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NMB48 Members: Choose Your Favorite!

AKB48, SKE48, and SDN48 have a new ’48 group’ joining them: NMB48.  It was all surreal and full of  uncertainty when it was announced, but it’s become all the more concrete with television coverage of NMB48 auditions and the announcements of names who made the cut. The NMB48 site has …

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NSK – [012] Chapa! Chapa!

New show recorded October 5th, 2010. The usual three talk about Pinky Jones, first Americans, Tokyo Girls Style, Abe Natsumi, Idol Producers, Michishige’s Ego, Unlisted YouTube Accounts, Q10, Ono Erena’s Graduation, Seoul’s Asia Music Festival, Tron’s Arashi News, Shoujo Jidai, and of course G Dragon. Opening: Momoiro Clover – Pinky …

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The Twilight Zone

After hearing about everything Atron and David experienced in Japan, it definitely sounds like a surreal experience.  I’ve always wondered what it would be like visiting Japan ever since I’ve grown to like their media, specifically when I witnessed Japan’s girl group AKB48 skyrocket in terms of popularity. A place …

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I Am Now Officially Worried

One regret that I had while I was out in japan was not being able to see Momoiro Clover live. There is a funny story that David, our friend Katsu and I had in our attempt to meet these lovely girls that I’m sure you are going to hear on …

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Same Song, New Maeda

So 7 ji 12 pun Hatsukoi is one of my favorite AKB songs. It has been since the first time I saw it performed. Maeda Atsuko [White] was in the center along with two of my other favorite Team A members, Komatani Hitomi [Pink] and Ohe Tomomi [Blue]. Recently Dae …

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New Band: Weaver

While karaoke in Japan, I saw an advertisement for this Promotional Video. The music wasn’t playing but there was something about the color and imagery that made me remember it. I went home and looked up the artist, found the song, and listened to it. I immediately liked it and …

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It All Comes Back to ‘AKB48’.

The past is always more fondly looked upon than the present.  The most enjoyable part of any fandom is usually at the beginning. Everything is fresh and interesting; every new tidbit learned about your new hobby is like opening a present wrapped in the shiniest, most attractive gift wrap.  It …

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NSK – [009] Talkin’ Bout Japan

Recorded September 8th, 2010. As the Japan Trip approaches, Tron and David explore possibilities while Dae listens. Opening: AKB48 Team A – 7ji 12pun no Hatsukoi Closing: Morning Musume – Seishun Collection [download]

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Cyborg Maeda Atsuko Interests Me.

When word was out that Maeda Atsuko was going to have a significant role in an upcoming drama called ‘Q10’, I didn’t bat an eye.  It was probably bound to happen, with her consistent popularity. It wasn’t until I came across this picture that I started to pay attention: Yes, …

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AKB48 Goes on an Uploading Spree.

I took a look at the official AKB48 Youtube channel today and was faced with nearly 20 new videos, uploaded just a few hours ago.  AKB used to do these short, little segments where they would act out a specific situation with the camera (the camera is usually the POV …

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