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  • 'Shukan Shincho' digs up alleged dirty money used to build AKB48, office48 threatens tabloid with lawsuit

    September 13, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    On September 13th, the weekly tabloid 'Shukan Shincho' released its latest issue with the big controversial headline "The puppeteer's alchemy. A study of this generation's favorite child Akimoto Yasushi". It seems like they hit upon some dirt, as this is only the first part of a serial story. The first part is titled "The bank transfer scam money that built AKB48!" and takes a closer look at the origin of the idol group AKB48. The group is

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  • MERRY x lynch. announce two-man live-tour for 2012

    December 3, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    With 2011 coming to a close, rock bands lynch. and MERRY are already making plans for the new year. It was announced on both bands' websites that they will be doing a two-man tour titled, "MERRY x lynhc. presents 'Freaks Addict Tour'". The tour will begin in January 2012 at the Ebisu LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo, and is scheduled to end on on Valentine's Day at Nagoya ElectricLadyLand. They will perform nine concerts in total across Japan. Pre-s

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  • Listen to a radio rip of Nakashima Mika's "LOVE IS ECSTASY"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    Last month, tokyohive reported that singer Nakashima Mika would sing the theme song for Shinohara Ryoko's new movie, "Unfair the answer". This theme song, titled "LOVE IS ECSTASY", reflects the protagionist's feelings, who confronts life and its difficulties with her cool and strong personality. This upcoming song is the first rock song she's done in awhile, so check it out below! Nakashima Mika - LOVE IS ECSTASY ~New MP3~ [HD] by wonde

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  • AKB48 management claim Eguchi Aimi is real, but AKB48 members reveal she's fake?

    June 14, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    With the news heating up about AKB48 "member" Eguchi Aimi being real or fake (CG - Computer Graphics), we finally have some... accidental answers! When Ezaki Glico was asked whether or not she was real they could only answer, “Sorry we can’t comment”. However, when AKB48’s management company AKS was asked the same question they clearly answered, “She’s real! She didn’t take the 12th generation auditions, so we had to quickly accept her (i

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  • Visual Kei band MERRY announces their first album in two years!

    May 26, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    It's been two years since Visual Kei band MERRY released an album, but with this year being their 10th anniversary, they have decided on announcing a new album. "Beautiful Freaks" will release this summer on July 27th and will be the band's 7th full album. The album will contain 16 songs ranging from punk to retro-rock, and it will come in three editions: limited edition A, limited edition B, and normal edition. Limited editions A &

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  • AKB48's agency is mad at breast mouse pads

    August 20, 2010 @ 4:50 am

    AKB48 mouse pads with soft, cushy breasts are now available!  And they are extremely popular among "maniac" fans of AKB48.  However, the mouse pads are not official goods, and they were made without any permission from the agency. "The mouse pad is ideal for the crazy fans, so it was all sold out.  I saw it selling on a net auction for 20,000 yen one time," an AKB48 mania fan said. According to Yukan Fuji, the mouse pads were made in Ch

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