Idols

Idolmaster anime becoming Korean-drama, idol applications to be accepted from around the world!

South Korea will receive a live-action drama adaptation of the hit idol video game and anime franchise, with a few significant changes.

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You can buy batteries that have been specially charged for you by idols on a bike 【Video】

These batteries aren’t full of electricity — they’re full of love.

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Going to an anime concert? Don’t forget to strap your collection of merch to yourself first!

Because why stop at wearing your love for you favorite character on your sleeve, when you can wear it on your whole body?

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Japan’s muscle idol continues to turn heads with body that looks like it could crush stone 【Pics】

Buff beauty poses for spread in Japan’s Weekly Playboy.

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New smartphone game lets you date real-life J-pop idols, but shockingly gives them 100 Boyfriends

Nogizaka 46 romance simulator is an odd mix of daydream fantasy and unintentional cynicism.

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Japanese music stores engage in war of words over idol handshake events

Has music become nothing more than extra content for idol handshake events?

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Tokyo specialized school’s new department will teach you to be an Akihabara professional

Courses include maid cafe management, idol production, and dojinshi promotion.

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VR visit to Japanese swimsuit model’s apartment provides joy for dateless men on Valentine’s Day

Ai Shinozaki, one of Japan’s hardest-working models, extends some VR hospitality.

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Promo for Yanagawa City is filled with the beauty of Japan, adorable dancing girls【Video】

The Sagemon Girls are here to introduce their wonderful, little-known city to you!

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J-pop idol fans run amok, drop their pants at Tokyo concert

Many Japanese venues allow concertgoers to wave glow sticks, but waving your junk? That’s a no-no.

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Japanese net users marvel at the evolution of The Idolmaster’s graphics over the past 10 years

Longtime fans of video game franchise The Idolmaster celebrate over 10 years of musical idol-rearing fun with comparison pictures of the series’ graphics over time.

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Kimono-clad Hatsune Miku figure proves she’d have looked just fine in the pre-computer era

Exquisitely painted figure reimagines the digital idol in traditional garb.

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Japan can’t stop looking at modeling idol’s big, beautiful…muscles! 【Photos】

Buff beauty boasts bewitching biceps.

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AKB48 and Nogizaka46 songs to be played as subway train departure melodies in Tokyo

You can probably tell which stations they’ll be played at, but can you guess which songs have been chosen?

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Japanese judge dismisses lawsuit against idol singer who violated contract’s no-dating clause

Suit tossed out of Tokyo district court in rare win for idols’ romantic freedom.

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The five members of the popular group appeared sombre during their special television appearance last night. 

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Sayonara, SMAP! Japan’s biggest boy band reportedly breaking up

Reports indicate that the five-man vocal group’s 25-year stint in the Japanese spotlight is about to come to a close.

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Japanese discount store’s line of Love Live! anime merch all costs less than five bucks

Even the thriftiest otaku can spare 300 yen for his best girl, right?

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s “little sister” Hamada Bamyu Bamyu is kinda cute and kinda gorilla【Video】

Are you a fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu? Then perhaps you’ll like her new “little sister” Hamada Bamyu Bamyu, Japan’s latest quirky pop sensation.

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The 10 best anime about idols, as chosen by the Internet masses

With gigantic casts of characters who are groomed to become fan favorites, what’s not to love? Did your favorite idol anime make the list?

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