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Shinoda Mariko Snags Acting Gig

Tokyo Hive reports that Shinoda Mariko will be in the upcoming film ‘Inu to Anata no Monogatari – Inu no Eiga’, a collection of funny/dramatic short stories involving dogs and their owners.  It’s not confirmed if her role is a large one, but it’s something I’ll keep on my radar …

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It’s OK, ‘Cause Michishige Sayumi is Cute.

My #1 H!P and Morning Musume goddess Misshige has won 9th place among the most hated female celebrities by women readers of the ‘Shukan Bunshun’.  Most of the votes probably came from crying Arashi fans cause Sayumi criticized Matsumoto Jun’s fashion. She appears on television variety programs because of her …

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Guiness World Records Recognizes AKB48.

Guinness awards AKB48 as the largest pop group ever.  ABOUT TIME, I say.  To have AKB48 published in such a wide-spread novelty book is an honor.  I guess once you start breaking records, more start getting in line; AKB is finally the prettiest girl at the ball.

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Let’s Get On Board

In my most recent trip to Japan, I was introduced to Ozawa Kenji, man largely responsible for bringing and popularizing soft rock in Japan. It’s funny how music like the Carpenters ended up finding it’s own home even in Japan. If you look at more Ozawa Kenji music, for instance …

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First Million-Selling Single in Three Years

BETCHA CAN’T GUESS WHICH SINGLE. The Recording Industry Association of Japan(RIAJ), responsible for dishing out the coveted ‘gold’ and ‘platinum’ certifications, has certified ‘Beginner’ as a million-seller.  I was surprised to find that this was the million-buster single in over three years; an Oricon article was speculating this would spark …

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Finally Found You…

I’ve been trying to figure out which member this was ever since I first saw the 1, 2, 3, 4 Yoroshiku PV. As long as I’m not mistaken then it’s gotta be Mukaida Manatsu (video above) Here are some notable members I found while searching through these videos. Does anyone …

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Matsui Jurina Made A Deal With the Devil

Either that or she is one. In all my dealings with AKB, I have never once seen her lose. It’s not just that. I have never seen her be embarrassed, be clumsy, not know the answer, or even skip a beat. She’s never been pied, which is not THAT big …

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Momoiro Clover Loves Licking…Cones.

Holding cones.  Licking cones.  Eating cones.  Kissing cones.  Licking each others’ cones.  They sure do love them.  Fellatio. what? What a horrible PV.  A half-brained concept, probably born from a scrawl on a piece of napkin with the words “licking”, “ice cream”, and “motorcycles”, is stretched over 4 minutes with …

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Takahashi Minami and Maeda Atsuko Talk Candidly.

Maeda Atsuko is considered the face of AKB, and Takahashi Minami has been given the role as the soul of AKB.  On Takahashi’s recent photobook, there are numerous lengthy interviews that I never expected to get translated but by the grace of god, I come across a featured, translated interview. …

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