AKB48’s Iwasa Misaki to make solo debut as enka singer


AKB48 Team A member and Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 member Iwasa Misaki (16) is launching a solo career. On February 1st of next year, she will release her solo debut single under Tokuma Japan Communications.

Iwasa will sing in the enka/kayokyoku genre, making her the first AKB48 member to go solo in that direction. This past April, she changed agencies to Nagara Production, which manages several top enka artists, including Hikawa Kiyoshi, Mizumori Kaori, and Yamakawa Yutaka.

Iwasa is already scheduled to participate in Nagara Production’s big “Shinshun Enka Matsuri” event, which is being held in Nagoya, Osaka, and Yokohama in February.

More details about her single will be announced in the near future.

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