Idols

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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After 10 years of secrecy, anime song duo ClariS finally remove their masks and show their faces

Reveal comes 10 years to the day after group’s debut.

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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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