AKB48

“There are many mentally unwell girls in AKB48” claims ex-member of Japan’s top idol singer group

Five-year veteran talks about indirect “cries for help.”

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AKB48’s new idol outfits are so stylish everyone’s talking about the company that makes them

And you can browse all of their outfits in detail on the Instagram page of the company that made them

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Idol manager resigns after attack on singer, company claims no group members broke law

Management company explains slow response, maintains no members of NGT48 illegally supplied attackers with victim’s home address.

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“It doesn’t feel like I’m alive” – Idol breaks silence after two male fans attack her at home

After men are released and management fails to address problem to her satisfaction, she says “I don’t want anyone else to have to go through this.”

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Japanese idol singer too sick to dance in music video gets replaced by CG, manga drawings【Video】

AKB48 couldn’t give her spot to another idol, so they found a way to put her in the video even if she wasn’t physically present.

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Idol group AKB48’s new song is the third-best-selling Japanese single CD of all time【Video】

Akihabara-based mega-group reasserts its dominance over the idol singer industry.

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Japan’s most beautiful idol singer faces, with AKB48 barely cracking the top 10【Survey】

One idol group dominates the poll by taking all five top slots.

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Idol group AKB48 sells 2.5 million copies of new CD, bags full of them end up in trash days later

In the Japanese idol singer world, sometimes the difference between love and hate can be hard to see.

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AKB48, Love Live! idol supergroups to perform live in Los Angeles this summer

Three-concert series welcomes some of the biggest names in the anime/idol music world to the city of angels.

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How to enjoy Japanese idol music if you hate its sweetness: Pretend they’re not singing about YOU

There’s black comedy gold waiting in the titles of AKB48 idol hits, and our one tiny trick reveals it.

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Subpar AKB48 performance in Thailand earns scalding remarks from netizens 【Video】

Apparently it was so bad that Thai music fans wondered, “Are these really idols?”

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Japanese idol supergroup AKB48 said to phasing out swimsuit modeling for younger teen members

Rumors cite possible overseas criticism as reason for new policy.

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Former AKB48 member speaks out against Osaka school that forced its student to dye her hair

Sayaka Akimoto recounts similar pressures she faced herself in school.

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TPE48 recruiting new members, gets 21 schools to participate in “Koi Suru Fortune Cookie” video

Watch Taiwanese girls in flashy school uniforms perform the AKB48 hit song.

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Wonder Woman promoted in Japan with idol song “A Woman Can’t Sleep Alone,” angering some fans

Detractors call the title and lyrics of Nogizaka46 song, the video for which has just been released, a poor fit for the independent DC Comics star.

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Two Japanese idol singers announced as candidates for international 100 Most Beautiful Faces list

Former members of AKB48 and Rev. from DVL saluted.

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AKB48 mega-fan creates labour-saving CD packaging-opening machine【Video】

Although presumably created at great expense and effort.

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Mr. Sato calls a phone number he found on a 1,000 yen bill

Our reporter tried to uncover the truth behind “AKB48 Non Yuu” and their mysterious phone number.

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Japanese idol girls excite crowds by spitting water on them

Come for the J-pop idols, stay for the water discharging from their mouths.

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Japanese idol singer reveals three simple phrases men need to use to be popular with women

Former AKB48 member also advises against telling a woman “You’ve sure gotten fat recently.”

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