NSK 094 – Tron’s “Saigo no Catharsis” Philosophy Paper

Recorded May 3rd, 2012.

Nagiichi – NMB48

Boku ga Mou Sukoshi Daitan nara – NMB48


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David’s Twitter – RockLiao
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Ketchup Please
Ono Erena!!!!!!!
Animated Gif Icons
Jury Duty
Drum Covers By Anthony

AKB0048 Anime
Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 – Shounen Yo Oso wo Tsuke PV
NMB B-Sides PV
Akagumi-Boku ga Mou Sukoshi Daitan nara
Shirogumi-Saigo no Catharsis
Maeda Atsuko “Kimi wa Boku da” radio rip
Ono Erena “Erepyon” PV + Covers



  • “Buono! in Paris ~C’est Bon!~” PB Announced
  • Mano Erina’s 12th Single Announced
  • BeriKyu – New Book Announced


  • Itano Tomomi “10nen go no Kimi e” first week sales 73k
  • Aki-P’s Birthday
  • Nogizaka46 sell 111k first day, Sashihara Rino sells 57k. 12,000 copies of her theater edition were not counted because Oricon has a rule that counts singles as a releases that contain less than 4 or less songs


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Momoiro Clover Z

Viewer Question
Results from the latest AKB handshake event.

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  1. I was pretty surprised that Nogizaka46 beat Sashihara but was more surprised at her first day sales, I expected them to reach at least 100,000.
    About the Erepyon PV with her getting knocked down resembling she was kicked out of AKB thing, I never made that link when watching it but that’s an interesting way to look at it.
    Thanks for the podcast!

  2. The rivalry thing was a little hard to swallow, after I saw Nogizaka appear on Ariyoshi. Sashi is hysterical, it’s a shame she’s attracted so many antis.

    In regards to the ending of the first episode of AKB0048, I don’t think it was very unrealistic. The government has declared a universal ban on any entertainment which they don’t control, and this is enforced by “DES”. I got the impression from the first episode that Nagisa and company were living in a fairly remote mining colony. However this universe is laid out it seems that DES is only capable of responding to rumors of performances. A small presence hassling people at the beginning, and the arrival of mechas shortly after the performance started. However, since AKB0048 is capable of “blitz” style shows, DES doesn’t seem to have the resources to maintain a presence everywhere. So while the end of episode one was dramatic, I don’t see the lack of a military presence at the station as an unrealistic detail.

  3. Also David’s argument is invalid because Atron’s hair is a Fox Hawk.

  4. Utada’s not blowing up because she’s too busy dancing with a dirty blonde texan.

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