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YES! album time!

watarirouka hashiritai, an akb subunit consisting of members watanabe mayu, ohta aika, hirajima natsumi, kikuchi ayaka, and nakagawa haruka, will have an album releasing on october 13, 2010. the title of the album, ‘rouka wa hashiruna!’, translates to ‘no running in the hallway!’; a play on the name of the …

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SNSD debut single in japan

SNSD’s first single in japan came out, singing ‘genie’ in japanese with a brand new PV. many people say they don’t like the militant-like precision of their synchronized dancing and formations, but i think it’s hypnotizing and great.  every dance movie is razor sharp and make even the most mundane …

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afternoon musume in CM

i don’t know anything about the older morning musume members, but those of you who do may get a kick out of this: nakazawa yuko, abe natsumi, ida kaori, fujimoto miki, yaguchi mari, yasuda kei, and ogawa makoto appear in a coffee drink CM as ‘afternoon musume’…get it?  AFTERNOON MUSUME??  …

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getting older is sometimes a good thing

in the show-biz where youth is romanticized, an idol who is in their late teens or twenties will inevitably be compared to her younger(and usually cuter) self.  but i would argue that the current akb girls never looked better; especially the original members from 2005-2007. three examples:  watanabe mayu, itano …

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"stuff". it’s good for you.

i got a pretty decent haul this week, and thought i should share pictures with you all. ‘river’ promo picture, first edition ‘ponytail to shushu’ single version A and promo picture, and a glowy-translucent folder promoting the AKBxAOKI suits collaboration (which i got for free!). a t-shirt from itano tomomi …

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trading cards: will i buy them THIS TIME?!

the first edition akb48 trading cards have come and gone. then akb48 solo trading cards have come and gone. it’s now time for the second akb48 trading cards: i skipped out the first time, and envied the owners of these really really pretty cards.  will i learn from my mistake …

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widen my horizon: IDOL UNIFICATION PROJECT

i don’t badmouth other idol groups but i do give my critical opinion, and they’re usually on a specific aspect (costumes, dance, music video, etc) than the group as a whole.  disliking one or two aspects of an idol group is no reason to dismiss it; that’s how false judgment …

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my eyes, they can't take it

what is this, i don’t even… as posted on the Anime News Network: The anime studio Asahi Production has announced on Wednesday that it is launching the AGC38 project, which it describes as the first talent and entertainment unit composed of 38 female characters. In Asahi’s plans, this unit will …

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BLAHBLAHBLAH ANOTHER RIPOFF GROUP BLAHBLAH

KNU23.  Keep Natural Under. 16 gravure idols, schoolgirl theme, live performances, BLAHBLAHBLAHBLAH. PLEASE MAKE MORE OF THESE, BECAUSE IF YOUR NAME SOUNDS LIKE AKB48, MAYBE MONEY WILL STICK TO YOU TOO. and while we’re at it, let’s just plug KISS&KISS in as well.  i knew about them before but didn’t …

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french kiss: zutto mae kara PV

AKB48’s newest subunit ‘french kiss’, with members kashiwagi yuki, takajyo aki, and kuramochi asuka, are set to have their first single release on september 8th called ‘zutto mae kara’. it’s clear why they would choose a name like ‘french kiss’ because from an outsider’s point of view it seems like …

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