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SDN48 is onto Something.

When SDN48 announced that their debut single was approaching, I was a little worried. SDN48, a sister group to AKB48, is a more mature and adult variation of the AKB format, consisting of members mostly in their twenties. Despite having been established over a year ago, they haven’t done much …

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Tanjoubi omedetou~!

Happy Birthday to Niigaki! Our lovely Gaki-san has turned 22 and we should all be thankful that she has in one way or another touched are lives with her amazing smile, Hilarious reactions. And of course…. MAYUGE BEAMMMMMM~~~~!!!!!!! Gaki-san is a pretty busy girl so I hope she was able …

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I Guess I Should Have Known

While in Japan last month, I came about the topic of a singer that I didn’t know but I guess should have. I was playing Rhythm Tengoku for GBA with my girlfriend and the song above, Koi no Honey Sweet Angel, played. I mentioned that I really liked the song …

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Match Made in Heaven

Among the Nintendo DS titles I own, Professor Layton and Ace Attorney have to be my top two franchises. Someone up there must really like me, cause this just happened: Professor Layton vs. Gyakuten Saiban will be developed by both Capcom and Level-5 for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS. It is …

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I Can’t Tell You Enough

I’ve said it before in an earlier post but I still haven’t expressed how ecstatic and grateful I am for an official AKB48 channel on youtube.  Before this channel it’s been an endless struggle between overseas fans and record companies—- pulling teeth, scheming, and finding some way to bring this …

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NSK – [014] What Do You Mean Packing Fudge?

Recorded October 17th, 2010.   Back again with another show, Tron, Dae, and David talk about the Beginner PV release, Akimoto Sayaka’s Resignation, Public Baths, Q10, NYAF, and the Tokyo Girl’s Style/Momoiro Clover Rivalry. Discussion Topic: How Do Idols View Fandom? Opening: News – Koi no ABO Closing: SMAP – …

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AKB Song of the Week – Viva! Hurricane

Time for this week’s highlight AKB stage song! Song: Viva! Hurricane Discography: Himawari Gumi 1st Stage Original Performers: All members of the Himawari Gumi 1st stage Performance Notes: Location: 2010 Yoyogi ‘Suprise wa Arimasen’ Concert Original Unit: Yes This song is a show-stopper.  The dramatic and larger-than-life intro has to …

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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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