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K-ON!! extension

i was thinking K-ON!! (season 2) was nearing to an end as the first season was 13 episodes, when all of a sudden i see that season 2 will be 26 episodes!  this can only be good news, as i’ve been having some concerns with the pace of this season …

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Orange Caramel

After School is a Kpop group very similar to Morning Musume as they follow the same formula with their members. As New members from after school “join” the academy, Older members leave the group once they are ready to “graduate”. You might know these girls as they did a Korean …

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mayumihopyon

“mayu-miho-pyon” represents the terrible trio of akb consisting of watanabe mayu, miyazaki miho and erena ono.  kind of like the three stooges, but cute. (backstage of Shibuya AX)

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SKE48 impressions

i’ll admit it, i haven’t listened to a ske48 single all the way through.  i only heard bits and pieces of them when they would be advertised inbetween AKBINGO episodes, and i haven’t gone out of my way to look them up. there are ske members that i’ve taken notice …

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fan work

it’s always novel and fun to see what musically talented fans can come up with when it comes to musical interpretations.  even though they’re a dime-a-dozen nowdays, listening to stuff like this reinvigorates my interest and often showcase different and new musical qualities of songs that i know like the …

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Watarirouka Hashiritai

for those who don’t know, ‘watarirouka hashiritai’ is a subgroup created in 2009 consisting of members watanabe mayu, ohta aika, nakagawa haruka, hirajima natsumi, and kikuchi ayaka. (debut single ‘hatsukoi dash’) what’s interesting is that this was announced by akimoto yasushi to be a reincarnation of his subgroup that existed …

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for the record

my favorite akb48 pv is probably ‘keibetsu shiteita aijou’. the atmosphere is well established and the color palate is beautiful.  the floaty camera movements and quick cuts are disorienting and off-kilter, supplementing the content of the song.  i’m not a fan of the ‘synthesizer keyboard sound’ that so many idol …

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ohayou AKB!!! mou ikkai!

good morning! minegishi, takahashi, kojima, and shinoda’s bizarre quest to intrude their fellow (sleeping) member’s privacy ends with this segment! in this final chapter of ‘ohayou AKB’, the crew ventures into ace-girl territory, as they enter the domain of maeda atsuko, followed by the room of oshima yuko and miyazawa …

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