Rina Kawaei, a 20 years old member of Japanese girls idol group AKB48, will play the protagonist Azumi in the upcoming new stage play adaptation of Yu Koyama's historical action manga series of the same name. Check its poster visuals and two image PVs featuring her as the young female assassin character after the jump.
The official trailer for Geikijourei (aka Ghost Theater), an upcoming J-Horror film starring AKB48's Haruka Shimazaki and directed by Hideo Nakata of the Ring film series, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
5pb.Games has posted a 90-second first trailer for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Team GrisGris' horror adventure game series Corpse Party, starring 19-year-old member of Japanese girls idol group Nogizaka46, Rina Ikoma. Check the latest clip and photos after the jump.
New York's Japan Day @ Central Park celebration of Japanese culture is set to welcome AKB48 members Saho Iwatate, Ryoka Oshima, Tomu Muto, Haruna Kojima, Rina Hirata, and Rena Nozawa for a 20 minute dance and vocal performance at the Sunday, May 10th, 2015 event. Check out their event greeting message after the jump.
AKB48 and Yo-Kai Watch have teamed up to form a collaboration band: NyaaKB with Tsuchinoko Panda. The band features 7 members of AKB48 and a cartoon panda-snake, and they're going to release their 1st single soon. Hit the jump to learn more.
An upcoming live-action horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, the director of the Ring films, stars Haruka Shimazaki of AKB48. Hit the jump to learn more.
Yuka Tano of AKB48 and Ayaka Umeda of NHB48 have both taken on the role of Dorothy in Japanese productions of The Wiz at the Tokyo International Forum. Hit the jump to learn more.
AKB48 and its sister groups are performing special concerts at their theaters on March 11, 2015, in their continuing efforts to raise money for relief in the wake of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Hit the jump to learn more.
The AKB48 Theater in Akihabara has been in business since 2005. They've just celebrated a milestone by admitting their one-millionth customer. Hit the jump to learn more.
It is officially announced today that a 19-year-old member of Japanese girls idol group Nogizaka46 and AKB48, Rina Ikoma will star in the upcoming live-action adaptation film of Team GrisGris' horror adventure game series Corpse Party, alongside Ryosuke Ikeoka and Nozomi Maeda. Hit the jump for more information.
The trials and tribulations of a pair of bookstore employees is the subject for a new Japanese TV drama coming in April. Hit the jump to learn more.