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AKB48 Idol Group Gets 1st Anime on Air Next Spring (Updated)
The Nikkan Sports newspaper is reporting on Tuesday that the idol group AKB48 is getting its first anime, which will air next spring. The broadcasting station and title of the project, which will have an all-original story, are still secret. Shoji Kawamori.

Watch the world's most intense 'rock, paper, scissors' victory ever and weep
the humble game of janken (as it's known there) is not reserved simply for passing the time in the playground, but for life altering TV moments. SEE ALSO: Japanese women use Bruno Mars to prove '24K Magic' is ageless The world's largest pop group AKB48.

You've got to hand it to her! Japanese woman in hysterics after winning high-stakes game of rock, paper, scissors
The event, AKB48 Group Unit Single Soudatsu Janken Taikai, was held on October 10 at World Memorial Hall in the Kansai Region. The tournament allows competitors to battle their through rounds to win the spot at the forefront of the very popular Japanese.

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VIDEO: AKB48 reveals new sister group - STU48 During its 7th annual Janken Tournament, AKB48 reveal the formation of ... with SMAP's "Sekai ni Hitotsudake no Hana" taking 1st place.

World’s largest pop band picks new lead singer in elaborate rock-paper-scissors game
The tournament is held as a spectator event in the giant Nippon Budokan arena and it sells out. After many elimination rounds, Jurina Matsui was selected September 18 as the lead singer on the band’s upcoming 34th single. Watch below. 2012 AKB48 Janken.

Japan Has Given Us The Most Intense And Dramatic ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ Match Of All Time
BUT WAIT. This was no normal janken match. This was the finals of a tournament with potentially life-altering stakes. You see, as Tokyo Hive helps explain, these two women are members of the J-pop group AKB48, which contains close to 150 members.

This Japanese supergroup takes Rock Paper Scissors pretty seriously
Back in October, a Japanese J-pop group named AKB48 held their annual Rock Paper Scissors (called janken in Japan) tournament for 98 of their 150 ... She had a truly glorious reaction to this news. Behold: To view this video please enable JavaScript.

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They had their independent concert ‘Big Show’ from 31st January to 1st February in Seoul Olympic Stadium seeing ... having them compete against each other in a tournament-style format. The eventual grand prize winner turned out to be 15-year-old.

Rock, paper scissors and the fierce world of Japanese pop
What most people did not know was this was a contest that decided which member of wildly popular Japanese girl group AKB48 would get to front the band ... peak - to ask why a TV station dropped a news programme to broadcast a mere rock, paper, scissors.

Strength and tradition draw women back to sumo world
So-called スー女 (sūjo, women who are sumo devotees) are on the rise, joining the ranks of 格闘技女子 (kakutōgijoshi, women who go in for martial arts) who have gone mainstream. True, Japanese men have been generally 元気がない (genki ga nai.