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Japanese Group AKB48 Opening Auditions for Malaysian Spin-Off ‘KLP48’

today4 January 2024


The name AKB48 is a big deal in Japan, with the musical group consisting of over 120 members being a fixture in Akihabara, Tokyo. Soon, a Malaysian version of this concept will be coming to Kuala Lumpur.

This overseas spin-off will be called ‘KLP48’, with this being the tenth overseas iteration of AKB48. Just like the original, this version will also feature up to 48 female singers and dancers in its line-up.

Other Southeast Asian countries have seen their iteration of this concept, namely BNK48 and CGM48 in Thailand, JKT48 in Indonesia, and MNL48 in the Philippines debuting in recent years.

The announcement of KLP48 began with a video posted through their new website, Instagram, X, TikTok,

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Written by: Dale B

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