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Parade: Review

It’s becoming extremely popular these days in packed, urban communities to have a group of students and young professionals share small apartments to save money, often times illegally.  Such is the situation in ‘Parade’, a film by Isao Yukisada, based on a novel by Shuichi Yoshida. A cramped, two-bedroom apartment …

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Kohaku Uta Gassen 2010 Participants Revealed

The music show of the year, Kohaku will pit the most popular male and female performers against each other as the White Team(males) and Red Team(females).  After much speculation, the Kohaku participants have been revealed! RED TEAM:   aiko Angela Aki Ikimonogakari Ishikawa Sayuri Uemura Kana AKB48 Kawanaka Miyuki Kumiko …

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Yuko Before There was Yuko

Remember the original Yuko. I’m talking about Ogura Yuko. The weird girl that claimed she was from another planet. I don’t know where Ogura Yuko stands right now as far as relevance. The last I heard she started promotions for a brand of meat. But I didn’t take that as …

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Colorful K-Pop

I think I’ve finally come to terms with what Korean pop has to provide and have been enjoying a lot of what they’ve been putting out.  One thing in particular that I’ve been loving are the music videos, especially as of late.  The art design teams did a meticulous job …

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It’s a Good Time to be an Idol

Idol groups are doing pretty well for themselves nowadays. Since AKB reignited the public’s interest in idols, it’s become mainstream again. Groups like Momoiro Clover, Smileage, and SKE48 have had huge growths in sales and popularity despite having only been around for about a year or less in the singles …

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019 – Tron’s Wooden Car

Recorded November 22th, 2010. The Catch Up: Mano Erina, Fujimoto Miki, Ishida Anna, Smashburger, Dae’s Driving, Perfume, MM Discography, Chance no Juban, Avex Girl Groups News: New Releases, SKE & MM Sales, SDN & Korea, AKB Documentary, Takagai Reni Discussion Topics: Crying Girls Final Word: Bape Shirt, End of Year …

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‘French Kiss’ has Second Single Planned

AKB members Takajyo Aki, Kashiwagi Yuki, and Kuramochi Asuka were formed into ‘French Kiss’ this year, releasing their first single ‘Zutto Mae Kara’ on September 8 to achieve pretty strong sales. As expected, French Kiss has another single planned for release, lined up for early 2011 on January 19. Their …

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The Sincerest Form of Flattery

I guess music industries are more internationally aware of each other than I thought. These girls called ‘Las Famosas Inalcanzables’, which roughly translates to ‘The Untouchable Superstars/Celebs’ performs a song called ‘Champú para Tus Ojos’, or ‘Shampoo for your Eyes’. This is easily the funniest thing I’ve seen all week: …

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AKB48 Documentary Film: Refreshing or Bland?

This film completely slipped my mind, but it’s back on my radar. I’m an absolute sucker for things like ‘Making-Of’s and anything that goes on behind the curtain that the general public doesn’t see. I purchase DVDs almost solely for the special features; if it doesn’t have enough content, I …

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AKBingo Wednesdays

We do love our AKBingo Wednesdays. David, Tron, and I watch a new episode of AKBingo every Wednesday evening after our regular broadcasts with our viewers in chat. Here’s a recording of our watching AKBingo live on the feed last night if you missed it: Watch live video from New …

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