Itano Tomomi News

Itano Tomomi at J-Pop Summit Festival in USA

Itano Tomomi (板野友美)Itano Tomomi will be the guest of honor of the 2014 J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco, USA.

This event is the first-ever US appearance of the former member of AKB48.

Itano Tomomi will hold a special free live performance at Union Square concert on July 19 at 7:50 pm in the city’s downtown Union Square stage, and another live performance on the Pagoda Main Stage in Japantown on July 20 at 11:00 am.

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Itano Tomomi – S×W×A×G

Itano Tomomi - S×W×A×GItano Tomomi‘s new album S×W×A×G will be released on July 2.

This is the 1st album from former AKB48 member Itano Tomomi.

S×W×A×G is an accronym for “Sexy, Wonder, Attitude, Give”.

The MV for Crush has been released.

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Itano Tomomi – Little

Itano Tomomi - LittleItano Tomomi’s new single Little will be released on February 5.

This is the 5th solo single from the former AKB48 member Itano Tomomi. 3 versions are available. The coupling song is different for each one of them.

Itano Tomomi wrote herself the lyrics of the title song Little.

The MV has been released.

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AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour

AKB48 Summer Dome Tour 2013AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Madamada, Yaranakya Ikenai Koto ga Aru~ (AKB48・2013真夏のドームツアー ~まだまだ、やらなきゃいけないことがある~) will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 18.

The Special Box contains 10 discs featuring 3 concerts and bonus footage including the graduation ceremonies of Shinoda Mariko, Akimoto Sayaka and Itano Tomomi. It comes with a 132-page booklet and 5 photos.

The Single Selection includes 2 discs with the live performances of the songs from AKB48′s singles. It contains a photo randomly selected.

AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 participated in the live event.

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Itano Tomomi – Itano tte, Osharenano!? Tomo, Tsuini Misechaimasu

Itano Tomomi - Itano tte, Osharenano!? Tomo, Tsuini MisechaimasuItano Tomomi will release Itano tte, Osharenano!? Tomo, Tsuini Misechaimasu ~Tomomi Itano Presents Private Fashion Book~ (板野って、オシャレなの!? とも、ついにみせちゃいます) on September 20.

As its title suggests, it contains photos of Itano Tomomi wearing her private clothes. She also gives fashion tips and advice.

The book has 128 pages.

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Itano Tomomi – Tomochin (Photobook)

Itano Tomomi - Tomochin (Photobook)Itano Tomomi’s photobook Tomochin (ともちん) will be released on September 30.

The photobook contains pictures of Itano Tomomi in swimsuit and uniform.

It also includes a talk about her memories with AKB48, and some interviews with her father, her mother, and her sister.

The book has 136 pages.

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AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie

AKB48 - Koisuru Fortune CookieAKB48′s new single Koisuru Fortune Cookie (恋するフォーチュンクッキー) will be released on August 21.

The line-ups for this 32nd single were determined at the 5th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election 2013 won by Sashihara Rino.

3 editions are available. The coupling tracks are different for each one of them.

The Type K edition contains the graduation songs of Itano Tomomi and Shinoda Mariko.

They come with a DVD featuring the music videos and bonus footage.

The limited editions include a ticket for a handshake event.

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Itano Tomomi – 1%

Itano Tomomi - 1%Itano Tomomi’s 4th solo single 1% will be released on June 12.

The coupling tracks are different for each edition.

The limited editions come with a bonus DVD featuring the music video and making-of footage.

Moreover, a contest titled Itano Tomomi 1% Dance Trial 2013 will be held. The candidates have to post a dance video on YouTube. The prizes for the winners are an appearance on the MV or on magazines, 500 000 yens, and autographed goods.

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Itano Tomomi and Nogizaka46 in Bad Boys J

Itano TomomiItano Tomomi (AKB48) and some Nogizaka46 members will appear in the drama Bad Boys J.

Itano Tomomi will play the role of Naki Kaori, the boss of a female delinquent group.

Nogizaka46 members Hashimoto Nanami, Matsumura Sayuri, Akimoto Manatsu, Ito Marika, and Ito Nene will also make an appearance in the drama. Hashimoto Nanami will play the role of the heroine Yoshimoto Kumi.

The drama is based on Tanaka Hiroshi’s manga Bad Boys.

Bad Boys J will start airing on April 6. It will be broadcasted every Saturday at 0:50 on NTV (Nippon Television).

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Itano Tomomi to graduate from AKB48

Itano TomomiItano Tomomi announced her graduation from AKB48. She will leave the group this year. The date of her graduation ceremony hasn’t been determined yet.

The announcement was made by Itano Tomomi during the premiere of Documentary of AKB48 No Flower without Rain on February 1. She expresses her desire to leave AKB48 through an interview in the film.

Itano Tomomi joined AKB48 as a 1st generation member in 2005. She is currently part of AKB48 Team K. Tomochin made her solo debut in January 2011.

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