Idol group NGT48 will be holding a free event open to the public at HARD OFF ECHO STADIUM NIIGATA on March 18, 2017. The group is the 4th such “sister” musical group of AKB48. Idol group NGT48 sings a style of dance pop music similar to AKB48 which has achieved super star status in Japan.
The name of the event is called “Shuku・Major Debut! NGT48 Kokokara Play Ball! @ HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata.” This event is being held to commemorate the release of this group’s major debut single. The single does not have a title yet. It will be released by Ariola Japan Inc. on April 12, 2017. This event will have two parts to it. It will have a “day game” and a “night game.” The single will have four different types or editions. These are Limited Editions A-C and a CD Only Edition. Below is a performance of the song called Iiwake Maybe in 2015.
The announcement about the debut single was revealed on January 20, 2017 during the concert called “NGT48 1 Shunen Kinen Concert in TDC ~Max Tokimekasechatte Iidesuka?” This took place at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. The 16 top-ranking or Senbatsu girls for the single will be the members of Team N3. The center for the single will be Rika Nakai. Nakai herself mentioned that she was anxious about whether she would be able to do the role. She said that she would try her best. She also urged fans to cheer her on. NGT48 leader Rie Kitahara said that she believes that this is the real start for NGT48. She said that the group will work together to aim for the top. Congratulations to NGT48 for this good news and I hope that the event will be a success with the fans being very enthusiastic! Good luck to Kitahara and all the rest of the members of NGT48.