Japanese journalist Takayuki Teruyasu, former editor of ’80s music magazine Yoiko no Kayoukyoku, explains ... but who are widely acknowledged by insiders as the single most dominant power in Japanese entertainment. By the early ’90s, kayoukyoku.
They’re headed to the 2010 Anime Expo, which hits downtown Los Angeles Thursday through Sunday, offering the chance for anime and manga fans ... playing at the Nokia Theatre at 12 p.m. Saturday. Pop group AKB48 will perform in its first appearance.
Chance no Junban," the 19th single by the all-female idol grpup AKB48, was the week's new #1 CD single with 597,000 copies sold. It was the group's fifth single to rank #1 in one year, which ties the record for most #! singles by a female musical act in.
The first time I ever heard about Beckii Cruel, was when my executive producer phoned me on ... As it turned out, I needn't have worried. She showed almost no self-consciousness about being filmed. For a 14-year-old that is amazing, I thought.
An arena full of people erupted during the intense finals of rock, paper, scissors in Japan. 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.
I was woken up at 5:30 am by deafening sirens and peered out the window to see smoke billowing out of the second floor of the house no more than 10 meters from ... that in my own experience, firemen in Japan do go into burning (and obviously dangerous.
Like many players before me who have chased their dreams only to find themselves on the fence of MLB — a good player that either got hurt along the way, whose skills may have been considered “declining”, or who never really got a chance — Japan is.
Last week saw the release of Bayonetta 2 in Japan, and the game—published by Nintendo, who also funded its development—sold 38,828 copies. That’s a far lower opening than the first Bayonetta, which was released back in 2009. The original Bayonetta.
Since each group has so many members, often the same single will be sold with a variety of covers. For example, all five of these designs are for Oricon’s number-one song, AKB48’s “Labrador ... even if there’s no chance of the connection ever.