• Affan

    Hello,
    Is applying ticket for SKE48 theater show similar with this one ?

    • http://www.supermerlion.com Supermerlion

      The guide is outdated now since all the 48 groups now use a centralised system similar to this one where you can apply for shows for AKB48 and all the sister groups. The website has changed but the system and methods to apply for theatre shows are still similar.

    • justchillin

      will an updated guide be posted? I looked at the one at Stage48 but it did not seem geared for foreigners as it mentions foreigners being able to qualify for Super Enpou still but does not mention where or how.

    • http://www.supermerlion.com Supermerlion

      Unfortunately. Probably, not any time soon.

  • Ruckle

    Thankyou for this very informative article my wife (who is japanese) was struggling with the complexity of the ticket system. Thanks to this site, I think we have it sorted. Now I just hope we are lucky enough to be chosen for a ticket!
    Thanks again!

  • LegendaryLeo

    Hello, Good day to you.
    I would like to ask, it’s still available for overseas friend to register this?
    and one more important question…they need us to input the JAPAN address but we are not living there..how we get this done?

    Regards,
    SuperMan.
    Thank You

    • http://www.supermerlion.com Supermerlion

      Hi Leo. It seems the Super Long Distance category has returned due to popular demand, though not all shows will support it. For the regular system, you may try registering with your hotel address.

  • Elnino Setya

    How FAR fans Order the ticket ?
    exam like me from Indonesia ?

    • Supermerlion

      The same way as mentioned in this guide. There is no longer any special tickets for foreign fans.

  • Supermerlion

    Do take note, Super Enpou has since been cancelled.

  • Amadeus Moisl

    what if i’d kiss a girl’s hand @ handshakesociety?

  • Brandon

    I sent the blank email but I didn’t receive an email in return , whats should I do ? !

    • Supermerlion

      You might want to try checking your junk mail folder. Some mail services like hotmail filter it as junk by default.

  • noella72

    Hi there, I don’t think this was stated in your post but I’ll like to ask: If I were to win ticket(s) and at the last minute I realise I am unable to make it, how do I go about canceling my tickets to avoid the bad strike?

    • Supermerlion

      I haven’t checked recently but you should still be able to do it online through the system.

  • Tulio

    Why do I feel like not being able to assign to any show? Im not able to click on the shows displayed in the schedule. おしえてください。

    • Supermerlion

      There is an explicit window of slightly less than one day, a few days before the show depending on what ticket type you are booking for where you can book that show online. At any other time you will not be able to apply for that show even if it is on the schedule. The exact time frame for when you can book each ticket type should be somewhere above. There is also a infographic showing you the day by day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/magicleyla Leyla Cavusoglu

    So in fact the tickets are for free if you win?

    • Supermerlion

      No, after you win the ballot you still have to pay for the tickets when you collect them on the day of the show. The prices vary per show though and depending on what ticket type but is usually between 2000-3000 yen.

    • http://www.facebook.com/magicleyla Leyla Cavusoglu

      oh oke, because I couldn’t find a price anywhere :s

  • dark02

    hi all i going to japan in July i will like to see a show i will be in tokyo for 7 day any sug how i can get a better shot at maybe seein one the show when i there? how will i go about getting ticket for any show that week for any team. like i don’t care what time or day or what team i see. i will just be happy to see one. any infor will help alot thank my e-mail is darkeye02@gmail.com

  • laikkanen

    Hi. I would like to know if you can teach me some “tricks” to win tickets. I see everyone in the net (even my friends in the office) winning tickets. With the already known difficulty but they sometimes win. But about me, I NEVER won. Two years trying, already lost the number of times I tried… ;__; and the worst thing is that I always try two times, since I`m a FC member… I may be doing something wrong, no way!

    • Supermerlion

      It is really up to luck. My only advise if you are living there is to apply for all shows and make time when you win, rather then applying for specific shows and hope that you can get it.

      The only surefire way of getting tickets is to get special 98 or 100 chu tickets. These are given out randomly in the AKB48 lucky bags during each new year. You can find them selling online at auctions but at a premium (a few hundred dollars at least). I wouldn’t spend so much just to watch a theater show.

    • laikkanen

      thanks. I already saw some time ago this special ticket being sold online. since I never found this explanation, what it really means? that with it you can see 100 shows of your choice?

    • Supermerlion

      There are two tickets the 98-chu and 100-chu. Both allow you to watch one show only. It’s named such because it is supposed to give you like a 98 or 100% chance/coverage to see any show of your choice. The 98-chu doesn’t cover some shows (shonichi and last shows if I remember correctly) while the 100-chu gives you guaranteed access to any show.

    • Darkeye02

      hi sorry to bug you i been to your webpage telling how to get ticket i try to Registration i sent the e-mail the address like you said. and i have not got a e-mail back from the address. the first one was almost a mouth then the other one been 2 day any idea what i doing wrong can you help me? the address i sent it to was regist@akb48.co.jp. i got only 5 week till i go over there and i love to see a show if i could. thank you for your time and have a nice day.

    • Supermerlion

      The website has recently changed the way to register. Please click the button in the picture below. Then click the first button on the follow page. Finally input your email in the form field.

    • Darkeye02

      i did that now what will thank send me something to my e-mail address? and btw thank you for your help. and it still the same way to try to get Super Long Distance (Super Enpou}? i don’t care what team i see i be happy to see any team.so should i put any or what will you sug? thank again

    • Supermerlion

      Yes. It’s still the same way to apply for Super Enpou. If you don’t mind seeing any team, it would be best to put all of them to increase your odds.

      If you’re still not receiving the email, my only thought is that perhaps you might want to check if it is being filtered as spam into your junk mail folder.

    • Darkeye02

      i just got the e-mail from the website thank again for the help.

    • Darkeye02

      how long should it take before i get a e-mail from them? i know it almost 1pm in japan right now.

  • Shaun

    hi there. i would like to ask, what time does the show starts normally? im going to apply for the super enpou and if so happen i won, will they give a random date of the dates that i’ve given or i can choose? also if i apply for 2 or 3 groups, does it mean that i have to pay extra for it? or out of the 3 groups they will also give me a random group? do reply asap because im going there like in a month and i need to plan out soon. thanks in advance. cheers.

    • Supermerlion

      They will give you one group out of the 3. It’s not exactly random, since it depends on whether there are any of those shows in the time span you are there. You cannot choose the dates or group (well unless you specify just one group).

      The showtime is either 6.30 or 7.00 PM for evening shows or 2 PM for weekend afternoon shows.

    • Shaun

      oh. alrite. so on weekends there is only 2pm shows? the time slots are also given by them or i can choose the time slots? sorry if i asked too many question. just to make sure so that i can plan out my trips well. Thanks alot. :)

    • Supermerlion

      There is usually 2 slots on weekends. They count as separate shows so it is given by them, you cannot choose. No problem about the questions. Happy to help anytime so keep them coming.

    • Shaun

      ooh. i see i see. if i were to sent an email for the super enpou, how long will it take for them to reply if I actually won? and what if i send a few email for the super enpou? is it advisable to do so?

    • Supermerlion

      They will usually reply one week before the show if you win. However, the odds of winning are not good. Possibly even less than normal tickets.

      As with all AKB48 ticketing, it is not advised to have duplicate entries, even say, if you had your friend apply to include you and you do the same. At the best case, they will ignore all entries since you are a gaijin, if not you may be banned from the theater for life.

    • Shaun

      ooh. alright. thanks a lot for answering my question. I shall try to apply for the super enpou 1st. If no luck, then I shall try the others. Hope I’m lucky enough to win the super enpou though. I will get back to you if I have anymore question to ask. Thanks a lot for your time for answering my question. You’ve been a great help. :)

    • Darkeye02

      how long should it take before i get a e-mail from them? i know it almost 1pm in japan right now.

  • ken

    if we cant get the tickets…can we buy the tickets from other fans at the theater?is this allowed?

    • Supermerlion

      Hi ken. No that is not possible and is the reason for the strict identification checks and wristbands. Anyone caught trying to sell tickets will be banned from the theater. On a similar note, any money transactions at all (such as selling photos) is not allowed at the AKB48 Theater or shops.

    • Darkeye02

      yea i try to fill it in like you said when they ask for the name they won’t take English in it they want kanji and the one i think the hold setupis diff from you got can upi help me when you get a chance my e-mail address is Darkeye02@gmail.com thank you and have a nice day

  • ryuchan11

    just asking, to fill the adress, it must be in Japan or my own adress(overseas)???

    • Supermerlion

      It is fine to put an overseas address. They site may require a Japanese postal code though. But it does not mater what you enter since you will not be receiving any direct mail.

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