On August 4th, Kosaka Daimaou, the producer of the global superstar, PIKOTARO, announced via bis blog that he was married on August 3rd. His bride is Hitomi Yasueda, a TV talent.
Tofu Pro Wrestling is a TV Asahi late night drama starring various members of AKB48 and its associated sister groups. It started broadcasting on January 21, 2017 and ran 24 episodes up to July 1, 2017. The theme song for this drama is AKB48’s 47th single Shoot Sign.
Deeply flawed, but highly entertaining in spite of its incredibly biased and typical analysis.
On July 1, 2017, "Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 ~Japan Super Live~" was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, marking the second night of back-to-back concerts performed for over 13,000 fans at Anime Expo 2017, the largest anime convention in North America.
Selective Hearing takes a look at the BBC Four Documentary Tokyo Girls which explores the Japanese pop music industry and its focus on traditional beauty ideals, confronting the nature of gender power dynamics at work.
Japanese Kawaii Anisong Idols Cross National Borders to Present Electrifying Show at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles!
The Selective Hearing staff gather to analyze the rankings in AKB48's 49th Single Sousenkyo.
X Japan leader Yoshiki will host a special screening of the documentary film We Are X at Anime Expo on July 2. In his first USA public appearance since his surgery last month, Yoshiki will participate in a live Q&A with fans to discuss the award-winning film and the past, present, and future of X Japan.
The Selective Hearing staff gather to discuss the fallout from AKB48's 2017 Sousenkyo election program starting with all the shenanigans that happened before the event even started.