Idols

Daughter of Japanese idol and former SMAP star Takuya Kimura makes her modelling debut in Japan

The Japanese beauty steps out from the shadow of her father’s “sexiest man of the year” titles with some good-looking poses of her own.

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Otaku life in pictures: Fan buys enough copies of anime idol photo album to cover half his floor

Hardcore fan spends nearly US$1,500 amassing stockpile of voice actress’ newest book, doesn’t know what to do with them all.

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AKB48, Love Live! idol supergroups to perform live in Los Angeles this summer

Three-concert series welcomes some of the biggest names in the anime/idol music world to the city of angels.

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Muscle idol’s amazing Chun-Li photos shows gym is as important as sewing table for cosplay【Pics】

Hardcore cosplayers make their own costumes, and for Reika Saiki, that includes building her body to get Chun-Li’s thighs.

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Man pretending to be idol singer producer arrested on charge of kidnapping 14-year-old Tokyo girl

Told junior high student who wanted to run away he’d pick her up, and also “Bring your school uniform.”

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Cheki meshi: The deliciously delusional way Japanese idol fans eat with their favorite singers

Japanese idol singers usually have a no-romance clause in their contracts, so fans hoping for a dinner date have to get creative.

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Anime fan shows his hatred for Love Live! by dragging anime idol behind his itasha car

Itasha brings the pain to plushie from rival of owner’s favorite anime series.

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Japanese idol group disbands after debut concert, citing members’ excessive individuality

But there’s a comical silver lining that has heartbroken fans drying their eyes.

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Japanese man attempts to commit samurai-style seppuku in front his favorite idol

The Taiwanese Internet idol had recently announced her retirement, and it was her last public appearance.

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Japanese idol singer holds memorial concert for 55-year-old fan who died alone and had no funeral

A final farewell after a decade of devoted support.

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Lesbian idols’ confession of love prompts veteran to say “Idol romance restrictions are shit”

Harsh words from a strong supporter of letting love bloom between idols and anyone they want.

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How to enjoy Japanese idol music if you hate its sweetness: Pretend they’re not singing about YOU

There’s black comedy gold waiting in the titles of AKB48 idol hits, and our one tiny trick reveals it.

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Japanese idol group bans all gifts from fans to teen singers to help protect their values

After fans continued to ignore requests regarding what types of presents are appropriate, group institutes blanket ban.

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Male idol dance group finds hidden stalker gadget inside stuffed animal present from fan

Discovery prompts immediate change to unit’s policy regarding fan gifts.

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How much is otaku blood worth? Enough to get a free anime clear file if you donate it in Japan

Fans’ love of Love Live! can save lives, earn them an exclusive illustration of idols in blood-red costumes.

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Idols stand by cryptocurrency after major theft leaves them without paychecks

The Virtual Currency Girls hit their first major snag in their dream of a cryptocurrency utopia.

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Japanese idol supergroup AKB48 said to phasing out swimsuit modeling for younger teen members

Rumors cite possible overseas criticism as reason for new policy.

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Girls’ feet-flavor fried chicken now on sale in Tokyo, promises smell, stickiness of real thing

Idol singer group’s strange follow-up to sweat-flavor karaage is now here!

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