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Announcement: NSK 2011 AKB Draft

About a month ago I talked about explaining a random comment I made about Ota Aika. Well it’s time. The NSK 2011 AKB Draft was recorded and will be finished editing in a few days. Who will pick Maeda Atsuko? What about Watanabe? Where will Sashihara go? Look for the …

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NSK047 – Tron’s Cake Shop Adventures

Recorded May 30th, 2011. NSK sits down this week to talk about newly released PVs, a new Buono! single/album, new smileage member?, SKE promotional change, Kachuush and election numbers, and a discussion about how Idols stay fit. Opening: Momoiro Sparkling – C-ute Closing: Hito no Chikara – AKB48 (Undergirls) Faraway …

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Getemono Ryori

At lunch yesterday, the head cook at the restaurant I’m working at pulled out a rather suspicious looking plate. It didn’t match the curry and chicken lunch he made for the staff, so I inquired as to what the segmented pieces were. He said they were some sort of insect …

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Team YJ7 and Team YM7 Compete with Mics!

If you weren’t aware, the first round, based daily votes, went to Team YM7 with 120,071 votes, while Team YJ7 took 109,667 votes. Team YJ7 fans had little reason to feel defeated just yet, as the next round was announced: a Karaoke Competition! With all the news I had to …

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‘Only You’: There is a Diamond in the Rough

Whenever I hear news about an upcoming Morning Musume song, a cluster of thoughts and questions invade my head. Even though Morning Musume doesn’t have a stellar track record these days, I always find myself looking forward to every single. No matter how disappointed I get with a Momosu release, …

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SKE48 is a Big Fish in a Small Pond

Remember when the mere idea of an SKE48 rose everyone’s eyebrows? When the group was first formed, there were a multitude of predictions and criticism going against the group, thinking it was destined to be a half-assed attempt at capitalizing on AKB’s growing success. Seems pretty silly now, seeing how …

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NSK046 – Majisuka Gakuen Season 2 Special Part I

Recorded May 26h, 2011. NSK sits down this week to talk about the first six episodes of Majisuka Season 2. A discussion about character development, plotlines, and predictions. Subs can be found Here and Here. Opening: Yankee Soul – AKB48 Closing: Majijo Teppen Blues – AKB48 [download]  

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‘Ai no Dangan’: Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Following the mature ‘Heroine ni Narou Ka’, ‘Ai no Dangan’ is a nice addition. This time they go in a more rock direction, with more bite and a catchier melody that I would say is an improvement and a fine direction for Berryz Kobou. The chorus was was instantly embedded …

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