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Here We Go Again: HKT48

Akimoto Yasushi, you dog. Another lucky local area will have their own 48 group: HKT48, based in Hakata, a ward in Fukuoka, Japan. The man can’t help but spread the 48 love I guess. At this rate, I can’t say I’m surprised. This is starting to look like a serious …

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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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