October 31, 2014 - Watanabe Mayu to undergo treatment for acute tonsillitis
It's been reported that AKB48's Watanabe Mayu has been diagnosed with acute tonsillitis and will devote herself to medical treatment for about 10 days.
Consequently, Watanabe will not be participating in the big handshake event for AKB48's single "Kokoro no Placard" Theater Edition (called "AKB48 'Kokoro no Placard' Gekijouban Hatsubai Kinen Dai Akushukai") that's scheduled to be held on November 3 at Makuhari Messe. The future course of action will be announced after the details are decided.
Since October 14, NMB48 has been holding their fourth anniversary lives at Osaka International Convention Center. Yamada's announced her graduation during the concert on October 15. The idol revealed that she found a new life goal while being active in NMB48 for 4 years. "I've decided to take my chance and leave," she said.
October 15, 2014 - Kojizaka46 to sing Kibouteki Refrain's Type-D coupling song
It was announced during the "Nogizaka46 Under Live Second Season" that the members of Kojizaka46 will sing Kaze no Rasen. This song will be a Type-D coupling track of AKB48's 38th single, Kibouteki Refrain.
October 9, 2014 - Nogizaka46's Matsumura Sayuri apologizes for her love scandal with a married man
On October 8, Nogizaka46's Matsumura Sayuri (22) made a live appearance on radio program "RECOMMEN!" That same day, Shukan Bunshun had reported that Matsumura went on a date in mid-September with a married man in his thirties. Photos in the article showed the pair kissing on the street. It was also reported that the two had continued going on dates.
Matsumura cried as she apologized, "I caused trouble by taking such a careless action." She said that she was not acquainted with the man previously, and he had invited her to a meal while she was walking down the street. Matsumara stated that she had not known he was married, and she also did not inform him of her background. The Nogizaka46 member explained, "On the day that the photos were taken, I was extremely distressed and I got really drunk, which is out of the ordinary for me. I can't believe how stupid I was."
Matsumura is a popular member of Nogizaka46, and she has been in the senbatsu of all of the group's singles. This is the first love scandal in Nogizaka46, which is considered to have a conservative image.
October 7, 2014 - SKE48 to hold their first 47-prefecture tour, and release a documentary film
The stage opened with a vaulting box that appeared during SKE48's 1st anniversary concert in July 2009. After promising that the group would leap in the future, the 66 members received signal from SKE48 Theater manager Imamura Etsuro. They then challenged themselves to a 6-section vaulting box one after another.
The concert had performances from each generation and team of SKE48, as well as mixed performances. Matsui Jurina said, "We will continue to aim for the top, so please continue to support SKE48!", vowing that the group would continue to grow.
The day before, SKE48 held their first 'Zenyasai' ('The Eve of') with the cooperation of the SUNSHINE SAKAE where SKE48 Theater is located. The event featured a variety of activities, ranging from golf lessons with Yamauchi Suzuran and Umemoto Madoka, to talks from the managers. The restaurants featured a special menu, which the SKE48 members who are good at cooking came up with themselves. During a talk show at the event, it was announced that SKE48 would release their 16th single on December 10.
September 17, 2014 - Senbatsu members of AKB48's 38th single announced
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