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Idols and the crowdfunding phenomenon

If you’ve been paying even the slightest attention to internet trends in the past year or two, you’ll most likely have heard of the term “crowdfunding” and the various websites that facilitate it. You know the ones, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe and the like. Basically they’ve become the platform for start-ups, …

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[Review] Nogizaka46 – Natsu no Free & Easy

(NSK trainee Quiana gives her impressions on the latest song and PV from Nogizaka46; “Natsu no Free & Easy”.) Nogizaka46, AKB48’s official rival group, has a pretty big name to live up to. Their last single “Kidzuitara Kataomoi” sold a little less than 25% of what AKB sold with their …

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The Evening Show With NSK Episode 7

Recorded June 20th, 2014. [download] Yoshi’s Twitter – @yoshi_nsk Garry’s Twitter – @mage77 Chase’s Twitter – @starlancerpg New School Kaidan Twitter – @newschoolkaidan NSK Google+ Community Garry, Chase and Yoshi discuss PVs and some Babymetal news. The guys are also joined by Datalanche. You can be a part of the …

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NSK 193 – Yokoyama Rurika’s hair

New School Kaidan Podcast

Recorded June 17th, 2014. Opening and Ending graciously provided by DJ Amaya. Support him at bandcamp! Opening: THE NEW SCHOOL KAIDAN ANTHEM (ORIGINAL MIX) [download] David Chang’s Twitter – @t3hdave Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter – @drako60 New School Kaidan Twitter – @newschoolkaidan NSK Google+ Community

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AKS Worth Watching, June 20th

AKS Worth Watching, June 20th

I know you are all probably really busy watching World Cup matches, so there’s little time to watch idol television. Read on to find out what you should be watching this week!

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The Evening Show With NSK Episode 6

Recorded June 13th, 2014. [download] Yoshi’s Twitter – @yoshi_nsk Garry’s Twitter – @mage77 Chase’s Twitter – @starlancerpg New School Kaidan Twitter – @newschoolkaidan NSK Google+ Community Garry, Chase and Yoshi are generally positive on songs and PVs by Nogizaka46 and Kikkawa Yuu, then they discuss the Murashige Anna scandal and …

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AKS Worth Watching, June 13th

AKS Worth Watching, June 13th

As we all recover from this year’s election results, let’s unwind with some idol TV! It’s time for AKS Worth Watching, where we run down the week’s best television offerings from Japan’s biggest idol empire!

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