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Election Promotions (Day 1)

It’s begun. You’ve Got A Bunch of Videos to Watch. The Senbatsu Election Promotions have started. It’s time to start pulling for your favorite members. So let’s proceed with Ishida Anna. SKE48 Team KII, the girl I discovered. You think she has what it takes to get voted high in …

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It Could Happen To You…

About halfway through the concert, I was struck by an arrow. There was a realization that there was girl on stage I did not recognize. Who was she? Long black hair. Blank expression. To be honest, a little plain looking, especially when put next to the likes of Momoko, Risako, …

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2011 Sakura-Con Berryz Video Journal

NSK’s Ayrton ‘Tron’ Travina put his new smart phone to good use and took videos during our stay at Sakura Con. We’ll improve on how we do video coverage of conventions from now on, but enjoy a summary of the convention through Tron’s eyes:

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NSK041 – Sakura-Con Wrap Up

Recorded April 24th, 2011. This week on NSK the guys were in Seattle for Sakura-Con. They sit down to talk about the experience seeing Berryz Koubou from the Advance CD Purchase to the Q&A. From the Autographs to the Live Concert. It’s a Berry filled Podcast! Opening: Berryz Koubou – …

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Can’t Get the Bland Taste Out of My Mouth

The covers of AKB’s latest single have been released, and based on these, it seems like ‘Underwhelming’ should have been the title of the single, not ‘Everyday, Katchuusha’. Not to say I don’t like the song, I love what I’m hearing so far, but the covers have to be the …

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Maeda Atsuko’s Solo Single Debut Announced

Arriving fashionably late, as most things in AKB do, Maeda Atsuko’s solo debut has finally been announced with a release date: June 22nd. It will be released under King Records(same as Itano Tomomi), and be sold in Type A, B and C. Usually this is where I’d say I’m very …

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IT JUST TAKES ONE: Security Failure

On April 17th, SNSD(Shojou Jidai) was nearly finished performing ‘Run Devil Run’ at the Angel Price Music Festival in Korea, when an unknown male walked in and forcibly pulled Taeyeon off-stage. It happened during a section of the choreography where the members were in a line, so only SNSD members …

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NSK040 – Seishun no DRACULA

Recorded April 17th, 2011. This week on NSK….. Tron’s Middle Name, Smileage Pigs, Majisuka Gakuen 2 Impressions, Everyday Senbatsu, Itano’s New Singles, Kikawa Yuu’s Movie, Yurina’s Height and a discussion about Anti-Groups and N64 vs Playstation. Opening: Morning Musume – Koko ni Iruzee! Closing: Berryz Koubou – Maji Bomber!! Not …

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‘Koi ni Booing Boo’: Kinda Sloppy

Since Smileage’s major debut, I’ve been following every release and it’s been somewhat of a rollercoaster. ‘Yumemiru Fifteen’ was strong entry, but then it was followed by a lazily put-together ‘Gambaranakutemo Eenende!’. Then it was followed by the obscurely loud ‘Onaji Jikyuu de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama’ which threw …

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