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NSK028 – Tuxedo Tron

Recorded January 31st, 2011. This week’s episode has us talking about Tron’s gambling problems, the new Momoiro Clover Single, Zassou no Uta, Dream Morning Musume, The Request Best 100 Set List, and past dreams we’ve had about Idols. Opening: Buono! – Our Songs Closing: AKB48 – Hikoukigumo, Q&E – Love …

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“Juicy Heart”: Someone forgot how to use a budget.

Word around the water cooler is that H!P hasn’t been putting a lot of money into music videos lately. So it was surprising to see Buono’s latest single “Zassou no Uta” put out a fairly expensive-looking PV, which you can see in Tron’s post from a few days ago.  Although …

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Song of the Week: Monday 1/31

Song: Koike Discography: Team A 3rd Stage [Dareka no tame ni] Original Performers: Team A Performance Notes: Location: Team A 3rd Stage DVD Original Unit: Yes Continuing with last weeks Team A 3rd Stage, Here is Koike. the song that is performed immediately before Tsuki no Katachi. It’s about Koike, …

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Hi-Chew. My Chew. IU?

Most of us know and love Hi-Chew; a starburst-like, fruit-flavored candy from Japan, manufactured by Morinaga.  Then there’s My Chew, a starburst-like, fruit-flavored candy from Korea, by Crown. I got a couple packages of this My Chew candy from a friend who recently visited Korea; and while it’s not as …

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This is what happens when you do it right.

Itano Tomomi’s major debut solo single, “Dear J” released on the 26th and the first sales day numbers have arrived: 86,681. To put this into perspective, it sold more than any AKB subunit’s first day numbers that I know of; selling nearly twice as much as “Watarirouka Hashiritai”, “No3b”, and …

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“Sakura no Ki ni Narou”: A Pleasant Surprise

Ever since “River”, I’ve been nervous for what the next AKB single may bring; not necessarily expecting each single to top the prior, but to simply put out a release that I could be excited about. 2010 delivered in spades, pushing the bar with every single, with the exception of …

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NSK027 – Idols Are Real Women

Recorded January 22th, 2011. Had some problems with the recorders. Please forgive the buzzing sound and the occasional echo. Opening: AKB48 Undergirls – Namida no See-saw Game Closing: AKB48 – Heart Gata Virus, AKB48 – Mirai no Kajitsu [download]

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Buono! I’ve Missed You

It’s been awhile since we have last heard from our favorite little rock trio from H!P. The group released only one single last year which left a lot of fans eager and worried that their Buono! fix was going to end since the subgroup was never officially made a permanent group under …

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Monday 1/24: Song of the Week

Now that the New Year is over, it’s time to get back to the weekly grind. So here’s Song of the Week back again. Song: Tsuki no Katachi [Moon’s Shape] Discography: Team A 3rd Stage [Dareka no tame ni] Original Performers: Team A Performance Notes: Location: Team A 3rd Stage …

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