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  • Hewlett-Packard reveals new CMs featuring AKB48!

    October 7, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    Hewlett-Packard Japan has revealed their latest CMs, starring the girls of AKB48 and their new song, "Rinjin wa Kizutsukanai"! As previously reported, the commercial features members Oshima Yuko, Shinoda Mariko, and SKE48 member Matsui Rena as "support angels" for their latest product, followed by the brief appearances of Kashiwagi Yuki, Kojima Haruna, and Miyazawa Sae for a total of six members. The CM also includes a short preview of th

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  • "TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2011" announces third line-up of artists

    August 12, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    "TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2011 Eco & Smile" has announced its third line-up of participating idols for its idol event, which will take place at Odaiba on August 27th and 28th. The third line-up announced the participation of seven artists: KNU23, Chu!☆Lips, Techpri, Panda Neko-zu (kari), Feam, Mano Erina, and Lovely★DOLL. The event will now feature 54 groups, with 377 idols. Tickets for the event are on sale now. Source: natalie

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  • AKB48 become support angels for HP

    July 6, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    [caption id="attachment_170039" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Master Oshima Yuko and her team of support angels!"][/caption] Hewlett-Packard Japan has begun their new summer campaign of 2011 to promote their new laptops and once again appointed the girls of idol group AKB48 as their image characters. Their new campaign is called "HP SUPPORT ANGELS starring AKB48" and will begin airing on TV on July 9th. It will feature a total of

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  • S/mileage announces mini-live + handshake event for upcoming single

    March 2, 2011 @ 12:07 am

    In order to promote their upcoming single, "Koi ni Booing Boo!", S/mileage has just announced a special mini-live and handshake event! The event will take place on March 5th and will be held on the first floor of the Aeon Ayagawa shopping center. A limited number of copies for each version of "Koi ni Booing Boo!" as well as tickets to the handshake portion of the event can be found on the second floor. Be sure to get there when doors open a

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  • Hello! Project group SI☆NA to disband in April

    March 1, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Kansai-based Hello! Project group SI☆NA have announced that they will disband after a final performance on April 17th. The unit was formed back in April of 2008, and consisted of winners from theHello! Project Kansai Audition 2005. Despite debuting nearly three years ago, the group hasn't released any physical material, instead mostly concentrating on radio appearances, television shows, and small live performances. According to the m

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  • AKB48's outfits to go on display in Shinjuku + HP CM

    January 16, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    AKB48's Kojima Haruna and Miyazawa Sae were out in Shinjuku recently to display their outfits from a recent Hewlett-Packard Japan commercial. From January 25th, HP will take over 80 meters of the Shinjuku Station's Shinjuku Metro Promenade for their newest campaign, "HP Spring: Street featuring AKB48".  In addition to trial displays of the latest products produced by Hewlett-Packard, there will be a digital sign display and a clothing displa

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  • Hello! Project members to release in-house "Hello Cover" albums!

    December 9, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    The official Hello! Project website has announced that select H!P members will each be releasing a "Hello Cover" album! These H!P artists will cover at least 9 songs of their own choosing from their fellow H!P labelmates, with the first project scheduled to drop on December 8th via Recochoku and iTunes. The public will be able to sample their first taste of the project through Kamei Eri, who's chosen the following 9 songs: - "Manatsu

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