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Beginner First Day Sales

Yesterday David and I were talking about AKB and and releases they made this year when he mentioned that 2010 was hands down the best year AKB has seen, as far as singles go.  ‘Ponytail to Shushu’ and ‘Heavy Rotation’ were instant classics as far as we were concerned.  I …

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SKE48’s B-sides are Peculiar.

SKE’s 4th single had a great, lively, energetic PV.  Later I came to realize that they had created 3 other PVs for the accompanying B-side tracks as well.  As a whole, they are less impressive than ‘1, 2, 3, 4 Yoroshiku!’ but it’s really nothing to complain about as having …

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What Do I Know?

It was a topic on this weeks show as well as Dae’s most recent post. Beginner. How will it do? I expressed opinions that it wouldn’t do so well. Or at least not well as the last two singles did. But honestly, what do I know? Dae credited me as …

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Beginner Shows Ambition; But Will it Succeed?

‘Beginner’ is my favorite single of 2010 among the intense set of releases made this year from Akimoto Yasushi’s group, AKB48. Everything about it screams ambition; the unique multiple-center dance formations, unconventional single, controversial PV, a new concept for b-sides, and the recent news of 1,030,000 copies of ‘Beginner’ being …

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NSK – [015] Let’s Talk About Oshimen

Recorded October 25th, 2010. SKE Single, Morning Musume Cover, Recent Episodes, Majisuka Gakuen, SDN48 Single, 10 Idols, Trons Idol Views, Japan Conflict, and DJ OZMA. Discussion Topic: Fan Types & Oshimen Opening: SKE48 – 1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku Closing: Morning Musume – Sukiyaki, Tokito Ami – 21 Seiki made …

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Sunday Broadcast

Today at 3PM Central, Dae will be doing the Weekly Sunday Broadcast. On the menu, episodes of AKBingo and Majisuka Gakuen the AKB drama. Watch live here or go to Justin.tv/fourplayerjapancast to chat. Watch live video from New School Kaidan Academy on Justin.tv

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SDN’s Korea-riffic PV

Well speak of the devil.  I just did a write up about SDN48’s debut single(GAGAGA) and just a day later we’ve been blessed with a full PV a month before its release! As I mentioned before, this song and video pulls inspiration from the growing K-pop scene and it sounds …

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SKE48 Presents the Most Fun Dance Party on Earth.

SKE48 uploaded the PV for their new single ‘1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!’ on their youtube channel. The song is dynamic, fun, and gives disco funk a J-pop spin. The PV looks like the most lively parade bash on Earth, complete with break dancers, men in santa suits, and feathered …

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