Sony Music and Aniplex have revealed visuals of the first four girls from their Digital Idol project on its official website, designed by Hirokazu Koyama (Fate/Grand Order), Masayoshi Tanaka (Anohana, your name.), Kantoku (The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.), and Tometa Ohara (Girl Friend BETA). Check the four girls after the jump!
It is confirmed today that 58-year-old Yasushi Akimoto, best known for his producing works for Onyanko Club, AKB48 and other derived groups, plans to produce a new idol group consisting of eight 2D anime characters. And their responsible voice actresses will also perform as an idol group in the reality (3D) world. Hit the jump for more details.
Former AKB 48 member Tomomi Itano joins the dazzling array of musical guests to perform at the JPOP Summit Festival in San Francisco on the 19th & 20th of this month. Tomomi recently released her first full-length solo album, SxWxAxG on July 2nd and this will be her first post-AKB US appearance and performance. Plus May'n, AKIRA and a Japanese Kuro-gyaru group Black Diamond. Read more after the jump!
Pre-maid Me is a custom robot built by a 41-year-old Japanese robot developer Dr. GIY. The 52 cm tall maid robot has 27 servo motors for her actuators and is capable of pretty dance movements. Dr. GIY posted a new video showing Me's dance with AKB 48's hit song "Heavy Rotation." Check the cute robot dance after the jump!
The six members of Watarirouka Hashiritai 7, a subgroup of Japanese female idol group AKB48, will voice the characters modeled after themselves in the up-coming two episodes of Crayon Shin-chan TV anime. The episodes will be broadcasted in Japan on March 9 and 16. More details after the jump.