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This Week in Music 02.01.2012

Welcome to the first of what I hope becomes a weekly feature where NSK brings you a brief rundown of the latest idol CDs hitting store shelves during the coming week. Considering the volume of releases over the coming months, keeping up with which singles are coming out and on …

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Two Scandals with One Stone

Yonezawa Rumi’s personal twitter account was exposed, which led to her yfrog(image hosting service), holding many pictures with her and Hirajima Natsumi that implied them having relationships. Her mixi account was also revealed, talking about having had a 4 year relationship while in AKB, and openly expressing that she was …

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Community Article: The Solo Act

Biting at the heels of Iwasa Misaki’s debut, we have another great community article to share. NSK community member SleepyOta wrote an article discussing other AKB soloists and what varying levels of success they achieved. He brings up important questions and conjectures that talk about the past, present and future …

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AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2012

AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2012 was quite the anticipated event. Hearing news about the move to a larger venue and removing subunit songs for a separate concert was quite the delightful surprise. Of course, news about no graduated members returning to perform caused a commotion as well …

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NSK 079 – A Whole Lot of Impressions

Recorded January 19th, 2012. OPENING: nerve – Brand New idol Society ENDING: Tsubomitachi – AKB48 [download] Twitter Links: David’s Twitter – RockLiao Dae’s Twitter – newschooldae Anthony’s Twitter – yoshizumitime Dave’s Twitter – t3hdave Read more for Show Notes & Images

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A Look into Jakarta’s Heavy Rotation

JKT48, I had no idea what to make of you. When the 48 family first told me about you, I was rather anxious. Were you a sister? A step-sister? Friendly visitor? I was worried about what my first impressions would be of you. I guess it was selfish; I was …

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Oshimen Quest: Chapter 2

Oshimen Quest: Chapter 2 Welcome to the second chapter of Oshimen Quest. You may have heard me mention that I have narrowed down my oshimen candidates to three girls on EP78 of the podcast. I also mentioned that it was one member from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48. After thinking about it …

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NSK 078 – Stories from Japan

Recorded January 12th, 2012.  A full house this week as we start the year off with a MEGA show. Four people, four hours, and tons to talk about. OPENING: Don’t Miss It! – Itano Tomomi ENDING: Majijo Teppen Blues – AKB48 [download] Twitter Links: David’s Twitter – RockLiao Dae’s Twitter …

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