Hey guys and gals, newcomers and old friends! Reika and I are heading out to Japan this week. Furious packing has begun.
An former Otaku talks about his experiences after he “graduates” and leave behinds his money-consuming passion altogether. So, what changes after leaving otaku-ism?
I got a lot of “feedback” for a previous article which, very clearly as the title suggested, had a smattering of angry comments from Yukirin fans. Well, here’s another spin on it. Continue reading Okay, Twitter abounds with really supportive Yukirin fans!
Looking to buy some AKB48 idol goods in Tokyo? In this shopping guide I’ll provide details on where to obtain such goods when you’re in Akihabara. Prepare your wallets!! Continue reading AKB48 Shopping Guide to Akihabara
As many of you know, official photos for each election’s bracket ranking are released every year. I’ve gathered the 2015 election photos here for posterity’s sake. Although as others have noted, the picture with Suda Akari’s non-smiling face will probably go down in AKB history. Continue reading AKB48 41st Single Election Ranking official photos
Top secret Fuji TV boardroom meeting about broadcasting the AKB Sousenkyo Election, 2015. Shhhhh!!! Continue reading Inside a Fuji Television boardroom meeting…
Popular phrases from Japanese comedy acts appear in AKB backstage life. But seriously, who wouldn’t wait for Mayuyu!? Continue reading Mayuyu says, “Wait a second mister!!”
What does it take to have a long lasting marriage, as a Japanese couple? Look no further than this short manga strip written by Japanese celebrity “Ohoshintarou”.
There have a been a few minor changes, both with my life and with the site in general. Let me tell you about them! Continue reading Welcome to a slightly updated akbzine.com
It’s not as if Sayanee has a lot of time, or that NMb48 isn’t busy. What’s with Sayanee and her rubber chicken?! Continue reading Yamamoto Sayaka and her chicken
On a rainy December day, I visited the official AKB48 Cafe & Shop in Fukuoka City. Fukuoka City is located in Hakata ward, which is were HKT48 gets their name. Continue reading A trip to the AKB48 Cafe & Shop in Fukuoka, Japan
It’s been another year, and it is nearing the 2nd anniversary of since I started translating stuff on the internets! Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! (^^)/
Well, it seems my youtube account is no longer. No rhyme or reason. Continue reading japan adventures and goodbye youtube (^^
Umm…. yeah. Here’s a alternate angle of my one of my favorite 9th generation members. Continue reading oh my suzuran o_0
With the influx of requests coming from youtube, I’ve decided to post the request list. Continue reading site updates, requests and other things