Last last night in Japan, Yurina Hirate, the 18-year-old face, and leader of Keyakizaka46, announced that she would be “quitting” the group, with two other members, Nana Oda and Miyu Suzumoto announced to be graduating in a follow-up post. Hit the jump to learn more about why they're graduating and their thoughts on it.
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!
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.