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H!P Eggs: What Exactly do You do?

The new members of Morning Musume have been chosen, and I’m pleased for the most part. Four new girls have been added, the most that have been admitted since 2003. Of the audition group, three members made the cut: Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho, and Suzuki Kanon. These three were my …

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Itano Tomomi Kills with ‘Dear J’

Itano did a live performance of her solo single ‘Dear J’ on CDTV Premiere Live: This is a perfect example of transitioning from an idol group to going solo.  It takes a lot of things to make a solo single work, especially from an idol-group background; you need exceptional marketing, …

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Project GoGo48: Wanna Send Your Oshimen a Gift?

The AKB48 fan-forum Nihongogo is planning on sending a mass of presents and letters to the AKB theater for all the girls.  The mission is to give every AKB and SKE member a letter and a mobi strap, and participation starts at 5 bucks.  This isn’t the first time they’ve …

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024 – 2011 WishList

Recorded December 29th, 2010. A look forward into the year to come. Opening: Morning Musume – Fantasy ga Hajimaru Closing: Momoiro Clover – Coconuts, AKB48 – Aitakatta, AKB48 – Love Jump [download]

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WE HAVE MOVED. AGAIN.

YES, we moved again. We are no longer __________, as we have moved to New School Kaidan.  We were pretty happy at New School Kaidan Academy but we needed a name that was more encompassing of what we do. SO WELCOME TO OUR NEW HOME!  Remember to change your bookmarks …

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Treat Yourself Or Loved One to Watarirouka 7

As a treat the covers for ‘Watarirouka Hashiritai 7’ covers have been released, earlier than I expected: Limited Edition B These are among the first cover designs from AKB or the subgroups that have a pretty strong holiday theme.  Releasing on February 2nd, the concept of Valentine’s Day and chocolate …

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Its almost time

With me being in mind numbing pain because of my wisdom tooth being pulled out. I still managed to go through some of my favorite kpop/jpop Christmas theme songs that have always put me in good holiday spirits. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Good Idea, Bad Execution.

AKB48 has taken some large strides towards making themselves accessible and known overseas.  There has been tons of overseas concerts and promotions, created “Super Epou” tickets for the AKB theater, opened a Youtube channel, and gave the official website english translations.  The next logical step forward would be to open …

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