AKB48 and JKT48 Announces a Joint Concert In Commemoration of JKT48ʼs 3rd Anniversary!
AKB48’s first overseas sister group, JKT48, held a concert on December 27 and 28 to celebrate the group’s third year since their debut in Jakarta’s Tennis Indoor Senayan. Their concert’s concept was “SAYA MASHI ANAK KECIL (We’re still children)” and it celebrated the group’s anniversary while expressing their gratefulness towards the fans that have supported them since. All 67 members participated during the concert, and both days were sold out shows. Between the two concerts, they brought in more than 5000 fans.
The first song JKT48 performed was “PARTY ga Hajimaru Yo,” and as soon as the performance began, the venue went crazy! Haruka Nakagawa (Team J), who transfered from AKB48, inaugurated “Haruka Project” where she selectedmembers, songs to perform, and created the costumes. The members in “Haruka Project” are Haruka, Sinka (from Team KIII), and trainees Angel and Grace. The four of them performed “Kimi Dake ni ChuChuChu!” and “Jibun Rashisa.” During the concert on the 27th, they asked fans for unit name suggestions, which resultedin the new name “4 Gulalii” (4 Cotton Candies).
In the last half of the concert, Veranda (Team J) performed “Yokaze no Shiwaza,” Rona (Team KⅢ) performed “Nakinagara Hohoende,” and JKT48’s captain Melody performed “Oteage Lullaby.” They circled the venue on dollies similar to the ones used in AKB48 concerts while performing their solos. All members wowed the audience when they performed “Arigato” to express their gratitude towards the fans who have supported them from the beginning.
The concert, which had 80 song performances throughout the two days, was recorded by Indosiar, Indonesia’s TV station, and is expected to broadcast across the country. During the encore of the two-day concert, there were support messages from Indonesian celebrities, as well as a message from AKB48’s general director Minami Takahashi, causing the fans and JKT48 members to cheer. There was even a surprise announcement announcing that there will be an AKB48 and JKT48 joint concert in February 2015.
From an idol culture created in Japan to an original idol culture in Indonesia, JKT48 has developed. Itʼll be fascinating to see how the joint concert will happen, and while it is still unknown, we are really expecting
JKT48 Official Website : http://jkt48.com/
Translated by Misato
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