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Music / NMB48

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The second sister group of AKB48, and like this one, it has more than 48 members currently split into 3 teams : N, M and BII, as well as a group of trainees.

The group currently performs in its theatre at the Yes-Namba Building in Namba in Osaka, Japan, with each team performing stages-set lists of songs.

NMB48 provides examples of the following tropes:

  • A Cappella: This version of "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo", performed at the 2012 Kouhaku.
  • Auto-Tune: Mostly averted, but still featured in "Kamonegikkusu" and "Must be now".
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Most of their songs revolve around sexyness and Double Entendre... except the very cutesy "Kitagawa Kenji".
  • Beach Episode: The PVs for "Nagiichi", "Bokura no Eureka", "Ibiza Girl" and "Dorian Shounen".
  • The Cameo: The producer for Majisuka Gakuen 3 and AKB's documentaries Kenji Kitagawa makes an appereance as the teacher in the song named after himself. Also, NMB theater's manager Takeshi Kaneko makes a cameo at the end of "Bokura no Eureka".
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  • Cover Version: Teams M and BII perform existing AKB stages.
  • Crossover: Sayanee and Milky are common members of the senbatsu in AKB's singles, both holding concurrencies in AKB. Team M member Shiroma Miru holds a concurrency in AKB's Team A, too.
  • Culture Equals Costume: Their flag is a leopard print because it's the stereotypical pattern of choice for Osaka ladies.
  • Deserted Island: In "Bokura no Eureka" the girls arrive at one.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The cover of the second album shows the girls carrying bottles carrying some kind of liquid... which doesn't really look like champagne.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It is based in Namba and has at least 40 members.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In an episode of "Geinin!! 2", Sayaka and Miyuki switched bodies after tripping and knocking over a magic daruma.
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  • Friendly Rivalry: With SKE48.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Many of their songs fall under this, although they've tamed a bit since "Kitagawa Kenji".
  • Idol Singer
  • Intercourse with You: Averted in "Virginity" and "Junjou U-19". Probably played straight with "Bokura no Eureka".
  • Joshikousei: The girls act as these in many of their PVs such as "Takane no Ringo" and their official TV series, "Geinin!"
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Most of them are from Kansai region and usually speak the accent, and even those that aren't (such as Yuki Kashiwagi during her concurrency) had to learn the accent to fit in.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: At last count, it had more than 70 members including the kenkyuusei.
  • Megane: The school segments in "Kitagawa Kenji".
  • Ms. Fanservice: They have the sexiest image among the 48 Groups and appear most often in various bikini and lingerie photoshoots. In particular, Sumire Yokono is called the 48 Groups' "best body".
  • Overly Long Name: "Nagiichi" is short for "Nagisa de ichiban kawaii-ko" ("The cutest girl in the beach"). "Kamonegikkusu" is also a portmanteau for "the duck shoulders its onion", a Japanese saying.
  • Punk Rock: "Punkish". Enough said.
  • Refuge in Audacity: During the 2017 elections, Ririka Sutou took the opportunity to announce her upcoming marriage, and even said that it hadn't been decided whether she would leave the group. Even better, the management and Yasushi Akimoto, the AKB Group Producer himself, actually offered her to stay in the group as a married woman, but she declined.
  • Sailor Fuku: Worn by the girls in "Oh My God!".
  • Space Clothes: In "Kamonegikkusu".
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Word of God hasn't confirmed how カモネギックス is spelled: most common spellings are Kamonegics, Kamonegikkusu and Kamonegiks.
    • Another very common spelling, and the most likely spelling of the title, is "Kamonegix"
  • Sugar Bowl: The PV for "Kitagawa Kenji".
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo" basically revolves around this trope, reivindicating the image of a pure black-haired girl (that's why most of the members of NMB have dyed hair).
  • Zip Me Up: The lyrics for "Zipper".

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