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AKB’s Lost Stages Will Finally Be Let Free

Hana, a helpful administrator of Nihongogo forums has informed us AKB fans that the wait is nearly over. For those who do not know, AKB’s theater stages A4, K4, B3, and Himawari Gumi 1 & 2 have been locked away in the AKS vault, making the heart grow ever fonder …

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‘Limited Addiction’: Sophisticated Undertaking

As Tokyo Girls’ Style continues to battle lackluster sales, AVEX hasn’t given up on them yet. In fact, despite being among the lowest selling idol groups on the map, they’ve delivered quality songs and PVs time and time again, even exceeding the quality of some more well known idols out …

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‘Natsu Dakara!’: A Spirited Summer Song

‘Buono!’ will always have a special place in my heart.  I recall looking at groups outside AKB48 to expand my idol horizons over a year ago, and no H!P group made an impression on me like Buono.  I loved that their releases have been dynamic and positive, made better by …

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NSK053 – AX & AM2 Part II

Recorded July 5th, 2011. The show recorded after the SCANDAL concert summing up the July 4th weekend.  Discussion of all SCANDAL related events as well as an overview of our weekend experience at both AM2 and Anime Expo. Opening: SCANDAL – Shoujo S Closing: SCANDAL – Haruka     [download] …

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NSK053 – AX & AM2 Part I

Recorded July 2nd, 2011. The show recorded after the Hatsune Miku concert on Saturday with special guest Ari Schlager.  Discussing the Hatsune Miku concert as well as impressions of the conventions so far.  Listen to the second part of this podcast here. Opening: Hatsune Miku – Medore ~Icchatte~ Closing: Kagamine …

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Coming This Week!

Our coverage at AM2 and AX is over and we have plenty of content to post from our experience! Some things to anticipate: -Interview with Danny Choo -Hatsune Miku at AX Impressions -SCANDAL at AM2 Impressions -Comparisons between AM2 and AX -SCANDAL Panel Footage Dae

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NSK052 – Heading to Los Angeles

Recorded June 27nd, 2011. This week on NSK…. Eguchi Aimi goes mainstream, Idol Music At Work, Supergirls, VMAJs, AKB Blu-Ray Collection, New H!P Singles, Sayashi Riho Promotions and a discussion about Sakura no Shiori. Opening: Kuchibiru Furezu – no3b Closing: – Diva     [download]  

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Just a Reminder

The NSK crew will be in California this weekend for both AM2 and AX. If any of you guys are going to be at either of the conventions let us know as we would love to meet the community and maybe perhaps grab a bite to eat. Expect video coverage …

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AKB Goes Big for PSP Sequel

Looks like AKB members were doing a lot more than filming ‘Everyday, Katchuusha’ during their days in Guam, as it was revealed to be the new location of AKB’s next dating-sim adventure, ‘AKB 1/48 Idol to Guam de Koishitara’. I honestly didn’t see another PSP game coming, but with a …

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‘Flower’: An Art-house Production

Being the center girl of AKB48, I’m sure the announcement of Maeda Atsuko’s solo debut was long overdue for many people, even those who weren’t fans of her. While not possessing the strongest vocals, her skills have grown considerably in the past couple years, which was very evident in this …

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