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  • SKE48 says "Banzai Venus" on Music Japan!

    May 29, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    AKB48's sister unit SKE48 appeared on Music Japan to perform their cheerful song, "Banzai Venus"! Check out their fun performance of "Banzai Venus" below! Ɓąñƶăī by mousoulover

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  • SKE48 holds handshake event for "Banzai Venus"

    May 3, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    Nagoya-based popular idol group, SKE48 held a handshake event for their 5th single "Banzai Venus" (released on March 9th) at Pacifico Yokohama on May 3rd.  "Banzai Venus" was the first single for the group to top the Oricon weekly chart and approximately 3,700 fans gathered at the event. The girls performed a total of 4 songs and member, Matsui Jurina stated, "I was touched by the fans' cheers.  They were so warm, and I'm happy that we wer

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  • Performances from Music Japan Special 2011 Spring Festival

    April 3, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    On April 2nd, Music Japan held a special broadcast of their usual show, called “Music Japan Special 2011 Spring Festival“, and many popular artists made an appearance. Scheduled to perform were AKB48, SKE48, Nishino Kana, FUNKY MONKEY BABYS, Porno Graffitti, Perfume, Mizuki Nana, Kaientai, and Sekine Mari. Check out the performances below! SKE48 - 1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku! & Banzai Venus FUNKY MONKEY BABYS - Runway Beat

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  • SKE48 achieves their first weekly Oricon #1 finish with "BANZAI Venus"

    March 15, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    Nagoya-based popular idol group SKE48’s 5th single, “BANZAI Venus”, has sold 207,000 copies in its first week, and is now SKE48’s first 1st place finish on Oricon’s Weekly Single Ranking chart. Their previous single, “1! 2! 3! 4! YOROSHIKU!”, sold 171,000 copies, so this is a personal best for SKE48. The group debuted a year and a half ago, and their debut single, “Tsuyoki Mono yo”, entered Oricon at #5.  Their 2nd single ,“Aozora Kataomoi”

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  • SKE48 follows in AKB48's footsteps, #1 on Oricon's Daily Chart

    March 9, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

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  • SKE48 reveals PV for "Dareka no Sei ni Shinai"

    March 5, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    SKE48 has just unveiled the PV for their new song, "Dareka no Sei ni Shinai"! The song is more mature than their song "Banzai Venus", with a dark music video to match. "Dareka no Sei ni Shinai" is the B-side to the regular and theater versions of their upcoming single, which will be released on March 9th. Check out the PV below!

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  • SKE48's single "Banzai Venus" achieves 300,000 in pre-order sales

    February 23, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

    It seems that idol group SKE48 is looking to take the number one spot on the Oricon charts with their upcoming single, "Banzai Venus," as it's been reported that initial shipment sales have already reached a stunning 300,000 units! This figure is three times the amount that their last single "1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku" sold in its first week, nearly guaranteeing the group a chart-topping single when "Banzai Venus" is released on March 9th. T

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  • SKE48 releases"BANZAI Venus" PV

    February 16, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

    Nagoya-based group, SKE48, filmed their “BANZAI Venus” PV last month on January 18th and 19th at a marketplace in Nagoya. A month ago we reported that the group asked for their fans’ help in recording the video and their fans definitely didn’t let them down! The PV not only features the cute girls of SKE48 it also features 1,000 of their fans, men and women, young and old, having a blast while dancing to SKE48’s newest song. Don’t beli

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  • SKE48 to appear in new Pizza Hut CM

    February 16, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    To promote their new "Hot Value Series," Pizza Hut is recruiting the help of popular girl group SKE48! This endorsement will be SKE48's first endorsement to be broadcast nationwide, and will feature the girls in a thirty second CM along with their newest song, "Banzai Venus." Although the exact number of members appearing in the CM has not been confirmed, it can be assumed that only the sixteen members included in the title track will be sho

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  • SKE48 reveals covers, details, and track lists for upcoming single, "Banzai Venus"

    February 7, 2011 @ 3:26 am

    Idol group SKE48 has just revealed information regarding their upcoming single, "Banzai Venus"! "Banzai Venus" will be available starting March 9th, and it'll come in three different flavors: 'Regular Edition A' (CD+DVD), 'Regular Edition B' (CD+DVD), and an exclusive 'CD-only theater version' that can only be purchased at one of SKE48's theater performances. The title song of the single, "Banzai Venus", is a special tribute track from the

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