Halloween is over, but idol music (and zombies) will never die as "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" continues the Fall 2018 Review with a look back at the original TV anime madness that is ZOMBIE LAND SAGA. Hit the jump to rise up as fan of Franchouchou and help put Saga Prefecture back on the map.
TRIGGER, a rival band to IDOLiSH7, released a preview music video to their upcoming single ‘Crescent rise’ animated music video at anime studio TRIGGER. This double trigger caused the term to trend in Japan with people all over the country excited to see video, which you can do so by hitting the jump!
Urashimasakatasen, a 4 member Japanese male idol group known for publishing on niconico, are going back to school in chibi form for a TV anime entitled Urashimasakatasen no Nichijo ("The Everyday Life of Urashimasakatasen") that will hit TV Tokyo in October of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good news for all you fans of handsome dudes crooning cool tunes: mixed media project IDOLiSH7 is returning for a second anime season in 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
A teaser trailer, the OP / ED theme song performers, and the Japanese release date have been revealed for Bermuda Triangle ~Colorful Pastrale~, an upcoming TV anime based on the mermaid idol characters from Bushiroad's popular Cardfight!! Vanguard franchise. Hit the jump to learn more.
Mermaid idols are making a splash in Colorful Pastrale ～from Bermuda△～, an upcoming spin-off TV anime featuring the Bermuda Triangle clan from the Cardfight!! Vanguard trading card game and TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
You've heard of Hatsune Miku and Kizuna AI, but what about Kyoko Date and Sharon Apple? Hit the jump to find out more about the history of virtual idols in anime and elsewhere!
Nothing brings a family closer together than shared interests, and recently 14 year old HKT48 idol singer Maria Imamura took to Twitter to share the pictures of a hobby that she and her father have in common: building Gundam model kits. Hit the jump to learn more.
Truth is stranger than fiction, and this story of a producer scamming a would-be trio of idols is all too real. However, the girls of Kousai MIRAGE aren't having it, and they're speaking up about their experience. Find out what we know so far after the jump.
There are idol groups for every taste in Japan, but they all usually pump out pop music. Now, an underground idol unit is preparing to step out of the shadows of the underground and into the mainstream with its first major label release next month. Hit the jump to find out more about "Dots".
Niigata residents unite! Idol group NGT48 and manga artist Rumiko Takahashi (RIN-NE, Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2) have teamed up for a Japanese home video DVD & Bluray release featuring recordings of live concert performances that celebrate NGT48's first year as an idol group. Hit the jump to learn more.
Which anime boys would you like to see form an idol group? More than 150 Japanese fans answered that question, and we have their top ten choices here. How do they match up to yours? Hit the jump to find out!
Thursday, January 19th, through Sunday the 29th, film makers, critics, industry and fans are gathered in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah for the showcase of indie movies at the Sundance Film Festival. Among the films in competition in the World Cinema Documentary is Kyoko Miyake's examination of Japan's idol industry Tokyo Idols. Get a look after the jump.