HHE, ABS-CBN announces MNL48 idol search on “It’s Showtime!

by Mnl48 Philippines

Quezon City, Philippines, October 21, 2017 – The biggest idol search in the country is about to begin as Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) together with ABS-CBN announced last October 21, its partnership with the Kapamilya's popular noontime show, “It’s Showtime!” for the airing of MNL48 idol search.

A few months from now, the highest-selling and phenomenal all-girl group, AKB48 will have its Filipino version, MNL48 which will have its own segment on “It’s Showtime!” to be aired on 2018. A video plug was aired during the noontime show last Saturday that made all applicants and supporters even more excited.

The Philippines will be witnessing young girls ages 15-20 years old through this nationwide idol search which will greatly help dreamers to showcase their talent in singing and dancing, and get a chance to be part of the biggest idol group in the country.

This announcement coincides with the ongoing nationwide MNL48 registration and audition tour where top ranking girls from each venue will be highlighted in the upcoming idol search as part of the MNL48 segment on “It’s Showtime!”

To check the complete list of the MNL48 registration and audition tour dates and get the latest updates of MNL48, visit mnl48.ph or MNL48 social media accounts:

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @mnl48official Youtube: @MNL48

MNL48 applicants and supporters to receive account verification e-mail

by Mnl48 Philippines

Due to the growing number of registration for the MNL48 idol search in partnership with ABS-CBN, all registered applicants and supporters will receive account verification e-mail on October 23 to 31 to ensure all registered accounts are valid.

Once the applicants and supporters received the account verification e-mail they will only be given seven days from receipt of the e-mail to verify their accounts. Failure to verify the account will automatically be deactivated.

This e-mail verification process is part of the upcoming MNL48 mobile app update and to permanently remove fake, unqualified and multiple accounts in the sytem.

To make sure to receive the e-mail verification on the given dates, applicants and supporters are advice to check their e-mail accounts regularly and make sure to follow the instructions properly.

Thank you for all your support and we will make our voting system will be clean and fair.

MNL48 tour at FEU cancelled due to nationwide transport strike

by Mnl48 Philippines

Malacañang just announced that classes on all levels, both public and private schools, in Metro Manila remains suspended due to the two-day transport strike of jeepney drivers. The suspension of classes is to reduce the inconvenience caused the nationwide strike.

This follows the cancellation of the scheduled registration and audition of the MNL48 tour, October 16 and 17, at Far Eastern University (FEU).

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. will resume FEU tour on October 19.

Aspiring idols can also catch MNL48's third stop at Starmall Alabang on October 20 and 21.

Get the latest updates on the schedule tour, visit mnl48.ph and Follow the @mnl48official on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.More venues will be announced soon. See you there!

MNL48 starts its first registration, audition tour at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall

by Mnl48 Philippines

Cainta, Rizal, Philippines, October 14, 2017—After its partnership announcement with the Kapamilya network ABS-CBN, Hallo Hallo Entertainment’s (HHE) MNL48 registration and audition kicked off its first tour to an exciting start at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall last October 14 and 15.

Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall was the first stop of the nationwide tour of MNL48 registration and audition for the upcoming talent search. HHE rolled in with an all-decked out audition truck specially customized with its built-in video and sound recorder to capture the performance of each aspiring MNL48 members, and update their video application.

HHE has lined up tours nationwide, and have prepared surprises for the young and talented girls who dream big and will stand out among the crowd with their talents in each event. The tour hopes to reach more participants nationwide to apply, register, and even update their MNL48 account.

MNL48 is the Filipino adaptation of the world renowned Japanese pop idol group, AKB48, the highest-selling idol group in Japan.

AKB48 started its unique concept of “Idols You Can Meet” in 2005 and has since been performing in their own theater at Akihabara, Tokyo. The concept has reached to several sister groups across Asia namely in Jakarta, Taipei, and Bangkok.

HHE together with ABS CBN is set to create the first ever national idol group in the Philippines through MNL48 talent search that is soon to be aired on the Kapamilya network. Performances from the top ranking applicants during the audition will be highlighted on the upcoming show.

Supporters may vote for their favorite aspirant through MNL48 website and mobile app, available at Google Play and App Store. Becoming a member on the app will provide a unique supporting system as they have unlimited “Likes” to their chosen aspirant which help get their rank higher, as well as real-time access on the recent happenings of MNL48.

To get more of the latest updates of MNL48, visit mnl48.ph or MNL48official on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Hallohallo Entertainment launches First Batch of MNL48 merchandise

by Mnl48 Philippines

After the recent announcement of the upcoming talent search of MNL48 teen idol group in partnership with ABS-CBN and its registration and audition tour dates, Hallo Hallo Entertainment (HHE) launched the first batch of MNL48 merchandises last Saturday, October 14 to coincide with the first stop of the MNL48 tour at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall.

Aimed at making shopping easier, effortless and enjoyable, supporters and applicants can now purchase the first batch of Japan-quality MNL48 merchandise such as such as mug, shirt, neck towel, and fan exclusively in Hallo Hallo Mall (HHM).

HHM has widened its reach as it constantly expands by consistently offering new items in their online shopping mall, and by adding MNL48 Official Shop to its growing list of merchants, this will give more flavor of excitement to shoppers especially to those who are following the journey of MNL48.

Since this is the initial items of the MNL48 merchandise, shoppers can expect more premium items to be released soon at MNL48 Official Shop in MNL48 website, mobile app and HHM.

HHM is the Philippine’s biggest online shopping mall that provides a secure system for anyone to buy and sell anything at the convenience of their home without any risk.

For details, prices and to purchase, visit MNL48 website or Hallo Hallo Mall through this link: http://mall.hallohallo.com/mnl48-detail-page.

Hallohallo Entertainment ties up with ABS-CBN for MNL48

by Mnl48 Philippines

The craze that has taken Japan by storm is now here in the Philippines as Hallohallo Entertainment (HHE) in partnership with ABS-CBN Corporation bring us MNL48 -- the Philippine adaptation of the phenomenal Japanese pop group AKB48.

With HHE spearheading this new project and the Kapamilya network as the media outlet, MNL48 is on its way to becoming the next big thing on Philippine television.

“We’re very excited for this partnership and with ABS-CBN as the home for our new project, we’re very positive that this will be one of our biggest milestones yet.” said Mr. Paulo Kurosawa, HHE’s President.

As co-producers of this new talent show, HHE and ABS-CBN will showcase a new flavor of entertainment to the Filipino audience as MNL48 will be patterned after the original AKB48 concept. The Asian invasion of this show that originated from Japan has now reached overseas including Jakarta, Bangkok, Taipei and now, Manila.

Ryo Aki Taxi Inc. supports MNL48 campaign

by Mnl48 Philippines

The MNL48 Project has embarked on a literal “journey,” as numerous Ryo Aki taxi units now carry MNL48 ads. These cabs travel around Metro Manila and nearby areas daily to transport an average of 450,000 passengers a month, making them a favorable instrument for boosting the MNL48 hype. Cab operator Ryo Aki Taxi Inc. has installed the promotional materials to support MNL48's ongoing search and campaign.

Fans have been spotting the eye-catching signage on the roof of Ryo Aki taxis since last week, and more sightings are expected to pour in as the next stage of the audition draws near. Have you seen one too? Then hail that cab, snap a photo, and share it to your fellow MNL48 followers on Facebook using the hashtag #MNL48Start.

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. starts MNL48 registration

by Mnl48 Philippines

MNL48 operator, Hallohallo Entertainment Inc., has opened the registration for first-generation MNL48 applicants on December 3, 2016, the same day when they also launched MNL48 PLUS, the upcoming group's official mobile app. The announcements were initially made during AKB48's first Fan Meeting in Manila, where 12 AKB48 Team 8 members exclusively performed in front of their fans at Movie Stars Cafe in Pasay City.

The registration is open to all Filipino girls between 15 to 20 years old who aspire to become part of AKB48's new sister group. Patterned after the top Japanese idols' original concept, the Philippine version hopes to find members through a nationwide search that will begin through the MNL48 app.

Hopefuls may now sign up as applicants and gain followers through MNL48 PLUS. The app is also an essential tool for MNL48 fans, as the platform publishes the latest news, updates, and announcements about the group. Non-aspirants may also get the app to log in as a regular user and gain access to a special set of features that will allow them to actively participate as supporters.

The mobile app can be downloaded for free on Google Play and MNL48.ph, while it will be available on the App Store soon.

MNL48 Starts! MNL48’s First Generation Audition announced

by Mnl48 Philippines

On December 3, 2016, twelve members of AKB48’s Team 8 entertained their fans when they appeared on Philippine TV show “It’s Showtime” and then held their first Fan Meeting in Manila.

During these activities, the start of MNL48’s First Generation Audition was also announced. The MNL48 audition method takes after the style of AKB48’s General Election, where members are chosen through nationwide voting. Applicants can apply through the official MNL48 mobile app, where their profiles will be made visible to the public.

Through the auditions, 64 finalists will be selected. The first phase of MNL48 will be decided, and the first-generation members will promote for one year. The General Election will be held every year, and the voting will happen between the existing members and newly selected finalists. The top 64 girls who will be selected through the General Election will be active for one year.

MNL48 billboards have been put up along major roads in Metro Manila. Aside from the present promotions, Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. has plans to further develop activities in the future.

AKB48’s first Fan Meeting in Manila turns out a success

by Mnl48 Philippines

AKB48’s first Fan Meeting in Manila on December 3, 2016 has come out successful after hundreds of Filipino fans gathered to watch Team 8 perform their hits onstage. One of the highlights of the events is the high touch activity where the fans had the chance to meet their idols up close.

Held in Movie Stars Café in Pasay City, the fan meeting was attended by twelve Team 8 members namely Rena Fukuchi, Yurina Gyoten, Riona Hamamatsu, Kotone Hitomi, Serika Nagano, Rin Okabe, Nanami Sato, Maria Shimizu, Karin Shimoaoki, Ayane Takahashi, Hijiri Tanikawa, and Nanase Yoshikawa.

Team 8 performed some of AKB48’s best songs and gave personally signed gifts to lucky fans during a raffle segment. The pop idols also showed support for AKB48’s upcoming sister group in the Philippines.