It's recently come to light via the AKB48 blog that member, Kasai Tomomi, will graduating from the massive J-Pop girl group on May 3rd. Kasai's final performance with her other group members will be at the Shinoda team A performance at AKB48 theater. She had given prior notice of her intention to leave as far back as December 17 2012 during the “the 2nd AKB48 Kohaku Taikou...
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Jan
Fans of Japanese super girl group AKB48 will be pleased to hear that season 2 of the highly popular anime, AKB0048: next stage, is now streaming on anime website, Crunchyroll. The show started streaming yesterday for Premium subscribers but if you don't have a paid account, don't feel left out, as the free accounts receive one week later. The anime which features 6 members across the...
10
Jan
Time for another update from the music charts of Japan, Oricon. This is the period covering from December 31 through to January 6. Let's see how your favourite artists did this week, AKB48 is in there, UVERworld and more, check the charts to see how they've started the new year. Single Weekly Ranking 1. “Dance My Generation” – Golden Bomber : 1/1/2013 (124,827) 2. “Eien Pressure” – AKB48 :...
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Dec
The powerhouse that is AKB48, Japan's most successful and largest girl group, have participated in a couple of videos to promote the spirit of Christmas in Japan. First up, we have the girls performing "Totteoki Christmas" decked out as Santa's little helpers complete with Christmas tree and falling snow! "Totteoki Christmas" - AKB48 Second we have a promotional clip that the girls did for 7-11 where...
15
Dec
The powerhouse that is the all girl group from Japan, AKB48, have an anime series that they inspired called, 'AKB0048'. The official site for the show has just started to show the trailer for the show's second season. The next season titled, 'AKB0048 next stage', will begin broadcasting on January 5th following a sneak peek premiere on December 22. This early look will also be...
Atsuko Maeda, formerly from Japanese girl group AKB48, recently met up with country/pop singer, Taylor Swift in Japan. The event took place on November 26 at Tokyo FM where Atsuko has a radio program called, Heart Songs of Atsuko Maeda. Taylor was in Japan during that time to promote her latest album, Red. Maeda had this to say, "I love Tay the most in the world, I'm...
Great news from Japan with the reveal that AKB48 spin-off group, SKE48, will be having their very own performance theatre opening soon. The theatre will be opening on December 9th bringing them in line with the other spin-off groups who all have their own theatres where fans can see them perform. The news was announced during a recent live performance of their current hit, “Kiss Datte...
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Oct
Japan will soon see its two first 3rd party games to make a digital appearance for download on the Nintebdo 3DS eShop. That honour will go to Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 2nd and AKB48+Me. The games will be making their appearance on October 25th with AKB48+Me also appearing on store shelves. Samurai Warriors is already on store shelves releasing back on September 13. You'll want to make...
16
Oct
A few of the girls from Japanese girl group, AKB48, can now add a new skill to their resume, promoting and advertising men's suits for “Otokomae Suits," in a commercial to air on Japanese television. Six of the AKB48 ladies, Mariko Shinoda, Minami Takahashi, Yuko Oshima, Yuki Kashiwagi, Mayu Watanabe and Haruna Kojima, all suit up and perform a dance with professional dancers all changed to resemble mannequins. The message brand is “Always...
November sees a few changes for Japanese girl group, AKB48, with the re-shuffle of some of the three remaining teams. The reason for the change is the dissolving of the fourth team which changes on November 1st. The news was broken recently during a meet and greet that AKB48 had with fans on October 7th at the Iwate Sangyou Bunka Center. This means that AKB reverts...