Idols

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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Samurai, ninja, and anime butlers join dinosaur staff at Tokyo’s “Weird Hotel”【Photos】

Say hello to the future of contact-free check-in.

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Japanese idol concert goes ahead during heavy rain, creates crazy scenes for otaku near Mt Fuji

Mosh pit turns into a pond but that doesn’t stop the singing and dancing.

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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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Idol singer quitting group because otaku that show up to their concerts are “nasty”

Though maybe that shouldn’t have been such a surprise with this particular underground idol unit.

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Johnny & Associates partners with Neokyo to ship official idol goods outside of Japan

At last you can get your favorite Johnny’s idol goods delivered to your door anywhere in the world.

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Japanese idol goes viral for display of superpowers at train station【Video】

All in a day’s work for this creative idol.

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Kanna Hashimoto wins Guinness World Record for getting tissues really fast

Hashimoto becomes the undisputed, certified Queen of Tissues.

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7 MEN Samurai leading charge of Johnny’s new wave, need your help translating

From playing their own instruments to scaring the crap out of each other, these six 7 MEN are changing the face of Japanese idols.

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The Station Idol Latch! project gifts us with 30 male idols for 30 Yamanote Line stations

JR East’s newest venture reimagines each of the 30 stations on Tokyo’s most famous train line as a singing and performing idol.

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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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Sega leaves arcade management like retiring idol singer, confuses, upsets Japanese Internet users

But in some fans’ eyes, this was the only way to go.

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Tokyo talent “scout” picks wrong woman to try to recruit, and not just because she’s a politician

Showing her photos of events he claims to have managed backfires spectacularly.

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Anime girl holograms to start working as hotel staff at Tokyo’s “Weird Hotel”【Photos】

The Idolmaster cast will be waiting to serve travelers.

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