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  • Shukan Bunshun reports AKB48's Minegishi Minami spent the night at Shirahama Alan's place

    January 30, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    On the latest issue of "Shukan Bunshun" (BUNGEISHUNJU Ltd.) that was published on January 31st (JST), it was reported that AKB48's Minegishi Minami spent the night at Shirahama Alan's place on the 17th of this month. Shirahama is a popular member of GENERATIONS that made a major debut last year as EXILE's "little brother" group. He has appeared on some dramas like "GTO" and "Rokudenashi BLUES" last year, and he also starred in late-night d

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  • Sato Takeru carries Maeda Atsuko home after private graduation party

    September 11, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    On September 11th, the tabloid 'Shukan Bunshun' published an article that shows how actor Sato Takeru had to carry Maeda Atsuko home after obviously having one too many drinks. In the pictures, Maeda can be seen completely drunk, crying her eyes out for no apparent reason and eventually losing the balance on her feet. Sato even had to carry her in both arms, since it became impossible for her to walk. According to the tabloid, the secre

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi & EXILE's Takahiro rumored to be in a relationship

    March 28, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    The latest issue of weekly tabloid 'Shukan Bunshun', which will officially hit news stands on March 29th, is going to reveal an alleged relationship between AKB48's Itano Tomomi and EXILE's Takahiro. The first photographs of the article already made it onto the web, and quickly became a hot topic on various bulletin boards and Twitter. Shukan Bunshun has not only received testimonies from people around them who claim that they are serious,

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  • Mother of an AKB48 member arrested due to indecent act with a 15-year-old boy

    February 7, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    On February 7th, it was reported that the mother (44) of an unnamed member (20) from popular idol group AKB48 was arrested due to suspicions that she violated the Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance Regarding the Healthy Development of Youths. Last November, she allegedly committed an indecent act in her home in Hachiouji-city with a 15-year-old acquaintance who was her son's senior from junior high school. According to the report, the mother adm

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  • Who are the most disliked women of 2011?

    November 18, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    Weekly tabloid 'Shukan Bunshun' continued their annual tradition of conducting a survey of the most disliked women of the year. 'Shukan Bunshun' once again asked 1,000 women to name the female celebrity that annoys them the most. Of course, all the regulars made it on the list again, including actress Sawajiri Erika who managed to claim title of the most disliked woman again after a disappointing second place last year. Ignoring the oth

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  • Why are more and more people starting to worry about Ashida Mana?

    October 16, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    In Japan, there isn't a day you don't see child actress Ashida Mana (7) on TV. Whether it's a CM, a movie, a drama, a music or a variety show, this young girl seems to be everywhere. Many people love her and can't get enough of her charming personality, which becomes evident when looking at the numbers. Tabloid 'Shukan Bunshun' wanted to get some insider information about her from within the industry and found an official from a TV network

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  • Statement on official blog of AKB48 denies rumors about layoffs

    February 5, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    After yesterday's article in the tabloid "Shukan Bunshun," about an upcoming wave of dismissal for the idol group AKB48, the managers of the group have now made an official statement on the group's official blog. Apparently, a lot of people immediately tried to get in contact with the managers to find out whether the rumors about the potential firing of 8 members was true, but the official statement has now completely denied that anything

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  • Changes coming to AKB48, Akimoto Yasushi to kick 8 halfhearted members?

    February 4, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

    [caption id="attachment_124487" align="aligncenter" width="322" caption=""Shukan Bunshun""][/caption] A couple of girls inside mega group, AKB48 must have gotten quite a shock when producer Akimoto Yasushi announced after the final performance of their annual concert, "Request Hour Set List Best 100" that he is going to restore the member count to 48 girls. Right now the group has a total of 56 members, which means that eight of t

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  • Author of "ONE PIECE", Oda Eiichiro earns over ¥2 billion a year

    December 23, 2010 @ 12:27 am

    Reaching a circulation figure of 200,000,000 copies, Oda Eiichiro's "ONE PIECE" has a huge following not only in Japan, but amongst international manga readers as well. So considering its fame, just how much does the "ONE PIECE" author make a year? On the December 22nd issue of "Shukan Bunshun", it was reported that Oda Eiichiro annually makes over ¥2 billion (approximately $23,920,584)!  According to the magazine, the mangaka earns about

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  • Ranking of female celebrities most hated by women

    November 13, 2010 @ 5:38 am

    "Shukan Bunshun" has been holding a hilarious annual ranking of  "female celebrities most hated by women". The magazine released its 2010 results on its November 11th issue, and we've got the top 10 listed below! -- 1. Tani Ryoko 2. Sawajiri Erika 3. Wada Akiko 4. Hisamoto Masami 5. Renho 6. Koda Kumi 7. Hosoki Kazuko 8. Isono Kiri 9. Michishige Sayumi (Morning Musume) 10. Fujiwara Norika

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