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New School Kaidan is a community-focused website for the Japanese idol industry international fan base. Between podcasts, broadcasts, events, and analytic articles, New School Kaidan aims to bring an understanding of idol culture to the masses.

Hello! Project Power Rankings July 2014

A vigorous wave from guest contributor @thenumber244, here to give you a subjective monthly look at Tsunku’s girls. If I can get personal for a moment, this Angeleno recently completed an immense East Coast vacation where, among other things, I got a glimpse of the Best Buy Theater where Morning …

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NSK 195 – I got used to Tsunku’s grunts

New School Kaidan Podcast

Recorded July 1st, 2014. Opening and Ending graciously provided by DJ Amaya. Support him at bandcamp! Opening: THE NEW SCHOOL KAIDAN ANTHEM (ORIGINAL MIX) [download] David Chang’s Twitter – @t3hdave Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter – @drako60 New School Kaidan Twitter – @newschoolkaidan NSK Google+ Community

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NSK 194 – Necro no Midol

New School Kaidan Podcast

Recorded June 24th, 2014. Opening and Ending graciously provided by DJ Amaya. Support him at bandcamp! Opening: THE NEW SCHOOL KAIDAN ANTHEM (ORIGINAL MIX) [download] David Chang’s Twitter – @t3hdave Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter – @drako60 New School Kaidan Twitter – @newschoolkaidan NSK Google+ Community

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Idols and the crowdfunding phenomenon

If you’ve been paying even the slightest attention to internet trends in the past year or two, you’ll most likely have heard of the term “crowdfunding” and the various websites that facilitate it. You know the ones, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe and the like. Basically they’ve become the platform for start-ups, …

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[Review] Nogizaka46 – Natsu no Free & Easy

(NSK trainee Quiana gives her impressions on the latest song and PV from Nogizaka46; “Natsu no Free & Easy”.) Nogizaka46, AKB48’s official rival group, has a pretty big name to live up to. Their last single “Kidzuitara Kataomoi” sold a little less than 25% of what AKB sold with their …

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