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FML, Stereopony at Anime Boston

I just heard Stereopony will be one of the performing artists at this year’s Anime Boston. I didn’t find out about them until after they had come to SXSW in Austin 2009. So I begun researching the possibility of me making a trip out to Boston when I discovered, Anime …

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Get Ready to Love Them, SKE48

SKE48 is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite Idols groups. And while I love AKB, SKE has carved it’s own special place with their upbeat songs and choreography. They got unique members and that underdog alternative niche. Plus it’s like the whole 48 Process all over again. So …

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Why Hello There, Didn’t Notice You.

December of 2010 was a hectic one, and it seems that I’ve overlooked a debut release.  It’s another idol group that came out this year called “Sakura Gakuin”, with ten members.  It looks like the group is in it for the long haul, as their ages range from 11-14. Their …

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Song of the Week: Monday 2/7

Song: AIDORU Nante Yobanaide (Don’t Call Me An Idol) Discography: Team Himawari 1st Stage [Boku no Taiyou] aka [H1] Original Performers: Maeda Atsuko, Kasai Tomomi, Minegishi Minami, Ono Erena Performance Notes: Location: 2009 Request Set List Best (Shibuya AX) Original Unit: Yes Ah the memories. When I went to the …

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The Power of Crowds.

A PV preview of SKE48’s new single, “Banzai Venus”, came out and it’s looking good: I have some reservations about having SKE reuse the “large crowd” spectacle so soon, right after “1, 2, 3, 4, Yoroshiku”; Yoroshiku was great because a mass spectacle with that scale was never seen before …

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Not A Home Run, But Still A Double

A hit is a hit. And even though we might be disappointed that it’s not the huge success that we all hope for, bit by bit we take steps towards the right direction. It wasn’t until recently that I sat down and took some time with S/mileage’s Short Cut PV. …

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Stop Fucking Around, Tsunku.

Tell me Tsunku. Who is this girl? Tron showed me the video above just now. Her name is Ogawa Mana. She’s not under UFA, but under Tsunku’s label, TNX. And what a travesty that is. She’s a member of a group called “Canary Club”, which barely moves a thousand units …

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“Demotion” Rumors Clarified

The hot rumor going around lately seemed to have stemmed from a tabloid article stating that the producer of AKB announced impending demotions of eight members who haven’t been pulling their slack.  While it was an interesting premise, it wasn’t something to take to heart, as tabloids usually write a …

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Kojima Haruna’s 2nd PB: With a Vengeance

On March 15th, a heavenly gift will descend upon us mortals, as “Onna no Ko no Kamisama”— Kojima’s second photobook, will be released. It’s said that she traveled to Hawaii for the PB shooting, which is pretty a pretty ambitious location. I expect her second book to sell way more …

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