DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Sonzai suru Riyuu

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DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Sonzai suru Riyuu (DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 存在する理由) is the 5th AKB48 documentary. The movie was released on July 8th, 2016. It was directed by Ishihara Shin.

The movie focuses on the the graduation of the the previous General Manager Takahashi Minami and now Yokoyama Yui taking over. Furthermore, the sister groups HKT48 and NMB48 are gaining popularity. Also NGT48 make their debut and the rival group Nogizaka46 become a bigger and more threatening rival.


  • The movie is often called "Raison d'être" (French: Reason to be) in English.
  • The first AKB48 documentary to include NGT48.


External Links

Official Site