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AKB+TEXT

one of the great things about forum communities is the amount of creative material they can put out. nihongogo forums is a great example; i’ve looked through and collected a few images from their “create AKB macros” thread to show. some require no explanation.  others, you may need to know …

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kotodama no onnatachi: kojima haruna

the short series featuring No3b and their new single have started to come out; kojima haruna’s is below. not exactly sure what’s going on, except the three girls are given tasks to fulfill and they go out and do them.  are they supernatural?  who are they?  what’s their purpose? without …

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Watarirouka Hashiritai does it Again.

i wasn’t a huge fan of their last song, ‘seishun no flag’, but their newest single won me over. the song is called ‘Gyu’, a japanese onomatopoeia used for hugs, as is clearly shown in the PV below.: let it sink in and play in your head for the rest …

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the most wonderful time of the year…

…is apparently september 22nd. why? the voice, heart, and soul of akb48, takahashi minami, will be releasing her very first solo photobook, ‘Takamina’, on that very day. she’s a constantly the butt of jokes while still being looked up to and respected.  she has a tireless (almost workaholic) work ethic, …

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ENK48? what the fuck is going on here?

showing up on japanese and american sites alike, the news about tsunku’s recent announcement has been abuzz. source from oricon and translated by tokyograph: “Producer Tsunku (41) attended an event on Wednesday for enka singers Karen (17) and Akemi Misawa (65). During the event, he revealed that he is thinking …

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My New Number 1

Ever since Anime Expo, I’ve had a hard time doing anything AKB related without it eventually going back to something Kitahara related. Dae has had to hear me talk about her incessantly and after talking to him today about our Top 10 lists, I realized she had become my favorite …

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do, re-mi, do-mi-do MYAOOOOO!

miyazaki miho’s birthday barely squeezes in on the (second to the) last day of july to join the “awesome people born in july” club (of which i am also a member).  may her defiant, rebellious, arrogant self be in akb for years to come. MYAOOOO!!!!

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You’re Cute, but the Bowlegged Shenanigans End Now.

smileage had a new single released yesterday,’ganbaranakutemo enende!!’, and it’s a cute song. there is one thing i have ask though:  what’s up with the bowlegged dancing? here is the dance routine for their new single below: now i’ve seen it before in their last single’s dance routine, but shrugged …

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Heavy Rotation PV

the song is sounding better each time i hear it.  i love the dance choreography.  the PV is fun, cute, and sexy.  UH-OH, i said the “s” word! fun, cute and sexy except for people like atron who would probably be opposed to women walking around with their ankles showing …

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