“Always grateful! Composed, polite and precise! AKB! 48!!!”
— Group slogan
AKB48 is a Japanese idol group founded by record producer Yasushi Akimoto in 2005. The group was a instant success with their music selling a billion copies since their debut single released in 2006. AKB48 has also spanned several sister groups in Japan and Asia.
The famous AKB48 logo debuted in 2005 after the group was officialy revealed. The logo wordmark is also used occasionally while many variants of the full logo are used.
Agency and Management
Akimoto Yasushi | Dentsu | AKS (Former Agency of AKB48, SKE48, and HKT48) | Pythagoras (Former agency of SKE48) | Yoshimoto Kyogyo (Agency Group of NMB48) | Vernalossom (Agency Group of AKB48 Overseas Group) | DH Co, Ltd. (current Agency of AKB48) | Zest, Inc. (current Agency of SKE48) | Showtitle (Current Agency of NMB48) | Mercury, Inc. (Current Agency of HKT48) | Flora Co., Ltd. (current Agency of NGT48) | STU (current Agency of STU48) | dentsuXentertainment (Agency of JKT48) | iAM (Agency of BNK48 and CGM48) | Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (Agency of MNL48) | AKB48 China (Agency Group of AKB48 Team SH) | Shanghai Shangyue Culture Development Co., Ltd. (Current Agency of AKB48 Team SH) | Muses & Nymph Entertainment (Current Agency of AKB48 Team TP) | YAG Entertainment (Agency of SGO48) | YKBK 48 Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (Former Agency of DEL48 and MUB48) | Ninestyle and Star48 (Agency of SNH48, BEJ48, and GNZ48)
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