AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour DVD & Blu-Ray Released on December 18th

AKB48's latest DVD "Manatsu no Dome Tour - Madamada, Yaranakya Ikenai Koto ga Aru" (We still have many things to do) was released on December 18th, 2013. The whole AKB family consisting of AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48 participated in this summer event that took place in Tokyo, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Osaka from July 20th to August 25th 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MV2gs8zsoc > Read More

AKB48’s “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” – The latest dance craze and internet phenomenon

Popular girl group AKB48 created a new internet phenomenon with their hit single "Koisuru Fortune cookie" (Fortune Cookie in Love) which was released in August 2013. The song sold over one million copies on its release day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFf4AgBNR1E > Read More

Watanabe Mayu (AKB48) – Chouzetsu Kawaii, Mayuyu!

Mayu Watanabe (渡辺麻友) also known by her nickname Mayuyu, was born on March 26th, 1994 in Saitama Prefecture. She is a member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48 (currently Team A). Furthermore she is a member of the AKB48 subgroups NO NAME, Watarirouka Hashiritai and Team Dragon. She is one of the most popular members of AKB48. > Read More

The Ultimate AKB48 Photo Guide Part 4 – The Sister Groups of AKB48 and Their Theater Photos

The sister groups of AKB48 are SKE48, HKT48 and NMB48 and they have their own theater photos which are worth talking about because of the modifications that were done. The distribution of HKT48 and some photos of SKE48, however, remains the same as the one for AKB48 since it has proven to work well. The SKE48 Random Theater Photos Released bi-monthly, the SKE48 theater photos offer one set of random pictures just like the ones of AKB48 and the second set is based on orders. The SKE48 Random Photoset comes in packets of 5 and is sold for 1,000 yen. Each set has 3 pictures and they follow a > Read More

The Ultimate AKB48 Photo Guide Part 3

The theater photos of the AKB48 are series of collectible photograph sets that are most likely to take over the B.L.T. regular series. They were launched in 2009 by the AKS and were originally considered as an alternative source of photographs to B.L.T. Now it might be the most popular with the B.L.T. agreement not being renewed. The AKB48 Monthly Theater Pictures If you happen to be in the area of Akihabara, drop by the Don Quixote building or the home theater of AKB48. On the 5th floor, you will find the AKB48 shop where the theater photos are sold and new ones are released every 26th of > Read More

The Ultimate AKB48 Photo Guide Part 2

As part of the second portion of our AKB48 photo guide, we focus on the special photos done by B.L.T. These are limited edition photographs and hard to find. They are also difficult to price since they have become coveted collector’s items for all AKB48 fans. The U-17 Batch This is the set of rare Under 17 or U-17 B.L.T. pictures that feature members who fall under this age category. In the B.L.T. magazines which were published every quarter, the issues have the good quality photos on the front and back pages. These issues never hit the stands since they were only available for online sales. > Read More

The Ultimate AKB48 Photo Guide Part 1 ~B.L.T~

AKB48, the Japanese pop group whose 18 latest singles shot to top position in the Oricon Weekly Single Charts, has been photographed as a group and individually since 2005. These photos are now ready and available to AKB48 fans and are some of the hottest collectors items. The photos are part of the extensive AKB48 merchandise which every fan should have to show their support for their favorite idol group. Complete your AKB48 nama shashin (生写真) collection now. It’s easy with our friendly guide which we have categorized into manageable sections so you can easily find your favorite AKB48 > Read More