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: Obento Idole – Chopstick

There’s something compelling about this group of girls. Obento Idole call Western Japan their home and use the French spelling for what we know as idols. The Obento Idole project started in 2014, but that doesn’t seem to have much bearing here with “Chopstick”. I found the arrangement and melodies …

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New PV Alert: Nemoto Nagi – Outloud

Noted Niji no Conquistador member Nemoto Nagi at last releases a promotional video to her contributuion to the “E Ticket Rap Show” compilation released earlier this year. “Outloud” is an exercise is restlessness and the hikikomori life. Nagi rustles about her closet-sized apartment flitting between one activity and another until …

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New PV Alert: ONEPIXCEL – monochrome

ONEPIXCEL introduce you to their first album with the moody electronic piece of monochrome. Consistent with the song’s title, the promotional video paints with a muted palette. The soundstage puts its artifacts in the air: chairs, tables, and other household implements suspend eerily while the girls seem rooted to their …

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