AKB48 theatre welcomes one millionth paid audience

Japanese pop group AKB48 welcomed their one millionth theatre audience (with paid ticket) in Akihabara on February 25th, 2015.

Team K captain Yui Yokoyama welcomed the special guest – a female college student from Osaka – on the group’s behalf.

Yui Yokohama AKB48 theater millionth guest

AKB48 held their first theatre show on December 8th, 2005, with seven paid audiences. The group is now the biggest pop acts in Japan.

Besides singing they also become a huge media franchise. They venture into dramas, movies, games, and also have few sister groups.

Despite their mainstream success the daily show carries on as usual. The max attendant per show is 250 and it’s usually full these days.

Credit: Oricon