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hajimete no otsukai: kojiharu edition

the akb48 flagship show for kenkyuusei research students ‘Ariyoshi AKB Kyowakoku’ parodies the show ‘Hajimete no Otsukai’; the title translates to ‘first errand’. it’s a long running endearing reality program that sends children out to fulfill an errand, and the episode consists of misadventures that happen along the way. the …

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iron chef: idols with a vengeance

they’re back with a vengeance…and this time, it’s spring rolls.  haruna returns with more unintentional sabotage, oshima yuko makes more faces, and miyazawa and kashiwagi team up once again attempting to prove that they are not the ‘dumb and dumber’ of the culinary field.  can they guess the right ingredients?  …

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DERO!

kojima haruna and takahashi minami of akb48 were guests in the television show ‘DERO!’, where the contestants are locked in a death trap and their only hope for release is to solve various puzzles.  here are condensed clips of two stages shown in ‘DERO!” : stage one: three contestants must …

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surveys

something interesting came up on stage48, an english community-run forum. HMV had a survey of questions asked about akb48 members ranging from ‘which is your favorite team’ to ‘which member would you want to be’.  4,001 fans were surveyed, and 23% of them were females.  some results were typical, while …

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Slo-mo

I remember watching this video a while back and being fascinated by it. It really isn’t anything to special, just a bunch of Japanese people running towards a camera while looking as ridiculous as they can get while the whole is in recorded in slow motion. I don’t know why I am so fascinated by the video. …

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iron chef: idols PART II

red team and white team are at it again, only this time they put their efforts into creating a hamburger.  note that this isn’t the traditional american hamburger served with lettuce, tomatoes and buns.  the more popular ‘hamburger’ in the east is more like meatloaf, and served as a side-dish …

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introducing new team b

(above: team B performing ‘team B oshi’, from their new setlist) since it’s been a while since the team shuffles took place back in 2009, i thought i got used to it; but apparently not.  the new team B has debuted on may 21st with their new stage set-list, B5.  …

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iron chef: idols

food made by idols must be delicious right?  think again.  this was a segment of AKBingo they used to do a while ago. in this segment girls split into 2 teams: red and white, and take turns to create a traditional omu-rice(stir-fried rice covered with an egg omlette) to the …

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