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[Poll Corner]Best idol cover of “Blue Coral” by Matsuda Seiko

18 Oct

So a few weeks back, i started a new section on AllThingsJpop called “Poll Corner” so we can get to hear our favourite idols sing classic songs and see how they fare against each other. The response was overwhelming, considering the lack of comments i get usually. Thank you for voting and i’m really glad to announce that Kojima Haruna won the first poll singing Matsuda Seiko’s “Akai Sweet Pea”! Can’t imagine a more deserving winner although the rest are fine singers. (Check out the results from first poll here.)

This week, i am bringing back a new song based on a reader’s request. Titled “Blue Coral”, it is also a classic from Matsuda Seiko. Check out the covers and vote!

HKT48 – Murashige Anna

HKT48 – Tomonaga Mio (from 2:00 onwards)

Ex AKB48 – Maeda Atsuko

-For below videos, if you can’t view it on your browser, i’d recommend using Google Chrome and Unblock Youku plugin-


AKB48 – Miyazaki Miho

Have a request for a next song? Let me know and i’ll see if there’s enough covers to make a poll for next time!

HKT48 Murashige Anna enjoys a late night date with Johnny’s Junior Abe Aran

13 Jun

Less than 1 week after the AKB48 6th General Elections, Shukan Bunshun strikes with another scoop, this time of HKT48 member Murashige Anna.

According to the article, on the 23rd May at 10.30pm, Murashige snuck out of the hotel which HKT48 members were staying in and proceeded to meet up with Johnny’s Junior Abe Aran(16). They went for a walk in Shinjuku’s Toyama Park. At around 2am, they sat on a bench and chitchatted, showing each other their handphone screens and playing with the cats at their feet. It was 3am before Murashige returned to the hotel.

After the news of her late night date was reported, Murashige posted on her google+ “Sorry to have made you worried”. The post was deleted later.

With NMB48 Watanabe Miyuki’s recent scandal being swept under the carpet, how will the HKT48 management react to Murashige’s scandal this time?


I only know that keeping mum is not the solution to this problem…because we all know what happened to Milky.

Flashback to the past scandals of 48 Group Members

2 Feb

Kikuchi Ayaka

Was originally a 3rd generation member in 2006, was forced to leave the group when she was caught dating a fan in 2008. Reauditioned and became a research student of the 7th generation in the same year. Promoted to Team K in 2009, climbed back to popularity and has been ranking in elections these years. In 2014, she denied a transfer to NMB48 and subsequently announced her graduation.

Akimoto Sayaka
Was embroiled in a scandal with director Oji Hiroi in 2010, who stayed overnight in her apartment. She later explained that she simply gave him a place to sleep as he had dozed off after watching a movie. She resigned as captain of Team K, but was reinstated later. She graduated from AKB48 in August 2013 and is active as an actress.

Watanabe Miyuki
Rumoured to have invited some male fans to hotel room for a dating party in 2011. Some other girls in NMB48 were involved and they were suspended. Miyuki was removed from Senbatsu for one of their singles but bounced back quickly later.

In 2014, Shunkan Bunshun exposed her sleepover with male model Fujita Tom. There was no official reply from Miyuki or her agency on this matter. She lost fan votes and dropped out of Top16 during the 6th General Elections, but returned to senbatsu in 7th General Elections.

Hirajima Natsumi, Yonezawa Rumi
Pictures of them with guys were leaked from their private Twitter accounts in early 2012. They resigned and have moved on with their solo careers. Hirajima Natsumi made a return to AKB48’s 2013 General Elections by participating as a graduated member, and managed to rank in at 62.

Sashihara Rino
Shunkan Bunshun exposed her alleged relationship with a fan. She was at the height of her popularity when this scandal occurred, and was transferred to HKT48. One year later, she placed first in the 2013 AKB48 General Elections. In 2015, netizens discovered signs of a relationship with Kis-My-Ft2 member Senga Kento.

Oba Mina & Mori Anna

Pictures of Oba Mina’s blog revealed possible evidence of underage drinking and dating. She resigned from being captain of Team 4 and went through a period of suspension. Her teammate, Mori Anna, also had an episode with an ex-boyfriend exposed. She left the group in 2011 but announced her comeback to the entertainment industry in 2013.

Masuda Yuka
Shunkan Bunshun exposed her alleged relationship with Da Pump singer ISSA in November 2012. She was caught spending the night at his place. She announced her resignation and continues to be active as an actress/singer/talent.

Minegishi Minami
Following the footsteps of Masuda Yuka, she was also caught sleeping over at idol group member Shirahama Alan’s apartment. She shaved her head in an attempt to express her remorse and was reverted to a research student. Later she was restored as captain of Team 4.

Kashiwagi Yuki

Joined a dating party with Minegishi Minami, an av star and some soccer players which lasted overnight. She explained that she thought it was going to be an all-girls party. In 2015, pictures of her with NEWS Tegoshi Yuya were published by Bunshun days after the 2015 General Elections, in which she placed 2nd. No official response was ever given.

Kasai Tomomi
Reported to have been in a relationship with a management of AKB48 for some time. The secret was exposed when paparazzi caught her entering the guy’s place after midnight and leaving the next morning. She was about to graduate anyway.

Itano Tomomi
Rumored to be in a relationship with EXILE’s vocalist Takahiro back in early 2012. They are said to be living in the same apartment building and have been spotted having dinner dates together. However, both their agencies denied their relationship and she graduated in 2013. After that, netizens spotted both of them wearing Cartier love bracelets on various TV shows. However, they “broke up” after Takahiro was rumored with Takei Emi.

Miyazawa Sae
Rumored to be in a relationship with Johnny’s Fukusawa Tatsuya(from unit Snow Man) because paparazzi caught the guy staying overnight at her family home. Both sides’ agencies have denied their relationship, and reasons like Fukusawa is a friend of Sae’s brother was given.

Yamamoto Sayaka
Reported to be in a relationship with ONE OK ROCK vocalist Takahiro.  She denied the rumors on her blog, saying she’s never met Takahiro.

Kito Momona

Identified to be the girl kissing Johnny’s Tegoshi after a drinking party late at night. Incident died away and she eventually graduated from SKE48 in 2014.

Murashige Anna
In mid 2014, paparazzi caught her sneaking out of her hotel after curfew hours to join Johnny’s Junior Abe Aran for a midnight walk, which lasted till 3am. No explanations were given although she had initially posted a SNS message apologising to fans. The message was later deleted.

Murashige was dropped from HKT48’s 4th single lineup in Aug 2014 and fell out of Sousenkyo in 2015.

Shimazaki Haruka
Not really a scandal but she was captured interacting with Johnny’s Junior member Yasui Kentaro on her instagram account. Deleted all posts from her IG the next day and kept it on private mode.

Takajo Aki
Bunshun discovered her sleepover date at J-league soccer coach’s house. No official response from management.

Kinoshita Haruka
Embroiled in an extramarital affair with CEO some 10+ years older than her. No response from management.