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Meet the Senbatsu that Fate has Created

Yesterday, fate has selected the few, chosen members to be in the next AKB48 single through a game of Janken (Rock, Paper Scissors). Once again, it ended up being a jumbled bag of epic proportions. Are you ready?! Here are the senbatsu members: 1. Shinoda Mariko (Team A) 2. Fujie …

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NSK063 – Are We Talking About It?

Recorded September 14th, 2011. This week on NSK… Ketchup Please Tron in Cali Takahashi Graduation Birthday Head & Shoulders Mitsuwa Anthony Bordain, Man vs Food Impressions MUSIC JAPAN – Sashihara!!! & MM Performance Cheerfu11y Movie Trailer Morning Musume 12th album ‘12, Smart!’ covers Takahashi Ai’s solo – Jishin Motte Yume …

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SoftBank CM Collection

I recently ran across some subbed versions of SoftBank’s CM series involving an oddball family. There’s your typical mother and daughter, the later of which is played by popular acress and singer Ueto Aya. But the father and brother are played by a White Dog and a Black Man. It’s …

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Tachiagaaru PV Preview Saddens Dae

Those who listen to the NSK podcast remember ‘The Great Smileage Sub-member Debate’ [Episode 59], and why I thought it was a ridiculous idea to implement a smoke and mirrors “You have to earn your spot” nonsense when they could have just done it DURING the audition process. I still …

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Get a Glimpse of the Next AKB48 Single

AKB48’s next entry coming on October 26th, ‘Kaze wa Fuiteiru'(The Wind is Blowing), surprisingly appeared in glimpses on a television program, revealing some dance shots and sections of the song. As you can imagine, this is already right up my alley. While it’s not as hard-hitting or aggressive as ‘River’ …

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NSK will be Live Tonight: Double Feature!

On top of our regular idol broadcast that starts today at 3pm CST, NSK will be doing an early recording of this week’s podcast, and a live AKBINGO preshow! We’re aiming to start at 8pm CST, soon after today’s regular broadcast. So drop by our live page today and get …

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Pop Analysis: The Miyazaki Decline

At NSK, one of our favorites is AKB Team B member Miyazaki Miho. Although for slightly different reasons, the three of us have been have been quite fond of her for some time and it was pretty evident during the 2011 Draft. We’re all disappointed in her recent slide in …

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