Through the live broadcast of SHOWROOM, September 24, 2018, it was announced that the idol group AKB48 would release the 54th single group 'NO WAY MAN' on November 28, 2018.
The 23 members were chosen as the Senbatsu single 'NO WAY MAN' with HKT48 member Miyawaki Sakura positioned as a center.
The single 'NO WAY MAN' also became AKB48's first single Senbatsu for 2 members of AKB48 Team 8 Honda Hitomi and Shitao Miu and SKE48 Team E Sugawara Maya members.
This single will also be the last single member of AKB48 Team B Takeuchi Miyu who has announced her graduation from the group.
AKB48 54th Single 'NO WAY MAN'Release: 28 November 2018
Team A: Miyazaki Miho, Mukaichi Mion, Yokoyama Yui
Team B: Kashiwagi Yuki, Takahashi Juri, Takeuchi Miyu
Team 4: Okada Nana, Yamauchi Mizuki
Team 8: Okabe Rin, Oguri Yui, Kurano Narumi, Shitao Miu, Honda Hitomi
Team E: Sugawara Maya, Suda Akari
Team M: Shiroma Miru
Team H: Tanaka Miku, Sashihara Rino, Yabuki Nako
Team KIV: Miyawaki Sakura (center)
Team NIII: Ogino Yuka
Team G: Nakai Rika
STU48 Kenkyuusei: Takino Yumiko
Honda Hitomi, Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako's last single before focusing with IZ*ONE.
The single 'NO WAY MAN' also became the last single for the 3 AKB48 Group members Honda Hitomi, Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako.
Honda Hitomi, Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako will be suspending their activities with AKB48 Group for two years and six months until April 2021 to concentrate on activities with the global idol group, IZONE.