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NGT48 (December 2017)

NGT48 is a Japanese idol group produced by Akimoto Yasushi. They are based in Niigata and made their theater debut in January of 2016.


Plans for a new sister group based in Niigata, a port city in the northwest of Japan, were announced at the end of AKB48's Request Setlist Best 1035 2015 event. During the spring shuffle that occured in March, Kitahara Rie was transferred to the new group as its captain while Kashiwagi Yuki will hold a concurrent position in both AKB48 and NGT48. The AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi in May saw the addition of two new members, Nishigata Marina and Ogino Yuka, both of whom were AKB Baito members.

Auditions officially kicked off on April 5th and wrapped up on May 18th. Out of 5,850 applicants, 22 members were announced to have passed the audition on July 25th, 2015. Their identities were revealed on August 21st at their first ever event held in front of the Niigata City History Museum.

NGT48's theater is located on the fourth floor of the LoveLa Bandai 2 building, a shopping mall in Niigata.


Current Team Members

Team NIII (May 2017)

Names that are italicized denote that the member has announced their graduation.



NGT48 Kenkyuusei (May 2017)

1st Generation

1st Generation (Draftee)

Former Members

Research Students


Single Units

AKB48 Senbatsu Events

Senbatsu Elections

Senbatsu Janken Taikai



Compilations / Other





See Also

External Links