Manga creators Eiki Eiki (Love Stage!), Tatsuya Egawa (Golden Boy), Mineo Maya (Patalliro!), editor Saki Fujita, and sociologist Dr. Akiko Mizoguchi will appear on NHK's "Sashipedia ~BL o Tansaku Seyo!" program on June 11 with host, HKT48 idol group member.
Billboard ... tracks by AKB48, six tracks ranked within the 2016 year-end Japan Hot 100. Physical sales for AKB48's titles was a particularly strong driver, with "Tsubasa Wa Iranai," which included a voting ticket for the annual "Senbatsu Sousenkyo.
fans from anywhere can connect with AKB48. This time, AKB fans will also vote for which members they would like to see perform the group's 32nd as-yet-untitled single which will be released in August. The first section, starting at 3 p.m., will be a live.