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Popularity.

I love ‘Beginner’.  I can say it a million times. What makes it even more sweet is the great success it’s been seeing according to Oricon: AKB’s ‘RIVER’ was their first single that charted #1, and ‘Beginner’ marks their fifth consecutive #1 single. When charting ‘Heavy Rotation’, I celebrated the …

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1st AKB Draft Results

A few months back, Dae and I out of curiosity and boredom simulated a mock draft. Much like fantasy sports we went down the list and selected our favorite members while trying to keep them away from the other. It became kind of a psychological battle as we both knew …

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Song of the Week: Yume no Kane

Time for this week’s highlight AKB stage song! Song: Yume no Kane [Bell of Dreams] Discography: K6th Album Original Performers: Oshima Yuko, Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae, Itano Tomomi, Ono Erena, Kikuchi Ayaka, Matsui Sakiko, Fujie Reina, Minegishi Minami, Uchida Mayumi, Nakatsuka Tomomi, Yonezawa Rumi, Nito Moeno, Tanabe Miku, Kikuchi Ayaka, …

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INSPIRATION.

Atron and David hate kids and found no joy from watching this video; in fact, I bet they’d punch children if it wasn’t illegal. These videos are awesome. I like to think we were all like this as kids—being inspired from things we saw in the media and wanting to …

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Cake is Delicous. AKB Cake is Delicous-er.

What’s better than cake? An AKB cake of course. What’s better than an AKB cake? An AKB cake that comes with its own AKB Christmas song. This second collaboration with 7-Eleven will most likely be a B-side on the 19th single, and it’s getting me in a festive mood already. …

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NSK – [016] Tron’s Bored

Recorded October 31st, 2010. Unreleased CD, New C-ute Single, Hair Dying, AKB Beginner Sales, Dae’s Auction, Miyazawa Sae’s Appeal, Sushi Song, Bathing Ape, Basketball & Allen Iverson, Idoling & Momoiro Clover Discussion Topic: Nicknames & Popularity Opening: AKB48 Team B – Wasshoi B! Closing: C-ute – Aitai Lonley Christmas [download]

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On the Sixth Day

813,320 copies sold! This is another “first week” first for AKB, having surpassed Heavy Rotation’s insane first week sales by nearly 300,000 copies. Below was a list of Japan’s top ten best first week sales of all time.  I say “was” because AKB48’s ‘Beginner’ now takes the 9th position.  No …

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Horror Movie Sunday Live!

It’s time to get into the festivities and there’s nothing like watching the absurd, funny, scary, and disturbing to get you in the mood.  We’ll be playing some horror movies; some that we’ve already seen, some we haven’t. It will begin around 2-3pm central time; you can watch by clicking …

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The Man for Whom Money is No Object

It started out as a harmless bid.  It was for a picture of an AKB member I liked.  The clothes, pose, and quality of the photo was well worth the 10 dollars.  I rarely bid on any items; the “buy it now” button is what I usually limit my purchases …

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“Now is the Time; You’ve been Reborn, Beginner!”

“Are we dreaming? Do we believe in the future? We’re reckless, not knowing fear, or what our place is…We’ll tear off the chains that have controlled us.  It’s OK not to know anything, Beginner! Stand up! Together!  Remember the day you were born!  Everyone was a Beginner!  Stand up! Right …

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