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: MilkShake – DEJIMA Rhapsody

There’s something inherently charming about local idol groups, right? MilkShake, from Nagasaki, take a few minutes of your time to rhapsodize about DEJIMA in their hometown. History lesson: Dejima is/was an artificial island formed created in the 17th century in the port city of Nagasaki for the Portuguese intended to …

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New PV Alert: AOP – Another World

The group of anime lovers release the promotional video for their opening to the anime “Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. (In Another World With My Smartphone)”. For this production the group enlisted the services of Asahi Yuuna and Harusaki Non from their AOP ZERO trainee program. The gorgeous location …

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New PV Alert: Tsubaki Factory – Smile

Back to the funk with Tsubaki Factory. “Waratte”starts with a mean groove accented with horn riffs. That groove carries throughout song until it bursts into a relentlessly uplifting pop chorus. Pretty apt for a song called “Smile”, right? Tsubaki Factory play stone face throughout most of the promotional video. Playing …

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