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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/5~7/6

    July 10, 2014 @ 1:29 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 5th/6th 01 (00) Maleficent (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Edge of Tomorrow (Weeks: 01) 03 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 17) 04 (02) Mission Impossible: Samurai (Weeks: 03) 05 (00) Sore Ike! Anpanman (Weeks: 01) 06 (06) Ju-on -Owari no Hajimari- (Weeks: 02) 07 (04) The World of Kanako (Weeks: 02) 08 (03) Tran

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  • AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu General Election Results!

    June 7, 2014 @ 8:07 am

    The event for the vote count results for AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu General Election was held at Ajinomoto Stadium today, and the results are in! For this year's election, a total of 296 girls from AKB48 and its sister groups announced their candidacy (AKB48: 126 girls, SKE48: 59 girls, NMB48: 62 girls, HKT48: 46 girls, JKT48: 1 girl, SNH48: 2 girls), and the top 80 girls will be able to participate in AKB48's

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  • Preliminary results of AKB48's 6th General Election revealed

    May 21, 2014 @ 11:38 am

    On May 21, the preliminary results of "The 6th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election" were revealed at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. For the election, a total of 296 girls from AKB48 and its sister groups stand as candidates, and the top 80 girls will be able to participate in AKB48's 37th single.On the day, the preliminary results showed HKT48 member Sashihara Rino placed first, followed by Watanabe Mayu, and Matsui Jurina.In the past

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  • Oshima Yuko's graduation performance day changed to June 9

    May 14, 2014 @ 4:59 am

    On May 13, AKB48 announced through their official blog that Oshima Yuko's graduation performance has been changed from June 2 to June 9.  Originally, Oshima had planned to graduate at AKB48 Theater on June 2 after holding various events such as her graduation ceremony in March at National Olympic Stadium and her Kanshasai. However, her graduation ceremony at National Olympic Stadium was canceled due to stormy weather. The make-up for t

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  • AKB48 group reveal the details on their pennant race

    April 23, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    On April 22nd, AKB48 revealed the details on their pennant race 'AKB48 Group Pennant Race ~AKB48 Group wa Kisoiatte Migakareru~'.The team shuffle, which was announced back in February, went into effect on April 22nd with NMB48's new Team BII's 'Saka Agari' performance. To coincide this occasion, AKB48 group general manager Kayano Shinobu wrote on their official blog, "We've made you wait for a really long time. We would like to begin the pen

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  • 37-year-old housewife is the winner of 'Otona AKB48 Audition'

    April 19, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    On April 17, the announcement for the results of the "Otona AKB48 Audition" was made, and it was revealed that 37-year-old Tsukamoto Mariko had been chosen as the Otona AKB48 member. "Otona AKB48 Audition" was a part of Ezaki Glico's "Papico 2014 Spring Campaign", and the audition was held to find a limited-time member who was over 30 years old. Reportedly, a total of 5,066 people applied for the audition which included former Morning Musume mem

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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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