April 28th was the final day of “AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai ~Shiro Kuro Tsukeyoujanaika!~“, the 4-day concert held at the Nippon Budokan, at which AKB48 and their sister groups appeared.
When the concert was coming to an end, the general manager of AKB48 Theater, Togasaki Tomonobu, announced “the personnel changes for spring.”
The announcement included the promotions of some Kenkyuusei, cancellations of a concurrent post for some members, and appointments of a concurrent post for some members.
It was also announced that HKT48’s Sashihara Rino will be the HKT48 theater manager as a concurrent post. It will be a “double manager system”, as she will liven up HKT48 together with the current theater manager, Ozaki Atsushi.
Moreover, there was another announcement that AKB48 would hold their first 5 major dome tour starting in July and ending in August. The announcement was made during the encore through a video message by Inose Naoki, the Governor of Tokyo, and a scream of delight went up from the audience of 11,000.