Tag: AKB48

Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 announces musical performers

An all-star lineup of nine Japanese anime song performers will take over L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on July 4th, 6th, And 7th. Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) and Anime Expo (AX) have announced the complete lineup for the three-day music festival to be held in conjunction with AX 2018, the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in …

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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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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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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