AKB48 goes into the new Season with mixed Cards

#AKB48 – On 8 December 2021, the traditional 16th anniversary special performance of Japanese idol group AKB48 was held in AKB48 Theater. During the performance, the new team lineup was also announced. This long “shuffle” tradition of the group serves the purpose of refreshing the team structure and trying new combinations. The lineup of all teams A,K,B and 4 were changed. Team 8 continues to maintain its special role as the representative of the 47 prefectures of Japan, but Team 8 members are assigned to the other four teams as Kennin members. The change to the new teams will take place on 6 February 2022 with the “AKB48 New Team’s Concert” at the Tokyo Garden Theater. The old team will say goodbye the day before with the “AKB48 Current Team’s Last Concert” at the same venue. 

The new team captains are: Mukaichi Mion (Team A), Taguchi Manaka (Team K), Asai Nanami (Team B) and Kuranoo Narumi (Team 4). The new team structure is as follows:

TEAM A 2022
Mukaichi Mion (Captain)
, Iriyama Anna, Chiba Erii, Furukawa Nazuna, Honda Hitomi, Michieda Saki, Komiyama Haruka, Muto Orin, Iwatate Saho, Otake Hitomi, Saito Haruna, Nakanishi Chiyori, Okabe Rin, Fukuoka Seina, Mitomo Mashiro, Ma Chia-Ling, Yoshihashi Yuzuka, Shimizu Maria, Takahashi Sayaka, Nagano Serika, Okada Nana

TEAM K 2022
Taguchi Manaka (Captain)
, Miyazaki Miho, Hama Sayuna, Yamane Suzuha, Ichikawa Manami, Kobayashi Ran, Oda Erina, Okumoto Hinano, Shimoguchi Hinana, Muto Tomu, Onishi Momoka, Mogi Shinobu, Yasuda Kana, Yumoto Ami, Okuhara Hinako, Kubo Satone, Yamabe Ayu, Takahashi Ayane, Hattori Yuna, Uemi Sorano, Yamauchi Mizuki

TEAM B 2022
Asai Nanami (Captain)
, Kato Rena, Sakaguchi Nagisa, Sato Minami, Shinozaki Ayana, Suzuki Kurumi, Tokunaga Remi, Nishikawa Rei, Nagano Megumi, Fujizono Rei, Hidaritomo Ayaka, Omori Maho, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kitazawa Saki, Hashimoto Haruna, Ishiwata Sena, Inagaki Kaori, Hirano Hikaru, Fukutome Mitsuho, Yamada Kyoka, Oguri Yui

TEAM 4 2022
Kuranoo Narumi (Captain)
, Okada Rina, Nagatomo Ayami, Sasaki Yukari, Yoshikawa Nanase, Sakagawa Hiyuka, Takita Kayoko, Taniguchi Megu, Shitao Miu, Utada Hatsuka, Omori Miyuu, Kuramoto Miyuu, Kurosu Haruka, Gyoten Yurina, Takaoka Kaoru, Sato Kiara, Tada Kyoka, Yoshida Karen, Kawahara Misaki, Murayama Yuiri