groups will one day rejoin them.
    I also agree about the need to protect the girls there and the need to rethink the music style for Indian audiences.

  • Comment Link Meipon Thursday, 20 June 2019 12:52 posted by Meipon

    Hope this means they finally will get started, was starting to wonder if it'll ever happen

  • Comment Link BadIceCream Friday, 21 June 2019 01:25 posted by BadIceCream

    @Remy, glad to find another person who hopes for an AKB-SNH reunion.

  • Comment Link Remy Friday, 21 June 2019 05:21 posted by Remy

    @BadIceCream, Same, Bud. Seems like such a waste of tremendous potential for Sino-Japanese relations and for our own fan community. It could really jumpstart AKB again I think for them to work a new deal out.

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