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    Wednesday January 22, 2020
  • AKB48 Management Group AKS Disbands; Creates Three New Companies to Run AKB48, HKT48, NGT48

    AKS management company changes its name to Vernalossom

    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!

  • Sunday December 8, 2019
  • Minami Minegishi, the Final Member of AKB48’s First Generation, Announces Graduation

    Minegishi debuted with the group in 2005 at 13 years old

    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!

  • Wednesday August 21, 2019
  • Long Running AKB48 Variety Show, AKBINGO!, Ends After 11 Years

    Group also takes a look back at its history in new MV “Sustainable”

    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!

  • Thursday July 25, 2019
  • NMB48's Team M Bake Up MV for New Single "Pan Pan Pan PaPaPan"

    Team M don't loaf around as they dance in the upper crust of outfits

    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.

  • Monday July 22, 2019
  • AKB48 Announce the Release Date of Their 1st Single of Reiwa

    The 56th Single was announced via SHOWROOM earlier today with a first-time center

    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. 

  • Saturday April 6, 2019
  • Who's the #1 Female Idol of the Heisei Era?

    Fans pick their top ten as the Reiwa Era approaches

    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!

  • Tuesday March 26, 2019
  • AKB48 Star Shows Her Manga Love in New MIX Commercials

    Original comic to be re-released in honor of anime adaptation

    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!

  • Thursday April 27, 2017
  • Japanese McDonald's Heartwarming Anime Revisits Characters A Year Later

    AKB48 return to voice workers a year later

    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.

  • Thursday October 13, 2016
  • AKB48 Member Mayu Watanabe Makes Guest Appearance as Herself in "Maho Girls PreCure!"

    She also performs the theme song for the fall movie

    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.

  • Wednesday October 12, 2016
  • AKB48's Nana Okada Cosplays As "Re:Zero" For Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament

    This year's AKB48 Janken Taikai was was held on October 10, 2016 at the Kobe World Kinen Hall

    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.

  • Friday March 18, 2016
  • Indie Animators Studio Colorido, AKB48's Yui Yokoyama and Team 8's Idols Bring You an Inspiring Look at McDonald's Employment

    Idols voice regional recruitment spots

    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.