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Oku Manami, Why?!

It was reported on the official AKB48 blog that Oku Manami, an original Team K member, is graduating this May. She was pretty popular at first, but it dwindled to nearly nothing in the past 2 years, most likely from her weight gain and her uncanny ability to become a …

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“Banzai Venus”: Infectious Parade

The PV for Banzai Venus has arrived and it’s hard to ignore: A virus has taken over the town; an inexplicable, contagious disease taking the physical form of SKE48, transforming normal citizens into a mass frenzy of synchronized dance. The entire PV looks like an exercise in expert execution and …

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Akimoto Yasushi like I’ve Never seen Him.

I stumbled across this ridiculously detailed HD-res photo of Akimoto Yasushi. You can see his thinning hairline, his porous skin, his poorly maintained fingernails, even flecks of dandruff on his pristine suit. It’s freakin me out. Click below to see the image. Dae

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Another Million Seller in the Making?

AKB48’s ‘Sakura no Ki ni Narou’ released, and the first-day sales have shaken Oricon once again. 655,344 copies have been sold, almost a hundred thousand more than Beginner’s first-day numbers(568,095). This already makes it another record breaker as the highest recorded first-day sales ever for a single on Oricon. This …

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NSK029 – The Heart Shaped Show

Recorded February 15th, 2011. After a week off, we’re back to talk about Chicago Hot Dogs, Young Girl’s Game, Not Yet, and Plastic Surgery. Opening: Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 – Valentine Kiss Closing: S/mileage – Short Cut [download]

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“Guuzen no Juujiro”: Comfort Food

While a good number of AKB singles have been experimenting with different sounds, we could always count on the Undergirls’ b-sides to provide their staple idol sound we know and love. Simple and safe but catchy and impossible to hate, Undergirls songs have been my idol comfort food since ‘Kimi …

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Happy Valentines Day!

It’s the day to eat chocolate and wish you had an idol for a girlfriend. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Atron is broadcasting Watarirouka Hashiritai 7’s PV ‘Valentine Kiss’ right now, and will continue to loop it all day on our live broadcasting page here.  Stop by at least …

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Chisato is in Romantik Ukare Mode

Recently Okai Chisato of C-ute released a cover of the famous Idol song “Romantic Ukare Mode” by Fujimoto Miki. The recent push that Chisato has been getting is a very welcoming site for H!P fans as most people know C-ute as a 2 person show with Airi and Maimi at …

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