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New PV Alert: Happippi – Koi wa Scramble!

I don’t know what it is, but I really like the coupling tracks from Happippi. This one, “Koi wa Scramble!” features the girls outside the domes glass domes of an arboretum where they undertake a botanical voyage. There’s frolic among the flora and among the paved paths through the garden. …

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New PV Alert: DEAR KISS – SHINY SHY GIRL

There’s something sparkling and new with Dear Kiss. The new group featuring former GALETTe member Shishima Saki make a go of things with “SHINY SHY GIRL”, and it’s a very solid effort. Granted, you can tell a budget was respected with this promotional video, but the song features some great …

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New PV Alert: Wakita Monari – IN THE CITY

Former Especia member Wakita Monari presents, for your approval, “IN THE CITY”. The track feels retro with a heavy bass guitar grooves and some funky keyboard action. The promotional video attractively puts Monari “IN THE CITY” both in life and virtually. The most striking shots put Monari in front of …

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New PV Alert: Happippi – Datou! Shogyoumujou

The festival music idol group is back with a coupling track promotional video. Actually, I think I like “Datou! Shogyoumujou” more than its a-side track “Happi Kite Happippi”. The song is less inflected with traditional instruments, but I think it’s a stronger song. You can also see that as a …

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New PV Alert: Happippi – Happi Kite Happippi

New idol group Happippi bring it with a traditionally influenced promotional video and song, “Happi Kite Happippi”. There’s a lot to like with this release: the song is an upbeat piece with those traditional instruments mixed with the modern, cherry blossoms fly with the girls’ sharp movements, pretty fans and …

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Episode Recap: Odekake Ep 192 (11.17.16)

HKT48のおでかけ! Air Date: 11/17/2016 Rating 7/10 HKT48 visiting Niigata prefecture. Pretty good show. Nothing particularly interesting is going on but despite that, everybody is acting very lively and having fun. HKT48 girls are visiting Niigata prefecture. They meet up with Takakura Moeka from NGT48 at the beach of Nagaoka-city and …

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Episode Recap: AKBINGO Ep 416 (11.15.16)

AKBINGO! Air Date: 11/15/2016 Rating 8/10 HKTINGO! part two. The battle between HKT48 and AKB48 members continues. Show gets more physical this time, but keeps about the same amount of entertainment. AKB48 46’s single “High Tension” comes out november 16. Studio performance of this song concludes today’s show.

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