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  • AKB48's Shimazaki Haruka to release her 1st photo book

    October 21, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48 member Shimazaki Haruka will release her first photo book, tentatively titled "Shimazaki Haruka Paruru no Subete", on November 20. In the photo book, Shimazaki models her personal wear in a reproduction of her room. In response to her fans' requests, she also introduces her beauty and make-up secrets.   The 20-page photo book features pictures of the idol taking a bath as well as pictures of her showi

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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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  • Itano Tomomi goes on a date with Shimazaki Haruka

    March 13, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    On March 12th, AKB48's Itano Tomomi blogged about her shopping date in Shinjuku with fellow member Shimazaki Haruka. In the blog entry, titled 'Shopping', Itano revealed, "The other day, I had a date with Paru-chan. I escorted Paru-chan while shopping." She also uploaded a photo of the two holding hands in front of Shinjuku Station. Itano and Shimazaki are known to be good friends. "Paru-chan is cute, and she's really like a little

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  • AKB48's 'The 2nd AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen' to be released on March 27

    February 1, 2013 @ 1:00 am

    On January 31, it was announced that the 2-disk DVD of the December 17 AKB48 concert, The 2nd AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen, will go on sale March 27 (4980 Yen, Avex.). During the concert, the members separated into red and white teams and performed AKB48 songs. In addition, the White Teams Watanabe Mayu (18) performed former AKB48 member Maeda Atsukos (21) solo song, while the Red Teams Shimazaki Haruka (18) performed HKT48 member

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  • Horikita Maki, Okada Masaki and Shimazaki Haruka to appear in 'ATARU' special + more details

    November 29, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    On November 30th, TBS finally announced the exact broadcast date and more details for the upcoming special episode of the popular drama 'ATARU', which aired during the spring season of 2012. Aside from the fact that it won't be just one special episode but two with a total run time of four hours, they also revealed that three new key roles will be played by actress Horikita Maki, actor Okada Masaki, and AKB48 member Shimazaki Haruka. 'A

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  • Japan Twitter Trends for September 2012!

    October 10, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases a list of the top Twitter trends in Japan. Now that September has come to an end, theyve compiled their data and revealed their rankings for the month. (If you want to go back in time and compare what trended in the past, you can check out Augusts ranking here.) == [Word Ranking] [Most Popular Day] 1. Typhoon September 30th 2. iPhone 5 September 13th 3. Mister Donut September 26th 4

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  • Shimazaki Haruka & AKB48 members attend the premiere screening event for 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou'

    October 9, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    On October 8th, the super premiere screening of the movie version of Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou opened at UDX THEATER in Akihabara. The winner of the Janken tournament, Shimazaki Haruka, along with fellow AKB48 members Oba Mina, Nagao Mariya, Kobayashi Marina, Nakamura Mariko, Kato Rena, Takeuchi Miyu, Kawaei Rina, and Takahashi Juri, and Ichikawa Miori appeared at the premiere dressed in cosplay. In addition, 150 fans packed the limited th

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  • AKB48's Shimazaki Haruka holds press conference as the '3rd Janken Queen'

    September 19, 2012 @ 4:41 am

    On September 18th, AKB48 held a press conference after the Janken Tournament, which determined the senbatsu members for their 29th single. All senbatsu members who werent minors were present, including the overall champion Shimazaki Haruka. Shimazaki commented about becoming the center stating, Ill work hard so that people dont call me a ' ponkotsu'. Shimazaki battled it out to take home the trophy, I wasnt nervous surprisingly d

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  • AKB48 to appear in upcoming Hewlett-Packard CMs

    July 11, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    AKB48 has been made the image character for Hewlett-Packard's latest Japanese commercials yet again, but this time featuring a new line-up of girls! The group's last endorsement with HP starred AKB48 members Maeda Atsuko, Shinoda Mariko, and Kojima Haruna, among others, but their new CMs will feature six new girls. AKB48's Watanabe Mayu, Shimazaki Haruka, and SKE48 (and AKB48) member Matsui Jurina will be featured in the "Ultrabook" versio

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  • Cast members for AKB48's drama 'Majisuka Gakuen 3' revealed

    July 9, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    The cast members for AKB48's upcoming drama, 'Majisuka Gakuen 3', has been revealed. With Shimazaki Haruka as the lead, the drama will star AKB48's Oba Mina, Shimada Haruka, Kawaei Rina, and Abe Maria along with SKE48 members Yagami Kumi, Kizaki Yuria, and Kimoto Kanon. 'Majisuka Gakuen' is an original story by AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi, and it's an action-packed school drama featuring the girls of AKB48. The first series aired in

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