November 25, 2015

AKB48 First Show in Philippine Was a Great Success

AKB48’s Team 8 performed at Cool Japan Festival held in Philippine on November 7th and 8th for the total of 4 shows in 2 days. This is the first time for AKB48 to visit Philippine. Though the sun was burning hot like the summer in Japan, they performed with smiles and cheerfulness, responding to the fan’s applause. This event was organized to introduce Japanese culture to people in Philippines. AKB Team 8 performed not only AKB48 songs such as “Akitakatta”, “Koisuru... Read More

June 19, 2015

SKE48’s First Documentary Film and Blue-ray and DVD Coming Out!

“Idol no Namida, DOCUMENTARY of SKE48 “ is a documentary on the 6 years of SKE48 since its formation. The documentary’s Blu-ray and DVD will be out on September 9th (Wed). SKE was formed as the first sister group of AKB48 in 2008. Their energy and persistence is known to be one of the strongest among the sister groups. The documentary is like the concentrated version of their 6 years featuring interviews with members and graduates including Jyurina Matsui, Rena Matsui,... Read More

May 21, 2015

HKT48 reveal a portion of their exciting Taiwan & Hong Kong concerts

A digest video for HKT48’s “HKT48 ZENKOKU Tour ~ZENKOKU TOITSU OWATTORANKEN~ BANGAIHEN in Taipei & Hong Kong” DVD/Blu-ray was released on YouTube. The release consists of footage from the group’s ATT SHOW BOX show in Taiwan and Macpherson Stadium show in Hong Kong that took place from December to January. The digest video shows the group members with Japanese umbrellas and folding fans singing “Flying Get ~WA ver.~”. Viewers can see candid shots of the group... Read More

December 18, 2014

HKT48 will recruit members in Taiwan

HKT48 held a concert in Taiwan as an extra date on the tour that started in September 2014. This was the first Taiwan show for anyone from the AKB48 group. Rino Sashihara was handed a piece of paper during her speech in the middle of the show. This made the fans and the other members anxious and restless. Because of the huge reception of the Taipei 101 event from the previous night, “Taiwan AKB48 group member auditions” were suddenly confirmed and announced. The members... Read More

September 5, 2014

Tomomi Itano to play her first overseas shows in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Tomomi Itano just released her first album, “SxWxAxG” in July and is currently on her first solo Japan tour called “Tomomi Itano Live Tour ~ SxWxAxG~”. She performed at Legacy Taipei on August 22 in Taiwan and Kitec Star Hall on August 24 in Hong Kong. These two shows were her first overseas solo shows ever. The Taiwan and Hong Kong shows brought in a over 3,000 people over the two days. Itano performed a total of 21 songs ranging from such AKB48 hits as “Dear... Read More

July 18, 2014

Tomomi Itano to appear at J-POP festival in America

Tomomi Itano will appear as an honorable guest at “J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014”, a two-day street festival held in San Francisco from July 19 to 20. This will be Itano’s first performance in America. “J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014” is a street festival that showcases Japanese pop culture and was started in the summer of 2009. Last year brought in 80,000 attendees, a new record for the festival. Itano will appear on two stages for this festival. The first stage will be... Read More

July 11, 2014

Trailer for Tomomi Itano’s shocking new song off of her first album, “SxWxAxG”, is released.

A trailer video for Tomomi Itano’s first album, “SxWxAxG”, has been released. The album contains four songs and was released on July 2. Just as the title implies, the lyric video for the song takes from Hip Hop and EDM. The music video for the lead track, “Crush”, and the trailer video are causing quite a stir. Official Website: Blog: AKB48 in Horipro: Related posts:Tomomi ItanoAKB48 /... Read More

January 24, 2014

“AKB Unit Festival 2014” Will Be Streamed at Live-Viewing Theaters!!

LIVE VIEWING JAPAN Inc. Will broadcast “AKB Unit Festival 2014” at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL as live-stream at theaters nation-wide. This will be the third annual “Unit Festival”. The festival focuses on branch units and solo singles that are not included in the ballot of “Request Hour Setlist Best 100”. Will the experienced group by the three starting members show their presence? Will there be a graduation announcement after the shocking news of moving groups or joining... Read More

January 6, 2014

The movie ”Moratorium Tamako,” starring Astuko Maeda will be officially exhibited for The movie ”Moratorium Tamako” will be screened in Europe, at international Film Festival Rotterdam

The movie ”Moratorium Tamako,” starring Astuko Maeda will be officially exhibited for Spectrum section of “43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam” in Netherlands from Jan. 22 to Feb. 2, following the official exhibition for Busan International Film Festival. Furthermore, ”Moratorium Tamako” will be released in Taiwan from Jan. 17, Korea in Spring, has been announced. Official Website: Twitter: Related... Read More

October 23, 2013

A Movie Starring Atsuko Maeda, “Seventh Code” Shown to the World at the Rome International Film Festival

“Seventh Code”, the movie starring Atsuko Maeda and directed/written by Kiyoshi Kurosawa was chosen for the “Competition Lineup of the 8th edition of Rome Film Festival“, starting on November 8th at Rome of Italy. A miraculous collaboration has become true, of Atsuko Maeda, who is running up the stairs to a national actress, being invited to the Busan International Film Festival with the movie “Tamako in Moratorium”, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who continues to attract... Read More