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  • Akimoto Sayaka makes her 1st public appearance after graduation announcement

    April 11, 2013 @ 5:06 am

    On April 10th, AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka attended a presentation event for ANA and AKB48's joint project. This marked Akimoto's first public appearance after announcing her graduation on April 7th. She talked about her goals saying, "First of all, as an actress from AKB48, I feel like I can contribute to AKB48. They say to pile up experience and see hardships, but I want to challenge various fields while utilizing the experiences I have gaine

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka announces her graduation

    April 7, 2013 @ 1:32 am

    AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka announced, on her official blog, that she would not participate in upcoming Senbatsu general election and that she would graduate from the group. Below is what she posted on her blog. ===== The Senbatsu General Election. Today is the deadline to run as a candidate for the general election. Until the very last minute, I was thinking in my own way if I would participate, and while I was thinking about it,

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  • Oshima Yuko leaves screening of 'Aku no Kyoten' shortly after it starts

    November 19, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    On November 18, 38 members of AKB48 including members Oshima Yuko, Kashiwagi Yuki, and Akimoto Sayaka appeared at a special AKB48 members-only screening of “Aku no Kyoten,” which stars actor Ito Hideaki.  While many members were excited, Oshima left the theater shortly after the film began playing due to the shocking subject matter of the film, which involves a teacher who murders his students.  Oshima revealed frankly that, “I do not like t

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  • Which celebrity has the most exotic look?

    March 27, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    Recently AKB48’s Shinoda Mariko made a comment stating fellow member Akimoto Sayaka would be the most similar to King Tut since she is half Filipino. This statement prompted goo to ask its viewers which celebrity they felt had the most exotic look. Below are the results! == [Who is the most exotic beauty?] 01. Kuroki Meisa – 9787 votes 02. Hasegawa Jun – 4377 votes 03. Sugimoto Aya – 2439 votes 04. Sada Mayumi – 2172 vot

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  • Check out the nominees for the 2012 VMAJ

    March 20, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    Yesterday we announced that Perfume would be hosting the “MTV VMAJ 2012” (MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN 2012) at Makuhari Messe on June 23rd. Now a list of performers, special guests, and the nominees have been revealed. Acts performing at VMAJ 2012 are as follows: EXILE, Kato Miliyah, 2NE1, 2PM, and Sandaime J Soul Brothers The guest celebrities will be: AAA, Kaneko Nobuaki (RIZE), ROLA, SCANDAL, Tsuchiya Anna, and w-inds. Lastly, ch

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka to appear on stage play "Roman Holiday"

    February 28, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    On February 27th, it was revealed that AKB48’s Akimoto Sayaka will star in a stage play, “Roman Holiday” and will take on the role of Princess Ann, a role which Audrey Hepburn famously won an Academy Award with. This stage play was first opened in Japan in 2010, and grabbed the attention of the viewers with the daring act of only featuring three performers. In 2010, ex-top star of Takarazuka Revue, Asami Hikaru played the role of Princess A

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  • Akimoto Sayaka & Kokusho Sayuri reveals more details on their drama

    February 19, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

    On February 18th, AKB48’s Akimoto Sayaka and actress Kokusho Sayuri held an interview at NHK Broadcast Center to discuss about their starring drama, “Asadora Satsujin Jiken” (March 28th at 12:15 – 12:44 A.M., 29th at 1:05 to 1:34 A.M. on NHK). As Kokusho is a former Onyanko Club member, Akimoto admitted, “I have always admired her,” and revealed her admiration to her senpai. In regard of Akimoto, Kokusho revealed, “She reminds me of my form

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka to star in her first NHK drama

    February 7, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    On February 7th, it was revealed that AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka would be starring in her first NHK drama. The drama will be titled "Asadora Satsujin Jiken", and will air for two consecutive nights in late-March. NHK has yet to announce the exact date and time of the airing of the drama. "Asadora Satsujin Jiken" will be written Hokimoto Shinya, the scriptwriter for "Comedy Unit Isokawa-ke". The story will revolve around Miho (played by

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka to take on the "Tokyo Marathon" once again

    December 14, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    On December 14th, AKB48’s Akimoto Sayaka attended a press conference for the release of the “Tokyo Marathon 2012 Official Guidebook”. Akimoto announced that she would be participating in the “Tokyo Marathon 2012” on February 26th, which will be her second consecutive year to run in the marathon. Last time Akimoto ran the marathon as a ‘restart’ to her life after being caught up in a scandal. This year Akimoto plans to be a charity runner,

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  • Seven AKB48 members to appear in new Ultraman movie

    November 22, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    It's been revealed that seven members of AKB48 will be making an appearance in the upcoming 'Ultraman' movie, "Ultraman Saga". Members Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae, Umeda Ayaka, Masuda Yuka, Kobayashi Kana, Sato Sumire, and Shimada Haruka will form a Earth Defense Force called "Team U", who'll be working with the Ultraman heroes. This will be the first time that the Earth Defense Force will appear in the series. "Ultraman Saga" tells th

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