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New PV Alert: Chubbiness – DRY YOUR TOWEL ~Kawakase! Towel~

The fifth Chubbiness “voluntary production” promotional video gives us lots of towel action from the girls. Like the previous PVs, “DRY YOUR TOWEL” looks off-the-cuff and only partly rehearsed. That’s the point of the PV though: quick, personality driven, and fun. There are nice wotagei pen light breakdowns that you …

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New PV Alert: Bokura no Oyugi – Pandora no Uta

Sounds to me like “Pandora no Uta”, the first single from Bokura no Oyugi, is meant to be some metal sounds mixed with a carnival sensibility. There’s definitely some Pagliacci business going down here with the girls in brightly colored get-ups and costumed facial jewels. No, the stripes are clearly …

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Hello! Project Power Rankings November 2016

Hello everybody, guest contributor TheNumber244 here to bring you up to date with the new month of Hello! Project Power Rankings. October brought with it three single releases, the expectations for two more single releases, overseas concert performances, idol Halloween costumes, and more. But, even with that flurry of activity …

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New PV Alert: WHY@DOLL – Sumire Aioraito

WHY@DOLL’s latest release finds the twosome in a life and death struggle against … cake. Chiharu and Haruna bake the hell out of a delicioius looking dessert over some tight funky sounds in this promotional video meant to look like a culinary how-to video. Personally, I really like the funk …

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New PV Alert: Rock a Japonica – Dakedo Yume Miru

The promotional video for Rock a Japonica’s third single “Dakedo Yume Miru” looks something special. Manga pages featuring the members of the Stardust idol group intercut with the actual girls in school settings. The real draw for the release is an A+ song with some great electro-sounds in an otherwise …

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Episode Recap: Odekake Ep 190 (11.03.16)

HKT48のおでかけ! Air Date: 11/3/2016 Rating 8/10 This is the second Odakake in a row about pro wrestling. If you want to see HKT48 members girls get sweaty doing some wrasslin’ training, you might want to watch it. Just like last week, on the actual ‘going out’ part, HKT members take …

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New PV Alert: Zenbu Kimi no Sei da – WORLD END CRISIS

Ahead of their album “Anima Animusu PRDX”, yami kawaii act Zenbu Kimi no Sei da release their promotional video for “WORLD END CRISIS feat ◎Ya Shidare”. The girls do their thing in a black walled set with retro microphones. There’s nothing more to focus on than the girls and their …

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New PV Alert: 7 ☆ 3 – Tomaranai Omoi

7 ☆ 3 (Shichi Sun) release an attractive promotional video for their song “Tomaranai Omoi”. I enjoy this release on many levels. The song has a great chorus hook that’s highlighted with some great vocal work. The campus setting is always a great idea, and unlike some PVs, I feel …

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New PV Alert: P.IDL – Teenage Blues

P.IDL’s latest promotional video serves as the opening song for Toei Animation’s 60th anniversary work, “Pop in Q”. The girls serve up lots of high school scenes as though they were delivered straight from the anime. Frankly, the featured girls match uncannily with the animated idol group from “Pop in …

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