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Idol Digest: Naniwa Nadeshiko 001 (07.12.2011)

7.12.2011 – Naniwa Nadeshiko Episode 001 [23:00] For NMB’s first episode, the program shows the actual announcement of the series. NMB is led into a waiting room unknowing that they are about to have a press conference. Then suddenly The comic pair PEACE shows up and shuffle the girls into …

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‘Flying Get’ Covers… What?

AKB48’s latest single ‘Flying Get’ has released their covers recently, and they’re…surprising to say the least: Type A: Type B: Theater Version: I actually kind of like Type A and the Theater Version; Looking at clips of the PV, it seemed to have an old-school kung-fu movie vibe, and I’ve …

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Idol Digest: NMB48 no Kagaijugyou #019 (07.26.2011)

07.26 – NMB48 no Kagaijugyou #19 [12:18] This is the first episode I’ve watched and if the quality remain this high, I’m going to be tuning in every week. After the opening promotions and talk about the new single, Episode 19 has the three girls going to stunt school. Yamada, …

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Idol Digest: Naniwa Nadeshiko 003 (7.26.2011)

07.26 – Naniwa Nadeshiko Episode 3 [23:00] For the second week in a row I downloaded the new NMB show. I’ve been on an NMB high which has had me downloading nearly everything NMB related. I’m guessing this show is about food because in the last two shows I’ve watched …

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Idol Digest: PON! (07.27.2011)

07.27 – PON! (With Matsui Rena & Matsui Jurina) I’m not a usual watcher of PON. Shinoda Mariko isn’t enough for me to tune in to what is essentially a morning show, but this week SKE front runners were there to promote their new single Pareo wa Emerald. The show …

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In a Brilliant Move, PASSPO☆ is Going Bald

By now that we’ve all heard the challenge PASSPO☆ set before themselves. Be number one next month or else team sub-leader Yukki will go bald. Initially I was extremely uninterested in the news. They had accomplished the feat earlier this year and while it was pretty big news then, I …

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NSK055 – NMB & A Bottle of Milk

Recorded July 24th, 2011. This week on NSK, Japan wins the World Cup, Moon Geun Young makes an impression on David, NMB too risque?, Unsuccessful Winking, and a discussion about SCANDAL & Photobooks. Opening: Tsumiki no Jikan – SKE48 Closing: Tokimeki no Ashiato – SKE48 Shirogumi Papa wa Kirai – …

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The Idol Digest: Itte Koi 48 #013 (07.24.2011)

07.24 – Itte Koi 48 Episode 13 This week on SKE’s show they continue with the Banzai Snake episodes. The first third of the show is a telling of scary stories to members in pajamas. It’s a little cheesy especially with no understanding of what he’s saying. About a third …

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And The Team 4 Captain is…

AKB48’s Team 4 just about confused everybody when it was revealed. Why ‘Team 4’? Is it an official 4th team, equal to team A, K, and B? Is there going to be a ‘Team 8′? Doesn’t this destroy the ’48’ girls idea it was founded from? Well, given this new …

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NMB48 Debut Blows Up Oricon

After over a year of this I should stop being surprised at everything, but here I go again. After all the criticism, doubt and “why would anyone bother with another 48 group” spilling out of my mouth, it goes off and sells 131,654 copies of their debut single on the …

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