idol singers

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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Japanese idol singers selling personal phone calls to fans who want to skip the singing

New service offers calls directly from idols to fans’ smartphones or PCs, with chats coming as soon as five minutes from the request.

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Senegalese soccer team’s dance moves go perfectly with Japanese idol music, fan discovers【Videos】

As Senegal’s players shine on the field, famous anime anthem asks if their hearts are shining too.

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These dozens of beautiful Japanese idol singers aren’t just CG, they were created by AI【Video】

Kyoto-based technology company created a neural network that’s an idol otaku, then set if free to daydream of its perfect idols.

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Japanese anime girl virtual YouTuber also speaks perfect English!【Video】

Virtual idol Sakura Fujima stands out from the pack with a voice that sounds familiar…

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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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Bomb threats against Love Live! concert lead to arrest of 17-year-old boy in Japan

Social media posts about “limitless explosions” draw police response.

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Otaku dating service says some of its female members specifically refuse to date Love Live! fans

Love Livers’ romantic prospects are limited, but there’s also a silver lining to being a fan of the hit idol anime.

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Anime featuring yakuza thugs getting gender reassignment surgeries to become idols begins in July

New trailers give a glimpse of the insanity.

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Japanese idol singer announces hatred of otaku faces, further solidifies masochistic fanbase

Being sweet and coy didn’t work when discussing a photo ban, so Eren tried the brutally direct approach instead.

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Man pretending to be idol singer producer arrested on charge of kidnapping 14-year-old Tokyo girl

Told junior high student who wanted to run away he’d pick her up, and also “Bring your school uniform.”

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Cheki meshi: The deliciously delusional way Japanese idol fans eat with their favorite singers

Japanese idol singers usually have a no-romance clause in their contracts, so fans hoping for a dinner date have to get creative.

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Japanese idol group disbands after debut concert, citing members’ excessive individuality

But there’s a comical silver lining that has heartbroken fans drying their eyes.

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Japanese idol singer holds memorial concert for 55-year-old fan who died alone and had no funeral

A final farewell after a decade of devoted support.

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Lesbian idols’ confession of love prompts veteran to say “Idol romance restrictions are shit”

Harsh words from a strong supporter of letting love bloom between idols and anyone they want.

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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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Japanese idol group bans all gifts from fans to teen singers to help protect their values

After fans continued to ignore requests regarding what types of presents are appropriate, group institutes blanket ban.

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Idols stand by cryptocurrency after major theft leaves them without paychecks

The Virtual Currency Girls hit their first major snag in their dream of a cryptocurrency utopia.

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Japanese idol singer reveals that she’s pregnant with her manager’s baby

18-year-old’s two-year relationship has angry fans calling the development a “betrayal.”

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