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Pop Analysis: Perfect Situation? Yes & No.

AKS needed Shinoda Mariko to win the second Janken Tournament. While it may seem a little crazy to make a statement like this while AKB is still super successful and the Janken was well received, here’s why Shinoda Mariko winning the second Janken Taikai was actually the best thing that …

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Your Birthdays Just got Better

do you have a Birthday? Awesome! Do you like AKB48? Also Awesome! What do these have in common? Theater manager Togasaki has informed the fans that starting this October, AKS has decided to take these two great things and mash them together. Every month the AKB theater will have a …

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The Boxset to End All Boxsets

The Minogashita Kimitachi He Concert took place at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on May 24th through June 12th.  It was a massive stage revival, with each team stage being performed each day(with the exception of June 9th).  The long awaited DVD release of this event is on the verge …

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NSK064 – A Relaxing Episode of NSK

Recorded September 22nd, 2011. This week on NSK… Ketchup Please Dave’s Intro Movie Talk Discussion Topic 2011 AKB Janken Taikai Impressions Kaze wa Fuiteiru Short Preview/Dance Version Smileage Tachiagarru PV News AKS SKE48 and NMB48 single info Details on Kaze wa Fuiteiru Matsui Rena in new drama Not Yet has …

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The Kashiwagi Dilemma

Someone thought it was an awesome idea to put up an authentic costume of Kashiwagi Yuki’s up for auction online. Apparently a management employee saw it, and participated in the auction and won it for 300,000 yen, which is almost four thousand dollars. Once the employee received the item, it …

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Meet the Senbatsu that Fate has Created

Yesterday, fate has selected the few, chosen members to be in the next AKB48 single through a game of Janken (Rock, Paper Scissors). Once again, it ended up being a jumbled bag of epic proportions. Are you ready?! Here are the senbatsu members: 1. Shinoda Mariko (Team A) 2. Fujie …

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NSK063 – Are We Talking About It?

Recorded September 14th, 2011. This week on NSK… Ketchup Please Tron in Cali Takahashi Graduation Birthday Head & Shoulders Mitsuwa Anthony Bordain, Man vs Food Impressions MUSIC JAPAN – Sashihara!!! & MM Performance Cheerfu11y Movie Trailer Morning Musume 12th album ‘12, Smart!’ covers Takahashi Ai’s solo – Jishin Motte Yume …

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SoftBank CM Collection

I recently ran across some subbed versions of SoftBank’s CM series involving an oddball family. There’s your typical mother and daughter, the later of which is played by popular acress and singer Ueto Aya. But the father and brother are played by a White Dog and a Black Man. It’s …

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