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  • AKB group's Kenkyuusei hold their 1st solo live at the Budokan

    June 7, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    On June 5, Kenkyuusei of AKB48 and the sister groups held their first solo live concert "AKB48 Group Kenkyuusei Concert ~Oshimen Hayai Mono Gachi~" at Nippon Budokan. A total of 103 Kenkyuusei (27 from AKB48 including 3 promoted members, 30 from SKE48, including 8 promoted members, 22 from NMB48 including 2 promoted members, and 24 from HKT48) made appearances at the concert, and SKE48's "lifetime honorary

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/01~02/07

    February 8, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 1st to February 7th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Kimi ni Aitakatta" - Naoto Inti Raymi 02/(02) "Hajimari no Toki" - ayaka 03/(01) "sign" - JUJU 04/(03) "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e." - Sonar Pocket 05/(05) "Kata

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  • Maeda Atsuko makes a guest appearance in Nogizaka46's music video

    February 8, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko has made an appearance in the music video for Nogizaka46's "Aitakatta Kamo Shirenai". Though Maeda's cameo lasts only a few seconds, it's an encouraging acknowledgment of Nogizaka46's status as the "official rival" group of AKB48. "Aitakatta Kamo Shirenai" is one of the follow-up songs in Nogizaka46's debut single, "Guru Guru Curtain". Though the songhas a different melody, it recycles th

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  • Performances from February 4th's CDTV

    February 5, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    TBS's popular music program, 'Countdown TV' ('CDTV'), has returned with a new episode full of great performances! This week, the show hosted soloists miwa and Naoto Inti Raymi. miwa sang her new song "Kataomi" while accompanying herself on the piano. As for Naoto Inti Raymi, he delivered "Kimi ni Aitakatta" on a delightfully eclectic stage. Check out their performances below! --- < miwa, "Kataomi" > - < Naoto In

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  • Music Japan reveals their guest lineup for February 5th

    January 30, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    Popular music program 'Music Japan' has revealed their guest lineup for their upcoming February 5th broadcast! This episode will present a broad spectrum of talent, ranging from idol group to rock bands. Viewers will get to see performances from 9nine, THE BAWDIES, A.B.C-Z, Kitano Kii and Naoto Inti Raymi. Check out the full line-up below! === "Darl:oz" - Kitano Kii "Shoujo Traveler" - 9nine "ROCK ME BABY" - THE BAWDI

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  • Nogizaka46 performs their own version of "Aitakatta"

    January 16, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    On January 15th, AKB48's official "rival group" Nogizaka46 revealed their own version of the classic AKB hit, "Aitakatta" (Nogizaka46 version is titled as "Aitakatta kamo shirenai"). The girls performed a rock-and-roll version of "Aitakatta" on their show, 'Nogizaka tte Doko?'. Since Nogizaka46 are being put on a level of direct rivalry with AKB48, they juxtaposed that by delivering an edgier twist to the bubbly song. Check out both per

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  • AKB48's "Sakura no Ki ni Narou" hits 1 million sales + attends handshake event

    March 6, 2011 @ 1:24 am

    On March 5th, AKB48 held their commemoration event for Sakura no Ki ni Narou at Saitama Super Arena. They began their nationwide handshake event for this single on February 20th, which is scheduled to stop in 7 cities for 8 events. The Kantou regions event was held at the Saitama Super Arena for two days, March 5th and 6th. For the first Kantou showcase, it was reported that approximately 22,500 fans were in attendance! 16 members p

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  • AKB48 performs "Aitakatta" on MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2010

    December 24, 2010 @ 11:00 am

    It goes without saying that AKB48 has had an extraordinary 2010. Their impressive sales figures topped the charts, and they made forays internationally as well, appearing in Singapore, Los Angeles, and Seoul. For their appearance on TV Asahi's year-end music special, MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2010, AKB48 performed "Aitakatta" in special Christmas attire! Check it out below!

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  • Go sky-high with AKB48 for H.I.S.

    December 20, 2010 @ 12:06 am

    Japanese idol group, AKB48, has been chosen to be the new image models for a large travel agency, "H.I.S.". The company felt that AKB48's bright and cheerful image suited their own. The first CM will start airing on December 27th, for which the members appear in colorful costumes while singing a parody of their big hit song, "Aitakatta." Check back with tokyohive for the CM once it airs! Source & Image: Sansp

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  • AKB48 performs on "Best Artist 2010" with special medley!

    December 15, 2010 @ 11:52 am

    2010 has been very goodto Japan's biggest idol group, AKB48.These girls recorded impressive sales figures for their singles - "Beginner" beat out Arashi's "Troublemaker" to be the #1 single of the year, for example - and have made numerous international appearances, including Singapore, Los Angeles, and Seoul. For their appearance on NTV's year-end music program, "Best Artist 2010", AKB48 performed a throwback medley of their past hi

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