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SKE48

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Genres  J-popPop
Associated acts  AKB48
Years active  2008 (2008)–present
Website  ske48.co.jp
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Origin  Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (2008)
Albums  Seifuku no Me, Ramune no Nomikata
Record labels  Avex Group, Avex Trax, Nippon Crown, Lantis
Members  Jurina Matsui, Akane Takayanagi, Akari Suda, Aya Shibata, Nao Furuhata
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SKE48 (S.K.E. Forty-eight) is a Japanese idol girl group produced by Yasushi Akimoto. The group performs at SKE48 Theater on 2F of Sunshine Sakae in Sakae, Nagoya. Avex Group is its current official label.

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Concept

SKE48 was founded based on the concept of "idols you can meet". The group's chief producer Yasushi Akimoto once said that his aim was to create an idol group that is unlike any other ordinary idol groups which only give occasional concerts and mostly seen on TV; SKE48 would perform in its own theater regularly, and the fans would always be able to watch the girls performing live. The SKE48 Theater is located in the Sunshine Sakae of Nagoya, Aichi. Members of this group are dispatched into three teams, chronologically named "Team S", "Team KII" and "Team E". Kenkyūsei (trainees) is the group of members training to be promoted into one of these teams.

History

Yasushi Akimoto was offered the chance to start a production in Nagoya along with the renewal of the Sunshine Sakae 2F, when he was thinking of expanding his "48 project" nationwide. He had offers even from outside Japan, so he decided to use Nagoya as the place to move on with the project. The Name "SKE" comes from "Sakae" in the Naka district in Nagoya. Akimoto has said that selected members from both AKB48 and SKE48 may release a single, rather than releasing two different singles. But they released their first single in 2009.

In AKB48's single "Ōgoe Diamond", Jurina Matsui became the Center and the first and only member of SKE48 to be featured on a single cover and in the song itself. Including Matsui, some members of SKE48 have appeared in the PV marking the first collaboration made by the two groups, so far.

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On May 28, 2011, Avex picked up SKE48, and will be releasing their debut single under the label called “Pareo wa Emerald” on July 27, 2011.

On August 25, it was announced that SKE48 member Yui Matsushita would leave the group at the end of September 2011 due to her ankle injuries.

On August 7, 2012, SKE48 member and Captain of Team S, Hirata Rikako announced her graduation in order to pursue a career as a reporter.

On the first day of the Tokyo Dome Concert held on August 24, 2012, it was announced that Rie Kitahara of AKB48, Team K would hold a concurrent position in SKE48. Also, Anna Ishida of Team KII would hold a concurrent position in AKB48, Team B.

On November 1, it was announced that Kumi Yagami, one of the group's first generation members, would graduate from the group, but the date of graduation was not announced.

On December 9, "SKE48CAFE&SHOP with AKB48" was opened to the building 5F with a theater. There is a cooking menu which the member of SKE48 devised.

On January 15, 2013, it was announced that 8 members, 3 from Team S, 2 each from Team KII and E, and 1 kenkyusei, would graduate from the group, along with Yagami, whose graduation was already announced in November 2012, sometime in the spring 2013.

On April 13, it was announced that teams were to be reorganized and nine kenkyusei members would be promoted to full members. Yuka Nakanishi became the captain of SKE48 as well as leader of Team S, and Rena Matsui was promoted to leader of Team E. Rie Kitahara, who was in both SKE48 and AKB48 was removed from SKE48's lineup during the final concert of "AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai" concert series at the Nippon Budokan on 28 April, with her final theater performance as a SKE48 member occurring on May 9.

On February 24, 2014 it was announced that Rena Matsui would hold a concurrent position with Nogizaka46 after teams were reorganized and kenkyusei members were promoted to full members. Concurrent member with SKE48 and AKB48 Mina Ōba was fully transferred to SKE48 Team KII and other members from AKB48, NMB48, and HKT48 were permanently transferred or given concurrent positions within SKE48. Former Team K member Miyazawa Sae was transferred from SNH48 and appointed the new leader of Team S.

On March 15, 2015, the members who passed the 7th Generation audition were revealed.

On June 6, 2015, SKE48 became the first sister group to have more members rank in the annual Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo than AKB48. In 2015, SKE48 only released two singles, a third release was published unter the label "Love Crescendo" and was promoted as SKE48's first sub project.

Members

As of September 2016, according to the official website.

Team S

Yakata Miki and Matsumoto Chikako are the leader and the vice-leader of Team S respectively.

Team KII

Mina Oba and Mikoto Uchiyama are the leader and the vice-leader of Team KII respectively.

Team E

Akari Suda and Nao Fukushi are the leader and the vice-leader of Team E respectively.

Kenkyūsei

Kenkyūsei (研究生, "Trainees")

7th generation
  • Honoka Aikawa (相川暖花, Aikawa Honoka) (2003-10-22) October 22, 2003
  • Narumi Kataoka (片岡成美, Kataoka Narumi) (2003-03-13) March 13, 2003
  • Narumi Kawasaki (川崎成美, Kawasaki Narumi) (1997-11-27) November 27, 1997
  • Aina Wada (和田愛菜, Wada Aina) (2000-02-28) February 28, 2000
  • 8th generation

    The following members were announced for the first time on November 19, 2016.

  • Ayaha Atsumi (渥美彩羽, Atsumi Ayaha) (2002-03-19) March 19, 2002
  • Saki Ishikawa (石川咲姫, Ishikawa Saki) (2001-05-05) May 5, 2001
  • Yuzuki Ishiguro (石黒友月, Ishiguro Yuzuki) (2003-10-11) October 11, 2003
  • Ruka Inoue (井上瑠夏, Inoue Ruka) (2001-06-12) June 12, 2001
  • Rinka Oshiba (大芝りんか, Ōshiba Rinka) (2001-10-29) October 29, 2001
  • Miku Okada (岡田美紅, Okada Miku) (1997-11-13) November 13, 1997
  • Anna Kawai (川合杏奈, Kawai Anna) (1999-03-20) March 20, 1999
  • Yoshino Kitagawa (北川愛乃, Kitagawa Yoshino) (2001-01-24) January 24, 2001
  • Ami Kurashima (倉島杏実, Kurashima Ami) (2005-06-28) June 28, 2005
  • Kano Kobayashi (小林佳乃, Kobayashi Kano) (1997-12-28) December 28, 1997
  • Marin Sakamoto (坂本真凛, Sakamoto Marin) (2002-02-02) February 2, 2002
  • Kaho Sato (佐藤佳穂, Satō Kaho) (1997-05-16) May 16, 1997
  • Kohaku Shirayuki (白雪希明, Shirayuki Kohaku) (1998-08-30) August 30, 1998
  • Izumi Nakamura (仲村和泉, Nakamura Izumi) (2000-03-15) March 15, 2000
  • Miki Nonogaki (野々垣美希, Nonogaki Miki) (1999-10-07) October 7, 1999
  • Miyo Nomura (野村実代, Nomura Miyo) (2003-02-01) February 1, 2003
  • Negai Fukai (深井ねがい, Fukai Negai) (2003-01-16) January 16, 2003
  • Riko Morihira (森平莉子, Morihira Riko) (2000-11-24) November 24, 2000
  • Yukina Yahagi (矢作有紀奈, Yahagi Yukina) (1995-03-13) March 13, 1995
  • Graduated Members

    Team S
  • Kirara Suzuki (鈴木 きらら) (Born July 31, 1993) Graduated on November 24, 2008 for academic reasons.
  • Tsukina Takai (高井 つき奈) (Born July 6, 1995) Graduated on August 31st, 2009 for academic reasons.
  • Moe Yamashita (山下 もえ) (Born October 27, 1992) Graduated on December 25, 2009 to become a graphic designer.
  • Rina Shinkai (新海 里奈) (Born August 1, 1992) Graduated on May 8, 2010.
  • Sayuki Mori (森 紗雪) (Born November 3, 1996) Graduated on May 8, 2010.
  • Yui Matsushita (松下 唯) (Born July 25, 1988) Graduated on September 30, 2011.
  • Haruka Ono (小野 晴香) (Born November 24, 1987) Graduated on March 31, 2012.
  • Rikako Hirata (平田 璃香子) (Born August 7, 1989) Graduated on October 23, 2012.
  • Mizuki Kuwabara (桑原 みずき) (Born February 2, 1992) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Shiori Takada (高田 志織) (Born July 19, 1990) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Kanako Hiramatsu (平松 可奈子) (Born November 14, 1991) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Sayaka Niidoi (新土居 沙也加) (Born February 21, 1994) Graduated on November 30, 2013 to focus on her education.
  • Seira Sato (佐藤 聖羅) (Born April 30, 1992) Graduated on February 27, 2014 to pursue a career as a gravure idol.
  • Aki Deguchi (出口 陽) (Born March 14, 1988) Graduated on April 29, 2014.
  • Mieko Satō (佐藤 実絵子) (Born June 24, 1986) Graduated on March 31, 2015.
  • Team KII
  • Machiko Tezuka (手束 真知子) (Born February 25, 1986) Graduated from SKE48 in 2009, graduated from SDN48 on March 31, 2012.
  • Yuri Ichihara (市原 佑梨) (Born May 15, 1987) Graduated on November 30, 2009.
  • Tomoka Wakabayashi (若林 倫香) (Born April 23, 1996) Graduated on July 1, 2012.
  • Ririna Akaeda (赤枝 里々奈) (Born July 3, 1996) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Tomoko Katō (加藤 智子) (Born April 28, 1987) Graduated in September 29, 2014.
  • Honoka Mizuno (水埜 帆乃香) (Born September 1, 1995) Graduated in December 31, 2014.
  • Team E
  • Yuka Nakamura (中村 優花) (Born July 4, 1997) Graduated on November 2011.
  • Haruka Mano (間野 春香) (Born April 27, 1995) Graduated on March 2012.
  • Erika Yamada (山田 恵里伽) (Born December 26, 1995) Graduated on March 2012.
  • Kasumi Ueno (上野 圭澄) (Born June 29, 1994) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Minami Hara (原 望奈美) (Born December 24, 1995) Graduated on May 6, 2013
  • Nanako Suga (菅 なな子) (Born November 11, 1996) Graduated on December 22, 2013.
  • Shiori Iguchi (井口 栞里) (Born March 29, 1995) Graduated on April 29, 2014.
  • Momona Kitō (鬼頭 桃菜) (Born August 16, 1993) Graduated on April 29, 2014.
  • Arisa Owaki (大脇 有紗) (Born April 1, 1999) Graduated on July 30, 2014.
  • Reika Yamada (山田 澪花) (Born June 13, 1995) Graduated on December 31, 2014.
  • Iwanaga Tsugumi (岩永亞美) (Born May 10, 1994) Graduated on February 28, 2015.
  • Kobayashi Ami (小林亜実) (Born January 12, 1993) Graduated on March 19, 2015.
  • Matsui Rena (松井玲奈) (Born July 27, 1991) Graduated on August 31, 2015.
  • Isohara Kyoka (磯原杏華) (Born August 8, 1996) Graduated on January 25, 2016.
  • Koishi Kumiko (小石公美子) (Born August 4, 1995) Graduated on February 23, 2016.
  • Umemoto Madoka (梅本まどか) (Born July 17, 1992) Graduated on February 24, 2016.
  • Kenkyūsei (Trainees)
  • Honami Inagaki (稲垣 ほなみ) Graduated on April 30, 2009.
  • Kiharu Ozeki (尾関 きはる) Graduated on April 30, 2009.
  • Aiko Shibaki (柴木 愛子) Graduated on July 2009.
  • Fūka Ōshima (大島 風薫) Graduated on September 30, 2009.
  • Seika Hayashi (林 星香) Graduated on September 30, 2009.
  • Aika Maekawa (前川 愛佳) Graduated on September 30, 2009.
  • Ayumi Hashimoto (橋本 あゆみ) Graduated on November 30, 2009.
  • Ayane Handa (半田 礼音) Graduated on May 8, 2010.
  • Marin Nonoyama (野々山 茉琳) Graduated on February 23, 2011.
  • Mai Imade (今出 舞) Graduated on May 31, 2012.
  • Riko Miyawaki (宮脇 理子) Graduated on March 11, 2013.
  • Mitsuki Fujimoto (藤本 美月) Graduated on April 28, 2013.
  • Emiri Kobayashi (小林 絵未梨) Graduated on May 6, 2013.
  • Akane Itō (伊藤 茜) Graduated on May 9, 2013.
  • Miki Hioki (日置 実希) Graduated on June 1, 2013.
  • Yūna Kitahara (北原 侑奈) Graduated on November 22, 2013.
  • Azuki Yano (矢野 杏月) Graduated on February 23, 2014.
  • Yuka Yamamoto (山本 由香) Graduated on March 22, 2014.
  • Aisa Orito (折戸 愛彩) Graduated on April 29, 2014.
  • Miyuka Sora (空 美夕日) Graduated on May 31, 2014.
  • Mayuko Goto (後藤 真由子) Graduated on July 29, 2014.
  • Yuka Sasaki (佐々木 柚香) Graduated on February 28, 2015.
  • Risa Ogino (荻野 利沙) Graduated on March 31, 2015.
  • Nozomi Tsuji (辻 のぞみ) (Born May 16, 1996) Graduated on November 30, 2015.
  • Junna Murai (村井 純奈) (Born January 8, 2000) Graduated on September 30, 2016.
  • Stage albums

    *Team S release
    **Team KII release

    Songs

    MaenomeriKakumei no Oka · 2017
    SKE48 11th single medley2013
    Natsu Yo - Isoge!Kakumei no Oka · 2017

    References

    SKE48 Wikipedia


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