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Episode Recap: AKBINGO Ep 429 (2.21.17)

AKBINGO! Air Date: 2/21/2017 Rating 8/10 This week’s episode is well worth seeing. SKE and AKB girls point out each other’s little secrets and sins. A special guest came to the show this time. A comedian and actress Ito Asako would like to find a new friend among AKB48 and …

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New PV Alert: Tsuri Bit – Get Ready Get a Chance

Tsuri Bit have themselves a Shibuya Day in their new promotional video “Get Ready Get a Chance”. With a pop sound that leans towards funk, the song provides much more than I imagine. Verse melodies receive lively accents and the arrangement is filled with soft strings, brass interjections, and a …

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New PV Alert: Morning Musume。’17 – Jealousy Jealousy

Looking like an elegant slumber party before the actual slumbering, “Jealousy Jealousy” rounds out the promotional videos for Morning Musume’s 63rd single release. Things look very black and white, although it’s not particularly clear which side is actually which (metaphorically speaking). What I do know is the group makes great …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 02/24/2017

The power crew talk about Zenbu Kimi no Seida, X21, Necronomidol, Morning Musume ‘17, Mousou Calibration, and Ririri. Recorded February 24th, 2017. Ending theme song: “Dave Drops The Bass” by Chase Lim AKA 13thBeat [download] Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter- @drako60 Yoshi Hagiwara’s Twitter –  @yoshirekt New School Kaidan Twitter – @newschoolkaidan …

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New PV Alert: Tokyo Girls’ Style – predawn

Tokyo Girls’ Style’s “predawn” certainly fits the bill with shots of the foursome dancing on a rooftop at the titular time-of-day. All of these outdoor shots are vignetted to heighten the effect and make those orange creamsicle sunrises really pop. Clad in crushed pink velvet, the group’s choreography remains sharp …

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New PV Alert: Tsubomi – Arigato wa Honno Kimochi dayo

This latecomer promotional video comes from Tsubomi’s December 21st release “Arigato wa Honno Kimochi dayo”. Ordinarily, there wouldn’t be much to talk about with a live-shot promotional video with some behind-the-scenes footage. But, with Tsubomi’s PV we have some innovative camera work. It’s such a simple thing, but the camera …

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New PV Alert: Dream Ami – Hayaku Aitai

As far as pure pop goes, you won’t really get much better than the 4th release from Dream Ami. Don’t expect anything bombastic or jarring from this release; the melody rules this straightforward arrangement. With her strong vocals, “Hayaku Aitai” goes beyond the limitations of the song’s composition. Visually, we …

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New PV Alert: NECRONOMIDOL- ITHAQUA

Nothing says “isolation” quite like a winter’s denuded forest, right? In the promotional video release for their second album “Deathless”, NECRONOMIDOL summon’s H.P. Lovecraft’s giant of the snow and ice. The song is much livelier than the group’s last release “psychopomp” with a roughly metal instrumentation augmented with some spooky …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 02/17/2017

The power crew talk about WHY@DOLL, Fairies, Tsubaki Factory, Wakita Monari, Sunmyu, and BiS. Recorded February 17th, 2017. Ending theme song: “Dave Drops The Bass” by Chase Lim AKA 13thBeat [download] Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter- @drako60 Chase Lim’s Twitter – @starlancerpg Yoshi Hagiwara’s Twitter –  @yoshirekt New School Kaidan Twitter – …

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New PV Alert: Morning Musume。’17 – BRAND NEW MORNING

The lead promotional video for the 63rd Morning Musume release finally climbs the horizon. “BRAND NEW MORNING” looks and feels like a declaration of sorts. The girls wear military inspired red with double-breasted buttons and fringed epaulettes. Fukumura Mizuki leads new girls Kaga Kaede and Yokoyama Reina on a march …

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