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  • AKB48 family to hold concerts on March 11th for Tohoku earthquake restoration support

    March 8, 2015 @ 8:37 pm

    On March 11th, AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 will each hold a special concert at their respective theaters for the Tohoku Earthquake restoration support. This is one part of AKB48 family's project 'Dareka no Tame ni' which was launched shortly after the Tohoku Earthquake in order to help with the restoration of disaster areas. More details on the special concerts will be revealed later.  AKB48 has also announced that they will continu

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 2/28~3/1

    March 5, 2015 @ 2:29 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – February 28th/March 1st 01 (01) American Sniper (Weeks: 02) 02 (03) Big Hero 6 (Weeks: 11) 03 (02) Terrace House: Closing Door (Weeks: 03) 04 (00) Have a Song on Your Lips (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) Maku ga Agaru (Weeks: 01) 06 (04) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Weeks: 04) 07 (00) Mobile Suit Gundam: T

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  • Kitagawa Ryoha and Miyamae Ami to be the center for SKE48's new single

    November 2, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

    On November 2, SKE48 wrapped up their event 'SKE48 Request Hour Set List Best 242 2014' at Nagoya Congress Center where they announced the senbatsu members for their new single "12-gatsu no Kangaroo" which will be released on December 10.For the first time, the "double Matsuis", Matsui Jurina and Matsui Rena, will be stepping down from the center position. Consequently, 6th generation member Kitagawa Ryoha (16) and 5th generation member Miyamae A

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  • SKE48 to hold their first 47-prefecture tour + release documentary film

    October 6, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

    On October 5, SKE48 celebrated the 5th anniversary since their theater debut with a special concert at SKE48 Theater. During the concert, there was a surprise announcement that the groups would be holding their first 47-prefecture tour and that their first documentary film 'DOCUMENTARY of SKE48 (tentative title)' would be released next spring. The stage opened with a vaulting box that appeared during SKE48's 1st anniversary concert back in July o

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  • SKE48 to hold their 'Request Hour 2014' in November

    July 13, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    SKE48's live event 'SKE48 Request Hour 2014' will be held on November 1 and 2 at Nagoya Congress Center Century Hall. The event was announced on July 10 during Team E's 'Te wo Tsunaginagara' performance at SKE48 Theater in Aichi. After the show, the screen on stage announced this year's 'Request Hour 2014'. There was also a message by Team S member Sato Mieko, who sings last year's number 1 song "Anata to Christmas Eve".   'R

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  • Matsui Jurina injures her fingers during the rehearsal for SKE48's special live

    June 17, 2014 @ 1:34 am

    On June 16, idol group SKE48 member Matsui Jurina was injured during the rehearsal for the group's "AiiA SKE48 Special live" held at AiiA Theater Tokyo, leading to the cancellation of her appearance on the live.According to a source close to the group, Matsui injured the middle finger and ring finger of her right hand, but it's unknown if those fingers are fractured. At the beginning of the live, Matsui appeared on the st

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  • SKE48 members promote the group's new cellphone game

    November 13, 2013 @ 11:58 pm

    On November 12, 12 SKE48 members including Matsui Jurina (16) appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for their new CM for the group's cellphone card game "SKE48 Passion For You". In the game, all 69 group members are students at a school for magic and they battle a giant demon.  When asked which one of her own strengths she would like to have intensified in the game, Jurina answered with pride, "My puns." 

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  • AKB48's starring "WONDA" coffee CM series to become a short drama

    June 21, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    On June 20, it was announced that popular idol group AKB48's CM series for coffee brand "WONDA" (from Asahi Beverages) will be made into a one-night only short drama series that will air on July 7.  The members star and appear in the CM in relay-style format as office ladies.The drama, entitled "AKB48 Short Stories" (temporary name) will be broadcast from 12:25 AM to 1:25 AM on Fuji TV.  The drama is comprised of a 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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  • SKE48's Matsumura Kaori to make her solo CD debut

    April 16, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    It was announced during SKE48's live concert, held at Nippon Gaishi Hall on April 14th, that the group's "lifetime honorary Kenkyuusei", Matsumura Kaori, would make her solo CD debut. She will be the first member to make a solo debut from the group. At the concert, the surprise announcement, "The first solo project from SKE48 is starting! SKE48 lifetime honorary Kenkyuusei Matsumura Kaori," appeared on the screen, and it brought a great sh

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