Number244

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: IZ*ONE – Suki to Iwasetai

The final product from Produce48, IZ*ONE, is set for their Japanese invasion (or re-importation?) with their new promotional video and debut release “Suki to Iwasetai (好きと言わせたい)”. The Korean/Japanese supergroup get their choreography under under an unbelievably gorgeous sky on a painted blacktop. The colors are everywhere: on the chalked asphalt, …

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New PV Alert: NMB48 – Tokonoma seiza musume

Here with their 20th release, NMB48 get up to the bar with their first offering sans Yamamoto Sayaka. “Tokonoma seiza musume (床の間正座娘)” puts the girls under laser lights for a eurobeat influenced arrangement complete with an infectious line dance. The “Uh, Ha!” chants seem tailor-made for fan participation, and I …

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New PV Alert: Juice=Juice – Solitary

“Potsuri to (ポツリと, Solitary)”, the emotional second side of Juice=Juice’s triple A-side release, finds the girls exploring loneliness. A monochromatic look seeps into the both the sets and the outfits perhaps to underscore the sentiment of the song. Songwriter/Composer Nakajima Takui expresses the loneliness with long lines with nary a …

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New PV Alert: Itano Tomomi – Suki. to Iukoto

The latest single from former AKB48 member Itano Tomomi finds the former idol in a scene of domesticity in “Suki. to Iukoto (すき。ということ). The 11th Tomochin single has our girl living in bliss with her boy in comfortable beachside residence. The couple brush their teeth together, prepare breakfast together, embark …

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New PV Alert: Seireki13ya – Oyasumi Mirai to Koiotome

New from Codomomental and it’s galaxy of alt idols is the fledgling idol group Seireki13ya (星歴13夜) and its debut promotional video “Oyasumi Mirai to Koiotome (おやすみ未来と恋乙女). Despite its affiliation with (probably) the most badass assemblage of non-conformist idol acts, Seireki13ya doesn’t toe the line very much. The group of young …

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New PV Alert: Flower – Kurenai no dress

The latest EGFamily release in their 5 consecutive digital releases to start 2019 is Flower and their sensual new song “Kurenai no dress”. It’s difficult no to use that word (sensual) when describing this release: Reina sings it soft and delicate while the choreography opens up like, well … like …

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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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