AKS, who have managed some of the 48 groups for over a decade, and fostered many members in its ranks, is getting out of the idol-management game after a poor year for the company, setting up three new companies to run the idol groups the business still manages, AKB48, HKT48, NGT48. Learn more after the jump!
Minami Minegishi, the final member of AKB48's first generation, announced on December 8 that she would graduate from the group in 2020. Minegishi was debuted with the group at 13 years old when the group was first created in 2005. Hit the jump to learn more!
AKBINGO has been a staple in the diet of fans of AKB48 for 11 years, but during the broadcast on August 20, it was announced that the show would be ending in 5 weeks. Also, AKB48 release their new music video for upcoming single “Sustainable”. Hit the jump to watch it and learn more!
NMB48's Team M took the new music video for their latest single "Pan Pan Pan PaPaPan" (Bread Bread Bread BreBreBread) out of the oven and delivered it to their official YouTube Channel on July 24th. Read on for more.
Japanese Pop Idol Group AKB48 announced on Monday via the official AKB48 SHOWROOM page that their 56th single, Sustainable, will be released on the 18th of September 2019.
The outgoing Heisei Era saw a boom in the popularity of female idol groups — but who do fans consider the best Heisei idol? Docomo ran a poll, and we've got their top ten results after the jump!
MIX is reaching out to its long-time fans with a new run of tankobon! To celebrate the anime release, the manga so far will be collected into 14 volumes. Check out the commercial for the series, featuring a member of AKB48, after the jump!
Last spring, Studio Colorido, the indie anime studio who had done promo work for concept shops, Noitamina, Puzzle & Dragons and Marukome's miso soups, brought their sentimental touch to working at McDonald's in a "Future Chapter" promo featuring AKB48 General Manager Yui Yokoyama and Rin Okabe of Team 8, the "Idols who go meet you." Now, they brought back the spot to see how the subjects are faring with their careers a year later.
It was confirmed yesterday that Mayu Watanabe, a 22-year-old member of Japanese girl idol group AKB48, will make a guest voice appearance in the upcoming 38th episode of the Mahou Tsukai PreCure!/Maho Girls PreCure! TV anime to be aired on October 23. Hit the jump for more details.
This year's AKB48 Janken Taikai was was held on October 10, 2016 at the Kobe World Kinen Hall, with the idols cosplaying to do battle in rock-paper-scissors. Losing the competition, but winning the hearts of otaku, Team 4's Nana Okada got a lot of attention for her Re:ZERO Ram outfit.
Studio Colorido, the indie anime studio who had done promo work for concept shops, Noitamina, Puzzle & Dragons and Marukome's miso soups, now bring their sentimental touch to working at McDonald's in a "Future Chapter" promo featuring Yui Yokoyama and the idols of Team 8. Get a look after the jump.