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.
The latest promotional video for Super Smash Bros. 3DS has been released, and it features the girls of idol group AKB48 "joining the fight," as is the customary Smash Bros. battle cry. Hit the jump to see more!
An AKB48 fan event in northern Japan ended in a real scare on Sunday, when two of the pop group's members were attacked and injured by a man wielding a saw. Anna Iriyama (18) and Rina Kawaei (19) both suffered hand and head injuries, and one of the male staffers had cuts on his hand from trying to stop the attack. Full story after the jump.
33-year-old anime voice actress Mikako Takahashi, who is known as the voice of Sakuno Ryuzaki in The Prince of Tennis anime series, reported on her official Twitter yesterday on April 12 that she lost in the final round of "Otona AKB48 Audition," which was held in Tokyo on the same day. Hit the jump for more details.
33-year-old anime voice actress Mikako Takahashi revealed on her official Twitter on April 7 that she had made it to the final round of "Otona AKB48 Audition." The winner will be able to perform as a limited-time member of the nationally popular idol group. Hit the jump for more details.