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New Ikimono Gakari Single

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFGtoOssGdM] This new single kinda flew under the radar for me as I didn’t find out about it until after it was released….which was today. I don’t mind the these slow jams that Ikimono Gakari has been putting out lately, just would be nice to see some Kimagure Romantic ish songs once in …

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wha….?

i never knew i had a thing for girls in armor…till now.  thanks kojiharu, you always help me uncover deep insights about myself.

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Didn’t Find Out Until Today

I was browsing last.fm last night when I found out the lead singer to one of my favorite bands died last year, the day before Christmas.  I didn’t even know what to think. Here I was looking to see if they had any new music and I find that they …

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little miss wallflower gets a single

akb’s youngest member, oku manami of team b(formerly team k), was said to be potential ace-girl material by the producer aki-p.  whether she’s being groomed to become one or not is in question because she hasn’t been getting a lot of attention lately.  maybe a few years down the line, …

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jin bora: master in the making?

a technical master at her craft, jin bora’s fingers fly across the piano keys with ease and frightening precision.  having finished music school in boston, she’s getting a lot of attention with big opportunities coming her way.  her compositions are absolutely beautiful, i can see her blowing the lid off …

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team dragon unit revealed and preview!

there was an announcement two weeks ago that a sub-unit of akb members(forming ‘team dragon’) would sing the ending theme song of anime Dragonball Kai.  the only member revealed with the announcement was takahashi minami. now, all the members of team dragon are revealed!  …with the picture above i’ve already …

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Kara Invades Japan

Kara has recently announced their plans for debuting in japan this summer and they have wasted no time in kicking off the promotions with the release of 2 previous hit singles from korea “Honey” and “pretty Girl” dubbed in Japanese. These Girls are pretty popular in Korea and its going …

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the appeal of idols

i’m no expert on japanese culture.  i read manga and watched anime occasionally, but selectively.  my knowledge of japanese cinema boiled down to critically acclaimed old-timer directors like akira kurosawa and yasujiro ozu, campy pop films like ‘death note’ and ‘battle royale’, or recommended films like ‘nobody knows’ and ‘linda …

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