AKB48 Announces 8th Annual Senbatsu General Election
Monday 21 Mar, 2016 - 03:33pm UTC
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's 8th annual Senbatsu General Election
will take place on June 18th.
A total of 80 members from AKB48, SKE48
and 2 others from overseas sister groups will be eligible for this year's election. Those interested in being part of the election will need to submit their candidacy between March 23 and March 27.
Ballots for the election will be included in AKB48's 44th single. The currently untitled single will be released on June 1.
The Senbatsu General Election is AKB48's largest event of the year. Fans vote for their favorite member, and the results determine who the most popular member is for that year.
Last year's Senbatsu winner was Rino Sashihara. Atsuko Maeda
, Yuko Oshima
and Mayu Watanabe
are the only other winners of the election.
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