Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. officially launches MNL48 mobile app

by Mnl48 Philippines

MNL48 PLUS, the mobile application of MNL48, was officialy launched early this morning, December 3, 2016, by developer and distributor Hallohallo Entertainment Inc., also the operator and manager of the entertainment group. The application is now live on Google Play and MNL48.ph and may be downloaded by users for free.

MNL48 PLUS is an essential tool for MNL48 fans, as the platform publishes the latest news, updates, and announcements about the group. It is also the only program where aspiring idols may apply for the auditions searching for MNL48’s first-generation members. Non-aspirants may also download the app to register as a regular user and gain access to a special set of features that will allow them to actively participate as supporters.

Download the app on Google Play and MNL48.ph. It will be available at the App Store soon.

MNL48 First Fan Meet-Up

by Mnl48 Philippines

A fun affair happened last May 29, 2016 as Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. held the very first MNL48 fan meet-up conference at Movie Stars Cafe in Pasay City. The event, the first of its kind according to attendees, aimed to gather all Filipino MNL48 and AKB48 fans to discuss the successful formation of MNL48 in the Philippines.

The event started off with a “ Janken Taikai” game inspired by AKB48 with four winners taking home a special set of glow sticks. As the snacks were served, guests were treated to an exclusive sneak peak of the full version of AKB48 latest music video, “Tsubasa wa Iranai(Wings aren’t Needed) and live video performances of AKB48's latest shows.

After the video presentation came the main activity. Topics about costume designs, audition mechanics, website and mobile app development, merchandises, membership items, album and theater launch were discussed. Everyone participated in the discussion, sharing their input and ideas about MNL48.

Another highlight of the event was the presence of Mr. Nariaki Terada, International Business Development General Manager of AKS Co. LTD., AKB48's talent management company and Mr. Yasunari Okada, CEO of Hallohallo Inc., MNL48’s operator. Mr. Terada and Mr. Okada both took the time to share their excitement for the future of MNL48 and thanked the fans for their overwhelming support.

Before ending the show, Movie Stars Cafe's dancers dressed as AKB48 treated the audience with a performance of AKB48’s hit songs “Heavy Rotation ” and “ Aitakatta”. Hosts also raffled off exclusive MNL48 t-shirts to four lucky winners.

The event ended with closing remarks from MNL48’s producer, Mr. Paulo Kurosawa. Mr. Kurosawa thanked everyone who attended the first ever MNL48 fan meet-up and asked for their continued support. He then capped off the event with a surprise by raffling off five guaranteed tickets to the first ever MNL48 theater show. All in all, nobody went home empty handed as everyone walked away with a bag of limited MNL48 giveaways.