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: KissBeeWEST – Kokyuu

Great things are happening out west. Dressed in olive uniform dresses with smart white collars and red ribbons bows, KissBeeWEST’s performance of “Kokyuu” comes from their first album “REBORN”. The camera zooms through the choreography and gives wonderful movement to the dance. The group sings through some lengthy sustained notes …

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New PV Alert: Ogura Yui – Enjoy!

To further entice you to purchase her second album, “Cherry Passport”, Ogura Yui released the smart phone formatted promotional video for her song “Enjoy!”. I remarked on Twitter earlier today that I think “everything about Ogura Yui is perfect”. I stand by that statement. It’s easy to see in “Enjoy!” …

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New PV Alert: PLIC PROCK – Yuuyake Cement

From the first guitar strains of “Yuuyake Cement”, one gets the impression that something special is about to happen. With PLIC ROCK (formerly Parallel Japan) gracefully dancing on the beach at sunrise, something definitely feels afoot. Then the guitars come like a face-plant on a summer scorched sidewalk. To call …

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New PV Alert: NMB48 – Masaka Singapore

There are a couple of things to watch out for here in this album track from NMB48’s “Namba Ai ~Ima, Omou Koto”. Firstly, a location shoot in Singapore feels particularly extravagant, especially with the girls missioning across the city. Next, the Golden Microphone from the “Boku Igai no Dareka” promotional …

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