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Bunshun spots AKB48 Takajo Aki sleeping over at J-league soccer coach’s house

22 Dec

Yet another article thanks to Bunshun….i actually skipped one about Yukirin and her birthday message to Tegoshi. If anyone wants to know the details do let me know.

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On the 15th December, Takajo Aki announced her graduation from 48Group during their annual Kouhaku event. However, according to Bunshun Shukan, she had a sleepover date at a man’s house 5 days earlier.

On 10th December at 10pm, Takajo was spotted having a meal with 2 men at Naka Meguro. Takajo was telling them “Finally my contract can be cut off.”

After 2 hours, the 3 of them headed to the back of the shop and boarded a taxi. 1 of them alighted at Shibuya Station while Takajo and the remaining guy headed to his apartment in Shibuya. The next time Takajo was spotted was next morning 11am. Barefaced, she hailed a taxi sleepily before heading home.

The guy is ‘A’, coach of J-league Urawa Red Diamonds. The next day, when asked about the sleepover, ‘A’ said “She did come to my house, but she slept alone.”

AKB management did not offer a comment by the magazine’s deadline. However, a related person says there was another couple in the apartment and that Takajo is not in a relationship with the guy.

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AKB48 Takajo Aki announces graduation

16 Dec

AKB48 Takajo Aki(24) announced her graduation from the group during “5th AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen” at Tokyo Dome City Hall yesterday.”

“Even though this announcement may come as a surprise, in my heart, it is something that has been floating around for 2 years. I didn’t want to graduate all these while, after all i love AKB48. I have no complaints with the environment. When i imagine my future and think about what i should do, what i’m lacking in, the challenges i have to face as an adult, i was scared. I am graduating because i can’t stay in the comfort zone.”

She also expressed her wish to pursue the path of an actress in future. She has been casted as the lead in a butai next year.

Takajo is the last 6th generation member as of present. She was a member of subunit French Kiss with Kuramochi Asuka(graduated) and Kashiwagi Yuki, which disbanded in May this year.

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AKB48 Subunit French Kiss to disband

26 Aug

AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki, Takajo Aki, and just-graduated Kuramochi Asuka, will end their subunit activities in French Kiss after 5 years.

In commemoration, they will release a first and last album on 14th October. They will also hold a live show on 5th November at Saitama Super Arena, where 10,000 fans are expected to attend.

The three decided to disband since they’re individually busy.

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Purchase their last album here:

Limited A(featuring Yukirin)


Limited B(featuring Akichan)

Limited C(featuring Mocchi)


Regular A


Regular B

Regular C

French Kiss comes back with new single after 2 years

15 Jul

AKB48 subunit French Kiss(Kashiwagi Yuki, Takajo Aki, Kuramochi Asuka) will be returning with a folk song after 2 years. Titled “Omoidasenai Hana”, it will be released on 1st October.

The song is the theme song for drama “SAVEPOINT” which stars Takajo Aki as the female lead. It is also played in Kashiwagi Yuki’s CM and the new variety show for French Kiss, “French Kiss no Kiss Tabi”. Fans have asked for it to be released on CD after listening to it.

Takajo Aki, who was transferred back to AKB48 from JKT48 after the group shuffle in February, said “Because this is a release after 2 years, I am excited about being able to show our image again. Also, i’m happy that French Kiss can do alot of activities again!” Kuramochi Asuka said “I was worried about our harmony in the song, but it turned out fine. Please listen to it!”

The single comes in 4 types. Amongst the fans, 1000 who bought the CD will be chosen and treated to a special live in Zepp Tokyo on 22nd October.

You can listen to a preview of the song here:

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I like this song! Yukirin has a very healing voice.

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.