SKE48 was founded based on the concept of “idols you can meet”. The group’s chief producer Yasushi Akimoto once said that his aim was to create an idol group that is unlike any other ordinary idol groups which only give occasional concerts and mostly seen on TV; SKE48 would perform in its own theater regularly, and the fans would always be able to watch the girls performing live. The SKE48 Theater is located in the Sunshine Sakae of Nagoya, Aichi. Members of this group are dispatched into three teams, chronologically named “Team S”, “Team KII” and “Team E”. Kenkyūsei (trainees) is the group of members training to be promoted into one of these teams.