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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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Unexpected.

I’ve talked about this on the 12th podcast, and wanted to elaborate about it here. I first heard about Tokyo Girls’ Style at the Music Japan Idol Special that aired early 2010. At the special they performed ‘Onnaji Kimochi’; an easy-going simplistic song that sounded nice, but was more or …

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NSK – [013] It’s About What Niigaki Wants

Recorded October 11th, 2010. The usual three talk about the Beginner PV, momoiro stereotypes, Yokoyama Yui, Yoyogi Concerts, and the differences between Tsunku and Aki-P. Opening: AKB48 – Lucky 7 Closing: AKB48 – Viva Hurricane, Momoiro Clover – Mirai he Susume! [download]

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King Record’s Balls Dropped from ‘Beginner’.

Many of you have heard the news if you’ve been following AKB48 and their newest single, ‘Beginner’. It was announced by a King Records rep at the Tokyo Aki Matsuri concert event that the ‘Beginner’ PV premiered at the Janken Pon Taikai will no longer represent the single because of …

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AKB Song of the Week – Wagamama na Nagareboshi

With the massive amount of team theater songs, I found it a daunting task to try learn/remember every song that I came across. So in a means to constantly be exposed to new material while keep it all organized, we’ve started the AKB Song of the Week. Every Monday, one …

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Notice a Difference?

One of these girls is wearing way more eye makeup when compared with the others. Can you tell which? In all seriousness though, I’m really getting into Momoiro Clover as my Idol Alternative. Since Idoling!!! hasn’t released anything musically, I’ve went back and was listening to some of Momoiro’s older …

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Ah…To be Young & in Love

I remember a time when I was first getting into Idol music. I was coming off of a transitional period with Kpop and Morning Musume was at it’s high point. And they were big enough to catch my attention due to a lot of great personalities and catchy tunes. Tron …

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NMB48 Members: Choose Your Favorite!

AKB48, SKE48, and SDN48 have a new ’48 group’ joining them: NMB48.  It was all surreal and full of  uncertainty when it was announced, but it’s become all the more concrete with television coverage of NMB48 auditions and the announcements of names who made the cut. The NMB48 site has …

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NSK – [012] Chapa! Chapa!

New show recorded October 5th, 2010. The usual three talk about Pinky Jones, first Americans, Tokyo Girls Style, Abe Natsumi, Idol Producers, Michishige’s Ego, Unlisted YouTube Accounts, Q10, Ono Erena’s Graduation, Seoul’s Asia Music Festival, Tron’s Arashi News, Shoujo Jidai, and of course G Dragon. Opening: Momoiro Clover – Pinky …

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