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  • AKB48's Kikuchi Ayaka announces her graduation

    April 13, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

    It's been announced that AKB48's Kikuchi Ayaka will be graduating from the group on April 21st.  This was announced on April 13th during Team A's performance. She explained, "I want to move forward not as an idol, but by finding things that I want to do such as fashion and modeling. I made this decision after carefully thinking about it." Kikuchi made her stage debut as a member of Team B in 2007, and has been a part of Team A since November of

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  • AKB48's Kikuchi Ayaka attends 'Sukima Onna' premiere

    March 3, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

    AKB48's Kikuchi Ayaka (20) attended the stage greeting for her horror movie "Sukima Onna" on March 1. "Sukima Onna" is a horror movie with the theme of an urban legend that if your eyes meet an evil spirit's which lurks in the cracks, you get dragged in. Kikuchi plays as the protagonist, an office worker.Kikuchi made a comment, "I'm glad that it is finally the opening day, but After the filming, I became scared of looking into

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  • Momoiro Clover Z send their well wishes & congratulations to New York Yankees pitcher, Tanaka Masahiro

    January 24, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    On January 23, pitcher Tanaka Masahiro (25), who will be going from the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to the New York Yankees, was greeted with well wishes from the entertainment world. Momoiro Clover Z members Sasaki Ayaka (17) and Ariyasu Momoka (18) wrote their well wishes on their blogs for Tanaka who is known as a big fan of Momoclo.Sasaki wore a Yankees cap and wrote that "Please become a legendary player in the Major Leagues through many ma

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  • SKE48's Niidoi Sayaka and Kitahara Yuna to graduate from the group

    November 23, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    SKE48 Team S member Niidoi Sayaka (19) and Kenkyuusei Kitahara Yuna (15) have announced their graduation from the group in order to focus on their studies. This was announced on November 22nd through the group's official website. Niidoi, whose last stage will be on November 30th, reminisced, "It's been 2 short years since I became a member, but those days were all valuable experiences that I will never again come across. I was way too immature si

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  • Ayaka kicks off her nationwide tour in Kobe

    September 7, 2013 @ 1:44 am

    On September 5th, singer Ayaka kicked off her nationwide tour 'Ayaka LIVE TOUR 2013 Fortune Cookie ~Nani ga Deru Kana!?~' at Kobe International House.This tour coincides the release of Ayaka's first cover album 'Yu-on Club ~1st grade~' (released September 4th). Aside songs from the album, she sang "Mikazuki" for the first time in 4 years. She also performed her new song "Arigatou no Wa" for the very first time.  The concert kicked off with

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  • Former AKB48 member Nakaya Sayaka reveals her new agency

    July 2, 2013 @ 4:51 am

    On July 1st, former AKB48 member Nakaya Sayaka announced through her blog that she will be working under Amuleto. Nakaya graduated from AKB48 back in March in order to pursue her career as a voice actress. During an event in late-April, she introduced herself with the words, "I'm just an ordinary person," as she did not belong to an agency. In the blog entry, Nakaya reported, "The new agency I will belong to has been decided! I wil

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  • Former AKB48 member Nakaya Sayaka makes her 1st public appearance after the graduation

    May 1, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    On April 30th, former AKB48 member Nakaya Sayaka held a release event for her book "Hisenbatsu datta Watashi wo Sukutta 48 no Kotoba" attended by 400 fans. Nakaya graduated from the group back in March in order to pursue her dream to become a voice actress, however, she could not pass the audition she was aiming for. This day was her first public appearance after she graduated, and there she revealed her current state of mind. "While ov

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  • Shionoya Sayaka releases short PV for "Katakoi"

    April 20, 2013 @ 3:51 am

    19-year-old singer Shionoya Sayaka will be releasing her second single "Katakoi/Smile again" on May 15th. Earlier this month, she revealed the short PV for one of the title tracks "Smile again" on King Records' official YouTube channel, and now the short PV for the other title track has also been released! Check it out below. For the details on the upcoming single, as well as the short PV for "Smile again", check out our previous post h

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  • Mitani Koki to film another single-cut drama starring Takeuchi Yuko

    April 19, 2013 @ 4:39 am

    On April 14th, WOWOW announced that famed director Mitani Koki is working on another drama that will be filmed in one scene without a single cut titled 'Daikuko 2013 (tentative)' (lit. 'Major Airport'). 'Daikuko 2013' is written by Mitani himself and is going to be a comedy about a family that gets stuck at an airport due to bad weather and the multiple problems they face there. WOWOW already aired a similar drama project of Mitani titled

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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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