MBS announced that AKB48 member Yuki Kashiwagi will star in the live-action drama adaptation of Hyte Torishima's Kono Koi wa Tsumi nanoka!? (translates as Is This Love a Sin!?) manga.
Former AKB48 member Tomomi Kasai (Kamen Rider W) announced on her Twitter that she'll play the role of Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon in the upcoming Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon The Super Live show.
It was announced that Yukiko Asano's Hannari Girori no Yoriko-san (Yoriko of the Elegant Glare) manga will get a live-action TV series.
Three new AKB48 sister groups were announced at the HaruCon event that took place in Yokohama. These three groups are TPE48, MNL48, and BNK48.