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1st AKB Draft Results

A few months back, Dae and I out of curiosity and boredom simulated a mock draft. Much like fantasy sports we went down the list and selected our favorite members while trying to keep them away from the other. It became kind of a psychological battle as we both knew …

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Song of the Week: Yume no Kane

Time for this week’s highlight AKB stage song! Song: Yume no Kane [Bell of Dreams] Discography: K6th Album Original Performers: Oshima Yuko, Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae, Itano Tomomi, Ono Erena, Kikuchi Ayaka, Matsui Sakiko, Fujie Reina, Minegishi Minami, Uchida Mayumi, Nakatsuka Tomomi, Yonezawa Rumi, Nito Moeno, Tanabe Miku, Kikuchi Ayaka, …

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AKB Song of the Week – Viva! Hurricane

Time for this week’s highlight AKB stage song! Song: Viva! Hurricane Discography: Himawari Gumi 1st Stage Original Performers: All members of the Himawari Gumi 1st stage Performance Notes: Location: 2010 Yoyogi ‘Suprise wa Arimasen’ Concert Original Unit: Yes This song is a show-stopper.  The dramatic and larger-than-life intro has to …

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Summer Wars: review

For the past decade, Hosoda Mamosu has proved himself to be a very capable director.  He debuted with a Digimon short film, ‘Digimon Adventure’, followed by a longer Digimon feature ‘Our War Game’.  I remember seeing both films in grade school and being captivated by their unique visual style.  I’ve …

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Evangelion 2.22: Review

The year of 2007 fulfilled every fan-boy’s dreams with an announcement that a remake would be made of the epic saga known as Neon Genesis Evangelion.  Things could not have sounded better: the creator of the series, Hideaki Anno, would reprise his role after more than a decade to direct …

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K-ON!: Review

After surveying all the titles, I came across one I heard of: ‘K-ON!’.  There was a big buzz around it when it came out, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with this one.  It follows a group of girls united by a music club, and presents the trials of …

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