2012 in AKB48 Group
The following is a list of events and releases that occurred in 2012 from the AKB48 Group.
- January 26: Team M is formed for the first time with 16 members.
- March 4: Team H is formed for the first time with 16 members.
- March 24: Matsui Jurina and Watanabe Miyuki become the first Kennin members with Team K and Team B, respectively.
- June 16: Sashihara Rino transfers to HKT48 due to a dating scandal.
- July 9: Uchiyama Natsuki, Okada Nana, Kojima Mako, Nishino Miki, Hashimoto Hikari, and Maeda Mitsuki join AKB48 as 14th Generation Kenkyuusei.
- August 24: The Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle was held. Team 4 is disbanded while Team Kaigai is formed.
- September 23: Akiyoshi Yuka, Ito Raira, Inoue Yuriya, Iwahana Shino, Ui Mashiro, Ueno Haruka, Umemoto Izumi, Okada Kanna, Okamoto Naoko, Kusaba Manami, Kojina Yui, Goto Izumi, Komada Hiroka, Sakaguchi Riko, Tashima Meru, Tanaka Yuka, Tani Marika, Tomiyoshi Asuka, Tomonaga Mio, Fuchigami Mai, and Yamada Marina join HKT48 as 2nd Generation Kenkyuusei
- October 10: Team BII is formed for the first time with 16 members.
- October 14: Chen GuanHui, Chen Li, Chen Si, Dai Meng, Ding ZiYan, Dong ZhiYi, Gu XiangJun, He YiChen, Hu MeiTing, Jiang YuXi, Kong XiaoYin, Li YuQi, Mo Han, Qian BeiTing, Qiu XinYi, Tang Min, Wang FeiSi, Wu ZheHan, Xu ChenChen, Xu JiaQi, Yu HuiWen, Yu TingEr, Zhao JiaMin, Zhang XinFang, Zhang YuGe, Zeng YuJia join SNH48 as 1st Generation Trainees.
- November 3: Alicia Chanzia, Althea Callista, Annisa Athia, Cindy Yuvia, Della Delila, Dellia Erdita, Dena Siti Rohyati, Dwi Putri Bonita, Fakhriyani Shafariyanti, Intar Putri Kariina, Jennifer Hanna, Jennifer Rachel Natasya, Lidya Maulida Djuhandar, Nadhifa Karimah, Nadila Cindi Wantari, Natalia, Noella Sisterina, Novinta Dhini, Nurhalima Oktavianti, Octi Sevpin, Olivia Robberecht, Priscillia Sari Dewi, Ratu Vienny Fitrilya, Riskha Fairunissa, Rona Anggreani, Saktia Oktapyani, Shinta Naomi, Sinka Juliani, Thalia, Thalia Ivanka Elizabeth, and Viviyona Apriani join JKT48 as 2nd Generation Trainees.
- December 23:
- Akashi Natsuko, Ishihara Masako, Odan Mai, Ogawa Noa, Kawakami Chihiro, Shibuya Nagisa, Shimazaki Momoka, Sugino Risa, Terui Honoka, Nakano Reina, Nishimura Aika, Hirose Sena, Matsuoka Chiho, Matsumura Megumi, Morita Ayaka, and Yamao Rina join NMB48 as 4th Generation Kenkyuusei.
- Team J is formed with 24 members.
- April 18: AKB48 announces 14th Generation auditions.
- April 21: SNH48 announces 1st Generation auditions.
- May 10: HKT48 announces 2nd Generation auditions.
- August 13: JKT48 announces 2nd Generation auditions.
- August 15: SKE48 announces 6th Generation auditions.
- August 31: NMB48 announces 4th Generation auditions.
- December 20: AKB48 announces 15th Generation auditions.
- January 26: Kawakami Rena, Kinoshita Momoka, Yamagishi Natsumi, Ota Riona, Hikawa Ayame, Takano Yui, Tanigawa Airi, Mita Mao, Murakami Ayaka, Murase Sae, Yagura Fuuko, Yogi Keira, Shimada Rena, Kodakari Yuka, Jo Eriko, and Fujita Runa are promoted to Team M.
- March 24: Iwata Karen, Kato Rena, Kawaei Rina, Takahashi Juri, and Tano Yuuka are promoted to Team 4.
- May 31: Okita Ayaka is promoted to Team M.
- June 24: Izuta Rina, Kojima Natsuki, Kobayashi Marina, Natori Wakana, Fujita Nana, and Morikawa Ayaka are promoted to Team Unknown. Their official team placements were determined at the Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle.
- August 24:
- August 29:
- October 9: Azuma Yuki, Koyanagi Arisa, and Yamamoto Hitomi are promoted to Team M.
- October 10: Akazawa Hono, Ishizuka Akari, Ijiri Anna, Ueda Mirei, Umehara Mako, Ota Yuuri, Kato Yuuka, Kamieda Emika, Kusaka Konomi, Kushiro Rina, Kurokawa Hazuki, Kono Saki, Kobayashi Rikako, Muro Kanako, Yabushita Shu, and Yamauchi Tsubasa are promoted to Team BII.
- December 23: Takajo Aki, Alissa Galliamova, Ayana Shahab, Beby Chaesara Anadila, Cindy Gulla, Delima Rizky, Devi Kinal Putri, Diasta Priswarini, Frieska Anastasia Laksani, Gabriela Margareth Warouw Ghaida Farisya, Nakagawa Haruka, Jessica Vania, Jessica Veranda, Melody Nurramdhani Laksani, Nabilah Ratna Ayu Azalia, Rena Nozawa, Rezky Wiranti Dhike, Rica Leyona, Sendy Ariani, Shania Junianatha, Sonia Natalia, Sonya Pandarmawan, and Stella Cornelia are promoted to Team J.
- February 5: Hirajima Natsumi and Yonezawa Rumi resign from AKB48. Following their departures, the Kennin position was introduced at the Saitama Super Arena Concert.
- March 31: Akita Kazue, Imayoshi Megumi, Umeda Haruka, Urano Kazumi, Okouchi Misa, Ohori Megumi, Kaida Juri, Kato Mami, Kouchi Masami, Kohara Haruka, Kondo Sayaka, Sato Yukari, Serina, Chen Qu, Tezuka Machiko, Nachu, Nishikunihara Reiko, Noro Kayo, Hatakeyama Chisaki, Mitsui Hiromi, Aikawa Yuki, Akiko, Ito Mana, Oyama Aimi, Kimoto Yuki, KONAN, Takahashi Yui, Tsuda Marina, Natsuko, Fukuda Akane, Fujikoso Yumi, Hosoda Miyuu, Matsushima Rumi, Kojo Seara, Komatani Hitomi, Shinahama Saemi, Siyeon, Tojima Hana, and miray graduate from SDN48, following the group's disbandment.
- August 27: Maeda Atsuko graduates from AKB48.
- September 28: Jo Eriko graduates from NMB48.
- March 14: SDN48 - NEXT ENCORE
- August 15: AKB48 - 1830m
- September 19: SKE48 - Kono Hi no Chime wo Wasurenai
- October 3: Matsui Sakiko - Kokyuu Suru Piano
- January 25: SKE48 - Kataomoi Finally
- February 1: Iwasa Misaki - Mujin Eki
- February 8: NMB48 - Junjou U-19
- February 15: AKB48 - GIVE ME FIVE!
- February 29: Watanabe Mayu - Synchro Tokimeki
- March 7: SDN48 - Makeoshimi Congratulation
- March 21: DiVA - Lost the way
- April 25: Itano Tomomi - 10nen go no Kimi e
- May 2: Sashihara Rino - Soredemo Suki da yo
- May 9: NMB48 - Nagiichi
- May 16: SKE48 - Aishiteraburu!
- May 23: AKB48 - Manatsu no Sounds Good!
- May 30:
- June 20: Maeda Atsuko - Kimi wa Boku da
- July 18: French Kiss - Romance Privacy
- July 25: Watanabe Mayu - Otona Jelly Beans
- August 1: NO NAME - Kibou ni Tsuite
- August 8: NMB48 - Virginity
- August 29: AKB48 - Gingham Check
- September 19: SKE48 - Kiss Datte Hidarikiki
- October 17: Sashihara Rino with AnRiRe - Ikuji Nashi Masquerade
- October 31: AKB48 - UZA
- November 7: NMB48 - Kitagawa Kenji
- November 21: Watanabe Mayu - Hikaru Monotachi
- December 5: AKB48 - Eien Pressure
- December 26: Kasai Tomomi - Masaka
- January 23: Unit Matsuri 2012
- June 8: AKB48 27th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo ～Fan ga Erabu 64giseki～
- August 24: Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle
- September 18: 29th Single Janken Senbatsu Tournament
- December 17: AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012
- March 23 - March 25: Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena
- March 27: Japan Pop Culture Concert 2012 in Washington D.C. Celebrating 100th anniversary of Cherry Blossom with AKB48
- March 31: NEXT ENCORE
- April 6 - October 17: AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2012 Nonaka Misato, Ugoku.
- April 14 - April 15: SKE Senyou Gekijou wa Aki made ni Dekiri no ka?
- April 19 - May 31: Osaka Juuban Shoubu
- May 3 - May 24: Minogashita Kimitachi e 2 ～AKB48 Group Zenkouen～
- July 17: Mega Konser JKT48
- July 18 - August 21: NMB48 Kinki Juuoumujin Concert Tour ~Mina-san, Chapu Chapu shimashou~
- July 22: AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2012 Nonaka Misato, Ugoku. Team K Okinawa Kouen
- August 4 - August 5: Tokyo Idol Festival 2012
- August 24 - August 26: AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~
- January 19 - January 22: AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2012
- April 18: NMB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 30 2013
- October 11 - October 12: SKE48 Request Hour Setlist Best 50 2012
- October 5: SKE48 4th Anniversary Concert
- October 12 - October 13: NMB48 3rd Anniversary Special Live
- November 26: HKT48 1st Anniversary
- December 8: AKB48 7th Anniversary
- December 23: JKT48 1st Anniversary Event
- January 27: AKB48 releases DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on Shoujo-tachi wa Kizutsuki Nagara, Yume wo Miru.
- April 29 - July 22: AKB0048 First Stage airs on TV Tokyo and Amazon Prime Japan