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If I Could Be One Person,

It would be PSY. I’d love to be on stage with that kind of energy just enjoying myself like he does. The dancing, the laughs, and the energy, it must be indescribable. He’s definitely one of the few entertainers that I whole-heartily respect. Read More for Comeback performance

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Idol Digest: Sashiko no Kuseni #030 (08.09.11)

08.09.2011 – Sashiko no Kuseni – # 30 [Link] In this episode, Sashihara continues to take on challenges by underground idols in front of some very tough judges. This episode was a full of the usual Sash-bash as she’s taken out of her comfort zone time and time again. Here’s …

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My Life got Flipped, Turned Upside Down

The new ‘Buono!’ mini-album, ‘Partenza’, just crashed my car. Brought home my bacon. Shivered my timbers. Warmed the cookies of my heart. ‘Buono!’ has lived up to its reputation as the quirky experimental group, and with this mini-album, can now be considered full-fledged pioneers of H!P. It’s been a long …

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The Newly Opened ‘Not Yet’ Store is Shiny

Not Yet’s official online store is open and ready for your money! The swag is pretty basic at the moment: shirts, towels, charms, and a clear-file; but it’s enough to get me excited, especially the t-shirts. It’s simple, sports a contemporary graphic, and they’re all printed with metallic ink that …

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NSK057 – Idols Promoting Lingerie?!?!

Recorded August 7th, 2011. This week on NSK, Smileage, Momoiro, and Watarirouka sales. Flying Get PV. Talk about Catherine and One OK Rock. Viewer Question: Electronic Pop like Capsule Discussion: Stage Names and What We Want from Idols OPENING: Boku ga Maketa Natsu – NMB48 ENDING: Mama, Grazie! – Watarirouka …

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INTERVIEW: Brian Ashcraft

We had the pleasure of interviewing Brian Ashcraft, a journalist and editor of the massively read gaming site Kotaku, and author of Arcade Mania and Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential. Originally from Texas, he resides in Osaka, Japan with his wife and two children. He was kind enough make some time to …

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My Venture Back into K-Pop

As I’ve mentioned before, K-Pop was the gateway for me into music that wasn’t in English. FinKL and S.E.S broke down barriers and led me into other groups like H.O.T and Clon. Eventually that would bleed into Japanese music and introduced Idols and J-Rock. I’ve long since left the K-Pop …

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Opening New Doors

It’s always been a great feeling for me to be able to find music through another means. Some of my favorite Japanese bands I discovered through anime openings like Naruto and Bleach. Others I found out through video games like Ouendan and Rhythm Tengoku. With the recently release Minna no …

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A Touch of Old School

Each of us has that one minor group that we follow. Even though we know they’re not quite the same level as the top Idol groups in terms of popularity, we appreciate them for something else. One of the groups I’ve always partially rooted for is bump.y. I thought it …

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Sundays With Yukirin~

What better way to spend a Sunday (or any day for that matter) than with Kashiwagi Yuki! She’s this week’s Weekly Shonen Sunday feature! Cover                   

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