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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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  • Japan Box Office Report – 4/12~4/13

    April 16, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – April 12/13 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 05) 02 (00) Crows Explode (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou (Weeks: 06) 04 (03) Heisei Riders vs. Showa Riders (Weeks: 03) 05 (00) L-DK (Weeks: 01) 06 (04) The Snow White Murder Case (Weeks: 03) 07 (05) Team Batista Final Kerberos no S

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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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  • Morning Musume '14 to recruit new members

    March 16, 2014 @ 12:57 am

    On March 15, it was announced that popular idol group Morning Musume '14 would hold "Morning Musume '14 Golden Audition!" to recruit new members.10~17 years old unmarried women of any nationality can apply for the audition. On the official site, the producer Tsunku♂ explains, "As our current members' skills are getting higher, the selection criteria is also getting higher, but I'm sure there are so many people with amazing talent

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  • EXILE's management company LDH to hold two big auditions

    September 2, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    EXILE's management company LDH will be holding two auditions called 'EXILE Presents VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 4 ~Yume wo Motta Wakamonotachi e~' and 'GLOBAL JAPAN CHALLENGE ~Sekai ni Habataku Yumemono Shugyou~ in NEW YORK supported by EXILE & avex group' starting in October.'EXILE Presents VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 4' is the 4th of the audition that has previously produced EXILE vocalist TAKAHIRO, Sandaime J Soul Brothers vocalists Imaichi Ryuji and Tosa

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  • No winners for Morning Musume's new member audition

    August 25, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    The results for Morning Musume's new member audition, "Morning Musume 12 Generation Member 'Mirai Shoujo' Audition", has been revealed. Unfortunately, there was no applicable person chosen become Morning Musume's 12th generation member.Morning Musume producer Tsunku♂ explained his decision. "I was looking for a super star candidate suitable for the name 'Mirai Shoujo' (girl of the future), but I couldn't deny the fact that there was somewhat a l

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  • 13 girls pass the final selection for avex' "Yankee Idol Audition"

    October 2, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    The final selection for avex' "'Yankee' Idol Audition" was held in Tokyo, and 13 girls have been chosen. As previously reported, this audition was to call for juvenile delinquent girls (known as ‘yankees’) to try venting their excessive passion and energy in the idol scene. The girls that have been selected will debut as the first idol group managed by newly created label “Bari Bari Records“. The audition attracted great attention as th

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  • avex opens audition for a new kind of idol group made up of juvenile delinquents

    July 24, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    avex is currently taking applications from juvenile delinquent girls (known as 'yankees') in the country for the "'Yankee' Idol Audition". They're calling for these girls to try venting their excessive passion and energy in the idol scene. Members that are selected will debut as the first idol group managed by newly created label "Bari Bari Records". This audition will fully develop the delinquents’ potential to create the ultimate "Toug

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  • BiS is holding an audition for a new member

    July 20, 2012 @ 3:00 am

    On July 18th, the unorthodox idol group BiS (Brand-new idol Society) finally released their major debut single "PPCC". Although things seem to be going smoothly for the group, their manager Watanabe Junnosuke updated their official website with a pop-up announcing that they will be adding to the group with another member. Watanabe explained that he feels like that the group is still lacking in numbers and therefore they will be holding an

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  • AKB48's 'Waiting Girls' chosen by Japan's major magazines for gravure photoshoots

    June 17, 2012 @ 3:54 am

    After AKB48’s “27th Single Senbatsu General Election” 64 lucky girls were chosen by fans to participate in the single. But what about the 172 girls* who didn’t make the top 64 spots and what about their fans? Well, 34 of Japan’s biggest magazine companies came together in support of these girls and their fans. The 172 girls who didn’t make the election single are currently being dubbed the “Waiting Girls” and will get to participate in sol

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