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Hello! Project Power Rankings March 2017

Hello everybody, guest contributor TheNumber244 here to bring you up to date with the new month of Hello! Project Power Rankings. February 2017 saw the major debut of a Hello! Project, an overseas H!P live event, photobook news from new girls and seasoned pros, television announcements, movie announcements, single announcements, …

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New PV Alert: BiSH – Promise the Star

The Brand-new Idol Society SHiT release more songs for misfits. You know the misfits: always walking in the wrong direction and drawn to the lights that no one else can see. In “Promise the Star”, the group leaves the acting to Tanaka Makoto while the group perform on a helicopter …

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Episode Recap: AKBINGO Ep 430 (2.28.17)

AKBINGO! Air Date: 2/28/2017 Rating 7/10 Kojima Haruna’s graduation special. A brief recap of every time Kojiharu was great in front of the camera for the past 9 years on the show. One more original member has graduated from AKB48. It’s a good opportunity to go back and remember how …

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New PV Alert: Q’ulle – DON’T STOP

Q’ulle step out of the darkness for their major debut “DON’T STOP”, due on April 5, 2017. The solid rock arrangement kicks off with some tasty guitar licks and the girls strutting in front of a live band. Intercut with this performance shot, the girls show a wild streak that …

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New PV Alert: Yukueshirezutsurezure – MISS SINS

Trapped amid blue strings, Yukueshirrezutsurezure bring you their latest hardcore idol crossover release. The group is trapped in the forest, alone in the city, alone in a classroom, and pixelated. Perhaps this pixel play means to symbolize a fragmentation of the mind that certainly makes sense with a title like …

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New PV Alert: Jyu Jyu – Kuro Ito

The group that creeped me out with its series of first person murders comes back with a haunted mansion of a promotional video. With blacks and frills, Jyu Jyu present a more conventional promotional video that still retains the macabre that I’ve grown to love. Mirrors are possessed, picture frames …

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New PV Alert: callme – Bring You Happiness

callme’s 4th single release has a March 22, 2017 release date and gleaming new promotional video. “Bring you happiness” features the threesome in a strange fabricated set with color pallet stacks and sugar cube-like boxes with the group’s name painted boldly and, strangely, roughly. From the short preview, callme dabbles …

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Episode Recap: Odekake Ep 204 (2.23.17)

HKT48のおでかけ! Air Date: 2/23/2017 Rating 5/10 The second part of last week’s chicken factory tour. But this time Sasshi and Goto don’t have anything interesting to say. Sashihara and Goto started with the usual food talk. Following with the theme of the past, they talked about all sorts of hot …

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Episode Recap: AKBINGO Ep 429 (2.21.17)

AKBINGO! Air Date: 2/21/2017 Rating 8/10 This week’s episode is well worth seeing. SKE and AKB girls point out each other’s little secrets and sins. A special guest came to the show this time. A comedian and actress Ito Asako would like to find a new friend among AKB48 and …

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New PV Alert: Tsuri Bit – Get Ready Get a Chance

Tsuri Bit have themselves a Shibuya Day in their new promotional video “Get Ready Get a Chance”. With a pop sound that leans towards funk, the song provides much more than I imagine. Verse melodies receive lively accents and the arrangement is filled with soft strings, brass interjections, and a …

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