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Valentine Day Kiss from Tsukasa

I’m really liking the Watarirouka version of Valentine Kiss. So much that I went back to look up the original version by Kokusho Sayuri. But even better I found the Karaoke version from Lucky Star. For those of you who don’t know/remember Lucky Star had the main characters singing Karaoke …

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It’s All Tron’s Fault.

Hayami Akari is an amazing member of Momoiro Clover.  She was easily the stand-out of the group— being tall, weird, and half-asian with short hair among her fellow shorter, full-japanese, long-haired members.  She held the coveted role of sub-leader and was the resident rapper of all their major releases. But …

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‘Project SUB48’

Looks like pent-up frustration from having no recent AKB subs finally blew its top, as a massive subbing effort was created in just a few days, and still growing! If you are interested in helping out in any way (translating, timing, quality check, etc), you can post here, saying what …

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Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 PV Preview

A few weeks ago for the first time in my idol-fandom, I bought a single without knowing anything about it.  Watarirouka 7’s cover and novelty pushed me over the edge and I helplessly gave in. A Valentine’s Day-themed idol song?  What was I thinking? Well thank goodness the preview for …

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H!P Eggs: What Exactly do You do?

The new members of Morning Musume have been chosen, and I’m pleased for the most part. Four new girls have been added, the most that have been admitted since 2003. Of the audition group, three members made the cut: Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho, and Suzuki Kanon. These three were my …

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Itano Tomomi Kills with ‘Dear J’

Itano did a live performance of her solo single ‘Dear J’ on CDTV Premiere Live: This is a perfect example of transitioning from an idol group to going solo.  It takes a lot of things to make a solo single work, especially from an idol-group background; you need exceptional marketing, …

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024 – 2011 WishList

Recorded December 29th, 2010. A look forward into the year to come. Opening: Morning Musume – Fantasy ga Hajimaru Closing: Momoiro Clover – Coconuts, AKB48 – Aitakatta, AKB48 – Love Jump [download]

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