Contributor to New School Kaidan, idol fan TheNumber244 gets tickled mainly by Hello! Project. A former musician and full-time nerd, he calls Los Angeles his home. TheNumber244 is waiting for the day someone calls him "senpai".

New PV Alert: STU48 – Shukkou

STU48 get their boat! You’ll remember that the concept for the group had them aboard a floating theater in the Setouchi. For this coupling track to their 2nd release “Kaze wo matsu”, the girls get to making their place seaworthy with STU48 look actually excited to see their ship (nice …

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New PV Alert: Kamiyado – Tough Love

Very seriously, Kamiyado come to us with the theme to the mental health / addiction campaign “Tough Love (タフ♡ラブ)” with a song of the same name. Formatted to fit cell phone screens, “Tough Love” frames each girl in their casual (but still cute!) wear. Kamiyado appear at odd angles, and …

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New PV Alert: Qumali Depart – Shadaikun

The winner of the “Cutest Thing I’ve Seen Today” award belongs to Qumali Depart and their promotional video for “Shadaikun”. The group gets the full idol outfit complete with strict member color adhesion, short skirts, and (my favorite) leg covers. Putting the performance shots aside, the girls get their own …

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New PV Alert: BAND-MAID – Bubble

“Bubble”, the fifth single from BAND-MAID, gets a promotional video release with the group rocking under legend-making stage lights. The theme to the TV Drama “Perfect Crime”, the song gives us some grooving 16-beat rhythms on the drums before exploding into a double kick-drum fury in the chorus. I’m in …

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