Trivia: AKB48

  • Contractual Purity: They are explicitly forbidden in their contracts from having romantic relationships, which comes with being idols.
  • Hey, It's That Girl!:
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Yukari Sasaki, now a Team A member, provided both voice and body to Aimi Eguchi, and even perfomed on stage with prosthetics as "Aimi" in the Seibu Dome concert.
    • Yuko Oshima also provides the voice for Princess Merida in the Japanese dub of Brave.
  • Lying Creator: The case of Aimi Eguchi. Yasushi Akimoto, AKB48 producer, announced that he had found the ultimate AKB48 girl at NMB48's second generation audition, instantly adding her to AKB48 as 12.5th generation. Turn out, she was unreal.
  • One of Us:
    • The entire concept of the group is "Idols you can meet" with the members reaching out to fans via stage performances and other fan events and projecting a relatable image to their younger female fans.
    • When you think about it, many of the members are Promoted Fangirls.
  • Paying Their Dues:
    • Although the group had been around for a few years, success didn't really come until they released "RIVER" making a slew of number one hits follow.
    • In addition, the Kenkyuseis have to work for months or even years to prove that they are worthy of being full-time members.
    • The group was on the verge of dissapearing until "Oogoe Diamond" came out, starring SKE48's fan favourite Jurina Matsui. The managers are so grateful to her that she's appeared on practically every cover song of the group's singles.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Yuki Kashiwagi auditioned for Morning Musume before joining AKB but was cut from the third round. Ultimately, things turned out for the better for her as captain of Team B but one can't help but wonder how she would have worked in Morning Musume...
    • Sumire Sato also auditioned for Morning Musume, but failed the audition.
    • Ayaka Umeda also auditioned in the Morning Musume Lucky 7 Audition and passed the first round.
    • In one shoujiki shougi segment on AKBINGO!, Minami Minegishi presents the statement "truthfully, you would rather be in Morning Musume" to Haruna Kojima. She fails the lie detector test.
    • Mayu Watanabe auditioned to be in AKB's 2nd generation but failed, missing out on being in Team K which has a completely different image from Team B.
    • Yui Yokoyama originally auditioned for SKE, but failed the audition. She tried again with AKB and passed.
  • The Wiki Rule: There is Wiki48.