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how quickly we forget

i’m already forgetting that in their surging popularity, they’ve only been so for less than a year.  focusing on the ‘now’, it’s scary how easy it is to forget their humble and challenging beginnings as well as how much the members have grown in these few years. i just came …

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'jankenpon' to decide next senbatsu

this is ridiculous; no way this can be true right?  at the budokan on september 21st, a giant game of jankenpon (aka rock-paper-scissors) will be held, where the 16 winners will participate as the next senbatsu for the single. whether this is madness or brilliance, i cannot decide.  everyone’s fate …

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the battle for B-sides

AKB48’s 18th single b-side members will be decided by the fans via ‘Pigg’, an online, virtual space where fans create avatars to wander and converse with others, sometimes with surprise visits from akb members themselves with their own custom avatars. members have been divided into ten groups, each with their …

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ono erena graduates this summer

jesus, this is weird news to wake up to.  ono erena is to graduate this summer, to study overseas and pursue an acting career.  an original member of team k, i always considered her to be indispensable to akb and assumed she would continue to be there for some time. …

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Hmmm….

This is probably my favorite song from the new Morning Musume Album. very energetic and catchy. Yet for some reason when I watch this live concert performance it just seems out of place….Maybe its the bunny suits and the weird choreography. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPckUTBWf3w] Damn this song is good.

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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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