HKT48′s first members revealed
HKT48, the Fukuoka-based sister group of AKB48, was revealed on Sunday at AKB48′s handshake event at Seibu Dome in Saitama. The group’s first 21 members have an average age of 13.8 years old, making them the youngest of all of the AKB48-related groups.
At the event, HKT48 performed AKB48′s “Skirt, Hirari” in front of the crowd of 15,000 fans. The group’s actual stage performance debut is planned to take place by the end of this year, at the HKT Theater that will be adjacent to Fukuoka Dome.
The official HKT48 website has been updated with information about the group. The members are: