Sparks online questions about why she was singled out.
Anime has plenty of rousing anthems, but some are calling this data downright depressing.
”Idols are people too,” says one man in favor of freeing idols’ love lives.
Does real ramen taste better when it comes with a side of simulated companionship?
“We won’t stand for this,” assert vocalists.
Test your knowledge of Japanese trends by spotting the “buzz points” in this action-packed commercial.
With a few tweaks, the smash-hit Pokémon mobile game could be the perfect framework for idol-rearing franchises.
With the genre listed as “center scramble death game adventure,” you should expect a pretty high body-count, no matter how cute the characters are.
Is this a martial arts demonstration or dance off? You decide!
20-year-old Mayu Tomita now in stable condition following brutal attack.
Looks like fans and judges are going to have a tough time deciding who to keep and who to let go.
Osaka theme park doubles down (48-times down?) on its Japanese appeal with daily performances by members of four Japanese idol supergroups.
Here’s your chance to breathe the rarefied air of AKB48, Japan’s highest-flying idol mega group.
Sometimes, the line between hospitality and hostility is a blurry one.
They don’t call her the “Eternal Idol” for nothing.
Fans will need to part with two million yen (US$18,181) to earn the weekend getaway.
When Love Live! is your life, it’s hard to feel more alive than this.
Yesterday was Maid’s Day and gorgeous girls from Japan celebrated in the best way possible — with lots of cute poses and photos!
Ad for Tokyo auditions lets would-be anime stars know that they won’t be working in the booth if they’ve previously done work with their clothes off.
South Korea will receive a live-action drama adaptation of the hit idol video game and anime franchise, with a few significant changes.