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AKB48 Documentary Film: Refreshing or Bland?

This film completely slipped my mind, but it’s back on my radar. I’m an absolute sucker for things like ‘Making-Of’s and anything that goes on behind the curtain that the general public doesn’t see. I purchase DVDs almost solely for the special features; if it doesn’t have enough content, I …

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AKBingo Wednesdays

We do love our AKBingo Wednesdays. David, Tron, and I watch a new episode of AKBingo every Wednesday evening after our regular broadcasts with our viewers in chat. Here’s a recording of our watching AKBingo live on the feed last night if you missed it: Watch live video from New …

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Idol Awards Show 2010 Coming Up!

The end of  2010 is in sight , and we have a few more releases left to look forward to.  Since we’ve covered a lot this past year on the site and on the podcast, I think our very first Idol Awards Show is in order. We will discuss our …

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Kodomo Tencho

I don’t know if I ever mentioned it, but while in Japan I came across a set of commercials featuring the Kodomo Tencho (Child Manager). It’s set around a kid who’s also a store manager for Toyota and has a hard time being taken seriously as the boss. There’s been …

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NSK [018] – Tron Writes Off Miss A

Recorded November 16th, 2010. The Catch Up: Late retail nights, yawning, Akanishi Jin in Texas and bad business decisions. News: Single releases, Guinness World Records, Shinoda Mariko in film, AKB’s 19th single, Morning Musume in 3D, and more! Discussion Topics: Miss A, Chance no Junban cover speculation, PV rumors, Ono …

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Song of the Week: UHHO UHHOHO

The AKB Theater has a plethora of songs that many casual fans don’t know, so we created this segment to highlight one of our personal favorites every week. Here’s the latest! Song: UHHO UHHOHO Discography: K6th Album Original Performers: Oshima Yuko, Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae, Itano Tomomi, Ono Erena, Kikuchi …

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Morning Musume…in 3D!!!!

Morning Musume’s upcoming graduation concert held at the sold-out Yokohama Arena will also be broadcast live…IN 3D! It’s an interesting idea, and makes me wonder how many people went out and saw this as a tipping point to give in and buy a 3D television. Shenanigans aside, I’m glad Morning …

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Dae’s Auction Adventure: The Conclusion

I’ve talked about the infamous auction I took part in regarding a ‘Beginner’ theater picture of Takajyo Aki previously on the blog and on the November 1st podcast. Guess what came in the mail this week: BEAUTIFUL.  Expect more talk about it on this week’s show. Dae

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Chance no Junban Covers: What am I Looking at?

Of all the AKB single covers ever created, this could be in the bottom tier. At least that’s my first impression. The background is actually pretty nice and slick. I like the subtle hint of depth and volume of the words “CHANCE” but the title treatment on the bottom is …

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