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‘Flying Get’: A Whole Lot of Something

AKB singles this year have been predictable so far. As early as 2009, AKB has been laying down a format and timetable for their single releases: a spring sakura-related single, a summer single, an election single, an autumn unorthodox single, and a winter janken single. They’ve been going down the …

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Here’s To Another Endless Summer…

I’ve been criticized before, sometimes rightly so, for being overly negative and extremely demanding of my media. Videos games, Idols, Music come under incredibly harsh scrutiny and few pass my exceptionally high standards. I’ve come to accept this part of my personality as a two-headed beast, both making my opinions …

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NSK059 – Old Shriveled…

Recorded August 19th, 2011. This week on NSK… Ketchup Please – Oshima Yuko’s Wailing – Kawashima Umika in 9nine? – Tron’s Card Quest Impressions – C-ute – Sekai Ichi Happy na Onna no ko PV – New S/mileage Sub-members News H!P – Berryz Koubou Sales Numbers (Tsunku Sings) – S/mileage …

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‘Sekaiichi HAPPY no Onna no Ko’: I Believe It

The landscape of H!P is changing, and I would say, for the better. ‘Buono!’ practically turned the world upside-down with their album ‘Partenza’, and Morning Musume’s double-A side songs both sound promising. C-ute is following suit with ‘Sekaiichi Happy no Onna no Ko’, which translates to ‘The World’s Happiest Girl’; …

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Idol Digest – AKBINGO! #148 (08.17.2011)

08.03.2011 – AKBINGO! #148 [Link] This week’s AKBINGO! starts off rather bizarrely with iCarly’s theme-song playing in the background while announcing that the episode will be an AKB summer fashion show, showing various members wearing summery clothes that they own, to be judged by the hilariously blunt critic, Uematsu Koji. …

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Give it away, give it away now!

What’s happening? We’re gettin’ a little thing going for our loyal followers out there. A while back I posted the Weekly Shonen Sunday featuring Kashiwagi Yuki. Well, that issue came with a little swag and here’s your chance to score! All you have to do is post a reply to …

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New NSK Feature: Idol Digests

2011 has brought upon us idol fans an avalanche of weekly shows and appearances. While in years past it was fairly easy to consume everything that came out, nowadays we often times found ourselves recommending episodes and shows to each other because it was practically impossible to follow everything. So …

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Melancholy from Happiness

Howdy, this is your friendly neighborhood Beat Sherlock bringing you guys a new custom, super Fresh, English sub. Shootin’ it back to heavens_blue. I have to admit that I had no knowledge of Happiness or anything they’d done before I tackled this sub. And although they aren’t my cup of …

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It’s Treacherous Scandal Tuesday!

Things seem to be stirring in AKB, and it’s not good news. AKB’s Mori Anna and Oba Mina’s personal blogs have apparently been discovered, with evidence of some rule-breakage, at least in the past. Mori Anna’s entries revealed that she had a boyfriend at least for two years before joining, …

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