The official web site for the 22/7 idol undertaking introduced on Sunday that eight new members have joined the undertaking. The new members embrace Nao Aikawa, Mao Asaoka, Oto Amaya, Mina Kiyoi, Satsuki Shiina, Runa Shijō, Ema Tsukishiro, and Rino Mochizuki. The group now has a complete of 14 members.

The new members will start their exercise within the idol group with the “22/7 Live Tour 2022 ’14′” live performance on March 10.

Since December 2020, 5 members have “graduated” from the group, together with Urara Takatsuji, Ruri Umino, Mizuha Kuraoka, Aina Takeda, and Chiharu Hokaze. Hokaze graduated from the franchise in December 2020. Takatsuji left in November 2021. All 5 of the members’ respective characters have additionally graduated from the franchise.

The undertaking introduced in September 2021 that the idol group was auditioning for brand spanking new members. The audition marked the undertaking’s second audition in 5 years for the reason that preliminary recruitment in October 2016.

The 22/7 Ongaku no Jikan (22/7 Music Time) rhythm cellular recreation ended service on December 22. The recreation launched in May 2020 for iOS and Android units.

The 22/7 anime premiered in January 2020. The collection had 12 episodes, plus a thirteenth “extra episode” titled “8+3=?” that includes all 11 predominant solid members on the time. Aniplex of America streamed the present because it aired in Japan on FunimationNow. The anime debuted on Crunchyroll in February 2020.

AKB48 founder and producer Yasushi Akimoto is producing the titular “dimension-crossing” idol group. The group initially had eight anime idol characters, with their respective voice actresses performing as idols in the true world.

Sources: 22/7 undertaking’s web site, Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web