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Sex and Yakuza: The Dark Side of the J-Pop Idol Industry

Idols are viewed as purveyors of dreams. Teenagers look up to the musical stars as role models, while the adults fawn over them. But...

J-Pop Idol Tries Not To Speak English to Hide Her Inner...

Japanese idol producer Yasushi Akimoto's 22/7 multi-media project is getting ready to launch. The hybrid idol unit takes the form of many similar groups, like The...

Idol Group Disbands After a Member’s Mom Spreads Sex Rumors

The idol industry is incredibly strict about the image performers maintain. Talent agencies are known for having idols signing clauses stating that they will not enter...

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‘Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs’ to Ecchi Up Summer 2018

The staff of the upcoming Yuuna and that Haunted Hot Springs (Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san) anime adaptation shared the series' first promo. It'll air during the summer...