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  • Karen dances solo in Little Glee Monster's PV for 'SPIN'

    February 12, 2020 @ 3:00 am

    Little Glee Monster have revealed the PV for their new song "SPIN."  "SPIN" is a track off of the group's new album "BRIGHT NEW WORLD", which drops on February 12. It's an edgy number with an R&B vibe that overrides Little Glee Monster's image until now. In the PV, you can see member Karen dancing solo for the first time.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Former AKB48's Iwata Karen suffers fracture after traffic incident

    March 12, 2019 @ 3:26 am

    On March 9, former AKB48 member and actress Iwata Karen revealed on Twitter that she was involved in a traffic incident that resulted in a fracture. As such, she will be absent from her scheduled event. Iwata was scheduled to appear at an event within the 'Sendai Bousai Mirai Forum 2019' on March 10 in Sendai. The event's management team wrote on Facebook, "Our guest Iwata Karen-san suffered a fracture on March 8 after coming in contact with

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  • AKB48's Iwata Karen to graduate from the group

    January 5, 2016 @ 3:33 pm

    On January 5, AKB48 member Iwata Karen announced her graduation during the "Eve wa Adam no Rokkotsu" stage performance held at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. Iwata who is looking to become a stage actress, explained that she would be focusing on her acting studies.After the stage performance, she also announced her graduation via Twitter, saying, "I have announced my graduation. I'm sorry to surprise you guys with a sudden announcement, but

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  • AKB48 Team 8 welcome 12-year-old new member

    April 4, 2015 @ 2:56 am

    New member Yoshida Karen has joined AKB48 Team 8.This announcement was made on April 3 during the group's concert "TOYOTA presents AKB48 Team 8 Zenkoku Tour ~47 no Suteki na Machi e~ Team 8 Kessei 1 Shunen Kinen Tokubetsu Kouen in Tokyo" at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. Yoshida, who joined the group as the new Fukuoka representative, took the stage alone and sang "Romance Kakurenbo". Afterwards, she introduced herself as a 12-year-old who entered he

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  • Japan Box Office Report 11/22~11/23

    November 26, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart November 22nd/23rd 01 (00) Interstellar (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Miracle: Devil Claus' Love and Magic (Weeks: 01) 03 (01) As the Gods Will (Weeks: 02) 04 (02) Pale Moon (Weeks: 02) 05 (00) Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Weeks: 01) 06 (00) Attack on Titan - The Movie: Crimson Bow and Arrow (

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  • Kasai Tomomi to hold a solo Christmas live

    October 19, 2013 @ 5:09 am

    Former AKB48 member Kasai Tomomi will be holding a solo live called 'Fm yokohama Shusai Seinaru Yoru no Okurimono 2013 in Akarenga' on December 18 at Yokohama Akarenga Soko.  Alongside her CD release event, this will be Kasai's first time holding a solo live. She commented, "It's been a while since I saw my fans at a live, so I'm looking forward to it. Since Christmas coming, let's liven it up together!" Advance reservation ticket

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  • AKB48's Iwata Karen to become navigator for NHK's disaster support program

    July 16, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    It's been revealed that AKB48 Team 4's Iwata Karen (14) will become the navigator for NHK's disaster support program, 'Ashita e 1min: Karen no Fukkou Calendar'. "We should never forget what happened on 3.11. Through the messages of the people of my hometown, I hope to deliver what I experienced when I was 13-years-old to people nationwide. I will do my best to make it a calendar of hope for recovery. I hope that the people in my hometown w

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  • Otoha talks about family happiness at 'mama fes loves Diver City Tokyo Plaza'

    May 5, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    On May 4th, talent Otoha and Utsumi Midori attended the talk show 'mama fes loves Diver City Tokyo Plaza'. It's been 4 year since Otoha became mother. She stated about her life as a housewife, "I like point cards. Since I like to go shopping, I want to purchase wisely with a point card." She also shared the dynamics of her family, comedian Fujii Takashi and their daughter, revealing, "Nowadays, our daughter states her opinion, and she sele

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  • New unit from AKB48 'NO NAME' to make their debut

    April 27, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    It has been revealed a new unit from AKB48 called NO NAME will be making their debut! They will be providing the theme songs for AKB48's animation 'AKB0048' (scheduled to start airing April 29th). NO NAME includesWatanabe Mayu and the voice actresses of 'AKB0048', for a total of nine members. New unit will sing the opening song "Kibou ni Tsuite" and ending song "Yume ha Nandomo Umare Kawaru" (both of the release dates have not yet been

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  • SKE48's Matsui Jurina & NMB48' Watanabe Miyuki to join AKB48 for a limited time

    March 24, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    On March 24th, it was announced that SKE48 member Matsui Jurina and NMB48 member Watanabe Miyuki have joined AKB48 as of today. Thesurpriseannouncement was made during their concert at Saitama Super Arena. Matsui joined team K while Watanabe joined team B. Their initiation to AKB48 will be for a limited time, and they will also continue being members of SKE48 and NMB48 respectively. It was also announced that 5 research students, Ka

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