Takasu Katsuka, the director of Takasu Clinic, famous for cosmetic surgery, and his son, Takasu Mikiya of the company’s Nagoya branch, recently revealed on the company’s blog site a recent survey of its patients. Continue reading “With plastic surgery, I want this face!” ranking shows HYDE and Shiraishi Mai at #1
Former AKB48 member Kasai Tomomi talks about her troubling love life, during a broadcast of Nihon Television TV show, “Konya kurabetemimashita” (「今夜くらべみてみました」, translated roughly as, “Tonight, let’s compare”). Continue reading Kasai Tomomi: “I don’t know how to date”
AKB48 members and AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi have begun usage of “live talk app” called 755 (in Japanese, pronounced “nana-go-go”), starting from September 4th. Unrestrained talk with fans then commenced. Continue reading Akimoto Yasushi’s honest talk about Sasshi, Takamina via chat app 755
Apparently, in a Nintendo recent demo event, an AKB48 crossover promotion was announced during a trailer of upcoming Super Smash Bros (for WiiU/3DS). Continue reading AKB48’s Super Smash Bros collaboration?!?!
Nogizaka46’s Matsumura Sayuri and Nakada Kana host a regular live show on Japanese internet streaming site called NikoNikoDouga. The show, called “Nama no aidoru ga suki” (roughly, “I love real idols”), aired their 16th episode on July 8th, and featured a somewhat… interesting segment. Continue reading Nogizaka46’s Matsumura Sayuri’s “Touching Fortune Telling”!
This news comes via the AKB48 official LINE account. Continue reading Cast your vote in making the next AKB48 Team Surprise song!
The ever popular idol group, with the near completion of the “Adult AKB” project, continues onward with hiring new AKB48 members, in the same way that people apply for part time jobs. Continue reading New ‘part-time AKB’ members get paid $10 an hour
“Within AKB, there are no individual top-class members, but when you put them together, they’re the best”. Continue reading There are no top-class members in AKB48, says Japan’s Vice minister Aso Taro
A recent thread over at ZigNote discusses recent photos of Miyawaki Sakura, and the possibility that she’s gotten too skinny as of late. Continue reading HKT48’s Miyawaki Sakura has become too skinny?
Nihon Monitor (one of Japan’s oldest broadcast monitoring firms), recently sent out a press release tallying and ranking the number of television appearances by Japan’s most famous celebrities. Continue reading Sashihara Rino ranks #9 in most TV appearances in first half of 2014
The adult AKB48 member, Tsukamoto Mariko (38 years old), as expected, will graduated at the end of August. Continue reading Mariri announces her graduation
The title says it all. A very “unique” individual is spotted at a Nogizaka46 handshaking event. A picture is worth a thousand words, so here goes: Continue reading weirdo spotted at Nogizaka46 handshaking event
I’m not sure how this appeared in my news feed. Apparently, a glimpse of Nishino Nanase, fresh out of the bath, makeup-less seems to have garnered mixed opinions. I didn’t think she looked terribly different. Continue reading Nishino Nanase looking terrible without makeup?!
AKB48 and NMB48 members appeared during the opening of “Documentary of AKB48, the time has come” on the 12th (July) at Osaka’s Minami Theater. Continue reading NMB member exposition! Yukirin’s Osaka dialect sucks
Today’s July 9th release of Nogizaka46’s 9th single, “Natsu no Free & Easy” achieved first day sales of about 375,000, and ranked #1 on Oricon CD single daily ranking. This continues the streak, started by the “Oide shampoo” single of eight consecutive singles with day one sales reaching #1 rank.