SDN48's third generation debuted today! You can check out the 3rd. gen page up at the top to learn more about them. But, to briefly introduce them, the 7 third generation members are:
Do the last two sound familiar? Tojima Hana and Komatani Hitomi were both part of AKB48's 1st generation, but they graduated in November, 2008, along with Nakanishi Rina, Ohe Tomomi, and Narita Risa. It had actually been rumored last year that Hana was interested in returning to the 48 family as a part of SDN, which I was tempted to dismiss as too good to be true.
But clearly it wasn't. ;___;
Hana was my very first oshimen (term used to describe being a big fan of a member) and when she announced her graduation I was pretty crushed. I moved on, though, since I still loved AKB, and found Noro Kayo, who, of course, was put into SDN as the captain. XD Still, this is FANTASTIC news, and I'd like to say "Welcome back!" to both Hana and Hitomi (or "Hiichan").
The 3rd generation members
(L-R: Hitomi, Hana, Seara, Sayo, Siyeon, miray, Saemi)
(I'm still working on identifying them, so sorry for any mistakes.f m(_ _)m If you spot one, please tell me!)
On that note, if you check out the 3rd generation's page and know any of the information I'm missing (especially in the case of Siyeon, who I know literally NOTHING about and can find no information on) and can leave a comment here to tell me, I'd definitely appreciate it!