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Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome, 2013 promoting Bishoujo Mokushiroku

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Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome, 2013 promoting Baito Fighter

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Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome, January 2013 promoting Yoropiku Pikuyoro!

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AKIHABARA Backstage pass, December 2011 with Tsunku and Shikura

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AKIHABARA Backstage pass (AKIHABARAバックステージpass) is a café opened by Tsunku and Shikura Chiyomaru in December 2011 under Le:iDo Entertainment. The café is idol themed, the maids are aspiring idols while the customers are "producers".

In total, Akihabara Backstage Pass is composed of over 100 current and former members. The members appear in TNX's Tsuntsube, and some may appear in gravure-related work. Some of the current and past members are from other idol groups. AKIHABARA Backstage pass also has it's own group; Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome.

Bakusute Sotokanda IcchoumeEdit

Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome (バクステ外神田一丁目) is a unit consisting of AKIHABARA Backstage pass members. It was formed on May 1, 2012, announcing their first indies single Produce.

While the majority of the AKIHABARA Backstage cast are members of Bakusute Sotokanda Icchoume, not everyone is used for the jackets. The covers goes to the members who have high weekly popularity rankings, along with selected girls choosen by the Bakusute staff and the label company (Warner Music Japan).

Beginning with Yoropiku Pikuyoro!, there is a store edition for each single. The store edition is only available in the Bakusute store in the AKIHABARA Backstage pass café.

MembersEdit

First GenerationEdit

1.5 GenerationEdit

Second GenerationEdit

2.5 GenerationEdit

Third GenerationEdit

Fourth GenerationEdit

Fifth GenerationEdit

Sixth GenerationEdit

6.5 GenerationEdit

Seventh GenerationEdit

7.5 GenerationEdit

Eighth GenerationEdit

Ninth GenerationEdit

OthersEdit

The following people below are not considered to be in a specific generation.

The following people below are not considered to be in a specific generation or official members, they are referred to as "short-term cast", participating in certain events.

Former MembersEdit

First GenerationEdit

1.5 GenerationEdit

Second GenerationEdit

2.2 GenerationEdit

2.5 GenerationEdit

Third GenerationEdit

Fourth GenerationEdit

Fifth GenerationEdit

Sixth Generation Edit

6.5 GenerationEdit

Seventh Generation Edit

7.5 GenerationEdit

Eighth Generation Edit

OtherEdit

UnconfirmedEdit

✸ indicates members who cannot be confirmed as ever having been part of the group.

HistoryEdit

2011Edit

On December 23, the cafe had an opening day event. It was announced that the cafe is a joint project, with Tsunku, the representative of TNX, and Shikura Chiyomaru, owner of a themed cafes chain. While the cafe's theme is inspiring idols training to debut, they had auditions for the girls for a chance to work at the cafe. Tsunku selected 80 girls out of 1,000+ applicants to be potential idols, quoting "We held an audition the same way we did with Morning Musume."

Outside the 80 girls, there were also other groups participating in the cafe in its opening: OS☆U, Doll Elements (the trainees of Lovely Doll) and THE Possible. Afterwards, 15 of the opening staff performed LOVE Machine on stage for the first time.

2013Edit

In February, 4th Generation auditions were announced.

In June, 5th Generation auditions were announced.

2014Edit

In February, 6th Generation auditions were announced.

DiscographyEdit

Below is the discography for the group Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome.

SinglesEdit

Indie SinglesEdit

Major SinglesEdit

AlbumsEdit

DVDsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • It is the largest group that Tsunku has ever worked with, or produced.

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