The sister group of AKB48
, and like this one, it has more than 48 members currently split into 3 teams - S, KII and E, as well as a group of trainees.
The group currently performs in its theatre at the Sunshine Sakae in Sakae in Nagoya, Japan, with each team performing stages-set lists of songs.
Please list any tropes related with the girls directly in the character page, because it Needs More Love.
SKE48 provides examples of the following tropes:
- Anime Theme Song: Their first single was used as the second ending of Mazinger Z's newest incarnation.
- Beach Episode: The PVs for "Gomen ne, SUMMER" and "Pareo wa Emerald". Some of the scenes in "Utsukushii Inazuma" count as well, as they're set on a beach.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Nearly all of SKE's singles seem summery and cheerful...except for "Kataomoi Finally".
- Concert Kiss: At the end of "Kiss Datte Hidakiri" two members (usually Jurina and Rena) kiss.
- Cover Version: Currently, the three teams perform existing AKB stages (although both Team S and KII have had original stages in the past) However, it's been announced that the three teams will get original stages, with Team S being the first.
- This gets noted in Team KII's "Omatase Setlist", with the girls celebrating that their greatest dream (getting an original stage) has been granted, after having to suffer how their seniors had original songs while they had to cover old ones.
- Cross Over: SKE members such as Jurina and Rena often appear in AKB48's singles, while the group also gets to participate in AKB48 concerts as well as events like the Janken Tournament and the General Election.
- Jurina from Team S and Nao from Team E have concurrent positions in AKB's Team K, allowing them to take part in Team K stage shows, while coming from the AKB side, Oba Mina from Team B is also in SKE's Team KII.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It is based in Sakae and has at least 40 members.
- Great Balls Of Fire: Featured in the "Utsukushii Inazuma" PV.
- Hair Decorations
- Hotter and Sexier: Compare "Utsukushii Inazuma" to the rest of their singles.
- Idol Singer
- Joshikousei: The girls act as these in many of their PVs.
- List Song: 'SKE Oshi' and 'Team KII Oshi" list the names of members.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: At last count, it had more than 70 members including the Kenkyusei.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: "Kataomoi Finally", with the members playing a Love Triangle in an all-girls school. It even features an implied sex scene.
- School Uniforms are the New Black: As seen in several of the PVs such as "Tsuyoki mono yo".
- Spontaneous Choreography: The PV for "Banzai Venus".
- Surreal Music Video: The video for "TWO ROSES" is quite... artistic.
- The Merch: Also has official goods like files and snacks.
- Variety Show: "SKE48 no Magical Radio" is the most notable.
- Zettai Ryouiki