Keyakizaka46 (August 2015)

Keyakizaka46 (欅坂46?), first announced publicly as Toriizaka46 (鳥居坂46?) in the beginning, is a japanese female idol group and is the 1st sister group of AKB48's rival group, Nogizaka46.


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The auditions for Toriizaka46 began on June 28, and ran until August 21.

On August 21, the first generation members were introduced and the name of the group was changed to Keyakizaka46.

Sometime in September, Suzuki Mizuho graduated from the group.

On October 4, Keyakizaka46's variety show Keyaki tte, Kakenai? started. It airs on Sundays on TV Tokyo.

In November, Harada Mayu graduated from the group after having a scandal.

On November 30, it was announced that Nagahama Neru had joined the group as a part of Hiragana Keyaki.


On April 6, Keyakizaka46 released their major debut single, "Silent Majority". Selling 261,580 copies on its first week, it became the highest selling debut single in Japanese music history (as female artists).

On May 11, a second generation of members joined the group as part of Hiragana Keyaki.

On July 5, KEYABINGO!, another Keyakizaka46 variety show, started. The first season ended on September 24.

On July 16, Keyakizaka46's drama, Tokuyama Daigoro wo dare ga koroshita ka?, started airing. It ended on October 1.

On August 10, the group released their second single "Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai", selling 323,066 copies on its first week. This was the first senbatsu of Nagahama Neru.

On November 30, the group released their third single "Futari Saison", selling 442,322 copies on its first week.


On April 5, the group released their fourth single "Fukyouwaon", selling 591,499 copies on its first week.

On April 13, Imaizumi Yui announced her hiatus from the group due to poor health condition, she returned to the group on August 29.

On May 17, Keyakizaka46's second drama, Zankoku na Kankyakutachi, started airing. It ended on July 20.

On July 19, the group released their first album "Masshirona Mono wa Yogoshitaku Naru", which sold 279,000 copies on its first week.

On October 25, the group released their fifth single "Kaze ni Fukarete mo", selling 642,386 copies on its first week.

On August 13, the second generation of Hiragana Keyaki members were selected and announced. They are the third generation of Keyakizaka46.

On September 24, it was announced that Nagahama Neru would no longer be part of both Kanji Keyaki and Hiragana Keyaki and she would now become a full-time Kanji Keyaki member.

On October 19, Keyakizaka46's third drama Re:Mind, started airing. This is Hiragana Keyaki's first drama.


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