Can someone explain me the AKB48 system

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  1. SooYoung

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    I'm into AKB48 lately but i don't understand all the system of the elelection, center, SKE48, HKT48 etc.....
    AKB team A, Team K etc....

    I need HELP
     
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    i know they're like 600 members or something like that
     
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    In the easiest of terms, they're like NCT. But they follow a graduate system too as some members graduate and new trainees take their place.

    They have this huge group collectively but they are split into different units so they can perform in many different places at the same time or another unit can perform while other units are resting. The units have different images to them. They have a whole theatre to them in Akihabara, hence the name. I believe they have 130 members right now.

    Team A represents freedom. (Pink)
    Team B represents cute idol-like image. (Blue)
    Team K represents strong image. (Green)
    Team 4 represents the future. (Yellow)
    Team 8 represents the prefectures with their 47 members. (Navy)
     
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    Also, they have several sister groups both inside Japan and outside of Japan.
    Collectively, they're known as AKB48 Group.

    Inside Japan: Other than AKB48.

    SKE48
    NMB48
    HKT48
    NGT48
    STU48

    They're all named after their city/place of origin.

    Outside of Japan: Currently

    JKT48 (Indonesia)
    BNK48 (Thailand)
    TPE48 (Taiwan)
    MNL48 (Philippines)

    And there used to be for China too but they went independent of AKB48.
    India, China and Vietnam new groups are to be debuted sometime soon I think.
    And then there is Korea's version, Produce48.
     
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    Yes but i don't understand the goal of the election, like i understand the girl who is first become the new center,
    Jurina was the number one during the election bus she's not the center of all the AKB48 songs.

    Plus i have read about the member of remplacement, i don't understand also the fact that a member of Team A two years after become a member of a Team K.
    I don't understand also how the graduation work, they after a certain years of activity or age they need to stop the promotion with AKB48 ? or they decide when they want to go solo and graduate from Akb48?
    Plus i don't understand the fact that there is some member who are know as the ace but it's not the center
    etc...............

    I thought that NCT and AKB48 have the same system, but the system of AKB48, is harder to understand
     
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    im confused too
     
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    Graduation happens when they want to leave the group (as they actually have a lot of restrictions and are kicked out if broken). They graduation usually happens when they want to focus on something else, are too old or are kicked out. Most leave when they're past twenty but some stay even during their early to mid twenties.

    I don't know about Jurina but you can elect a member for promotion. This is done by buying their election single or through their fansite. The one who wins the most votes gets to perform/sing and they are highly promoted.

    As for the interchanging of teams, that I don't know much about. It's usually a decision by the company, I think.
     
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    I posted the history look at it this way AKB is one mans toy/dream Idols you can meet.
    They are based in theaters and they have shows every day.
    upthread she covered the citys.

    They enforce a no dating policy for the life of the time you are in the group a few kids have been caught .

    They graduate to get a different life with skills/fame they hope they have attained.
    there is no set time when they graduate, but monster members get the whole send off shebang arena concerts dedicated to them leaving.
     
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    each girl has an agency not all are represented by the same folks.
    The teams are shuffled by the man who owns the toys.
    That history deal explains some of that.

    back in the day when they started a new theater in Tokyo and 1 or 2 of the out of country ones. Then sent a main member or two to the new team.

    originally teh elections were just the Teams A K B 4 members over time the other citys were added.

    They release many singles a year. the election(some times its a rock paper scissors tourney) winner is guaranteed center for 1 specific one. But the top winners sing and preform for side A.
    There are usually at least 16 members of the finale winning group. the top 7 of those are special, but all 16 are the main group for( AKB group ) that year.
     
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    When they broke the rules they are not kicked out
    I don't know if she was a really popular member

    But i have see that a member call minegishi Minami, have broke one of the rules when she dated but she was not kicked out.
    She shaved her head, and give apologizes in a video
     
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    I've been looking up stuff about them too trying to understand it all lol
    yeah I remember that one girl shaving her head that went viral but I think they tried to cover it up because of the backlash
     
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    Because that was a public issue and she was caught in pictures that spread all over the place. She was told to do all that stuff to apologise to the public. It was already a huge issue as it was.
    But I do believe personally they have you leave the group if you're found breaking the rules (not publicly) and just say you're graduating out of the group to the public. Idk, I haven't been into Japanese idols in a long while (other than Sakura Gakuin). So you might be right! ^^
     
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    she is still in the group she got demoted to trainee for 2 years. She is the only Gen 1 member left, captain of team K.
     
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    So she's not very popular ??
     
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    She is a gen 1 member with crazy status. Ie she could have been kicked out, but she would not have got any of the graduation perks and it would have been apparent she was booted (so she is publicly humiliated either way.) She chose to beg and work her way back into grace. Very very popular. This last year she was 32 10 spots lower than ever in her time in the group.
    She is 25 now. Alone with 100's of friends who have gone thru the system gone. She will get the big send off now when she goes.
     
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    yeah I remember reading that somewhere
     
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    i will try to make this as simple as possible.

    48 groups are made up of these groups
    the main group
    AKB48
    Japanese sister groups
    SKE48
    NMB48
    HKT48
    NGT48
    STU48
    international sister groups
    JKT48
    BNK48
    there are more in development, but these are the ones that have debuted.

    each group is divided up Into teams that perform together at their respective theaters.

    The main song on an akb48 release is made up of the "top" members regardless of group or team.

    the maIn song on a sister group release is made up of members only from that sister group

    i will try to answer some questions that were posted.
    the election decides the performers for the next release. Every other one is picked by management

    members are sometimes transferred to different teams even groups

    a member graduates when she is ready to move on. It's similar to someone leaving any job except sometimes here the member is celebrated before leaving
     
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    The election(Senbatsu) is a big deal because the higher your ranked the more you get paid. The less time you have to actually work in the theater.
    Super popular members make much more base salary .let alone the access to endorsement deals, sub groups, acting and plays ect just like kpop.
     
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