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backlash

on a live broadcast on Ustream, sayumi michishige from morning musume had expressed that she was a big akb48 fan.  i heard about this before, but i never realized that this video would stir up a mess for the next couple days. what’s surprising are the hateful comments that filled …

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SHUKAN! pt 2

more ridiculous set-ups from shukan akb! i remember this episode as the one that made me realize how cute maeda atsuko is.  she should have her hair like that all the time.

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why world, why

on december 12th, the tenth film from the ‘one piece’ franchise was released in japanese theaters: ‘one piece: strong world’.  it had tons of promotions and hype, as it was the first one piece film to be written and directed by the creator himself: oda eichiro. i eagerly awaited its …

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reminiscing when you were c-ute

So to go off of David’s last post. I felt like digging up some nostalgic c-ute PVs and showcase the first song that got me into c-ute. Some might say it is to much cuteness to handle. I say to those people… you are too weak! P.S – for all …

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When C-ute was Cute…

There was a time when C-ute had insane potential. Atron has commented on it before but recently I went back and listened to their old PVs. They had a string of successful indie singles and then started of great with their commercial singles. I don’t know what happened after that. …

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AKB48 on 'Wednesday J-POP'

‘wednesday j-pop’ is a music show by NHK, who also does ‘MUSIC JAPAN’, which hosted the idol bash that aired on may 30th.  akb48 appeared on wednesday j-pop with a live mini-concert in shibuya.  River, Ponytail to shushu, Oogoe Diamond, and Iiwake Maybe were performed, followed by Aitakatta and Hikoukigumo …

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it's about time

do you AKB48 fans ever find yourselves wanting more overpriced goods to spend money on? well having debuted june 1st, the folks at AKS heard you and answered your prayers: official trading cards.  you can purchase a box of 70 cards for roughly 80 dollars at the official online shop …

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Notice a Difference?

I love this song. I think its upbeat catchy and the dance is hilarious but there’s something about this performance that keeps it from the now AKB48 quality that people expect from idols. There’s not enough movement going on. Most everyone is stationary and I think the performance suffers because …

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Summer Wars: review

For the past decade, Hosoda Mamosu has proved himself to be a very capable director.  He debuted with a Digimon short film, ‘Digimon Adventure’, followed by a longer Digimon feature ‘Our War Game’.  I remember seeing both films in grade school and being captivated by their unique visual style.  I’ve …

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