Keyakizaka46 6th Single MV Release: Garasu wo Ware!
gossipman | 15, February

The music video of the new single, “Garasu wo Ware!” by Keyakizaka46 was released. The single will be sold from March 7th 2018. This video was shot at a stage set created in an old factory site, and the shooting was held under the temperature of -10 ℃. The director is Ryohei Shingu who also directed the music video of “Futari Saison”, “Fukyouwaon” and “Kaze ni Fukaretemo”, and the choreography was done by TAKAHIRO as usual. The newest technology “BOLT” which allows us to move the camera at the highest speed was used to express a more energetic performance. The members were in black pants and MA-1, performing with microphone

Nogizaka46’s Newest Single “Itsuka Dekirukara Kyou Dekiru” to See October Release
gossipman | 23, September

The girls’ of Nogizaka46 revealed additional details behind their upcoming single as fans take in pre-orders at record numbers. Nogizaka46’s upcoming single, titled Itsuka Dekirukara Kyou Dekiru, hits shelves on October 11th with a dual-lead singer partnership going to Nanase Nishino and Asuka Saito. All versions of the single will include the titular track along with Fuminshou and an additional coupling track produced by different sub-units of the pop idol group. The titular track will serve as the theme song to the groups’ feature film Asahi Nagu set to premier on September 22nd. Some trivia behind the single include the titular track serving as the theme song to the groups’

Fil-Japanese member of AKB48 sister group promotes MNL48
gossipman | 23, September

She’s the Filipino-Japanese member of AKB48 sister group, HKT48, who once showed her fans her mother’s adobo dish. And Emiri Yamashita is doing her part to help MNL48, the newest addition to the popular AKB48 family, get off to a fast start inviting Filipino girls to audition. On Friday, a video posted on the Facebook page of MNL48 features Yamashita along with fellow HKT48 member, Hana Matsuoka. The video has the two sharing the changes in their lives since joining an idol group. “Naging mas masayahin ako at responsable,” said Yamashita, the captain of HKT48’s Team TII, in Japanese. She also encourages fans to download the MNL48 app, where they

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Ex-SKE48 member, Machiko Tezuka reveals ¥2 million nude photo book almost led to porn work
| 14 September

Machiko Tezuka, a 31-year-old former member of idol group SKE48, narrowly avoided appearing in an adult video (AV) production after a deal for a nude photo book involved meetings with a man who turned out to be a porn star, reports Tokyo Sports(Aug. 25). On a talk show broadcast on TV Tokyo late in late August, Tezuka said that she was asked by a major publisher to pose nude for a photo book for a fee of only 2 million yen four years ago. “Didn’t you think the figure was too low?” wondered comedian Junichi Komoto, the host of the program. Tezuka replied, “I did, yeah, but it was really important to do a

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AKB48 sets a chart record, but Daoko and Kenshi Yonezu are playing the long game
| 14 September

Call it the end of an era. Last week, AKB48’s 49th single “#Sukinanda” sold over 1 million copies to take the top spot on the Oricon singles chart. Besides being the first song in the No. 1 position to feature a hashtag in its title, it also propelled the idol group over J-pop singer Ayumi Hamasaki to become the highest-selling female act in Japanese music history. AKB fans rejoiced. Hamasaki supporters went through a Kubler-Ross-esque online cycle touching on anger (“AKB48 isn’t real art!”), bargaining (“AKB is a group, Ayumi is just one person”) and semi-acceptance (“Hamasaki was still more impressive”). Everyone else initially seemed confused by Oricon’s decision to

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Keyakizaka46 6th Single MV Release: Garasu wo Ware!

February 15, 2018   No Comments

The music video of the new single, “Garasu wo Ware!” by Keyakizaka46 was released. The single will be sold from March 7th 2018. This video was shot at a stage set created in an old factory site, and the shooting was held under the temperature of -10 ℃. The director is Ryohei Shingu who also directed the music video of “Futari Saison”, “Fukyouwaon” and “Kaze ni Fukaretemo”, and the choreography was done by TAKAHIRO as usual. The newest technology “BOLT” which allows us to move the camera at the highest speed was used to express a more energetic performance. The members were in black pants and MA-1, performing with microphone

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NMB48 to Hold 7th Anniversary Commemorative Arena Tour

September 16, 2017   No Comments

The girls’ of NMB48 are hitting the road this fall as the pop idol group celebrates their 7th anniversary. NMB48 will be engaging in a limited 4-show concert tour, aptly named the NMB48 ARENA TOUR 2017, late September as the girls’ prepare to usher in their 7th year as a pop idol group. NMB48 will hit Yokohama Arena on September 20th, Nippon Gaishi Hall on September 23rd, and a pair of back-to-back shows at Osaka-jo Hall on October 11th and 12th. The tour will feature an all-girls seating section, a first for an AKB48 group concert. NMB48 is a Japanese idol girl group that debuted in 2011 as the second

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French Kiss Young Champion 2015 No.21

October 18, 2015   No Comments

Kashiwagi Yuki, Aki Takajo, Kuramochi Asuka French Kiss Young Champion 2015 No.21