Idols

The pope gets idol singer treatment in Japan with anime-style happi coat and official goods【Vid】

Pope-tan!

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Trouble with stalkers? Japanese moving company offers discount to musicians trying to escape fans

Multiple music-related scenarios earn band members cheaper bills.

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Tokyo’s AKB48 idol-themed cafe announces sudden, permanent closure

Only a few weeks left to visit the idol singer eatery, plus possibly one more Akihabara landmark.

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Otaku dances like a Japanese idol in front of J-Pop idol at live event in Tokyo【Video】

When you love the idol life so much you become the idol.

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Beautiful Taiwanese cheerleader dubbed “stadium angel” by adoring baseball fans【Pics, Videos】

Lifting the spirits of players and fans at home and abroad.

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Idol stalker figures out where his target lives from the reflection in her eyes in social media photo

Uses clue to ambush, gag, and grope woman as she returns home.

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AKB48, Japan’s biggest idol singer group, apologizes for selling “Date Tickets”

Tickets promised to let fans “Experience what it’s like to be an AKB48 member’s lover.”

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50-year-old Japanese man arrested for selling naked Love Live! anime pillow covers

Investigators say multi-year operation earned him millions of yen.

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Japanese man’s bank isn’t satisfied with him cancelling fixed deposit to support favorite idol

Banker asks fan why he needs the extra cash, struggles to process the idol-loving response.

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50-year-old Japanese woman pulls off amazing Love Live! anime idol cosplay【Photos】

More than three times the age of the schoolgirl she’s cosplaying as? No problem!

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Beautiful idol singer leaves show business, opens delicious ramen restaurant in Tokyo

She used to be affiliated with AKB48, Japan’s biggest idol group, but now ramen fans are the ones singing about her amazing noodles.

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Japanese idol’s attempt at taking a “cute” photo backfires in terrifying way

Hilarity then ensues as she tries to prove her mortal state of living

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The Japanese government made an idol anime, and it literally wants your blood【Video】

The girls of KKT21 want you to bleed for the good of society.

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Japan’s unbelievably buff muscle idol shares workout videos, performs wicked clothesline【Videos】

Reika Saiki is here to evolve traditional kawaii cuteness into a new form: mukikawa.

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Ramen restaurant in Japan sells one-of-a-kind extra: handshakes with the owner/chef!

Noodle joint takes a page from the idol singer industry.

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Japanese boy tries to wipe away the tears of assaulted idol singer he sees crying on TV

A heartbreaking gesture of kindness for a woman in an industry that often doesn’t treat its performers like people.

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Kindai University’s legendary opening ceremony blows away new students with confetti and idols

Light displays, idol dances, motivational speeches, celebrity appearances–you name it, they’ve got it.

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Idol group that covered up singer’s attack by fans at home dismantles team system for “relaunch”

NGT48 shakeup comes after months of scandal.

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Idol says her on-stage apology after being attacked was something her managers forced her to do

NGT48 members says she was told that if she didn’t apologize, another idol would be made to read a letter of apology for her.

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New single moves AKB48 to second place on all-time Japanese CD sales list, but is it enough?

Idol group’s newest song is its 36th million-seller in a row, but a recent change may mean it’s leaving a ton of money on the table.

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