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NMB48 (2018)

NMB48 is a Japanese idol group produced by Akimoto Yasushi. It performs regularly in the NMB48 Theater, previously known as base YOSHIMOTO.


NMB48 promoting "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo" (2011)

To continue his plan for a franchise of idol groups in Japan, Akimoto Yasushi announced that he would start an idol group in Nanba, Osaka. NMB48's name comes from NaMBa, an alternate romanization of Nanba.

Auditions were held in August 2010, and were broadcast on the TV show "Starhime Sagashitarou", which featured members of SKE48. Initially, 26 girls passed but there will still be inter-auditions to pick the 16 girls who will be Team N. The 26 girls were introduced on October 9th, 2010 at AKB48's Aki Matsuri.

On December 4, 2010, NMB48 announced that Team N and its captain will be announced at the shonichi performance of Team N's first stage. The remaining members will remain kenkyuusei.

On January 1, 2011, NMB48 started performances of its first stage. On March 10, 2011 Team N was formed.

In June 2011, it was announced that NMB48 would be making their single debut with Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo, several months after their first original song Seishun no Lap Time was being performed in the theater. On June 6, the second generation winners were announced at the end of Team N's performance at TDC Hall. The introduction of the 2nd generation brought the total number of members in NMB48 to their goal number of 48.

In August 2011, photos of 2nd generation member Shimada Rena with a boyfriend surfaced on the internet. Initially, no action was taking regarding the photos, but as more photos surfaced and as other scandals were brought to attention by fans, Shimada was suspended from activities for the rest of 2011 starting in September. At this time, Yoshida Akari and Matsuda Shiori were also suspended due to issues balancing school work with work, and Yoshida, Kondo Rina and Watanabe Miyuki were removed from the preliminary senbatsu for NMB's second single due to undisclosed reasons, and replaced with Yamaguchi Yuuki, Yamagishi Natsumi and Murakami Ayaka.


Current Team Members

NMB48 Team N (January 2020)
NMB48 Team M (January 2020)
NMB48 Team BII (January 2020)
NMB48 Kenkyuusei (January 2020)

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


7th Generation

Former Members

Transferred Members

Official Members

Concurrent Members

Research Students


AKB48 Senbatsu Events

Senbatsu Elections

Senbatsu Janken Taikai


NMB48 promoting "Kitagawa Kenji" (2012)
NMB48 promoting "Bokura no Eureka" (2013)


Stage Albums


Digital Singles

Video Releases

Concerts / Live
Music Video Collection
Stage Video Releases

Compilations / Other


Team N

Team M

  • [2012.05.05-2014.04.17] Team M 1st Stage "Idol no Yoake" (チームM 1st Stage「アイドルの夜明け」)
  • [2014.05.02- ] Team M 2nd Stage "RESET" (チームM 2nd Stage「RESET」)

Team BII

  • [2012.10.10-2013.10.17] Team BII 1st Stage "Aitakatta" (チームBII 1st Stage 「会いたかった」)
  • [2013.11.01-2014.04.15] Team BII 2nd Stage "Tadaima Ren'aichuu" (チームBII 2nd Stage 「ただいま 恋愛中」)
  • [2014.04.22- ] Team BII 3rd Stage "Saka Agari" (チームBII 3rd Stage 「逆上がり」)



TV / Cinema

  • [2014] NMB48 Geinin! THE MOVIE Returns Sotsugyo! Owarai Seishun Girls! (NMB48 げいにん! THE MOVIE リターンズ 卒業! お笑い青春ガールズ!)

See Also

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