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Beginner Shows Ambition; But Will it Succeed?

‘Beginner’ is my favorite single of 2010 among the intense set of releases made this year from Akimoto Yasushi’s group, AKB48. Everything about it screams ambition; the unique multiple-center dance formations, unconventional single, controversial PV, a new concept for b-sides, and the recent news of 1,030,000 copies of ‘Beginner’ being …

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NSK – [015] Let’s Talk About Oshimen

Recorded October 25th, 2010. SKE Single, Morning Musume Cover, Recent Episodes, Majisuka Gakuen, SDN48 Single, 10 Idols, Trons Idol Views, Japan Conflict, and DJ OZMA. Discussion Topic: Fan Types & Oshimen Opening: SKE48 – 1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku Closing: Morning Musume – Sukiyaki, Tokito Ami – 21 Seiki made …

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Sunday Broadcast

Today at 3PM Central, Dae will be doing the Weekly Sunday Broadcast. On the menu, episodes of AKBingo and Majisuka Gakuen the AKB drama. Watch live here or go to Justin.tv/fourplayerjapancast to chat. Watch live video from New School Kaidan Academy on Justin.tv

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SDN’s Korea-riffic PV

Well speak of the devil.  I just did a write up about SDN48’s debut single(GAGAGA) and just a day later we’ve been blessed with a full PV a month before its release! As I mentioned before, this song and video pulls inspiration from the growing K-pop scene and it sounds …

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SKE48 Presents the Most Fun Dance Party on Earth.

SKE48 uploaded the PV for their new single ‘1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!’ on their youtube channel. The song is dynamic, fun, and gives disco funk a J-pop spin. The PV looks like the most lively parade bash on Earth, complete with break dancers, men in santa suits, and feathered …

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JapanCast Wednesdays – AKBingo: Avatar Edition

Once again Atron, David and I sat down to watch the latest AKBingo, broadcasted live on our channel. In case you missed it, we have it right here: Watch live video from New School Kaidan Academy on Justin.tv We plan on doing this regularly every Wednesday evening so come by …

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SDN48 is onto Something.

When SDN48 announced that their debut single was approaching, I was a little worried. SDN48, a sister group to AKB48, is a more mature and adult variation of the AKB format, consisting of members mostly in their twenties. Despite having been established over a year ago, they haven’t done much …

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Tanjoubi omedetou~!

Happy Birthday to Niigaki! Our lovely Gaki-san has turned 22 and we should all be thankful that she has in one way or another touched are lives with her amazing smile, Hilarious reactions. And of course…. MAYUGE BEAMMMMMM~~~~!!!!!!! Gaki-san is a pretty busy girl so I hope she was able …

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I Guess I Should Have Known

While in Japan last month, I came about the topic of a singer that I didn’t know but I guess should have. I was playing Rhythm Tengoku for GBA with my girlfriend and the song above, Koi no Honey Sweet Angel, played. I mentioned that I really liked the song …

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