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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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Idol Awards Show 2010 Coming Up!

The end of  2010 is in sight , and we have a few more releases left to look forward to.  Since we’ve covered a lot this past year on the site and on the podcast, I think our very first Idol Awards Show is in order. We will discuss our …

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Kodomo Tencho

I don’t know if I ever mentioned it, but while in Japan I came across a set of commercials featuring the Kodomo Tencho (Child Manager). It’s set around a kid who’s also a store manager for Toyota and has a hard time being taken seriously as the boss. There’s been …

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NSK [018] – Tron Writes Off Miss A

Recorded November 16th, 2010. The Catch Up: Late retail nights, yawning, Akanishi Jin in Texas and bad business decisions. News: Single releases, Guinness World Records, Shinoda Mariko in film, AKB’s 19th single, Morning Musume in 3D, and more! Discussion Topics: Miss A, Chance no Junban cover speculation, PV rumors, Ono …

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