Aki-P announces Taiwan48

A few years ago AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi voiced his interest about spreading the AKB48 franchise globally, referring to it simply as World48. It seems that Aki-P has kept to his world about making that happening by announcing the first international 48 group, Taiwan48. They are still working on a name for the group, so expect the name to change in a couple of months. Though, you should totally expect it to be something along the lines of TWN48. XD

The groups has already started to be created and the process will be documented through a TV show starting this summer.


Aki-P said that he might consider making the 48 groups international. (Can we really use the word consider when he’s announced something like World48 before?) He said countries like Singapore, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, and Russia are possible locations for 48 groups. Also, I read in an article a few years ago that Italy and the United States were possible locations as well. But perhaps he was naming ones that are possible as of today. But who knows really.
 
Personally I’m excited for this. I think AKB48 is all kinds of awesome, so why not expand it further into Asia? Especially when AKB48 is so popular. As they say, strike while the iron is hot. I’m looking forward to this because I like Chinese music. I listen to a lot of Asian music. I’m curious to see what kind of music they will release.