AKBingo Title Card 2016.jpg
The show's final title card, used from 2016
GenreVariety show
Created byYasushi Akimoto
Directed byEiichiro Mori (Only One)
Akihide Yoshihama
Yuki Koiwai
Presented byBad Boys (2008-2016)
Woman Rush Hour (2016-2019)
StarringAKB48 and sister groups
Narrated bySeiji Iwami (Crazy Box)
Opening theme"Aitakatta" by AKB48 (until November 2016)
ComposersYasushi Akimoto
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes560
ProducersRyoko Ihara
Takashi Watanabe
Sanae Murakami
Shinobu Mori
Hiroyuki Nakamura
Seiichi Itoi
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesAKS
E Company
DistributorNippon Television
Original networkNippon Television
Original releaseOctober 1, 2008 (2008-10-01) –
September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)
Related showsAKB48 Show!
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AKBingo! (stylized in all caps) was a Japanese television variety show featuring Japanese idol girl group AKB48. The show aired weekly on Nippon Television. In each episode, members of AKB48 and occasionally their sister groups participate in activities that include quizzes, games, sports, and news. The show is the successor of two previous shows featuring AKB48 with very similar concepts, AKB 0ji 59fun and AKB 1ji 59fun. The concept of the show was reused for the Sakamichi Series groups with NogiBingo! for Nogizaka46, KeyaBingo! for Keyakizaka46 and HinaBingo! for Hinatazaka46, as well as STU48 with SetoBingo! and HKT48 with HKTBingo! in 2018, and SKE48 with SKEBingo! in 2019.

The hosts of the show were changed in June 2016 after 395 episodes, when the owarai comedy duo Bad Boys, consisting of Kiyoto Ōmizo & Masaki Sata, were succeeded by Woman Rush Hour, consisting of Daisuke Muramoto & Paradise Nakagawa.

From episode 414 onwards (November 1, 2016), a new intro and logo came into use.

In 2018, AKBingo! was one of the shows featured on The Ellen Show segment about "outrageous" Japanese game shows.[1]

On August 20, 2019 (2019-08-20), Muramoto announced that the show would end in September after an 11-year run. The last episode aired on September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24).

In January 2021, it was announced that a revival project for the show, tentatively titled AKBingo Neo, would be launched. The twelve participating members would be picked from the top of the member leaderboards in the mobile card game AKB48 no Dobbon! Hitorijime! (AKB48のどっぼーん!ひとりじめ!), in which players can contribute points to support members of their choice, by the end of the month.[2] The top three members (Yuiri Murayama, Nana Okada, and Haruna Hashimoto) had each accumulated more than eight billion points by the end of the contest period (each match in the game, which rules are similar to Uno, yields around 3000 points for the winner and a few hundred points for the other three participants).[3]



International versions[]


The Chinese version is titled SNHello 星萌学院 and consists of the members of SNH48, the former Chinese sister group of AKB48 who have since become independent to AKB48. The show is telecast online every Friday starting from July 4, 2014, but the network sometimes offers some "sneak peeks", on Thursdays.


The Indonesian version is titled IClub48 and stars JKT48, AKB48's Indonesian sister group, and host Brandon Nicholas. The show aired twice a weekend on NET, among other Indonesian networks.


The Thai version is titled Victory BNK48 and stars BNK48, the Thai sister group of AKB48. It aired on Workpoint TV. It is the successor to a previous show featuring the group, BNK48 Show, which was broadcast on Channel 3. There is also a documentary series titled BNK48 Senpai.


MNLife and MNLaugh! both appeared on the official YouTube channel of MNL48, AKB48's Filipino sister group. Both shows were hosted by Luke Conde and a special co-host, who was a member of MNL48 and varied from episode to episode. They were later replaced by MNL48 I-SCHOOL, which also appeared on the group's YouTube channel.


  1. ^ Ellen Found the MOST Outrageous Game Show!. TheEllenShow. 23 March 2018. Event occurs at 2:02.
  2. ^ "AKB48公式ゲームアプリ『AKB48のどっぼーん!ひとりじめ!』にて人気番組「AKBINGO」復活! | OKMusic". okmusic.jp. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  3. ^ @onigiridouga3 (January 31, 2021). "ドボン テレビ出演権獲得ランキング" [Dobon TV appearance right ranking] (Tweet) (in Japanese) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "AKBINGO! Profile - AKB48". AKBINGO! Official Site. Nippon Television Network Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  5. ^ "AKBINGO! Profile - SKE48". AKBINGO! Official Site. Nippon Television Network Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  6. ^ "AKBINGO! Profile - Bad Boys". AKBINGO! Official Site. Nippon Television Network Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-11-04.

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