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yasushi akimoto announces another "48" group

yasushi akimoto revealed his next ’48’ group:  NMB48, based in namba, osaka. this brings up many questions and worries.  why another group?  why now?  his second venture, SKE48, has yet to have a team ‘E’, and he announces another group?  he either knows something we don’t, or he’s being hasty …

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A6 delayed once again

team A’s new stage, A6 was announced to debut on june 19th.  on june 8th, it was announced that A6 was pushed to july 15.  now, it has been announced that the stage will come out on the 27th. team K and team B have already begun their new stages, …

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First 7-Eleven, Soon the World.

it’s only a matter of time. sure it seems harmless at first; akb48 advertises a few melon pan here, some onigiri there, and then BAM: world domination.  you heard it here first. girls wearing 7-eleven uniforms?  thank you very much!

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"AKB 600"

‘AKB 600’ is a series that gives insight into the regular daily lives of akb48 members, cameras following them throughout the day.  i’m not a fan of the aesthetic approach they’re taking for this, making it look like a voyeuristic stalker camera, but the segments are interesting nonetheless.  watch kojima …

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Toughest Job in The World

One of the toughest jobs has to be a Producer of an Idol Group. How some of these Producers get everyone to play nice is beyond me. Like any group or team, there is always ego involved. In just the case of something like a sports team, there are superstars …

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No3B new single and original drama

not only will no3b’s new 5th single will be the theme song of the original drama ‘kotodama no onnatachi’, which is a series of 5 minute episodes you can download on cellphone, but they will be starring in it as well.  watch the promo below: note minegishi’s awesome hair and …

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i want these

trading cards coming out on july 31st.  i normally could pass on these but these are some of the best photos i’ve seen.  i would consider donating a kidney for these.  someone get them for me.  anybody.

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anime expo 2010 ends

oh anime expo.  you’ve delivered and failed in so many ways.  one would think that you, with around 2 decades of experience and a huge place like the LA convention center, could create a streamlined experience but i suppose it’s just too big for you.  even so, it was exhilarating …

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