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  • AKB48 release teaser for 4th documentary film

    April 7, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

    Earlier, it was reported that AKB48's 4th documentary film 'DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 The time has come Shoujotachi wa, Ima, Sono Senaka ni Nani Omou?' would hit theaters on July 4th. Now, a teaser has been released. The documentary, which will be directed by Takahashi Eiki, will follow AKB48's activities from 2013 to June 2014. It will highlight the group's big team shuffle, Oshima Yuko's graduation, and the 'AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu General Electi

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  • Maeda Atsuko sheds tears at Zepp Tokyo live

    April 7, 2014 @ 1:09 am

    On April 3rd, Maeda Atsuko held her one-man live 'Maeda Atsuko 1st LIVE: SEVENTH CHORD' at Zepp Tokyo.The live was held to commemorate the release of her latest single "Seventh Chord" (released March 5th). Maeda took the stage with her songs "Hitorijime" and "Time Machine Nante Iranai". After singing the two songs, she greeted the fans saying, "I hope you enjoy your time today." While she had stated, "It's been awhile since I've held a live, so I

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  • Ketsumeishi to release a summer song in June

    April 7, 2014 @ 1:04 am

    Ketsumeishi's new single "RHYTHM OF THE SUN" will be released on June 11th.In anticipation of summer, the group released their refreshing track "CALIFORNIE" in March. Their 30th single will be a party tune with Latin flavor that's perfect for the summer season. The single will come with a DVD including the PV and making-of footage of the song.  Ketsumeishi is scheduled to participate in 'MIYAKO ISLAND ROCK FESTIVAL 2014' on June 21st in Okinawa

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  • Itano Tomomi announces first album & nationwide tour

    April 7, 2014 @ 1:01 am

    On April 5th, Itano Tomomi held a high touch event to commemorate the release of her new single "little" (released February 5th) at Tokyo Dome City LaQua Garden Stage. The event was originally scheduled to be held on February 8th, which was postponed to February 15th, then postponed again due to heavy snow. After finally being able to hold the event, Itano announced to the crowd of 2,000 people that she will be releasing her first album (currentl

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  • Abe Mao's short PV for 'Believe in yourself' revealed

    April 6, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

    The short PV for Abe Mao's new song "Believe in yourself" is out."Believe in yourself" is the opening theme for NHK E-tele's new anime 'Baby Steps' which premiered on April 6th. The PV expresses the song's theme "challenge towards your dream", and it features the singer challenging herself to 6 sports including American football, tennis, boxing, cheerleading, table tennis, and archery.Abe will release "Believe in yourself" as her new single on Ma

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  • AKB48 to release 4th documentary film

    April 6, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

    AKB48's new documentary film titled 'DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 The time has come Shoujotachi wa, Ima, Sono Senaka ni Nani Omou?' will open in theaters nationwide on July 4th.  AKB48's 4th documentary film will feature the group's big team shuffle, Oshima Yuko's graduation, and the 'AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu General Election' (to be held in June). It will be produced by Akimoto Yasushi and directed by Takahashi Eiki who was also the director for 'DOC

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  • Kimaguren to release new single in June

    April 6, 2014 @ 11:16 am

    It's been revealed that Kimaguren will be releasing their new single "Saigo no Natsu" on June 4th.  "Saigo no Natsu" will be Kimaguren's first single since releasing their 10th single "Baton" about 2 years ago. The title track is described as a cheerful and refreshing summer tune.This year marks the 10 year anniversary of Kimaguren, as well as their summer event 'OTODAMA SEA STUDIO'. As such, fans can expect exciting things from Kimaguren this y

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line up for April 11th

    April 5, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

    TV Asahi's popular music program 'MUSIC STATION' has revealed the artist line up for its April 11th broadcast.Next week's episode will feature performances from SEKAI NO OWARI, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, SMAP, Angela Aki, and Nakayama Yuma. Check out the full line up below.==="Tegami ~Haikei Juugo no Kimi e~" - Angela Aki"Family Party" - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu"Yes we are" - SMAP"Honoo to Mori no Carnival" - SEKAI NO OWARI"High Five" - Nakayama Yuma===Source:

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  • Yuki Maomi gives birth to her first child

    April 5, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    It's been announced that talento Yuki Maomi (34) gave birth to her first child. She gave birth to a 2426 gram (5 lbs 5 oz) baby girl on April 4th at 2:28 pm.   Through her agency, Yuki reported, "It was a little earlier than planned, but we are both healthy." After taking a 3 to 4 month break, Yuki till return to work while considering her physical condition. Yuki expressed, "When I held our newborn baby in my arms, I was very happy and I adored

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  • Oshima Yuko's re-scheduled graduation ceremony to be on June 8 at Ajinomoto Stadium

    April 4, 2014 @ 12:29 am

    Oshima Yuko's graduation ceremony, which was scheduled to take place on March 30th at National Olympic Stadium, was canceled due to the weather. This has been re-scheduled for June 8th at Ajinomoto Stadium.  The announcement was made on AKB48's official website, first reflecting on the cancellation of the event, "Although we came to this conclusion while thinking about everyone's safety as top priority, we are terribly sorry to those who ha

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