On July 27, 2015, the first members of the NGT48 was announced. This new group would be the fifth AKB-group franchise within Japan after AKB (Akihabara, Tokyo), SKE (Nagoya), NMB (Osaka), and HKT (Fukuoka).

Out of the 22 members, four were already known: Rie Kitahara, Yuki Kashiwagi, Marina Nishigata, and Yuka Ogino.

(From left) Marina Nishigata, Rie Kitahara, Yuka Ogino

Yui Kashiwagi

As for the 22 members who got through the audition are not being named yet, since they are yet to get an official consent from their parents. However, you can get the glimpse of the members on this video:

We hope to give an update once we know the details of each member.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.