Tag Archive: AKB48

Feb 05 2018

Tomomi Itano – Just as I am (MV)


Tomomi Itano takes some chill time to herself in L.A. and the California desert in her introspective video for “Just as I am.”

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Jan 27 2018

Tokyo Idols (Film Review)


Tokyo Idols Film Review by David Cirone [originally published on Drama-MAX] Tokyo Idols has an agenda, and that’s no spoiler. Starting with its slanted description on Netflix, filmmaker Kyoko Miyake uses the documentary platform to selectively focus on fringe, negative aspects of idol fandom. For the millions of Japanese and international fans who have actually …

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Jan 24 2018

Tomomi Itano finds her way back in new photobook and single


Tomomi Itano will release two projects in February, her latest photobook Wanderer and a new maxi-single “Just As I Am”. Itano says she’s been thinking a lot about self-awareness and acceptance, and she created the two projects to complement each other and express the full scope of her feelings. Wanderer, shot by photographer ND Chow …

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Jan 20 2018

NekoPOP’s Best J-Pop Album Covers 2017


Check out NekoPOP′s best J-Pop album/single jackets for 2017, chosen by NekoPOP contributors David Cirone, Nhu Nguyen, Todd Nelson, and John Winner. Click here to view the full list, including LiSA, Koda Kumi, BiSH, AKB48, YUZU, NECRONOMIDOL, Daoko, and many more!

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Aug 24 2017

Tomomi Itano new photo book “release”


Ex-AKB48 songstress and idol Tomomi Itano has revealed images from her upcoming photobook “release”, out August 25th in Japan. The 144-page collection, her first in 7 years, was created to showcase the “new” Tomochin, now 26, who took an active part in planning the look and style of each shoot.

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Jun 01 2017

AKB48 – Shoot Sign (MV)


AKB48 says “Let’s get ready to rumbllllllle…” — idol style, as arch-enemies Devil Tiger Shimako, Broken Scissors, and Goo Kanori face-off against Haruna Kojima in their 47th single “Shoot Sign”. Set in the world of World Idol Pro-Wrestling, the XL-sized 7-minute music video follows “Legend Kojima” as she brings pink furry vengeance against all who …

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Jan 23 2017

AKB48’s new album Thumbnail to feature Morning Musume collaboration song


AKB48’s 8th album, Thumbnail, set for release on January 25, will include the special collaboration track “Get You!”, featuring Morning Musume and Rino Sashihara, recording under the name of Sanishing Musume. The album will also include “365 Nichi no Kamihikoki (theme song of TV series Asa ga Kita),” “Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby (Minami Takahashi’s …

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Oct 17 2016

Tomomi Itano reveals triple jackets for 2nd album Get Ready


Tomomi Itano’s second full album will be released November 2 in three different editions, with bonus content including a photo book and music video DVD. The ex-AKB48 model/singer has just unleashed her hot new music video for the new track, “OMG”. Itano will also release a live DVD “Tomomi Itano Asia Tour 2016 [OOO]” at …

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Oct 17 2016

Tomomi Itano hits the gym in OMG music video


Ex-AKB48 member Tomomi Itano has released the music video for her new song “OMG”, from her forthcoming album Get Ready, due for release November 2. For international fans, there’s just enough English to get her point across. Look out for the dance-break mid-song — not for the faint of heart.

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Aug 30 2016

MInami Takahashi (AKB48) to release solo album Aishitemo Ii Desu Ka?


Ex-AKB48 member Minami Takahashi will release her solo debut album Aishitemo Ii Desu Ka? on October 12, including 12 tracks and a bonus music video DVD in the limited edition.

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