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NSK – [014] What Do You Mean Packing Fudge?

Recorded October 17th, 2010.   Back again with another show, Tron, Dae, and David talk about the Beginner PV release, Akimoto Sayaka’s Resignation, Public Baths, Q10, NYAF, and the Tokyo Girl’s Style/Momoiro Clover Rivalry. Discussion Topic: How Do Idols View Fandom? Opening: News – Koi no ABO Closing: SMAP – …

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AKB Song of the Week – Viva! Hurricane

Time for this week’s highlight AKB stage song! Song: Viva! Hurricane Discography: Himawari Gumi 1st Stage Original Performers: All members of the Himawari Gumi 1st stage Performance Notes: Location: 2010 Yoyogi ‘Suprise wa Arimasen’ Concert Original Unit: Yes This song is a show-stopper.  The dramatic and larger-than-life intro has to …

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What’s the Next Step?

While I completely agree Dae’s previous post about Akimoto resigning, there’s not really much we the fans can do about it. The situation has already played itself out quite poorly and regardless of whether it’s the article’s fault or Sayaka overreacting, I see little hope of a reversal or reinstatement …

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COME ON SAYAKA, REALLY?!

I wasn’t going to talk about the inane ‘scandal’ regarding Akimoto Sayaka and Hiroi Ouji, but then THIS had to happen.  The tabloids posted a few random pictures of an old guy and passed a story because he had stayed overnight with Sayaka at her apartment.  The man is 56 …

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From the Depths of King Records, the Beginner PV Surfaces.

I was discussing with Atron yesterday about the possibility of AKS finding a new distributor for the cancelled ‘Beginner’ PV, or that King Records would maybe distribute it a while after its release after the hullabaloo died down. It seemed like a long shot; since when do things like this …

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The Shift.

After nearly a year of simmering, it finally got cooking.  Since the new members of AKB were announced last October, they’ve more or less been benched when it came to media pushes.  But since July there have been significant changes. Maeda Ami, Ooya Shizuka, Sato Sumire, Komori Mika, and Ishida …

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When Something Has Meaning

I’ve always said that in life, a lot of people end up liking things because they have some sort of personal connection. You like some food dish because it remind you of your childhood. You like a scent because it’s how your girlfriend smelled. You don’t like a show because …

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JapanCast Wednesdays – AKBingo

Watch live video from New School Kaidan Academy on Justin.tvBroadcast and recorded from last night. Dae, Arton, and I sat down to watch the newest episode of AKBingo. We’re planning on doing this every Wednesday if you’re interested in watching it together. David

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