idol singers

Virtual YouTuber finds a way to shake hands with real-world fans, give them high-fives in Japan

A 2-D/3-D dream come true for Nightmare fans.

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What’s it like to attend an idol concert where they’re singing lyrics that you wrote? Complicated

Struggling musician Seiji attends the major debut of Gilty x Gilty, where they sing a song with lyrics written by…Seiji.

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Is the AKB48-style idol singer promotion system limiting Japanese music’s global appeal?

Prominent music critic puts the blame on idol “hostess club” tactics for Japan’s lack of “competitive ability,” but fans say that’s missing the point.

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High school girl arrested for stalking Johnny’s 7 MEN Samurai member

Luckily no one was harmed in the tense encounter.

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Thanks to the shogun, this Tokyo Shinto shrine has good luck charms to help you win idol tickets

The historical reason this shrine in the heart of the city is becoming a must-visit for idol fans.

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The Sailor Moon theme song is based on another song about drinking a lot of tequila【Video】

Forget fighting evil, the original is about drinking and dancing by moonlight instead.

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The new Love Live! anime isn’t about virtual YouTubers…probably【Video】

Teaser video for Love Live! Virtual School Idol promises a shakeup to the hit anime/game’s formula.

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Oshi kamidana – Literal altars you can build to enshrine your favorite anime character or idol

Design includes feature to hook up altars for members you’d wish would hook up as well.

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For the working otaku – Convertible bags you can take to work and anime/idol events【Photos】

Clever design lets you transform from serious professional to hardcore fan in seconds flat.

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Nearly half of Japanese women in survey have an idol singer or anime crush

And the vast majority want to look good when they go to see them.

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We visit a Harajuku cafe where you can customize food with your favorite idol’s member color

Cafe de Lapis has not only beautiful and delicious food, but it’s idol otaku-friendly!

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Idols from the sea! Massive haul of idol singer photos wash up on Japanese coast【Photos】

Not the kind of trash beach-cleaning volunteer expected to find.

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It’s the Nintendo Famicom’s 38th birthday, so let’s bust out the Famicom Disk System!

38 years ago today, the Famicom everyone knows and loves went on sale, but what about its often forgotten upgrade?

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Meet Aloma: the Japanese male idol group cheering on moms through the trials of child-rearing

A truly one-of-a-kind boy band.

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Arsonist at idol concert says he was imitating the Kyoto Animation arson attack

Japanese laws may need to be strengthened to stop more copycat attacks from occurring.

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AKB48 signs removed from exterior of AKB48 Theater building in Akihabara

Idol group’s home-turf ads replaced with ones for hit Chinese video game.

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Japan’s 59-year-old “eternal idol” amazes fans with hasn’t-aged-a-day self-cover【Video】

Basically, Seiko Mazda stopped aging in 1988.

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Former idol singer arrested on fraud charges, police say she found victims through dating apps

Former SKE48 member claimed to be an investing expert with a can’t-fail get-rich-quick scheme.

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Japanese company allows workers to take vacation to grieve if favorite idol singer gets married

Policy also allows for bereavement leave when idols retire, leaving office early for surprise concerts.

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AKB48’s Indonesian spin-off group JKT48 forced to downsize due to pandemic

JKT48 + COVID-19 = -26

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