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  • HKT48 announce creation of Team KIV + promotion of Kenkyuusei

    January 12, 2014 @ 2:56 am

    On January 11th, HKT48 kicked off their tour 'HKT48 Kyushu 7 Prefecture Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Tabi wo Saseyo~' at iichiko Grand Theater in Oita Prefecture.For this tour, HKT48 is scheduled to perform a total of 12 shows in 7 locations. The group started their first show of the tour with a cover of Morning Musume's "The☆Peace" and surprised the audience. During the show, the girls did a parody 'Majisuka Gakuen', a drama that starred the members o

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  • Sashihara Rino to produce SKE48 Matsumura Kaori's solo debut

    May 13, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    [caption id="attachment_296574" align="aligncenter" width="462" caption="Left: Sashihara Rino, Right: Matsumura Kaori"][/caption] It was announced that HKT48 member Sashihara Rino would produce SKE48's "lifetime honorary Kenkyuusei", Matsumura Kaori's solo debut. The announcement was made by Sashihara herself during the live broadcast of late-night variety show "AKB video center" which Sashihara serves as the MC. According to Sashihara, she

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 03/20~03/26

    March 29, 2013 @ 4:33 am

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 20th to March 26th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Ninjari Banban" - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 02 - "Watashi no Sekai / Kamome Jidou Gasshoudan" - Inoue Akira 03 - "Sugar Rush" - AKB48 04 - "Juryoku Sympathy" - AKB48 (Team Surprise) 05 -

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/18 ~ 3/24

    March 27, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for March 18th to the 24th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Suki! Suki! Skip!" - HKT48 : 3/20 (250,147) 2. "Bunny Style!" - T-ARA : 3/20 (56,785) 3. "Ninjari Bang Bang" - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu : 3/20 (26,648) 4. "Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita" - S/mileage : 3/20 (22,560) 5. "Calling / Breathless" - Arashi : 3/6 (21,888) (Check out the full ranking

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  • HKT48 tops Oricon weekly single ranking with their debut single

    March 25, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    HKT48's debut single "Suki! Suki! Skip!" (released on March 20) sold 250,000 copies during the first week, and topped Oricon weekly single ranking for April 1st. This is the best first week sales for a female artist's debut single, and HKT48 has broken the previous record of 218,000 copies which was achieved by NMB48 with their debut single "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo" (released in July 2011). They are also the 4th female group to top t

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  • HKT48's debut single sells over 200,000 copies on the first day

    March 21, 2013 @ 5:08 am

    AKB48's sister group HKT48 that is based in Hakata, Fukuoka, made their CD debut on March 20th, and held a handshake event at Yomiuri Land Open Theater EAST, which 5,000 fans attended. It's been a year and 4 months since HKT48 made their theater performance debut on November 26, 2011. The members, who have finally met their goal to make a CD debut since the formation, announced to the fans happily and cheerfully, "We, HKT48, made our CD de

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  • HKT48 to sing the ending theme for anime "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"

    March 20, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    HKT48's song "Kataomoi no Karaage (Amakuchi Hime)" has been chosen as the ending theme song for the upcoming TV anime "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic". The song is one of the coupling tracks that will be included in Type-A for their debut single "Suki! Suki! Skip!" (to be released on March 20th). The group appeared at the anime's premiere as secret guests and performed the song. The members also watched the anime at the premiere, and

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  • AKB48 & sister groups hold special performances at their theaters + the disaster areas

    March 11, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    On March 11, AKB48 and their sister groups SKE48, NMB48,and HKT48 held special performances on the 2nd year anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. The performances were held to support the ongoing reconstruction and they were held at the group's theaters as well as the disaster areas. The members also visited 10 locations in the disaster-struck areas for the special performances. The girls stated their everlasting support once again, a

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  • HKT48 to start their new stage in March

    February 18, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    On February 17, HKT48 put an end to their 'Te wo Tsunaginagara' stage at HKT48 Theater in Hakata, Fukuoka. HKT48's first stage started when HKT48 Theater opened back in November of 2011. During the year and three months, the girls performed a total of 276 shows. Team H's Matsuoka Natsumi reflected, "The 'Te Tsuna' stage had many intense songs so it was difficult at first because I had no physical strength. However, I'm glad we were able

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  • Details on HKT48's debut single revealed

    February 13, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    The details on HKT48's major debut single which is scheduled for release on March 20th, have been revealed. The title of the single is "Suki! Suki! Skip!" which is said to be a power pop tune, and its choreography includes skipping steps. The center position will be taken by Tashima Meru, the 2nd generation Kenkyuusei, and she commented regarding the song, "It's a really wonderful song that you can enjoy with everybody! It also perks you u

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