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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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  • 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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  • Former Morning Musume member Ichii Sayaka applies for 'Otona AKB48 audition'

    April 3, 2014 @ 1:29 am

    Former Morning Musume member Ichii Sayaka (30) revealed on her official blog that she has applied for "Otona AKB48 Audition".  "Otona AKB48 Audition" is a part of Ezaki Glico's "Papico 2014 Spring Campaign" which AKB48 has been the image character for, and they are recruiting one limited-time member (during April 12 ~ August 31) who is over 30 years old. The qualification needed was that one had to be a woman over 30-years-old as

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  • Oshima Yuko to release stamps in commemoration of her graduation

    March 29, 2014 @ 6:11 am

    In commemoration of her graduation from AKB48 on June 2, Oshima Yuko will be releasing a postage stamp set called 'AKB48 Oshima Yuko Sotsugyou Kinen Frame Kitte Set'.Since her theater debut in April of 2006, Oshima has been an active member of AKB48 for about 8 years. For the stamps, she has handpicked one picture to represent each year. Including pictures from her graduation ceremony, which will be held on March 29 and 30th a

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  • AKB48 to hold the 6th Senbatsu General Election

    March 22, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

    It was announced that AKB48 would be holding their annual Senbatsu General Election.The 6th election will be held to choose the Senbatsu members who can participate in the group's 37th single (Currently untitled, to be released in August). Up until now, top 64 girls were chosen in the past elections, but this year, the number will be increased to top 80 girls; • 1st ~ 16th : 37th single Senbatsu members• 17th ~ 32nd : Under Girls • 33

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  • AKB48 group's big team shuffle now finalized with some changes

    February 28, 2014 @ 2:12 am

    On February 27, it was announced on AKB48's official blog that their recent "AKB48 Group Dai Sokaku Matsuri" (held on the 24th) has been finalized. As it was quite a big team shuffle, the management provided a window for the members to make their protest until the 26th at 6:00 pm, and it seems there have been some changes regarding 6 girls' new teams.The 6 girls include Jo Eriko, Iwata Karen, Kikuchi Ayaka, Nonaka Misato, Takashima Yurina, and T

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  • The results of AKB48 group's big team shuffle!

    February 24, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

    On February 24, AKB48 group's big team shuffle "AKB48 Group Dai Sokaku Matsuri" was held at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. One of the biggest surprises was that AKB48's "official rival" group, Nogizaka46 member Ikoma Rina would join team B. Ikoma will continue her activities as a Nogizaka46 member, but will also be in team B as an "exchange student." It was also announed SKE48 team E member Matsui Rena will also hold a&nb

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki to release special figure with new DVD

    February 1, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

    Kashiwagi Yuki's live concert DVD/Blu-ray "Kashiwagi Yuki 3rd Solo Live Netemo Sametemo Yukirin World ~ Motto Muchu ni Sasechauzo

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  • AKB48 group's draft members get their own program

    January 30, 2014 @ 11:41 pm

    The 19 draft members selected from the AKB48 Draft Kaigi on November 10, 2013, will get their first own program on "NOTTV" (TV station for smartphone only) starting on January 30, and airing at 1 am every Thursday and Friday for 15 minutes each. The program will be set in places where their teams are based, and the draft members will challenge themselves to several tasks in order to gain the necessary know-how, experience, and the skills as

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  • The white team wins 'AKB48 Kohaku' + the group's 1st National Olympic Stadium concert announced

    December 18, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    On December 17 at Tokyo Dome City Hall, AKB48 group's annual event "Dai 3-kai AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen" was held, and the white team won the singing battle.  "AKB48 Kohaku Taiko Uta Gassen" was first held back in December 2011, and this year, a total of 129 members from the AKB48 group attended the event. Yokoyama Yui served as the captain for the white team, while Watanabe Mayu was the captain for the red team.For the opening, W

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