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“Answer”: No Sleeves Goes S&M

By S&M, I mean ‘Sleek & Minimalist’ of course. Despite ‘No Sleeves’ (also known as ‘No3b’) being the AKB subgroup with the best combination of strong voices, it’s always had a chip on its shoulder.  Ever since they were formed, they’ve only released 1-2 songs annually; which basically meant that …

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NSK035 – The Black Princess

Recorded March 10th, 2011. This week the NSK talks about the PVs by Not Yet, SDN48, and SKE48. We also talk about Oricon Numbers, the new Berryz and C-ute Album Covers. Finally, there’s a discussion about Dae’s Camping Trip. Here is the link to what Tron was talking about during …

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The Fresh Lemon Intrigue

The AKB community has been abuzz about Ichikawa Miori. Despite being a kenkyuusei(research student), she’s being featured more on television programs and media. Her claim to fame was her catchphrase: “Furesshu remon ni naritai no!” which translates to “I want to be a fresh lemon!” It’s not just the phrase …

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New Member Breakdown

It’s funny how much difference a day makes. Yesterday I wrote about how I felt resistant to the changes occurring in AKB. I talked about the new members and their increasing roles on AKBingo. I was planning on making a post today explaining my worries with specific members but after …

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Resistance to Change

Recently I’ve had a hard time connecting with the weekly show AKBingo. I’ve haven’t been as interested and I’ve come to a hypothesis on why. More and more new members are being featured and it’s becoming less likely that I’ll see one of my favorite undercard members on the show. …

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NSK034 – Seishun Academy

Recorded March 5th, 2011. Back to the regularly scheduled Podcasts. This week’s show: Yarakai Heart, Preference of Covers, Maji Desuka SKA Song Impressions, Taiwan 48, Team DIVA, Tokyo Marathon, Real Idols, and a discussion about Cover songs. Opening: Morning Musume – Seishun Collection Closing: Team MINT – Kiss Made 100 …

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“Dareka no Sei ni Shinai”: Holy Shit.

We’ve all been very excited since we saw the preview for ‘Dareka no Sei ni Shinai’, a b-side accompanying SKE48’s latest single, ‘Banzai Venus’. The first thing Atron and I discussed after watching the preview was about how it reminded us of Korean music videos. It’s not so common now …

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