Popular all-girl group AKB48 is performing live for three consecutive nights at Seibu Dome in Saitama Prefecture this week. The first concert was held Sunday night, the second Monday and the third is set for Tuesday night. The concert series mark the girls' first ever three-day dome performance.
Members from AKB48, as well as members from affiliate groups NMB48, based in Osaka's Namba, SKE48, based in Sakae, Nagoya, and Not Yet are also performing at the event. In all, 141 members perform 45 songs over the course of the two-hour show. The concerts are expected to attract around 90,000 people.
Sub-acts associated with AKB48 now include SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, SDN48, OJS48, no3b Watarirouka Hashiritai, French Kiss, Not Yet and DiVA. The group, which is officially the largest pop group in the world, has also set the date for first round of its next rock-paper-scissors tournament, by which it will select the members who are to perform in the group's 24th single. The round is to take place in Tokyo's Budokan on Sept 20. The group's 24th single is currently scheduled for release in December.© Japan Today