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What’s the Next Step?

While I completely agree Dae’s previous post about Akimoto resigning, there’s not really much we the fans can do about it. The situation has already played itself out quite poorly and regardless of whether it’s the article’s fault or Sayaka overreacting, I see little hope of a reversal or reinstatement …

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COME ON SAYAKA, REALLY?!

I wasn’t going to talk about the inane ‘scandal’ regarding Akimoto Sayaka and Hiroi Ouji, but then THIS had to happen.  The tabloids posted a few random pictures of an old guy and passed a story because he had stayed overnight with Sayaka at her apartment.  The man is 56 …

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From the Depths of King Records, the Beginner PV Surfaces.

I was discussing with Atron yesterday about the possibility of AKS finding a new distributor for the cancelled ‘Beginner’ PV, or that King Records would maybe distribute it a while after its release after the hullabaloo died down. It seemed like a long shot; since when do things like this …

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The Shift.

After nearly a year of simmering, it finally got cooking.  Since the new members of AKB were announced last October, they’ve more or less been benched when it came to media pushes.  But since July there have been significant changes. Maeda Ami, Ooya Shizuka, Sato Sumire, Komori Mika, and Ishida …

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When Something Has Meaning

I’ve always said that in life, a lot of people end up liking things because they have some sort of personal connection. You like some food dish because it remind you of your childhood. You like a scent because it’s how your girlfriend smelled. You don’t like a show because …

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JapanCast Wednesdays – AKBingo

Watch live video from New School Kaidan Academy on Justin.tvBroadcast and recorded from last night. Dae, Arton, and I sat down to watch the newest episode of AKBingo. We’re planning on doing this every Wednesday if you’re interested in watching it together. David

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Unexpected.

I’ve talked about this on the 12th podcast, and wanted to elaborate about it here. I first heard about Tokyo Girls’ Style at the Music Japan Idol Special that aired early 2010. At the special they performed ‘Onnaji Kimochi’; an easy-going simplistic song that sounded nice, but was more or …

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NSK – [013] It’s About What Niigaki Wants

Recorded October 11th, 2010. The usual three talk about the Beginner PV, momoiro stereotypes, Yokoyama Yui, Yoyogi Concerts, and the differences between Tsunku and Aki-P. Opening: AKB48 – Lucky 7 Closing: AKB48 – Viva Hurricane, Momoiro Clover – Mirai he Susume! [download]

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