Get To Know JKT48
JKT48 is an Indonesian Idol group based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is the first sister group of AKB48 outside of Japan. The group was first announced on September 11, 2011 by the total producer of all xxx48 groups, Yasushi Akimoto.
The origin of the name ‘JKT48′ sometimes is confused by the Indonesian people because of the number ’48’ used in the end of the word. The word ‘JKT’ is representing the city where the group is based on, Jakarta. While the number ’48’ itself is representing the name ‘Shi(4)ba(8)’ which come from one of the all three producers of AKB48, Shiba Kotaro. So if any of the people you know saying that JKT48 is a group consists of 48 members, might you have to correct them since you do already know it now.
JKT48 currently consists of 24 members in total. This number would be added up later after the JKT48’s 2nd Generation Audition is finished, where they are estimeted around 20 or more people joined. The group however is not consist of all Indonesian members. Nozawa Rena and Ayana Shahab for examples are both Japanese, although Ayana a.k.a Achan is actually half Indonesian which allowed her to speak both language fluently.
Not long ago the group just opened its very own permanent theater on the 8th of september, 2012 which is located at fX Lifestyle X’enter F4, Jakarta. Each member is scheduled to perform in the theater every week, where the show is going everyday nonstop, in order to meet its group’s basic concept the ‘idol you can meet’ idea and also ‘growing with the fans’. So for all the people who are interested in seeing them, the theater is open 7 days a week, so you can always visit them whenever you are free and choose the show where you can see your favourite idol/s perform.
Now, at least you must already knew a thing or two about what is JKT48 and the idea of its existence in Indonesia. Well, I hope you guys would start getting to know them from now on and maybe have some interest to start fanboying/girling them.
Choose one member as your favourite idol, keep in touch with them, and make the most out of it.
Have fun!!! ♪───Ｏ（≧∇≦）Ｏ────♪