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iiwake maybe?

hats off to these guys for doing a hilarious shot-for-shot remake of AKB48’s single Iiwake Maybe. makes me wish i thought of it first. i’d put up a youtube of the original PV if they weren’t all taken down as soon as they’re put up, so click here to see …

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i love you cdjapan

thank you for making my first pre-order purchase a smooth, anxiety-free experience. aside from your extremely pricey shipping, you are second to none. gonna go listen to this song a hundred times, bye!

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HAHAHA, YES!

i received an email from CD Japan telling me that they have shipped AKB48’s latest single, Heavy Rotation, and that it should arrive in a few days.  it won’t be long until i hold the hefty, double-disc case, pristinely packaged with vivid jackets and sleek cellophane, promising me catchy songs, …

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AKB+TEXT

one of the great things about forum communities is the amount of creative material they can put out. nihongogo forums is a great example; i’ve looked through and collected a few images from their “create AKB macros” thread to show. some require no explanation.  others, you may need to know …

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kotodama no onnatachi: kojima haruna

the short series featuring No3b and their new single have started to come out; kojima haruna’s is below. not exactly sure what’s going on, except the three girls are given tasks to fulfill and they go out and do them.  are they supernatural?  who are they?  what’s their purpose? without …

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Watarirouka Hashiritai does it Again.

i wasn’t a huge fan of their last song, ‘seishun no flag’, but their newest single won me over. the song is called ‘Gyu’, a japanese onomatopoeia used for hugs, as is clearly shown in the PV below.: let it sink in and play in your head for the rest …

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the most wonderful time of the year…

…is apparently september 22nd. why? the voice, heart, and soul of akb48, takahashi minami, will be releasing her very first solo photobook, ‘Takamina’, on that very day. she’s a constantly the butt of jokes while still being looked up to and respected.  she has a tireless (almost workaholic) work ethic, …

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ENK48? what the fuck is going on here?

showing up on japanese and american sites alike, the news about tsunku’s recent announcement has been abuzz. source from oricon and translated by tokyograph: “Producer Tsunku (41) attended an event on Wednesday for enka singers Karen (17) and Akemi Misawa (65). During the event, he revealed that he is thinking …

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My New Number 1

Ever since Anime Expo, I’ve had a hard time doing anything AKB related without it eventually going back to something Kitahara related. Dae has had to hear me talk about her incessantly and after talking to him today about our Top 10 lists, I realized she had become my favorite …

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