|Created by Yasushi Akimoto|
First episode date 2 October 2008
Program creator Yasushi Akimoto
|Opening theme Aitakatta by AKB48|
Narrated by Seiji Iwami
Genre Variety show
|Directed by Eiichiro Mori (Only One)
Presented by Bad Boys (2008-2016) Woman Rush Hour (2016-present)
Starring as of June 28 2016 AKB48 and Sister Groups
Composer(s) Yasushi Akimoto BOUNCEBACK
Number of episodes 420 (as of 13 December 2016)
Similar AKB48 Show!, NogiBingo!, Majisuka Gakuen, KeyaBingo!, Ariyoshi AKB Kyōwakoku
AKBINGO! is a Japanese television variety show featuring Japanese idol girl group AKB48. It is hosted by comedy duo Woman rush Hour (ja:ウーマンラッシュアワー). The show airs weekly on Nippon Television. Its opening theme song is the AKB48 single "Aitakatta". In each episode, members from AKB48 and sometimes the sister groups participate in activities that include quizzes, sports and news. The show is the successor of two shows with a very similar concept, AKB 0ji 59fun and AKB 1ji 59fun. The Sakamichi Series groups have adapted comparable shows with NOGIBINGO! and KEYABINGO!.
The hosts of the show were exchanged after 395 episodes, when the owarai comedy duo Bad Boys (ja:バッドボーイズ (お笑いコンビ) (Kiyoto Ōmizo & Masaki Sata) was replaced with Woman Rush Hour (Muramoto Daisuke & Nakagawa Paradise), on 28 June 2016.
On the episode 414 (aired November 1, 2016), a new intro was introduced as well of renewed title logo.
NOTE: Junji Takada left on episode #08 from AKB 0ji59fun.
The Chinese version is named "SNHello" (fully "SNHello 星萌学院"), consists of the members of SNH48, not one of the sister groups of AKB48 outside Japan. The show is telecast online every Friday starting from July 4, 2014, but the network sometimes offers some "sneak peeks", on Thursdays.
The Indonesian version called IClub48, starring idol group JKT48, which is also an AKB48 sister group first outside Japan, and the host, Brandon Nicholas. This show involves talent search and game show and aired in NET. and networks around the Indonesia every Saturday and Sunday at 16:00 WIB to 17:00 WIB.