Malaysia will have her own version of AKB48 with the upcoming debut of KLP48.
Superball Co. Ltd, the company that runs the AKB48 Group overseas, announced the exciting news recently, saying that the Kuala Lumpur-based group has been launched on 1 January.
More details on future activities will be announced via https://klp48.my/, with the group to debut in summer this year.
It has been 12 years since the establishment of Indonesia’s JKT48, the first overseas sister group, and since then, many sister groups have been developed throughout Asia.
AKB48, the first one of its kind named after the Akihabara area in Tokyo, was founded by Yasushi Akimoto, who wanted to form a girl group with its own theatre.
Akimoto had since expanded the AKB48 concept to several girl groups within Japan, and internationally in mainland China, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Philippines.