Fresh from the theatres! 

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Will you help this Sakura bloom in Hakata this year?

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Miyawaki Sakura, popularly known as Sakuratan, joined HKT48 in 2011 as Kenkyuusei. She was promoted to Team H in 2012 and thus hold concurrent position in AKB48 Team A due

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JKT48 10th Single Sousenkyo 2nd Preliminary Results Announced

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With only a week apart from the 1st announcement of the preliminary results, there have been drastic changes to the rankings on the 2nd preliminary results with the big names

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Why you should vote for Kitahara Rie!

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When Kitahara Rie first joined AKB48, she was immediately one of the members that would get pushed very often, she was even considered to be one of AKB’s future aces

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AKB48WrapUp’s “Vote for My Oshi!” Campaign

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Won’t you vote for me? Fufufu (o^ ^o) Vote for My Oshi! Campaign Now that we’re in the period leading to the Sousenkyo, if you’re a member of a fanbase

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JKT48 10th Single Sousenkyo 1st Preliminary Results & voting details, information about 9th single and more news

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In accordance to their sister group, JKT48 also will hold their 2nd Senbatsu Sousenkyo to elect members who will perform 10th single. Here all the details taken from the JKT48

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Can you make it through these adorable Kojimako GIFs without oshihenning?

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After a fairly stressful week in the 48G fandom with Matsui Rena out of Sousenkyo, Kawaei Rina graduating and the whole Surprise Shuffle shebang, here at WrapUp we thought we’d

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Covers for HKT48’s 5th Single “12 Byo” made public

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All 4 (A, B, C, Theatre) types of 12 byo (12秒) Regular edition CD jacket covers were made public earlier this week. The actual release date is set on the

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AKB48 40th Single “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai” Senbatsu Members announced, Shimazaki Haruka as center – Iriyama Anna declined senbatsu position

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Senbatsu members for AKB48’s 40th Single, “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai” ( 僕たちは戦わない ) was announced today during AKB48’s Solo Concert at Saitama Super Arena – Shimazaki Haruka is chosen to be

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AKB48 Members Surprise Spring Shuffle at Saitama Super Arena (03/26), Kawaei Rina’s Graduation Announcement

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Member reactions to Kawaei Rina’s graduation announcement from AKB48 Furuhata Nao – AKB48 concurrency ends Yagura Fuuko – AKB48 concurrency ends Kotani Riho – AKB48 concurrency ends Yamada Nana –

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SKE48 Matsui Rena will not be participating in AKB48 41st Single Sousenkyo ( & Blog translation )

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Just one simple, unexpected tweet from SKE48 / Nogizaka46’s Matsui Rena earlier today is enough to shock the whole 48 fandom. 皆さんにお知らせがあります。 今年のAKB48の選抜総選挙に立候補しません。 自分なりに皆さんとたくさんの喜びを共有できるよう、これからも頑張っていきますので応援よろしくお願いします。 — 松井玲奈 (@renampme) March 24, 2015 Tweet translation

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AKB48 41st Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo – Information & Dates

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48G fans, it’s that time of the year again! We hope your wallets / bank accounts / credit cards / secret stashes are ready for the 40th Single ( title

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JKT48 Team T Formed!!!

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Yep you heard that right (And I was there too to heard this). Last night on JKT48 Trainee Event Part 2 another surprise announcement made by JKT48 Operational Team as

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JKT48 3rd Anniversary Concert Report! AKB48 x JKT48 joint concert to be held in February 2015!

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Hey guys we meet again. This time I’ll write about JKT48 3rd anniversary concert which was held in two days (27th – 28th December 2014). Around 4000 fans flocked on

A Master Troll...

14 year-old member of J-pop Band HKT48 gives priceless reaction when a fan proposes to her on 755

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“Akiyoshi-chan, Marry Me!” “I must say it’s a little too sudden. I don’t know what kind of person you are. Besides, we have a rule to follow – the rule says no relationship is permitted. I’m here in this group because I want to bring smile to fans, and to make my dream come true. Hence, I can’t break the love-ban rule.”

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Quiz: Hidden Meanings hiding in J-pop Song Titles

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Do you know hidden/original meanings of these J-pop song titles? 1 NMB48 – Kitagawa Kenji Name of the President of AKB48 Name of the Executive Producer of AKB48 Name of

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JKT48 Wrapup : School Festival, 8th Single Revealed, 1st Sub Unit Formed and more news

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On the 8th of November 2014 (Saturday), JKT48 held their 1st ever Pensi (School Festival). The concept itself came from school festival in Japan where every class set up their

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AKB48 Group’s Leader Takahashi Minami annnounced her Graduation, intends to leave the Group by Dec 8, 2015

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Tonight during AKB48 9th anniversary show, the group’s leader Takahashi Minami announced her graduation. pic.twitter.com/AFWvpVlTFM — AKB48WrapUp (@AKB48WrapUp) December 8, 2014 During her graduation announcement, Takahashi named 9th gen, Team