AKB48 Kenkyuusei promoted to new Team 4 & Minegishi Minami becomes new captain!
It has been announced that 16 AKB48 Kenkyuusei to become official members of the group and will be forming new Team 4.
This was announced on August 24th during “AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada Mada, Yaranakyaikenai Koto ga Aru~” at Tokyo Dome.
It was also announced that Minegishi Minami will serve as the captain of new Team 4. Minegishi Minami commented “There are lots of promoted members you should know. I’d like to brought up carefully not to ruined their potential.”
To hear the announcements, Iwatate Saho expressed, “I didn’t think that we would all get promoted at once. I’ll do my best even more than before.” Nishino Miki added, “I didn’t think I would get promoted. The Kenkyuusei all worked hard together, so we all wished to get promoted together. I am very happy that our dream came true.”
New Team 4 Members are below:
Aigasa Moe / Iwatate Saho / Uchiyama Natsuki / Umeta Ayano / Okada Ayaka / Okada Nana / Kitazawa Saki / Kojima Mako / Shinozaki Ayana / Takashima Yurina / Nishino Miki / Hashimoto Hikari / Maeda Mitsuki / Mirayama Yuiri / Mogi Shinobu / Minegishi Minami (captain)