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
Mariri announces her graduation
The adult AKB48 member, Tsukamoto Mariko (38 years old), as expected, will graduated at the end of August. Continue reading Mariri announces her graduation
weirdo spotted at Nogizaka46 handshaking event
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
Nishino Nanase looking terrible without makeup?!
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?!
NMB member exposition! Yukirin’s Osaka dialect sucks
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
Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy” debuts at #1 with first day sales of 375,000
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.
Continue reading Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy” debuts at #1 with first day sales of 375,000
AKB’s Minegishi returns, appearing on late broadcast ANN
Minegishi Minami will appear on “AKB48 All Night Nippon”, set to broadcast late night (from 25:00) on Wednesday, July 9th. Continue reading AKB’s Minegishi returns, appearing on late broadcast ANN
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Hello world! You might know me (or not know me) from my youtube channel, and this site is merely intended to be an extension of the stuff that I do there: namely, translated and subbed content related to AKB48, their sister groups, and Japan in general. Continue reading hello internet. welcome to akbzine.com!