WATCH: Team 8 of AKB48 performs in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – If you haven't heard, Team 8 of the Japanese idol group AKB48 is in town, and they're performing at the Cool Japan Festival, which runs November 7 and 8.

This is the girls' first time in Manila, and the first time any of the AKB48 teams performed in the Philippines. (IN PHOTOS: AKB48, Alodia Gosiengfiao at Cool Japan Festival 2015)

The girls kicked off the first of their performances on November 7, with crowds of their fans dressed in AKB48 shirts cheering and dancing along to their songs. Watch some clips of Team 8 in their signature dark blue outfits below:

AKB48 in Manila JPop group AKB48 is in Manila! More stories on the Cool Japan Festival coming up: Posted by Rappler on Saturday, 7 November 2015

Team 8 of #AKB48 will be performing at #CoolJapanFestival2015 today and tomorrow. @rapplerdotcom — vernise tantuco (@verntantuco) November 7, 2015

This was the girls' opening number:

I'll have more videos of #AKB48 at #CoolJapanFestival2015 coming! @rapplerdotcom — vernise tantuco (@verntantuco) November 7, 2015

They even learned some Filipino, greeting their fans a good afternoon and telling them, "Itong awit ay para sa iyo (This song is for you)!"

"Magandang hapon po!" - Team 8 #AKB48 @rapplerdotcom — vernise tantuco (@verntantuco) November 7, 2015

"Itong awit ay para sa inyo!" #AKB48 #CoolJapanFestival2015 @rapplerdotcom — vernise tantuco (@verntantuco) November 7, 2015

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Vernise Tantuco

Vernise Tantuco is on Rappler's Research Team, fact checking suspicious claims, wrangling data, and telling stories that need to be heard.