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fan work

it’s always novel and fun to see what musically talented fans can come up with when it comes to musical interpretations.  even though they’re a dime-a-dozen nowdays, listening to stuff like this reinvigorates my interest and often showcase different and new musical qualities of songs that i know like the …

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Watarirouka Hashiritai

for those who don’t know, ‘watarirouka hashiritai’ is a subgroup created in 2009 consisting of members watanabe mayu, ohta aika, nakagawa haruka, hirajima natsumi, and kikuchi ayaka. (debut single ‘hatsukoi dash’) what’s interesting is that this was announced by akimoto yasushi to be a reincarnation of his subgroup that existed …

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for the record

my favorite akb48 pv is probably ‘keibetsu shiteita aijou’. the atmosphere is well established and the color palate is beautiful.  the floaty camera movements and quick cuts are disorienting and off-kilter, supplementing the content of the song.  i’m not a fan of the ‘synthesizer keyboard sound’ that so many idol …

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ohayou AKB!!! mou ikkai!

good morning! minegishi, takahashi, kojima, and shinoda’s bizarre quest to intrude their fellow (sleeping) member’s privacy ends with this segment! in this final chapter of ‘ohayou AKB’, the crew ventures into ace-girl territory, as they enter the domain of maeda atsuko, followed by the room of oshima yuko and miyazawa …

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ohayou AKB!!

good morning again everyone! early morning hotel hi-jinks continue as the disfunctional crew of mariko, kojima and the minamis break into the room of itano and kasai tomomi, and follows up with a visit to miyazaki miho and ono erena’s room. OHAYOU GOZAIMASU!

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obagei

an older clip, (from left to right) kasai tomomi, oshima yuko, itano tomomi, and shinoda mariko take part in obagei. itano tomomi is ridiculously cute.

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ohayou AKB!

good morning everyone! minegishi minami, takahashi minami, kojima haruna, and shinoda mariko break into their fellow senbatsu’s hotel rooms to wake them up in the early hours of the morning. first victims are takajyo aki & kitahara rie’s room, followed by kashiwagi yuki & watanabe mayu’s room. OHAYOU GOZAIMASU!

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Things to do before AX

In anticipation for AX I am going to compile a list of anime series that I want to revisit/watch before I head to LA at the end of the month. So far this is my list~ K-on (both seasons) One piece Bleach Angel Beats! Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Kimi ni Todoke Spice …

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New Morning Musume single

So I know this has been out for awhile now, but I wanted to wait for a HQ version of the Music Video before I posted it over here. So Morning Musume released a new single this week entitled Seishun Collection. The single will also be the theme song for …

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