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I Love Miho and ‘Secret Base’

I just wanted to highlight a certain clip I recently came across that somehow tied Miyazaki Miho and ZONE together. A casual karaoke contest was held with AKB members at the Aki Matsuri Concert, and the “rat pack”, consisting of Minami Minegishi, Miyazaki Miho, Sashihara Rino, and Kitahara Rie, chose …

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I Love these CMs

While watching the first episode of Sakura Kara no Tegami, I came across two CMs that I found myself rewinding and watching over and over again. First is this NECO Lavie laptop CM featuring Watarirouka Hashiritai: Following that was this CM for a tea brand from Asahi: Both make me …

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“Majidesuka Ska” Gives Me Hope.

Who would have guessed? I went into the Morning Musume 9th generation auditions with barrels of skepticism. I tried to remain as clear-headed and unenthusiastic as possible because of all the things that happened(and didn’t happen) in the past 3-4 years of Morning Musume’s history that contributed to their current …

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NSK030 – Tron Ousts Another Halfy

Recorded February 21th, 2011. Happy 30th Show. Tron, Dae, and David sit down to talk about working restaurants & retail, Tron’s Continued Gambling, Banzai Venus vs Yoroshiku, C-ute Laker Girls, Saturday Night 48, and Idol Graduations. Opening: AKB48 – Kanojo ni Narimasu ka? Closing: AKB48 – Choose me, Zenjin Mitou …

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Oku Manami, Why?!

It was reported on the official AKB48 blog that Oku Manami, an original Team K member, is graduating this May. She was pretty popular at first, but it dwindled to nearly nothing in the past 2 years, most likely from her weight gain and her uncanny ability to become a …

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“Banzai Venus”: Infectious Parade

The PV for Banzai Venus has arrived and it’s hard to ignore: A virus has taken over the town; an inexplicable, contagious disease taking the physical form of SKE48, transforming normal citizens into a mass frenzy of synchronized dance. The entire PV looks like an exercise in expert execution and …

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Akimoto Yasushi like I’ve Never seen Him.

I stumbled across this ridiculously detailed HD-res photo of Akimoto Yasushi. You can see his thinning hairline, his porous skin, his poorly maintained fingernails, even flecks of dandruff on his pristine suit. It’s freakin me out. Click below to see the image. Dae

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Another Million Seller in the Making?

AKB48’s ‘Sakura no Ki ni Narou’ released, and the first-day sales have shaken Oricon once again. 655,344 copies have been sold, almost a hundred thousand more than Beginner’s first-day numbers(568,095). This already makes it another record breaker as the highest recorded first-day sales ever for a single on Oricon. This …

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