Congratulations AKB48!! (54th Japan Record Music Awards)

Omedetou AKB48 for winning 54th Japan Record Music Awards for the second time!! >.<
They also won Best Lyrics for Gingham Check :)
(Info: They are the first Female Idol group who won this prestigious award)


Pic Source: Oricon

Takahashi, General Manager of AKB48 stated, “I am truly happy. Last year, we were desperate to grab the award, but his year, we felt like we must win it as the second chapter for AKB48 has begun. I am proud that we were able to get this award when there are so many great artists here.”

Watanabe Mayu also commented, “As Maeda-san graduated, we, the ones who are left, need to make AKB….” she then had to stop right there, as she could not hold herself, but cry. She continued tearfully, “I am very happy. While being proud of this, I would like to continue trying our best. Though we felt some pressure, receiving the award will make us gain confidence, and I hope it will bring another good accomplishment.”
TransSource: TokyoHive


Maeda Atsuko, former member was also watching the said Awards Night as she keep on posting on her twitter account. She first said that she received a call from the AKB48 General Manager, Takamina. Then when the winner announced, she posted "Yatta~" and followed by "Omedetou Minnasan". Shinoda Mariko also thanked her for watching them.


Here are their performances:



Winning Performance:

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[SKE48] Covers & Tracklist of "Choco no Dorei"

SKE48 11th Single - Choco no Dorei

Regular Type A

CD:
01. Choco no Dorei
02. Darkness (Seven Dancers)
03. Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi
04. Choco no Dorei off vocal
05. Darkness off vocal
06. Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi off vocal
DVD:
01. Choco no Dorei music video
02. Darkness (Seven Dancers) music video
03. Special Footage I “Bureikou de Omatsuri Sawagi no Daienkai!” Part 1

Regular Type B

CD:
01. Choco no Dorei
02. Bike to Sidecar (14 Carat)
03. Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi
04. Choco no Dorei off vocal
05. Bike to Sidecar off vocal
06. Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi off vocal
DVD:
01. Choco to Dorei music video
02. Bike to Sidecar (14 Carat) music video
03. Special Footage II “Bureikou de Omatsuri Sawagi no Daienkai!” Part 2

Regular Type C

CD:
01. Choco no Dorei
02. Fuyu no Kamome (Shirogumi)
03. Oikake Shadow (Akagumi)
04. Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi
05. Choco no Dorei off vocal
06. Fuyu no Kamome off vocal
07. Oikake Shadow off vocal
08. Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi off vocal
DVD:
01. Choco no Dorei music video
02. Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi video
03. Special Footage III “Bureikou de Omatsuri Sawagi no Daienkai!” Part 3
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Bandai Releases AKB0048 Social Game!


Bandai releases AKB0048 Social Game entitled "AKB0048 Galaxy Cinderella"
Visit their site for more details: http://www.bandaigames.channel.or.jp/list/akb0048sns/

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AKB48 and Maeda Atsuko on Today's Music Station Super LIVE 2012



Images from their twitter, google+, blog and performance screencaps:

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Maeda Atsuko attended Toyota's Event "Crown"

 

Maeda Atsuko attended the pre-launch of Toyota's Event "Crown". Maeda obtained her license last October this year on AKB's program "Jidousha-bu". "I want to go to where there beautiful Christmas lights are" she stated. She appeared as a child on Toyota's CM along with the professional wrestler "Naoya Ogawa"

"I want to go on a long drive" she said after she obtained her license then she also revealed her christmas plan and that is "I want to give a greeting card to a very good friend".

*Note: I can't translate some of her statements >.< The other one is she said that she wanted to go to some place and she also talked about her being in New York after she graduated in AKB*

Source: Mantan | Oricon




 
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[AKB48] Takahashi Minami's 1st Solo Single



On their last Tokyo Dome Concert, it was announced that the General Manager of AKB48, Takahashi Minami will have a Solo Debut. It is set to release under the NAYUTAWAVE RECORDS this coming spring 2013. Even though the title is still untitled, it is set to be the opening theme song of Fuji TV's upcoming drama "Saki" starring Nakama Yukie. The drama will be aired on January 8. It is said that the song will be dramatic and emotional rock ballad.

She stated, "It is time for my dream to be a solo singer that I have wished for a long time to come true. I know this would not have been possible without the fans who have trusted, and waited for me. Thank you very much. Though I feel little anxious that AKB48 members are not around me, I would like to put my all into the song, so my heart would reach to all of you"

Akimoto Yasushi commented, "Takamina has been leading the AKB48 group while encouraging the members that ‘your effort never goes unrewarded.’ Now it’s time to prove it by your own self as the general manager. Alright Takamina. We are ready for your solo debut"

Source: ModelPress

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Maeda Atsuko's Horror Film


It was posted before that Maeda Atsuko will star on a Horror Film that will be on theaters next year. This movie is entitled Kuroyuri Danchi or The Complex which was directed by Hideo Nakata. 

Synopsis:

Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a reclusive old man who has refused all attempts at communication. Concerned over his well being, Asuka enters his home only to find him dead from malnutrition. Worse, it looks as if he had been trying to claw his way into her room. Asuka learns that there have been a number of strange deaths in the complex over the years from Shinobu (Hiroki Narimiya), the handyman cleaning up the old man’s apartment. Even the girls at school whisper rumors of it being haunted. When the late night scratching returns, Asuka ventures back into her neighbor's home and comes face to face with an apparition of the old man! Panicked by the discovery of her apartment emptied and her family gone, Asuka seeks help from Shinobu, who brings in a spiritualist to exorcise Asuka of the evil surrounding her. However, as she delves into the girl's predicament, the spiritualist discovers that signs points not to the old man but to a small boy living in the complex with a past as tragic as the one Asuka herself lives in denial of.

Website: http://www.kuroyuri-danchi.jp/

Trailer:

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Maeda Atsuko will perform on Music Station Super Live 2012!


Former AKB48 member, Maeda Atsuko will perform as a solo artist on the next Music Station Super Live 2012 which will be held on Friday night 12.21 on TV Asahi from 6:53pm to 11:50pm JST.

"It's been a while since the last time that I've been on a music program. I want it to enjoy with you" she stated.

Source (check for other details): Oricon | Natalie

*At last! After a long time! Acchan will perform again in a music show >.< I wonder what she will sing >.< I will just lie if I will not say that I'm hoping for a new single. LOL but I guess she will just sing Migikata or Kimi wa Boku da.
One last thing that I'm hoping for is some pictures from our great Mariko-sama XD I'm sure they will gather all together since AKB will also perform on the said show >.<*

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[AKB48] Akagumi Wins!


AKB48 held their 2nd Kouhaku in Tokyo Dome City Hall (12.17). The group is divided into two groups, the RED(Akagumi) and WHITE(Shirogumi) team which is led by Shinoda Mariko and Takahashi Minami. And once again, for this year, Akagumi wins! This is the second time that Takahashi's team lost.

Source: Oricon

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