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Kara Invades Japan

Kara has recently announced their plans for debuting in japan this summer and they have wasted no time in kicking off the promotions with the release of 2 previous hit singles from korea “Honey” and “pretty Girl” dubbed in Japanese. These Girls are pretty popular in Korea and its going …

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the appeal of idols

i’m no expert on japanese culture.  i read manga and watched anime occasionally, but selectively.  my knowledge of japanese cinema boiled down to critically acclaimed old-timer directors like akira kurosawa and yasujiro ozu, campy pop films like ‘death note’ and ‘battle royale’, or recommended films like ‘nobody knows’ and ‘linda …

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That's Not Even Right

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hprC3L-iJYM] Forget that the video is backwards. Just know that you can’t do this to guys. It’s messed up. Oh by the way, I think the three of us are going to Anime Expo to see AKB48 in July. David

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New Stereopony Single

I’m sure David is excited for the new Stereopony Single. The song is titled Overdrive and I am liking what i’m hearing. It seems like a very fun and fresh song, and I can tell the band must have had a blast recording single. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAdBJQAITE] Single will be dropping May …

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AKB48 does kagome vegetable drink CM

while it may not be big news, one can say this CM indicates the growing solidification of akb’s influence on japanese media.  akb48 participating in CMs have been a bit sparse, a few here and there; the only large CM they have done was for AOKI suits with the release …

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Life Ain't That Easy

If you guys remember, I posted a video a few weeks back of a girl parking her bike in between two other bikes using a slide stop. Maybe you thought she was talented. Maybe she was lucky. I’ll tell you, she tried hard. She probably fell many times along the …

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two greatest things put together

takahashi minami compilation video over a song by the blue hearts.  about freaking time. two interests that i never thought would be put together by anyone, besides myself.  glad to know someone else out there saw the connection.

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In Your Dreams, Dae

This is still my favorite song. I’m worried about having somewhat of an AKB backlash after seeing them so much. It’s like over exposure. I would like to see them live again though.

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Nakai may not be able to sing…

but he sure is a pretty funny guy, I am glad he isn’t the type of person to be stubborn about his singing abilities and is accepting that he just blows at singing. Though as we all know, you don’t have to be good at singing to become a well loved Idol …

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