2017 - present

STU48 (short for Setouchi48) is a Japanese idol group produced by Akimoto Yasushi. They are AKB48's 5th sister group and their theater will be located on a cruise. The cruise will travel through the Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Okayama, Hyogo, Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime prefectures of Japan. The groups 31 first generation member were announced on March 19, 2017.