New AKB48 Unit “Not yet” to Debut

Posted by Jonas on January 22nd, 2011. Filters:

A new AKB48 unit including the four members Oshima Yuko, Kitahara Rie, Sashihara Rino and Yokoyama Yui was formed today after the announcement at AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2011, where they performed their debut song “Shuumatsu Not yet”. The unit is set to release the single on March 16th.

According to producer Akimoto Yasushi he named the unit “Not yet” because both their dancing and singing aren’t that good yet, meaning they still have potential to develop into something great. I personally don’t really agree in Oshima Yuko’s case, but it’s an interesting name nevertheless.

With Oshima Yuko and Kitahara Rie being two of my favorite idols in AKB48, I’ll most certainly look forward to more from Not yet!

Via tokyohive and Oricon Style

  • Amy

    Thats kind of a strange name for the group. I mean, I get that they are “not yet” at the level they need to be, but it also says that they have the potential, and are expected to become great. So, when they develop the skills they need, and make it … the name “not yet” wouldn’t apply anymore….
    But , I also tend to over think certain things… :o

    • yonasu

      IF they live up to their expectations, yes^^ But you can always get better so I don’t think the name will ever wear out, so to speak. It’s still a strange name though…

    • Monsieur D├ęsespoir

      I don’t really mind how odd the name is, I’m just really looking forward to their debut song!

  • Anonymous

    Why was the costume designer “not yet” fired…

    • yonasu

      Haha xD They’re not THAT bad, imo…

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  • Ohshit

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