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First Million-Selling Single in Three Years

BETCHA CAN’T GUESS WHICH SINGLE. The Recording Industry Association of Japan(RIAJ), responsible for dishing out the coveted ‘gold’ and ‘platinum’ certifications, has certified ‘Beginner’ as a million-seller.  I was surprised to find that this was the million-buster single in over three years; an Oricon article was speculating this would spark …

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Finally Found You…

I’ve been trying to figure out which member this was ever since I first saw the 1, 2, 3, 4 Yoroshiku PV. As long as I’m not mistaken then it’s gotta be Mukaida Manatsu (video above) Here are some notable members I found while searching through these videos. Does anyone …

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Matsui Jurina Made A Deal With the Devil

Either that or she is one. In all my dealings with AKB, I have never once seen her lose. It’s not just that. I have never seen her be embarrassed, be clumsy, not know the answer, or even skip a beat. She’s never been pied, which is not THAT big …

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Momoiro Clover Loves Licking…Cones.

Holding cones.  Licking cones.  Eating cones.  Kissing cones.  Licking each others’ cones.  They sure do love them.  Fellatio. what? What a horrible PV.  A half-brained concept, probably born from a scrawl on a piece of napkin with the words “licking”, “ice cream”, and “motorcycles”, is stretched over 4 minutes with …

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Takahashi Minami and Maeda Atsuko Talk Candidly.

Maeda Atsuko is considered the face of AKB, and Takahashi Minami has been given the role as the soul of AKB.  On Takahashi’s recent photobook, there are numerous lengthy interviews that I never expected to get translated but by the grace of god, I come across a featured, translated interview. …

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Christmas is Coming to Town!

Hot off the press! The AKB youtube channel released a new video (yes, I routinely refresh their page multiple times a day. Did you know they have over 51,000 subscribers now??). New team K member Yokoyama Yui holds random backstage interviews during the AKB christmas cake special event. I love …

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Music Japan Special AKB Ranking Results: The Fans Have Spoken.

AKB48 has a long history of performances on Music Japan, one of the most watched music programs in Japan. For an AKB Special, Music Japan let fans vote for their favorite live performances(including special remix performances) and here’s what they chose. TOP 15!: 15. 1791 votes: Aitakatta 14. 2178 votes: …

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NSK [017] – Seriously Matsui

Recorded November 8th, 2010. The Catch Up: AKB48 Beginner Theater Edition, Tron’s Calendar, Why Girls Go to Concerts?, Learning Dances, Female Fans, Idol Rock, Go!Go! 7188 Side Project News: Morning Musume, S/mileage, Mano Erina Tracklists, Pinky Jones Released This Week, Perfume Tokyo Dome, Matsuura Aya Musical Influence, Itano’s Duck Mouth …

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