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?!?!
Here is Kuramochi Asuka’s confession, with English subtitles, from AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo. Continue reading Kuramochi Asuka’s confession from AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo
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 couresty of the AKB48 Official LINE account. Voting appears to be over, but basically this was a contest to vote for the top user-submitted Kokoro No Placard messages. Continue reading First AKB48 Kokoro no Placard Prize Grand Prix winner
This news comes via the AKB48 official LINE account. Continue reading Cast your vote in making the next AKB48 Team Surprise song!
Here is Watanabe Miyuki’s confession, with English subtitles, from the video game AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo. I don’t have much to comment on here, as the dialogue itself is actually pretty straight forward. Continue reading Watanabe Miyuki’s confession from AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo
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
In Japanese, a “two shot” is a picture containing two people. Presumably friends. So, here’s a “two-shot” of two of my favorite members from the AKB48. Continue reading Oshima Yuko and Maeda Atsuko’s ‘Two Shot’!
Here is Yamada Nana’s confession, with English subtitles, from the video game AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo. Consider this a mini Japanese-lesson of sorts, as I explain some of the relevant vocabulary and grammar. Continue reading Yamada Nana’s confession video from AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo
“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
Here is Yokoyama Yui’s ending confession, with English subtitles, from the video game AKB 1/149 Renai Sousenkyo (Love Election). Continue reading Yokoyama Yui’s confession from AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo
Too long, didn’t read version: I’m re-doing the first lesson I planned to launch. Sorry guys and gals 🙁 Continue reading AKB-related Japanese lessons: an update
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?
Here is the confession scene for Iriyama Anna (入山杏奈) with English subtitles, from the video game AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo (AKB1/149恋愛総選挙). Continue reading Iriyama Anna’s confession from AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo