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  • AKB48 to hold annual 'Request Hour' event in January

    October 17, 2017 @ 6:31 am

    AKB48's live event 'AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 100 2018' will be held on January 19 and 20 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.'Request Hour' is an annual event where fans can vote for their favorite AKB48 group songs. The members then perform the fan favorites in the order of ranking. The polling will take place from November 21 to December 11. More details regarding the poll and the event will be revealed via a special website.Source & Imag

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  • AKB48's General Election canceled due to bad weather in Okinawa

    June 16, 2017 @ 7:48 am

    AKB group's 'AKB48 49th Single General Election' and mini concert, which were scheduled for June 17th at Toyosaki Chura SUN Beach, have been canceled.This was decided as the weather forecast predicted heavy rain and thunder on the main island of Okinawa. An explanation on the group's official blog reads, "While it was a painful decision, as of today we have decided to cancel the event considering everyone's safety the highest priority."

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  • AKB48 to hold their next 'General Election' in Okinawa + senbatsu members for 48th single announced

    March 22, 2017 @ 10:01 am

    'AKB48 49th Single General Election' will be held on June 17 at Toyosaki Villa SUN Beach in Okinawa. As previous years, the group's 9th general election will be held in the candidacy system. The reception desk period for the candidacy will be held during March 25 to March 31. Fans can vote for their favorite member between May 30 and June 16.  The preliminary results will be announced on May 31 at AKB48 Theater.  The sen

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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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