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022 – Morning Musume Musings

Recorded December 15th, 2010. A Show Strictly Dedicated to the Discussion of the State of Morning Musume. Opening: Morning Musume – The Peace! Closing: Morning Musume- Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari [download]

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NMB48 Girls Wear Spiffy Ties

I’ve posted the roster for the girls that make up NMB48 before, but their site updated the member photos: It’s always fun seeing them when they start out—nearly all the girls are smiling just a little too hard and sporting jet black hair.  It’s only a matter of time before …

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Itano Tomomi’s Solo Single Sneak Peek

It was said that AKB’s fashion queen Itano Tomomi was having a solo single called ‘Dear J’ set for January 26, 2011. Being the only Itano fan among the writers here, I suppose I’ll come out and say I’m excited about this. It makes sense considering Itano’s incredibly popular status.  …

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Maeda Atsuko goes Big Screen

Maeda Atsuko’s had miscellaneous roles in several movies and was the protagonist of two dramas, but this ups the ante—she won a lead role for a feature film. The film is called “Moshidora”, short for an extremely long title meaning “If the girl manager of the highschool baseball club would …

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Korea shows ‘Wota-isms’

Atron’s been taken with this Korean artist ‘IU’ (pronounced ‘Aiyoo’) and showed me this video. IU released a new mini-album called ‘REAL’, and performed her song ‘Good Day’. What’s interesting about this performance is that the audience seems to be more organized than usual with their cheering. It’s not uncommon …

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PRETTY.

What a pretty set. With pretty lights. With pretty girls. Pretty music. Pretty everything. Dae

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Watarirouka Hashiritai + 2?

‘Watarirouka Hashiritai’ is the most popular subgroup from AKB, having six singles and an album under their belt.  It originally started out as a four-member group with Watanabe Mayu, Ohta Aika, Hirajima Natsumi and Nakagawa Haruka, but in 2010 Kikuchi Ayaka was added as the fifth member. I really liked …

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Christmas has officially arrived

Rejoice! We can finally celebrate Christmas the right way. Koyote has returned after a 2 year Hiatus with a remake of Turbo’s Christmas dance hit “White Love”. I am a sucker for Christmas music and White Love is high up on that list. Its a blend Korean dance pop and Christmas melodies that makes the Christmas …

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AKB48 Gets a Sizable Upgrade

There’s some crazy happenings going on around here during Christmas fever.  Not to be outshined by SKE’s recent upsizing, AKB management’s heart must have grown three sizes that day because it was announced that all 9th generation research students are promoted! Oba Mina, Shimazaki Haruka, Shimada Haruka, Takeuchi Miyu, Nagao …

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