OUT OF 48

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OUT OF 48
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Genre Variety & Survival
Country Japan
Network Nippon Television
Episodes TBA
Airing Date April 21, 2023 -
Running Time 30min
Presenters Maeda Goki & Kashiwagi Yuki
Opening Theme Your Super Girl
Official Web Official Web / Twitter / Instagram / TikTok / Youtube

OUT OF 48 is a weekly AKB48 variety show, formed on the base of an Audition Show. It replaced the time slot of AKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san.

Overview

The show was first announced on the 44th episode of AKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san on February 23rd, 2023. It would replace the time slot covered by AKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san. It was announced that the show would cover the journey of an audition for a new girl group, and contestants would include both AKB48 members as well as entirely unrelated contestants. The new group will be produced by Ichinomiya Yuki and have their own crown program alongside their debut.

The rules for applying included a maximum age of 22, no current affiliation with an agency and either living in Tokyo or the willingness to relocate to Tokyo once passing the audition. Applications for auditioning would be open from 01:29, February 24th, to 23:59, March 19th.

Throughout March, promotional images of AKB48 members in the following order: Hirata Yuki, Chiba Erii, Oguri Yui, Tokunaga Remi, Yamauchi Mizuki, Sato Airi, Yamazaki Sora and Shitao Miu. On March 16th, a promotional teaser video with a preview of the title song Your Super Girl was released on all official social media platforms.

The full title song, Your Super Girl was released on streaming platforms on April 20th, 2023 and it was sung by Saito Haruna, Muto Orin, Taguchi Manaka, Suzuki Kurumi, Kurosu Haruka and Sakaguchi Nagisa.

25 AKB48 members and 23 general applicants will form 48 contestants to fight for the debut slot.

The first episode aired at 01:29 on April 21st, 2023.

Mentors

  • Hirai Hana - Dance mentor/Choreographer
  • Akihiro Kondo - Vocal mentor

Contestants

AKB48 Members (25 members)

General applicants (23 members)

  • Iwamoto Aika (21), Kakimoto Rena (17), Kato Mikoto (16), Kanomata Mana (22), Sato Suzuka (17), Sugii Misaki (16), Suzuki Sara (16), Tanaka Rei (16), Chen Sasha (20), Nagai Kurumi (18), Nakamura Yuka (18), Nakamori Mikoto (21), Naruishi Arisa (14), Nishijima Ruka (13), Hatai Miyuu (13), Furuyama Nanami (18), Matsuura Yui (15), Matsuo Sara (21), Matsumoto Otoka (13), Murakami Ayaka (13), Yamazaki Fuka (22), Wakabayashi Yuna (16), Watanabe Karen (13)

Performances

Dance Evaluation

  • 36 eligible AKB48 members have 2 weeks to learn Your Super Girl choregraphy without mentor.
  • Only 24 members can pass and join with 24 general applicants to fight for a debut slot. It turns out only 23 general applicants were chosen and Yamaguchi Yui was the additional member to fill the spot.

Official contestants: Fukuoka Seina (15th), Nagano Serika (Team 8), Oguri Yui (Team 8), Tokunaga Remi (Team 8), Kuranoo Narumi (Team 8), Sakagawa Hiyuka (Team 8), Shitao Miu (Team 8), Chiba Erii (D2nd), Yamauchi Mizuki (16th), Asai Nanami (16th), Nagatomo Ayami (16th), Saito Haruna (D3rd), Hashimoto Eriko (17th), Hirata Yuki (17th), Mizushima Miyuu (17th), Sato Airi (17th), Yamazaki Sora (17th), Akiyama Yuna (18th), Arai Sae (18th), Kudo Kasumi (18th), Kubo Hinano (18th), Sako Yumemi (18th), Narita Kohina (18th), Yagi Azuki (18th), Yamaguchi Yui (18th)
Eliminated: Muto Orin, Kohama Kokone, Yamane Suzuha, Hashimoto Haruna, Yamada Kyoka, Sakaguchi Nagisa, Suzuki Kurumi, Kurosu Haruka, Hatakeyama Nozomi, Hotei Moka, Masai Mayuu

First Round

  • 8 contestants who excelled in dance skills and expressiveness were selected as leaders and selected 40 participants in a draft format to form a team. 8 songs from Japan and foreign countries were chosen.
  • For Vocal Evaluation, contestants challenged Watashi wa saikyō (私は最強) by Ado.
  • Only 24/48 contestants were chosen to next round.
Team Song Name Rank
Team Kuranoo 「Gomennasai no Kissing You」
(E-Girls)
(ごめんなさいのKissing You)
Kuranoo Narumi 1
Nagano Serika Withdrew
Yamaguchi Yui 17
Yagi Azuki 24
Tanaka Rei 12
Kanomata Mana Eliminated
Team Oguri 「Candy Pop」
(TWICE)
Oguri Yui 2
Yamazaki Sora 23
Arai Sae 20
Fukuoka Seina Eliminated
Naruishi Arisa 15
Nagai Kurumi 18
Team Sato 「WANNABE」
(ITZY)
Sato Airi 3
Asai Nanami 4
Sakagawa Hiyuka 5
Hirata Yuki Withdrew
Matsumoto Otoka 21
Matsuo Sara Eliminated
Team Furuyama 「LOVE DIVE」
(IVE)
Furuyama Nanami 9
Nakamura Yuka 11
Tokunaga Remi Eliminated
Nagatomo Ayami Withdrew
Kubo Hinano 19
Hatai Miyuu Eliminated
Team Yamauchi 「Mister」
(KARA)
(ミスター)
Yamauchi Mizuki 8
Chiba Erii Withdrew
Wakabayashi Yuna Eliminated
Nishijima Ruka Eliminated
Kudo Kasumi Eliminated
Kato Mikoto Eliminated
Team Sako 「Laser Beam」
(Perfume)
(レーザービーム)
Sako Yumemi 14
Akiyama Yuna 22
Mizushima Miyuu Eliminated
Yamazaki Fuka Eliminated
Sato Suzuha 13
Narita Kohina 16
Team Shitao FIESTA
(IZONE)
Shitao Miu 6
Chen Shasha 7
Saito Haruna Eliminated
Matsuura Yui Eliminated
Sugii Misaki Eliminated
Murakami Ayaka Eliminated
Team Nakamori 「Make you happy」
(NiziU)
Nakamori Mikoto Eliminated
Watanabe Karen 10
Iwamoto Aika Eliminated
Suzuki Sara Eliminated
Kakimoto Rena Eliminated
Hashimoto Eriko Eliminated

Trivia