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subway comparison

i’ve been living in manhattan for four years now, and i’ve become accustomed to how things work around here.  the way people shout across the street at each other, people power-walking through the crowded streets like a highway, the five sirens you hear inevitably everyday without fail no matter where …

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iron chef: idol another day

welcome to the fourth installment of cooking segments taken from previous episodes of AKBingo. beef stroganoff, a traditional russian dish, is the challenge.  the judges this time are five members of a male idol group (those exist?) called ‘shinsengumi rian’.  get ready for haruna’s vast knowledge of ingredients and english, …

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beto puri-zu part II

a clip from simpler times, when noro kayo and ohori megumi were the butt of ‘old hag’ jokes. members beat each other over the head with giant pillars while balancing precariously above a sheer 4 foot drop, prefaced by battle of trash talking.  so naturally, miho is participating.

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members confirmed for Anime Expo 2010

it seems that the AKB48 members flying overseas to perform at Anime Expo 2010 have been listed. maeda atsuko, takahashi minami, kojima haruna, takajyo aki, sashihara rino, maeda ami and kuramochi asuka from team A. akimoto sayaka, yuko oshima, miyazawa sae, minegishi minami, ono erena, itano tomomi, moeno nito and …

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Aya, The Way She Once Was

There was a time when Hirano Aya was the queen of the town. I don’t know what she’s become now. Honestly I stopped paying attention after a point, but those were some great days.

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idols vs alan wake: the aftermath

there was a live broadcast earlier today where AKB’s ishida haruka, SDN’s ohori megumi, and SKE’s hiramatsu kanako and furukawa airi played the first segment of alan wake.  i wasn’t too interested when i saw this announcement since i didn’t know who the SKE members were, but i’m glad i …

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AKB/SKE/SDN members play Alan Wake live on Ustream

sound totally bizarre?  it does to me too, but it’s happening.  former AKB member and current SDN member ohori megumi will be playing the xbox360 game Alan Wake on Ustream, as well as SKE members hiramatsu kanako and furukawa airi, and the newly promoted AKB member Ishida Haruka of team …

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new teams compete

at first it may just appear to be just a random bowling special, but i see it as a test run for the new teams; how they act together, and if the team chemistry is there.  for example, bowling team b: aside from kashiwagi, the team leader, everyone else was …

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The way of the Wota

The Wota culture is something that most casual fans of Idol groups don’t usually know about. They are the driving force of  an Idol group and its usually up to the wotas to see if their favorite Idol group sinks or swims in the music industry. If you people ever …

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