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Opening New Doors

It’s always been a great feeling for me to be able to find music through another means. Some of my favorite Japanese bands I discovered through anime openings like Naruto and Bleach. Others I found out through video games like Ouendan and Rhythm Tengoku. With the recently release Minna no …

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A Touch of Old School

Each of us has that one minor group that we follow. Even though we know they’re not quite the same level as the top Idol groups in terms of popularity, we appreciate them for something else. One of the groups I’ve always partially rooted for is bump.y. I thought it …

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Sundays With Yukirin~

What better way to spend a Sunday (or any day for that matter) than with Kashiwagi Yuki! She’s this week’s Weekly Shonen Sunday feature! Cover                   

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Idol Digest – AKBINGO! #146 (08.03.2011)

08.03.2011 – AKBINGO! #146 [Link] With a rather musical opening, AKBINGO Dodgeball is back; this time with Uchida Mayumi and Iwasa Misaki thrown into the mix, who are participating for the first time! The red team consists of Iwasa Misaki, Uchida Mayumi, Oba Mina, Kasai Tomomi, Kobayashi Kana, Suzuki Mariya, …

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Idol Digest – Sashiko no Kuseni #029 (08.02.11)

08.02.2011 – Sashiko no Kuseni – # 29 [Link] In this episode of ‘Sashiko’, Sashihara, a self-professed wota is put into the hot seat in a room filled with a variety of underground, or “live”, idols from Akihabara. Here, she takes their questions and tries to answer them with the …

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Idol Digest – Itte Koi 48 #014 (07.31.2011)

07.31.2011 – Itte Koi 48 #014 [Link] Karma is a bitch. This was probably the most amazing series of events I’ve seen this year. I had seen a highlight of this about a month back and that’s what first got me into watching Itte Koi 48. I kept waiting to …

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Idol Digest: IDOLING!!! #772 (07.28.2011)

07.28.2011 – IDOLING!!! On Demand – #722 [Link] The show starts off with a medley performance with a live band that’s pretty good except that the outfits are horrible. They look like polka dot potato sacks. Other then that, I really liked the performance. It’s another great example of why …

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NSK056 – Conden-Seishun?

Recorded July 30th, 2011. This week on NSK, July Birthdays, Tron goes to Indiana, Ono Erena comes back to Japan, and impressions about Flying Get Covers, Pareo wa Emerald PV, and Berryz’s suggestive new song. Viewer Question: Korean’s in Japanese Music. Discussion: Learning Members Names OPENING: Pareo wa Emerald – …

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My Daughter Will Be Named ERI

I decided that if I ever have a daughter, I’m going to name her Eri/Ellie. That is unless I marry someone by that name. In that case I’ll revert to one of the back up names I have circulating. But anyways, the reasoning behind this? I’ve come across enough instances …

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Not a Bad Showing

The doors opened with me for the SUPER GIRLS with the single MAX! Otome Kokoro. I’ve been a lot more receptive other groups this year due to a rise in quality they’re bringing to the table. While this performance was awhile ago, I thought it at least deserved a mention. …

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