Here is Takayanagi Akane’s speech for the #15 position from the 2017 AKB48 49th Single 9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.
Here is Yoshida Akari’s speech for the #16 position from the 2017 AKB48 49th Single 9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.
The AKB48 9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election 2017 is finally over! Were you happy with the outcome?
Check out the latest wota transport, featuring Tomonaga Mio. Continue reading Mio is watching you drive
Courtesy of AKB Shinbun, Shimazaki Haruka gives some insight into what motivated her recent decision to graduate from AKB48. Continue reading Paruru: I’m graduating because I’ve accomplished everything as an idol
Not to be outdone by Shibata Aya, Owada Nana also let us know that she was a cute baby as well. Continue reading Owada Nana proves that cute idols come from cute babies
Japanese people like ranking things. The most recent example: ranking AKB48 members by who drew the most attention – the results of which don’t match up with election rankings. Surprise! Continue reading Ranking: the top AKB48 members garnering the most attention
Kantaro is Sashihara Rino’s pet cat. Kantaro is also a princess. Continue reading Kantaro sleeps in a better bed than me
Figuratively speaking, of course. Shimbashi station’s underground subway mall is covered with advertisements of your favorite idols, and one Japanese fan takes the time to show us around. Continue reading Tokyo Shimbashi Subway taken over by Kojima Haruna and Shimazaki Haruka
Hashimoto Nanami announced her graduation during the Nogizaka46’s All Night Nippon radio show, which aired on October 19th, 2016. Here is an English translation of her graduation announcement and commentary. Continue reading Hashimoto Nanami announces graduation
I always imagined former SKE48 member Shibata Aya was born with her big eyes. But recently revealed photos show this hasn’t always been the case. Take a glimpse at a much younger (and more innocent?) Shibata Aya. Continue reading The evolution of Shibata Aya
This is according to the experiences of the one and only Kojima Haruna. She greets some foreign guests, visiting from Los Angeles, and she asks if they know AKB48. Their reply is pretty interesting… Continue reading AKBingo more popular than AKB itself?
Jonishi Kei announced her graduation during the NMB48 6th Anniversary Concert (Team Shuffle) on October 18th, 2016. Here is an English translation of her graduation announcement and commentary. Continue reading Jonishi Kei announces graduation
Otaku following the 16th generation audition have taken note of entry #31: for no reason other than she looks almost like Kashiwagi Yuki. I’m not 100% convinced, but what do you think? Continue reading The 16th generation Yukirin look-alike
What’s Yagami Kumi doing these days? It seems that she is assistant MC on a web-based show centered around idols, which you may not have heard about. Continue reading Remembering Yagami Kumi