Idols

Osaka’s aged idol group Obachaaan still on fire, also helping prevent fires

Don’t call it a comeback. They’ve been here for years, dispensing candy and unsolicited advice.

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Another Tokyo urban landmark closing down, this time the home of Shinjuku’s giant Yunika Vision

Labi location says goodbye to the neighborhood it’s been a symbol of.

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Meet Hololive’s brand new adorable VTubers, designed to win you over with English

Hololive English will be the first virtual YouTuber project to specifically target English-speaking countries, and it’s starting right away!

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Dancing mini idol robots with customizable parts available for sale in Japan【Video】

Ever wanted a dancing and programmable idol robot? Now you can have one.

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Exec from idol singer group SKE48’s management company arrested on child prostitution charges

“I just let the girls into my car.”

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Man arrested for spreading false Twitter rumors about five Japanese idol singers for revenge

”I wanted to damage their public images” he says of misguided quest for justice for another member of the group.

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AKB48 member tests positive for coronavirus

Japanese idol now receiving treatment in hospital.

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Japanese idol singer responds to fan who gushes over how much he loves her thighs

”I want you to consider whether or not what you write is appropriate.”

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Japanese idol group limits length of fan letters after receiving crazy-long “fan report”

10,000 characters, written by hand, is a few thousand too many, talent agency says.

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Japanese idol shows just how well the optical illusion boob shirt works

Gift from an otaku gives this woman a buxom bosom front-on, but from the side it’s a different story. 

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Overseas otaku make huge donation of masks to real-life Japanese Love Live! town

Love Livers also turn down any compensation for their generosity.

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Idol-turned-ramen restaurant owner has great plan to make sure her staff is paid during pandemic

Former AKB48 idol channels her faith that ramen fans will be back at her restaurant in the future into making sure workers get paid in the present.

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Isolation driving Japanese idol to dismantle and itemize fruits and other foods

All play and no work makes You a dull girl.

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How would Love Live! look as an early-‘80s post-apocalyptic anime? Awesome, video reboot shows

Fist of the school idol festival?

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Daughter of Japanese idol and former SMAP star Takuya Kimura becomes a model in Japan

Eldest daughter of a heartthrob graduates high school and enters the world of fashion.

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Otaku in Western Art: Hilarious viral hashtag finds geeks hiding in classic masterpieces

Otaku struggles are real and they’ve been right under our noses for centuries.

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Now you can own the eyes of “once in a millennium” idol Kanna Hashimoto

Taking idol worship to a whole other level.  

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“Single women only” say rules for anime voice actress auditions for new Love Live! series

No married women allowed, but 15-year-olds are A-OK.

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Idol group will fine fans who come to event without masks, but many don’t buy coronavirus excuse

There’s a hole in the logic of the plan that’s supposedly meant to block germs.

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Eye reflection stalker who assaulted idol says he “would like to do everything he can” for her

Not home-invasion groping her in the first place seems like it would have been the nicer thing to do.

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