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STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN

goddamn it, i KNEW there was a reason to go to comicon this year. i’m excited, way more than the limp dick that will be marvel vs capcom 3. click here for the kick-ass gameplay presenation. YES.  GIVE ME A CHARACTER LINE UP.

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it's good to know they care

since the popularity boom in recent months it’s been near impossible to get a ticket to see akb theater shows, which is a tiny but humble venue in which members of akb48 perform shows daily.  visitors to japan from overseas have almost no shot at getting a ticket; people apply …

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‘tokyo girls’ style’ has potential

on july 21st, strong newcomers to the idol scene, ‘Tokyo Girls’ Style’, released their third single. ‘ganbatte itsudatte shinjiteru’ tokyo girls’ style was revealed in january of 2010, and they already established their presence by performing at the giant idol bash on Music Japan. they seem to have a pretty …

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heavy rotation theater cover

a good quality picture of the theater cover was finally released for AKB’s latest single, heavy rotation.  as expected, i like this cover way more than the others.  i’d get it but i already pre-ordered the A cover, and the first press bonus is a sparkly cover. and i think …

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WHAT THE FUCK GUYS

are you messing with me? i am talking about, of course, the REAL outfits of team dragon’s song, ‘kokoro no hane’. sporty clothes, bright pastel colors, cute hats and goggles?  why was this not the initial starting point for the PV instead of that dark, mystical gruel they gave us? …

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‘heavy rotation’ preview day!

there was a short look into the making of the ‘heavy rotation‘ PV here: the b-sides single accompanying heavy rotation is the undergirls’ ‘namida no seesaw game‘.  a shortened version of the PV aired recently on akbingo, and it’s looking fun: besides some weird hair choices, it’s cute.  definitely new …

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Cypress Girls, Detective Boys…Yes, Please

Jeez, I’ve been out of the loop. In an amazing announcement, I just found out that one of my top 5 bands, Base Ball Bear, is putting out not one but two new albums. The two will be called Cypress Girls & Detective Boys, both labeled as 3.5 albums. They …

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minegishi minami sings through her life

hers is one of the most entertaining from all of the “600 sec” series so far. clumsy, sings to herself, buys photobooks, friendly with fans, has an endless appetite for gyoza, what isn’t there to like about minegishi??

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Gantz: in real life!

those of you who heard the news about the two-parter live action film based on the popular manga and anime series ‘Gantz’, you’ll be glad to hear the first film is on it’s way to release on january, 2011. live action adaptations of anime in japan always tend to be …

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Doing it Wrong.

i like this song, but the video…egh. all this potential, and this is all you got to show for it?  not fond of the extremely short dance scenes or the static, strange-but-boring-whatever-it-is that’s going on in the PV.  and someone who worked on this REALLY liked all the lens flaring …

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