Through the group's official blog, AKB48 informs about the 'Senbatsu Sousenkyo' event for 2018.
Year 2018 becomes the 10th year of Sousenkyo event held. Different as in previous years, this year will be announced TOP 100 which will be divided into 6 units.
In addition, to commemorate the 10th year of the event, AKB48's overseas sister group JKT48 [Jakarta, Indonesia], BNK48 [Bangkok, Thailand] and TPE48 [Taipe, Taiwan] can also run in the Sousenkyo event this time.
AKB48 53rd Single Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo [AKB48 53rd シ ン グ ル 世界 選 抜 総 選 挙]
※ Other Name: 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo [第 10 回 AKB48 世界 選 抜 総 選 挙]
AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48, STU48, JKT48, BNK48, TPE48
※ Noted as a member as of March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018 17:00 JST ~ March 27, 201823: 59 JST
Senbatsu = # 01 ~ # 16
# 17 ~ # 32
# 33 ~ # 48
# 49 ~ # 64
# 65 ~ # 80
10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen-waku (Temporary Name)
# 81 ~ # 100
May 29, 2018, 10:00 JST ~ June 15, 2018 3:00 PM JST
Temporary Results Announcement:
May 30, 2018 @ Theater AKB48
Final Results / Event Senbatsu Sousenkyo:
Time: June 16, 2018
Venue: T B A
Single 53rd Release Schedule:
Scheduled for Semptember 2018