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AKB48 (pronounced A.K.B. Forty-eight) is a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara (Akiba for short) area in Tokyo, where the group's theater is located. The group has expanded since then to include over 130 members as of December 2015, aged from their early teens to their mid-20s.[1][2]

  • For individual member's filmography, see their articles.

Music videosEdit

All songs credited to AKB48 except when otherwise stated in the Artist field.

Single
no.
Music video / Artist(s) Director Notes
Indy – 1 "Sakura no Hanabiratachi" Yuichiro Hirakawa
Indy – 2 "Skirt, Hirari" Wataru Takeishi
1 "Aitakatta" Yuichiro Hirakawa
2 "Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" Hideaki Sunaga
3 "Keibetsu Shiteita Aijō" Eiki Takahashi
4 "Bingo!" Wataru Takeishi
5 "Boku no Taiyō" Masaki Takehisa
6 "Yūhi o Miteiru ka?" Eiki Takahashi
7 "Romance, Irane" Wataru Takeishi
8 "Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008" Eiki Takahashi
9 "Baby! Baby! Baby!" Dentsu staff
10 "Ōgoe Diamond" Eiki Takahashi
11 "10nen Sakura" Eiki Takahashi
12 "Namida Surprise!" Eiki Takahashi
13 "Iiwake Maybe" Eiki Takahashi
"Tobenai Agehachō" / Under Girls
14 "River" Eiki Takahashi
"Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara" / Under Girls
"Hikōkigumo (Theater Girls Ver.)" / Theater Girls
15 "Sakura no Shiori" Shunji Iwai
"Majisuka Rock 'n' Roll"
"Enkyori Poster" / Team PB
"Choose Me!" / Team YJ
16 "Ponytail to Shushu" Eiki Takahashi
"Nusumareta Kuchibiru" / Under Girls
"Boku no Yell" / Theater Girls
"Majijo Teppen Blues"
17 "Heavy Rotation" Mika Ninagawa[3][4]
"Namida no Seesaw Game" / Under Girls
"Yasai Sisters" / Yasai Sisters
"Lucky Seven"
18 "Beginner" Tetsuya Nakashima
"Boku Dake no Value" / Under Girls
"Kimi ni Tsuite" / MINT
"Nakeru Basho" / DIVA[note 1]
19 "Chance no Junban" Takeshi Maruyama
"Yoyakushita Christmas"
"Kurumi to Dialogue" / Team A
"Alive" / Team K
"Love Jump" / Team B
20 "Sakura no Ki ni Narō" Hirokazu Koreeda
"Gūzen no Jūjiro" / Under Girls
"Kiss made 100 Mile" / MINT
"Area K" / DIVA[note 1]
21 "Everyday, Katyusha" Katsuyuki Motohiro
"Kore kara Wonderland"
"Yankee Soul"
"Hito no Chikara" / Under Girls
22 "Flying Get" Yukihiko Tsutsumi
"Flying Get (Dancing Version)"
"Dakishimecha Ikenai" / Under Girls
"Seishun to Kizukanai Mama"
"Ice no Kuchizuke"
23 "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" Hideki Kuroda
"Kaze wa Fuiteiru (Dance! Dance! Dance! Ver.)"
"Kimi no Senaka" / Under Girls Eiki Takahashi
"Vamos" / Under Girls Baragumi
"Gondola Lift" / Under Girls Yurigumi
24 "Ue kara Mariko" Eiki Takahashi
"Noël no Yoru" Hiroyuki Nakano
"Rinjin wa Kizutsukanai" / Team A
"Zero-sum Taiyō" / Team K Takeshi Maruyama
"Yobisute Fantasy" / Team B Mika Ninagawa[5]
25 "Give Me Five!" Shigemichi Sugita[6]
"Sweet & Bitter" / Selection 6
"New Ship" / Special Girls A
"Hitsujikai no Tabi" / Special Girls B
26 "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" Shinji Higuchi[7]
"Manatsu no Sounds Good! (Dance Ver.)"
"Mittsu no Namida" / Special Girls
"Chōdai, Darling!"
"Gugutasu no Sora"
27 "Gingham Check" Joseph Kahn[8] Features actors Hideo Ishiguro, Kouhei Takeda, and Dori Sakurada[9]
"Yume no Kawa" Eiki Takahashi
"Nante Bohemian" / Under Girls Taikō Nakamura
"Doremifa Onchi" / Next Girls Yu-ya Hara
"Show Fight" / Future Girls Takeshi Maruyama
28 "Uza" Joseph Kahn[10]
"Uza (Dance Ver.)"
"Tsugi no Season" Hidenobu Tanabe
"Kodoku no Hoshizora" / Team A Taikō Nakamura
"Scrap & Build" / Team K
"Seigi no Mikata ja Nai Hero" / Team B
"Gingham Check (Director Eiki Takahashi Ver.)" Eiki Takahashi[11]
29 "Eien Pressure" Eiki Takahashi
"Totteoki Christmas" Takeshi Maruyama
"Eien yori Tsuzuku Yō ni" / OKL48 Taikō Nakamura
"First Rabbit" Kensaku Kakimoto
"Team B Oshi" / Team B Taikō Nakamura
"Sakura no Hanabira (Atsuko Maeda Ver.)" / Atsuko Maeda Takeshi Maruyama
30 "So Long!" Nobuhiko Obayashi The full version of the video was 64 minutes long.[12]
"Waiting Room" Toshiro Sonoda
"Ruby" / Team A Kensaku Kakimoto
"Yūhi Marie" / Team K Yasuhiko Shimizu
"Soko de Inu no Unchi Fun Jau ka ne?" / Team B Wataru Takeishi
"Sugar Rush" Mika Ninagawa[3][4]
31 "Sayonara Crawl" Mika Ninagawa[5]
"Bara no Kajitsu"
"Ikiru Koto" / Team A
"How Come?" / Team K
"Romance Kenjū" / Team B
"Haste to Waste" / BKA48
32 "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" Involved 3800 extras.[13]
"Ai no Imi o Kangaete Mita" / Under Girls
"Kondo Koso Ecstasy" / Next Girls
"Suitei Marmalade" / Future Girls
"Saigo no Door"
33 "Heart Electric" Shusuke Kaneko[14]
"Heart Electric (Dance Ver.)"
"Kaisoku to Dōtai Shiryoku" / Under Girls
"Kisu made Countdown" / Team A
"Sasameyuki Regret" / Team K
"Tiny T-shirt" / Team B
"Kimi dake ni Chu! Chu! Chu!" / Tentoumu Chu!
"Seijun Philosophy" / Team 4
34 "Suzukake Nanchara"
"Mosh & Dive"
"Party is over"
"Escape" / SKE48
"Kimi to Deatte Boku wa Kawatta" / NMB48
"Wink wa Sankai" / HKT48
35 "Maeshika Mukanee"
"Kinou Yori Motto Suki"
"Kimi no Uso wo Shitteita"
"Himitsu no Diary"
"KONJO"
"Koi to Ka..."
36 "Labrador Retriever"
"Kyou Made no Melody"
"Kimi wa Kimagure"
"Itoshiki Rival"
"B Garden"
"Heart no Dasshutsu Game"
"Futari wa Dekiteru"
37 "Kokoro no Placard"
"Dareka ga Nageta Ball"
"Hito Natsu no Hankouki"
"Seikaku ga Warui Onna no Ko"
"Chewing Gum no Aji Naku Naru Made"
"Sailor Zombie"
"Oshiete Mommy"
"47 no Suteki na Machi e"
38 "Kibouteki Refrain" Graduates Atsuko Maeda, Yuko Oshima, Mariko Shinoda and Tomomi Itano made guest appearances.[15]
"Ima, Happy"
"Ambulance"
"Utaitai"
"Seifuku no Hane"
"Kaze no Rasen"
"Me wo Aketa Mama no First Kiss"
39 "Green Flash" Hirokazu Koreeda[16]
"Majisuka Fight"
"Haru no Hikari Chikadzuita Natsu"
"Yankee Rock"
"Sekai ga Naiteru Kara"
"Punkish"
"Aisatsu Kara Hajimeyou"
"Otona Ressha"
40 "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai"
"Summer side"
"Bare Bare Bushi"
""Danshi" wa Kenkyuu Taishou"
"Kafka to Dendenmu Chu!"
"Kegarete iru Shinjitsu"
"Kimi no Dai-ni shou"
41 "Halloween Night"
"Sayonara Surfboard"
"Mizu no Naka no Dendoritsu"
"Kimi ni Wedding Dress wo..."
"Kimi Dake ga Akimeiteita"
"Ippome Ondo"
"Yankee Machine Gun"
42 "Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby"
"365 Nichi no Kamihikouki"
"Kimi wo Kimi wo Kimi wo..."
"Madonna no Sentaku"
"Ama Nojaku Batta"
"Senaka Kotoba"
"Yasashii place"
"Oneesan no Hitorigoto"
"Kin no Hane wo Motsu Hito yo"
"Nanka, Chotto, Kyuu ni..."
"Sakki Made wa Ice Tea"
43 "Kimi wa Melody"
"LALALA Message"
"Gonna Jump"
"Shigamitsuita Seishun"
"Make noise"
"Max Toki 315-go"
"Mazariau Mono"
"M.T. ni Sasagu"
44 "Tsubasa wa Iranai"
"Set Me Free"
"Aishuu no Trumpeter"
"Koi wo Suru to Baka wo Miru"
"Kangaeru Hito"
"Yume e no Route"
"Kimi wa Doko ni Iru?"
45 "LOVE TRIP"
"Shiawase wo Wakenasai"
"Hikari to Kage no Hibi"
"Densetsu no Sakana"
"Shinka Shitenee Jan"
"Kishi ga Mieru Umi Kara"
"2016-nen no Invitation"
"Hikari no Naka e"
"Black Flower"
46 "High Tension"
"Osaekirenai Shoudou"
"Happy End"
"Better"
"Hoshizora wo Kimi ni"
"Shishunki no Adrenaline"
"Seijun Tired"
"Mata Anata no Koto wo Kangaeteta"
47 "Shoot Sign"
"Kidzuka Renai you ni..."
"Accident Chu"
"Vacancy"
"Mayonaka no Tsuyogari"
"Tomaranai Kanransha"
"Midori to Mori no Undokouen"
"Dare no Koto wo Ichiban Itoshiteru? / 46Group"
"[TBA]"

Feature FilmsEdit

TV seriesEdit

TV showsEdit

Year Show Network Format Notes
2007–2009 AKB48+10! 24ep x 60m
2008 AKB1:59! (AKB1じ59ふん!, AKB1ji59fun!) Nihon TV 10ep x 30m
2008 AKB0:59! (AKB0じ59ふん!, AKB0ji59fun!) Nihon TV 26ep x 30m
2008–present AKBingo! Nihon TV 30m weekly
2008–present AKB48 Nemousu TV (AKB48ネ申テレビ) Family Gekijo 11ep x 30m 12 seasons + specials
2009–2012 Shukan AKB (週刊AKB, Weekly AKB) TV Tokyo 30m weekly
2009–2010 AKB1/48 8ep x 30m
2010–2016 Ariyoshi AKB Kyōwakoku (有吉AKB共和国, Ariyoshi AKB Republic) TBS 30m weekly with Hiroiki Ariyoshi
2010–2011 AKB-Kyu Gourmet Stadium (AKB-級グルメスタジアム, AKB-Class Gourmet Stadium) Sukachan 6ep x 45m 2 seasons
2010 AKB600sec. Nihon TV 16ep x 15m
2010–2016 AKB to chome chome! (AKBと××!, AKB and xx!) Yomiuri TV 60m monthly + specials and extras
2011 Akemashite AKB! (あけましてAKB! ) Nihon TV 1ep
2011 Another AKB48 Documentary – "Future in 1 millimeters ahead" (Mou hitotsu no AKB48 – "1 Miri Saki no Mirai" , もうひとつのAKB48ドキュメンタリー「1ミリ先の未来」) NHK General TV 1ep
2013–present AKB48 SHOW! NHK BS Premium 30m weekly
2013–2017 AKB観光大使 (AKB48 Kankō Taishi) FujiTV ONE 60min, once a month
2018 Produce 48 Mnet 12ep Iz One

Web dramasEdit

All AKB48 old Team K members appear; former member Ayumi Orii as a star.

Video gamesEdit

  • AKB 1/48 Idol to Koi Shitara… (AKB1/48 アイドルと恋したら…) (PSP), a dating simulation game.
  • AKB 1/48 Idol to Guam de Koi Shitara… (AKB1/48 アイドルとグアムで恋したら…) (PSP), a sequel to the previous dating simulation game. It is set on the island of Guam.
  • AKB48 + Me (Nintendo 3DS).
  • AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo (AKB1/149恋愛総選挙) (PSP, PSV and PS3), a sequel to the two previous dating sims that features all the AKB, SKE, NMB and HKT members.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The subgroup Diva that sang on "Nakeru Basho" and "Area K" is not the same as the AKB48 subunit DiVA that was formed in February 27, 2011.
  2. ^ The first and second episodes premiered on NTV. The rest of the episode is streaming on Hulu.

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