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NSK055 – NMB & A Bottle of Milk

Recorded July 24th, 2011. This week on NSK, Japan wins the World Cup, Moon Geun Young makes an impression on David, NMB too risque?, Unsuccessful Winking, and a discussion about SCANDAL & Photobooks. Opening: Tsumiki no Jikan – SKE48 Closing: Tokimeki no Ashiato – SKE48 Shirogumi Papa wa Kirai – …

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The Idol Digest: Itte Koi 48 #013 (07.24.2011)

07.24 – Itte Koi 48 Episode 13 This week on SKE’s show they continue with the Banzai Snake episodes. The first third of the show is a telling of scary stories to members in pajamas. It’s a little cheesy especially with no understanding of what he’s saying. About a third …

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And The Team 4 Captain is…

AKB48’s Team 4 just about confused everybody when it was revealed. Why ‘Team 4’? Is it an official 4th team, equal to team A, K, and B? Is there going to be a ‘Team 8′? Doesn’t this destroy the ’48’ girls idea it was founded from? Well, given this new …

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NMB48 Debut Blows Up Oricon

After over a year of this I should stop being surprised at everything, but here I go again. After all the criticism, doubt and “why would anyone bother with another 48 group” spilling out of my mouth, it goes off and sells 131,654 copies of their debut single on the …

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NSK054 – So Many New Releases

Recorded July 14th, 2011. After an off week, we’re back talking about fan made Idol merchandise, the end of Majisuka 2, the new Hana Kimi, a boat load of new Idol releases, and predictions of the future of specific Idol groups. *UPDATE* Here is the link to boykun’s AKB T-shirts. …

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NSK053 – Danny Choo: The Interview

Recorded June 30th, 2011. NSK was fortunate enough to grab some time with Danny Choo on Thursday, June 30th, one day before the convention started. For those who don’t know, Danny Choo is an icon among those who follow Japanese entertainment and culture, who’s genuinely humble attitude and inspiring determination …

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Discovering Music: Ota Hiromi

This is the stuff I love. I always liked Momen no Hankerchief. From the first time I heard it as a Ikimonogakari B-side, there was something about it’s sweetness and the way Yoshioka sang it. I didn’t know what the lyrics meant, but I could pick out bits and pieces …

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AKB’s Lost Stages Will Finally Be Let Free

Hana, a helpful administrator of Nihongogo forums has informed us AKB fans that the wait is nearly over. For those who do not know, AKB’s theater stages A4, K4, B3, and Himawari Gumi 1 & 2 have been locked away in the AKS vault, making the heart grow ever fonder …

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‘Limited Addiction’: Sophisticated Undertaking

As Tokyo Girls’ Style continues to battle lackluster sales, AVEX hasn’t given up on them yet. In fact, despite being among the lowest selling idol groups on the map, they’ve delivered quality songs and PVs time and time again, even exceeding the quality of some more well known idols out …

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