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Pop Analysis: Coke or Sprite?

I’m not going to start off this post by saying something ridiculous like “AKB is in trouble.” We all know it’s a little absurd to start talking about Nogizaka46 as an established presence, but I’m seriously interested in this new group. This isn’t just about Producer Akimoto and how he …

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When Idols Parody Big Idols?

What happens when Idol groups start copying each other? You get low budget versions of PVs and Events all combined into one extremely low budget PV. Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku’s (Ebichu) newest single Motto Hashire (Run More) does just that using very few pans or zooms, they manage to parody (though …

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Meet Drako60

       Greetings from the great wilds of Wyoming, where I can say with some certainty that I am the only idol fan within 200 miles. So I’m Drako a pleasure to meet you all. Some of you already know me from the live streams, for the curious. I’ve been …

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NSK065 – Length Doesn’t Matter?

Recorded September 28th, 2011. This week on NSK… Ketchup Please Tron in Cali & Vita Impressions Janken Touch Ups Dae’s Netflix Corner Impressions NMB48 Oh My God PV Round 1 CM H!P Collab Single Covers News H!P 48th Morning Musume Single. 12/21 S/mileage sales numbers 10th Gen Talk AKS New …

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The Long Awaited Team KII Stage has Arrived

SKE48’s Team KII has been begging for a new, original stage for them and their wish was granted with the announcement of the KII 3rd Stage, “Ramune no Nomikata”. It’s been a long, long wait and with its share of delays(as well as frustrated fans) but it finally arrived!. The …

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Taiwan is Still On

Many of you remember the announcement of a “Taiwan 48” which was made way back in May of this year, but haven’t heard anything about it since. Instead of updates on Taiwan, Indonesia’s JKT48 seemed to be moving forward at a very fast rate.  Many have speculated that the project …

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‘Kaze wa Fuiteiru’ Covers Revealed

AKB’s upcoming single ‘Kaze wa Fuiteiru’ has revealed their three covers and they’re quite different from anything they’ve done before. TYPE A: TYPE B: THEATER VERSION: As far as I know, this is the first AKB cover to incorporate a nature element. Similar to those of ‘Beginner’, these look like …

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NSK Podcast Live Show Tonight!

Another night of uncut idol talk and ridiculousness will be broadcast for you all to see today! Check it out at our live page at approximately 9pm CST. There’s tons of idol news and discussion to be had tonight, and it’s made better with you guys with us in chat! …

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Pop Analysis: Perfect Situation? Yes & No.

AKS needed Shinoda Mariko to win the second Janken Tournament. While it may seem a little crazy to make a statement like this while AKB is still super successful and the Janken was well received, here’s why Shinoda Mariko winning the second Janken Taikai was actually the best thing that …

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