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The Truth Behind Heavy Rotation

Without a doubt one of the most controversial music videos released by AKB48 was Heavy Rotation. (Heavy Rotation: The controversy) Incensed idol fans, typically of rival idol groups and hailing from outside Japan, rallied behind the video as the epitome of poor taste. Heavy rotation was proof of AKB48 pandering …

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NMB48: Taking it to the Top

Osaka based idol group NMB48 are widely considered to be one of the better idol groups currently active in Japan today. However, is there a case to be made that they might just be the best? I think there might be and over the course of this article I’ll be …

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Impressions: Suki! Suki! Skip!

HKT48 seems to be all the rage among the AKS fans these days. What I’ve been clamoring for for the past year now has finally come to fruition in the form of their debut, “Suki! Suki! Skip!”. Click “read more” to find out what I thought about this PV and …

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NSK Valentine Kiss Podcast 2013

Recorded February 1st, 2013. Opening: Kokusho Sayuri – Valentine Kiss Ending: Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 – Valentine Kiss [download] Dave Chang sits down with Community members Anthony (Monkeyto) Nicholson and Rocky (OJS48) Hui to talk about idols and relationships. Dave’s Twitter – t3hdave Anthony’s Twitter – monkeyto Rocky’s Twitter – ojs48 …

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Impressions: Choco no Dorei

SKE48’s last release, “Kiss Datte Hidarikiki” is quite possibly the weakest SKE48 single to date so I was interested to see what they had in store for us next. Lets dive into their latest release, “Choco no Dorei”!  

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