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  • AKB48 open polls for 'Request Hour 2017'

    November 15, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    AKB48 have opened polls for their live event 'AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 200 2017' to be held on January 21 and 22 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.'Request Hour' is an annual event where fans can vote for their favorite AKB48 group song. The members then perform the fan favorites in order of ranking. This year, the top 100 songs will be performed during the event. Fans can cast their votes until December 14 at 3:00 pm via a spe

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  • Tanabe Miku crowned AKB48's janken queen

    October 11, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    On October 10, AKB48 group's event 'AKB48 Group Unit Single Soudatsu Janken Taikai' was held at World Memorial Hall. The group's 7th janken tournament was held in the Kansai Region for the very first time. The participating members were assigned to seven blocks, and the winner of each block would form a unit and make a CD debut. Prior to the tournament, the group performed "Migiashi Evidence", which was last year's winner Fujita Nana's

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/9~7/10

    July 12, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 9th/10th 01 (00) Independence Day: Resurgence (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Alice Through the Looking Glass (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Too Young To Die! (Weeks: 03) 04 (03) Zootopia (Weeks: 12) 05 (05) Sore Ike! Anpanman: Nanda to Runda (Weeks: 02) 06 (04) Evergreen Love (Weeks: 06) 07 (06) Sadako vs Kayako

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  • AKB48 45th single Senbatsu general election results!

    June 18, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    On June 18, a vote counting event for AKB48's annual event "AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu General Election" was held at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata in Niigata. This is the 8th year for the event to be held, and same as recent years, the election was held in the candidacy system. A total of 272 members participated in the election, and the top 80 members are taking part in AKB48's upcoming 45th single (currently untitled, set for release on August

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  • AKB48's 5th documentary film to open in theaters this summer

    May 5, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    AKB48's 5th documentary film, tentatively titled "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48", will open in theaters on July 8.The documentary will be produced by Ishihara Shin, who was also in charge of the 'NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen', as well as SKE48's documentary film "Idol no Namida DOCUMENTARY of SKE48". The upcoming film will include footage that Ishihara has taped within the past 10 years as well as brand new interview footage.Source & Image: na

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  • This year's 'AKB48 General Elections' to be held in Niigata + Mukaichi Mion announced center for 44th single

    March 21, 2016 @ 7:15 am

    "AKB48 45th Single General Election" ("The 8th AKB48 General Election" will take place on June 18th at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata in Niigata City. This became known on March 21 during a photo session event for "AKB48 0 to 1 no Aida" at Pacifico Yokohama. As many of you may know, this is AKB48's biggest annual event. For this year's election, a total of 80 members from 5 groups are eligible to enter to be in the running for senbatsu for AKB48's

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  • 17 girls pass the 'AKB48 Taiwan Audition'

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    On August 6, the final selection for "AKB48 Taiwan Audition" to choose AKB48's first foreign members was held in Taipei, Taiwan, and it was announced that 17 girls have passed the audition. As a lot more girls passed than was originally planned, there will be another "final judgement" after the 17 candidates take lessons for a certain period of time. Those who pass the "final judgement" will join AKB48 as its members and will start their activiti

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  • Tanaka Natsumi ranks first for 'AKB48 Kato Rena's General Election'

    June 17, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

    AKB48's Kato Rena started a project called "AKB48 Kato Rena's Oshimen General Election" ("Renacchi General Election") on talk app "755". The 16 members chosen by Kato will form a new unit. Kato started "Renacchi General Election" to respond to fans' requests on "755". A total of 125 members approved and became candidates for this project. On June 15, Kato herself announced her oshimen (favorite member) from counting down from 16 to

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  • AKB48 41st single Senbatsu General Election Results!

    June 6, 2015 @ 5:58 am

    It's the big day for both AKB48 group members and their fans!A vote counting event for AKB48's annual event "AKB48 41st Single General Election" has started at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome.This year, a total of 272 members announced their candidacy. The members elected to the top 16 spots are the Senbatsu members for the title track of the 41st single. Girls ranked #17- #32 are in 'Under Girls', girls ranked #33 - #48 are in 'Next Girls', girls ranked

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  • AKB48 General Election museum to open in Tokyo

    May 31, 2015 @ 12:56 am

    To commemorate AKB48's '41st Single Senbatsu General Election', an 'AKB48 Senbatsu General Election Museum' will open on June 3rd at Arts Chiyoda 3331 in Tokyo. The museum will display data of AKB48's General Elections since its first event, as well as posters of the 272 members who are in the running for this year's election. There will also be portraits of the previous winners on display, along with the chair that the winner has the p

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