As stated on their official website, the members for NMB48’s 5th single’s Shirogumi and Akagumi were named. Also, a new unit named Namba Teppoutai Sonoichi looks like it will replace the NMB7 in this single.
Team N: Kondo Rina, Jonishi Kei, Yamada Nana, Yamamoto Sayaka
Team M: Shimada Rena, Jo Eriko, Mita Mao, Murase Sae
2nd Gen KKS: Azuma Yuki, Yamamoto Hitomi
3rd Gen KKS: Kushiro Rina, Muro Kanako
Team N: Ogasawara Mayu, Shinohara Kanna, Fukumoto Aina, Yamaguchi Yuuki, Yoshida Akari, Watanabe Miyuki
Team M: Okita Ayaka, Takano Yui, Yamagishi Natsumi,
2nd Gen KKS: Hayashi Momoka
3rd Gen KKS: Akazawa Hono, Yamauchi Tsubasa
Namba Teppoutai Sonoichi
Team N: Kotani Riho, Matsuda Shiori
Team M: Hikawa Ayame, Murakami Ayaka, Yagura Fuuko, Yogi Keira
3rd Gen KKS: Kato Yuuka, Yabushita Shu
After seeing how Team N heavy the senbatsu for this single was, I’m happy that the gumi teams are slightly more balanced. Shirogumi even seen seems to have that perfect balance of 4 Team N members, 4 Team M members, and 4 KKS. It’s really nice we’re going to get some Team M and KKS screen time in Shirogumi and Akagumi. Also, I’m really interested to see how this Namba Teppoutai Sonoichi ends up being. Getting excited for the 5th single now.
NMB48’s 5th single releases on August 8th.