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".


Embarrassingly, I’m getting to this BiSH promotional video release two weeks after its release. Even more embarrassing, “DiSTANCE” is the lead track on the 3rd album “CARROTS and STiCKS”. Well, we can fix that with a few clicks, can’t we? Heavily processed in red and with wind-blown hair seeming like …

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New PV Alert: Hinatazaka46 – Doremisorashido / Kitsune

Hinatazaka46 – Doremisorashido Hinatazaka46 – Kitsune Hinatazaka46 get their second single off the ground with a pair of promotional videos for “Doremisorashida (ドレミソラシド)” and “Kitsune (キツネ)”. The A-side promotional video “Doremisorashido” brings the characteristic sunniness of the group’s theme to the play on familiar the solmization of the C major …

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New PV Alert: Chu-Z – Baribarinrin

The party rock of Chu-Z gets a new release with the quickly paced beats of “Baribarinrin (ばりばりんりん)”. The girls get a transformation from their alter egos to long coat wearing Chu-Z wota crazies via a transmission from a bow-tie wearing mister. From here the girls keep enlisting folks to their …

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EMPiRE bring their new formation to rock the palace for their second single “SUCCESS STORY”. To recap, YUKA EMPiRE is out and NOW EMPiRE is in. Enrobed in stark red and black, the avex/WACK co-venture stage their dance shot in the sanded driveway where one can easily imagine a horse-drawn …

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New PV Alert: R2K – Koisuru Skirt

@JAM is just around the corner, and here to herald its arrival is the navigator unit R2K. The group features Kurusu Rin (26ji no Masquerade), Shiokawa Rise (Tenkou Shoujo*), and Shiraoka Kyoka (Tash Have Fun) singing the characteristic upbeat theme to the event. “Koisuru Skirt (恋するスカート)” features the trio in …

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