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Kimura Kaela – You bet!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2el6OqHwRIY] You ever have a song that you just can’t stand? It’s popular and keeps getting played. Then for some reason, it grows on you? That’s this song. Kimura Kaela wasn’t always this oddball. Even though she’s been like this for a while, when she first started she looked like …

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work hard, play hard

sato amina.  her high-pitched voice and soul-piercing eyes can be picked out from anywhere.  reportedly a big fan of idol groups herself, she would get in line to watch akb48 perform in the theater often.  later she would audition and become a kenkyuusei, to be chosen as a full member …

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Hip to the Hop

So I use to be really into Hip hop back in my younger years. growing up in a more urban area,  I was exposed alot to the hip hop culture and I guess you could say I was the Asian kid shouting out AZN and talking very ghetto. Thankfully that phase in …

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"i’ve decided to dedicate my life to akb."

this is what acchan(maeda atsuko) had declared on the mic, tears streaming down her face when she was announced #1 by fans in a senbatsu selection. there was an interesting interview with maeda in a written article that was translated and posted on a forum a while ago that i …

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation – Solanin

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQvvHpIMM5I] From the soundtrack of the movie. AKFG was the first Japanese rock band I was introduced to. I already knew of them from their Naruto opening which I liked a lot. It exploded after that with me trying to find all of theirs that I could. They’ve matured as …

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'A K B' cookies

my professor brings this bag of cookies to class and offers me a few.  i dig in and pick up 2 cookies: the letter ‘B’ and the letter ‘K’.  i think of team B and team K from akb48 as i eat them.  i go to my desk and get …

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someone new appeared in my radar

i have my group of akb48 members that i support, and they’re not always based on who gets featured more than others; smaller spotlights and neat little moments get my attention too.  that’s usually how i identify and recognize people, which is why it takes me so long to put …

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enkyori poster

a single from a subgroup in akb, team PB: kashiwagi yuki, miyazawa sae, miyazaki miho, oota aika, nito moeno, takajyo aki, maeda ami. nice song and somehow kashiwagi and takajyo manage to be even cuter.

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I remember when you use to be C-ute…

C-ute is probably my favorite group in H!P right behind Morning Musume. They’re the reason I found H!P and thus began my journey of  fandom for H!P. When I first stumbled upon them they brought such a fresh look of cuteness and energy that I never seen before, with their …

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2010 akb48 senbatsu selection and new single

for those who aren’t familiar with what senbatsu is, it literally means ‘selection’ or ‘pick’.  once in a while the management decides to give some control to the fans of akb48 to choose who gets to be the performers in the next big single.  the fans with money at least. …

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