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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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It’s going to be a “Drama”-tic Year

The month’s not even over, but there’s a whole lot of things to look forward to from the “48” family.  French Kiss’s 2nd single “If”, is already out, as well as No3B’s first album. In addition to Watarirouka Hashiritai and AKB48’s new singles coming out in a few weeks, there’s …

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Valentine Day Kiss from Tsukasa

I’m really liking the Watarirouka version of Valentine Kiss. So much that I went back to look up the original version by Kokusho Sayuri. But even better I found the Karaoke version from Lucky Star. For those of you who don’t know/remember Lucky Star had the main characters singing Karaoke …

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