A new idol group, KLP48, will be launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on January 1st, 2024, according to an announcement made by AKB48 Group, the parent company of the popular Japanese girl group AKB48 and its overseas sister groups.
KLP48 will be the tenth overseas sister group of AKB48, which includes JKT48 in Indonesia, BNK48 and CGM48 in Thailand, MNL48 in the Philippines, AKB48 Team SH in Shanghai, and AKB48 Team TP in Taipei. The group will be based on the same concept of “idols you can meet”, which allows fans to interact with the members through live performances, handshake events, and social media.
More details on the future activities, such as the audition process, the theater location, and the debut single, will be announced on the official website later.
AKB48 Group is a series of idol groups that debuted in 2005 with AKB48 in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, the group has expanded to various locations across Japan and Asia and has become one of the most successful and influential idol franchises in the world.