HKT48 (short for Hakata48) is a Japanese Idol Group produced by Akimoto Yasushi, and the 3rd sister group of AKB48. The group has a non-permanent theater at the Nishitetsu Hall, in Tenjin (Fukuoka Prefecture). The 1st generation members were announced on October 23, 2011, debuting on November 26, 2011. The debut single, Suki! Suki! Skip!, was released in March 2013. They are currently signed under Universal Music Japan.
HKT48 桜、みんなで食べた 劇場盤生写真 田中美久
Documentary of HKT48: Ozaki Shihainin ga Naita Yoru (2016) - Chart the history of AKB48's sister group HKT48, from their first announcement through the auditions process to selection, training and performances.