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And Then My Dreams Were Crushed

This is easily one of the best Idol Performances I’ve ever seen. Dae shared this link with me earlier today and I haven’t been able to stop watching it since. The combination of the song, venue, and crowd make it a joy to watch. The fans are into it. The …

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What in God’s Name…

What in God’s Name are they doing to my Kitahara? This is the B Version packaging for the new Not Yet Single. I was originally slightly confused and interested at what direction they would be taking the group’s identity. But now after seeing the covers, I’m completely baffled. Here’s the …

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Coolest Hobby In The World

I want to be this guy/girl when I grow up… I love the sound design for this video. It’s all quiet except for some crinkling of packages, filling of liquids, and scraping of utensils. Also, this stuff is edible. It’s like gummy candy. Thanks Nolon for the link, David

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FML, Stereopony at Anime Boston

I just heard Stereopony will be one of the performing artists at this year’s Anime Boston. I didn’t find out about them until after they had come to SXSW in Austin 2009. So I begun researching the possibility of me making a trip out to Boston when I discovered, Anime …

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Get Ready to Love Them, SKE48

SKE48 is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite Idols groups. And while I love AKB, SKE has carved it’s own special place with their upbeat songs and choreography. They got unique members and that underdog alternative niche. Plus it’s like the whole 48 Process all over again. So …

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Why Hello There, Didn’t Notice You.

December of 2010 was a hectic one, and it seems that I’ve overlooked a debut release.  It’s another idol group that came out this year called “Sakura Gakuin”, with ten members.  It looks like the group is in it for the long haul, as their ages range from 11-14. Their …

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Song of the Week: Monday 2/7

Song: AIDORU Nante Yobanaide (Don’t Call Me An Idol) Discography: Team Himawari 1st Stage [Boku no Taiyou] aka [H1] Original Performers: Maeda Atsuko, Kasai Tomomi, Minegishi Minami, Ono Erena Performance Notes: Location: 2009 Request Set List Best (Shibuya AX) Original Unit: Yes Ah the memories. When I went to the …

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The Power of Crowds.

A PV preview of SKE48’s new single, “Banzai Venus”, came out and it’s looking good: I have some reservations about having SKE reuse the “large crowd” spectacle so soon, right after “1, 2, 3, 4, Yoroshiku”; Yoroshiku was great because a mass spectacle with that scale was never seen before …

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Not A Home Run, But Still A Double

A hit is a hit. And even though we might be disappointed that it’s not the huge success that we all hope for, bit by bit we take steps towards the right direction. It wasn’t until recently that I sat down and took some time with S/mileage’s Short Cut PV. …

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