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Blow off photo
Blow off

AKB48 find out who is the best at blowing


Mmmmm cicada
May 13
// Hiroko Yamamura
Oshima Ryoka and Mogi Shinobu of AKB48  faced off during a new episode of AKBINGO! This time, it was their cheeks, lungs and taste for insects that was put to the test! Which gal was better at blowing! Who enjoys the crunch of flying protein?
Music photo
Music

A Daily Dose of Music: Tomomi Itano


P-P-P-Party
Dec 08
// Hiroko Yamamura
It's back to the dance-floor for ex-AKB48 member Tomomi Itano. The amazingly catchy tune definitely has some K-Pop vibes going on, but still manages to features Tomo-chin's cute energy and inexplicable presence. The message ...
Music photo
Music

A Daily Dose of Music: AKB48 Team Surprise


I'm surprised who's here!
Oct 31
// Hiroko Yamamura
After the last few line-up changes, my interest in AKB48 really took a nose dive. Once the ladies who I grew to love moved on, my interest in the super ground slowly dropped off. Well, to my surprise, the AKB48 sub group, AK...
Idol of the Week photo
Idol of the Week

Idol of the Week: Haruna Kojima


AKB48 scores an A+
Sep 12
// Hiroko Yamamura
Name: Haruna Kojima Birthdate: April 19th, 1988 Hometown: Saitama, Japan Measurements: 80/60/86 cm  There a few things that you can count on in life. Death, taxes, and that AKB48 will continue showcasing s...
Smash Bros 3DS photo
Smash Bros 3DS

Even AKB48 want to kick Nintendo's butt


48 New Challengers Appear!
Sep 08
// Josh Tolentino
Nintendo's been ramping up the hype train for its next Super Smash Brothers game, and in Japan, that means getting AKB48 involved, naturally.  It's a good thing that one of the key features of the upcoming 3DS and ...
J-Pop Summit photo
J-Pop Summit

AKB48's Tomomi Itano joins San Francisco's J-Pop Summit


This looks like the show you have been waiting for
Jul 11
// Hiroko Yamamura
If for some reason you've had second thought about attending next week's J-Pop Summit in San Francisco next week, this should push you over the edge. The former AKB48 duck-face diva and mega pop-star Tomomi Itano now joins t...
Idol of the Week photo
Idol of the Week

Idol of the Week: Tomomi Itano


The queen of duckface!
Jul 04
// Hiroko Yamamura
Name: Tomomi Itano Birthdate: July 3, 1991 Hometown: Kanagawa, Japan Measurements: 76/56/79 cm  While she may not be tearing up the stage as a member of AKB48 anymore, the always adorable Tomochin is enjoying a hugely su...
AKB48 photo
AKB48

AKB48 handshake events to resume this weekend


I wouldn't want to do it
Jul 02
// Hiroko Yamamura
After two members of AKB48 and one staff person were viciously attacked by a knife wielding idiot, I was pretty confident that the super-groups already creepy handshake events were coming to an end. The girls are often made t...
Music photo
Music

The Dose: Atsuko Maeda


Life after AKB48
Feb 19
// Hiroko Yamamura
Are you bellies full of Valentine's Day candy? Even if that special someone didn't confess their heart to you this year, there's still plenty of love in the in air. All in the form of buying very cheap, marked down candies a...
Arcade photo
Arcade

Shoot zombified AKB48 in new arcade game


Oh, and dance with them, too.
Feb 08
// Pedro Cortes
Well, this is certainly different. When you think of "AKB48" and "arcade," you'll usually envision some sort of dancing or ParaPara-style machine. Well, you've got the musical portion right with Sailor Zombie: AKB48 Arcade Ed...
Music photo
Music

The Dose: Tomomi Itano


Her best effort yet
Jan 20
// Hiroko Yamamura
The best things come to those that wait, right? Those who are braving the late night with me are in for a real late night treat with this edition of The Dose. In the past I've been quite critical of Ex-AKB48 member Tomomi It...
Japanese commercials photo
Japanese commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Oooh Mariko!
Sep 11
// Hiroko Yamamura
This week we're treated to some fantastic new commercials, courtesy of our friend JPCMHD! Everything is quite upbeat, with party music booming in the air. There's some Perfume, Paris Hilton, and even a cooking bear! Most imp...
Idol of the Week photo
Idol of the Week

Idol of the Week: Tomomi Itano


Itano's bringing the water to take the heat down!
Jul 12
// Salvador GRodiles
Name: Tomomi ItanoBirthdate: July 3, 1991Hometown: Kanagawa, JapanMeasurements: 76/56/79 cm Hiroko's busy with some unexpected business, so she has left me in charge of Idol of the Week again. In a random occurrence of fate, ...
Daily Dose photo
Daily Dose

A Daily Dose of Music: Tomomi Itano


Now that's a long intro
Jun 25
// Hiroko Yamamura
I totally forgot to enter the contest to be in this new video. Oh well, you don't want me upstaging Tomo-chin after all. It looks like things are moving ahead with Tomomi Itano's graduation from AKB48, and things are looking...
Tomo-chin dance off photo
Tomo-chin dance off

Can you dance your way onto Tomomi Itano's new video?


Maybe your entry needs more duckface?
Jun 17
// Hiroko Yamamura
Now that Obachaaan have kicked AKB48 out of the top spot as top idol group, there seems to be less and less reasons to like them. In all seriousness though, given the recent scandals, as well as top members Mariko Shinoda an...
Daily Dose photo
Daily Dose

A Daily Dose of Music: Minami Takahashi


Takamina's solo debut
Mar 20
// Josh Tolentino
It's your Daily Dose of Music, everyone, and today we have for you Minami "Takamina" Takahashi, striking out on her own for the first time in her debut single, "Jane Doe". To be perfectly frank I haven't been completely floo...
Trolled by a wota photo
Trolled by a wota

I called it: AKB rage video a hoax


And a profitable one, at that
Mar 01
// Josh Tolentino
Remember when that one AKB48 fan seemed to go a little bit crazy in video format at the news of Yuki "Yukirin" Kashiwagi's alleged indiscretions? Back in that post, I wrote that I "sincerely hope that this an attempt to paro...
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I really hope this Wota's reaction to AKB48 is a joke


Really, I do.
Feb 09
// Josh Tolentino
Unsurprisingly, the rain of "scandals" continues to pour on AKB48, this time due to Yuki "Yukirin" Kashiwagi having the temerity to attend a group party with *gasp* men in it, just days after the now-infamous "Mii-chan Affai...
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AKB48's manager responds to Minami Minegishi scandal


Doesn't make it better, though
Feb 03
// Josh Tolentino
An eventful week for idol megagroup AKB48 continues. In case you haven't been following, Minami "Mii-chan" Minegishi was humiliated in rather medieval fashion for reasons that no one should ever have cause to feel ashamed abo...
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AKB's Minami Minegishi humiliated for being a human being


*Facepalm*
Feb 01
// Josh Tolentino
[Update: The apology video has been removed following an official response by AKB management. An English-translated transcript of Minegishi's statement is available at the bottom of this post.] Ah, an "Oh, Japan" moment. ...
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Atsuko Maeda gets terrorized in The Complex


Scary kids aplenty
Jan 21
// Hiroko Yamamura
Former AKB48 leader, Atsuko Maeda returns to the big screen with the upcoming horror flick, The Complex. The new teaser doesn't tell us too much, but from what I know the story revolves around Acchan's character, Asuka movin...
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Idol of the Week: Mayu Watanabe


Yes, I've been naughty
Dec 30
// Hiroko Yamamura
Name: Mayu WatanabeBirthdate: March 26, 1994Hometown: Saitama, JapanMeasurements: 71/55/82 cm  Did you get what you wanted from Santa this year? Perhaps you actually wanted Santa for Christmas? I think we'd all say that ...
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A Daily Dose of Music: AKB48


And the beat goes on
Sep 23
// Hiroko Yamamura
AKB48 are back, and this time we have a winner! There seems to always be plenty of AKB48 videos to wade through, but every once in a while, a fantastic video makes it through. It's official Yuko Oshima, i...
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20: BINGO movie trailer features Don and AKB48's Sakiko


Gokai Change!
Sep 18
// Salvador GRodiles
As silly as it sounds to make a movie based off the game of Bingo, the BINGO movie takes the basic concept of Bingo and uses it as a means to execute prisoners. In order to make these deaths interesting, the families of the ...
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Take that, Hollywood: AKB48 performs Wreck-It-Ralph theme


I prefer AKB0048 - just kidding!
Sep 14
// Josh Tolentino
Now here's a bit of a weird, or at least uncommon occurrence. Idol horde AKB48, a group I figured only otaku would know of in North America, has been tapped to perform a song for the Hollywood movie Wreck-It-Ralph, which fran...
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Acchan adds star power to the new Toyota Doraemon ad


Robot cat powered cars?
Sep 07
// Hiroko Yamamura
The Toyota ads featuring real world actors as famous Doraemon characters, has just added another superstar to their line-up. Former AKB48 front woman, Atsuko Maeda takes on the role of Jaiko, alongside Naoya O...
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It's All Over: AKB0048 getting a game version


Aug 26
// Josh Tolentino
This is it, people. If there was ever a sign that human civilization was approaching some kind of cultural singularity, past which everything just implodes onto itself, this is one of them. AKB0048 is getting a game, the...
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Wot(a) time: Google+, YouTube stream Acchan's graduation


Aug 21
// Josh Tolentino
It may only be August, but for Wota, it's graduation time! Unfortunately for some, the "graduation" in question isn't so much "graduating" from idol obsession, but a celebration of an idol's going solo. The celebrant? Atsuko ...
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A Daily Dose of Music: AKB48


Aug 18
// Hiroko Yamamura
It's so hard to say goodbye... The time has finally come for Atsuko Maeda to graduate from the J-Pop supergroup, AKB48. Acchan has always been such a focal point of the group, however I'm sure she will prosper in her al...






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