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AKB48 Announces Results for 37th Single Senbatsu Election stars

AKB48 37th Senbatsu Election Mayu Watanabe

Over the weekend, Japanese idol group AKB48 announced the vote count results for the AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu General Election at Ajinomoto Stadium. For this election, the top 80 girls were chosen; an increase over the previous 64 girls from past elections. 263 girls were eligible for candidacy including members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48. Unlike last year, girls who were previously incumbent members of AKB-affiliated groups for more than four years were not eligible.

AKB48: To Be Continued (DVD) Review stars

In Documentary of AKB48: To Be Continued presented by New People Entertainment, we are taken behind the scenes and into the lives of the all-female Japanese idol group, AKB48. As we follow them throughout their 2010 tour in Japan, we see them rehearse and we see them cry, but most importantly we see them bond.

ICE (DVD) Review stars

In a post-Apocalyptic setting where all human males have ceased to exist, what else do you have to do than form strong female-female “friendships” while injecting your nether regions with biogenetic altering devices? Apparently, not much as is shown in Yasushi Akimoto's original video animation, ICE. And yes, for those wondering, this is the same Yasushi Akimoto who created the all-female Japanese idol groups AKB48 and SKE48.

AKB48's Beginner Breaks Half Million on First Day stars


Japanese super-idol group, AKB48, breaks records by surpassing 560,000 sales of its 18th single on the first day alone. This is the most sales the group has been able to amass on a single on the first day and will mark this single as the third to surpass half a million in its first week. The single, titled "Beginner," was released on October 27 and an estimated 1,030,000 copies of the single were shipped out to stores in preparation for Beginner's release.

A Chance to Date AKB48 stars

Konami will be releasing a new love simulator for the Playstation Portable that pits players against the girls of AKB48. AKB1/48 Idol to Koishitara, or loosely translated to AKB1/48 If I Loved an Idol, allows players to pick their favorite AKB48 girls to become their girlfriends. No word yet on gameplay specifics, but expect over 10,000 pictures of girls, 80 minutes of the girls swooning over you, and full voice-overs. The game is set for a December 23 release. More info inside.

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