Official site: http://ngt48.jp/
The group was allowed to join the draft pick and they picked 2 members:
Nishigata Marina (西潟茉莉奈), age 19
Ogino Yuka (荻野由佳), age 16
They will hold audition for the 1st generation members soon and establish the theater.
NGT48's official theater will open at Lovela Bandai 2 in Niigata.
This was announced on May 24th during a press conference held at Niigata Nippou Media Shop. Attendees of the press conference included NGT48 theater director Imamura Etsuro, NGT48 captain Kitahara Rie, and the candidates who were drafted into the group, Nishigata Marina and Ogino Yuka.
To Imamura's signal, a video started playing for about 1,100 guests who gathered at the press conference. When it was announced that the theater would open at Lovela Bandai 2, the crowd gave a loud cheer and a round of applause. On the reason for the theater opening at that specific location, Imamura said, "We decided on Bandai as it is accessible, being about 15-minutes away from Niigata Station, and that it's a town where people of different generations come to gather. I want various people to come and visit." Kitahara added, "It's a fashion building, so I'm expecting NGT48 Theater to be a fashionable theater. Everyone in Niigata, please continue to support us."
Besides this announcement, Imamura revealed that there were 5,850 applicants for NGT48's 1st generation audition.
I think they should take more members from the draft since the draftees have been trained well.
That is a lot of people applying almost 6000. That could easily fill all the N G T groups. I wonder how many apply in AKB48 1st generation then?