Search Results for:

“Majidesuka Ska” Gives Me Hope.

Who would have guessed? I went into the Morning Musume 9th generation auditions with barrels of skepticism. I tried to remain as clear-headed and unenthusiastic as possible because of all the things that happened(and didn’t happen) in the past 3-4 years of Morning Musume’s history that contributed to their current …

Read More »

NSK030 – Tron Ousts Another Halfy

Recorded February 21th, 2011. Happy 30th Show. Tron, Dae, and David sit down to talk about working restaurants & retail, Tron’s Continued Gambling, Banzai Venus vs Yoroshiku, C-ute Laker Girls, Saturday Night 48, and Idol Graduations. Opening: AKB48 – Kanojo ni Narimasu ka? Closing: AKB48 – Choose me, Zenjin Mitou …

Read More »

Oku Manami, Why?!

It was reported on the official AKB48 blog that Oku Manami, an original Team K member, is graduating this May. She was pretty popular at first, but it dwindled to nearly nothing in the past 2 years, most likely from her weight gain and her uncanny ability to become a …

Read More »

“Banzai Venus”: Infectious Parade

The PV for Banzai Venus has arrived and it’s hard to ignore: A virus has taken over the town; an inexplicable, contagious disease taking the physical form of SKE48, transforming normal citizens into a mass frenzy of synchronized dance. The entire PV looks like an exercise in expert execution and …

Read More »

Another Million Seller in the Making?

AKB48’s ‘Sakura no Ki ni Narou’ released, and the first-day sales have shaken Oricon once again. 655,344 copies have been sold, almost a hundred thousand more than Beginner’s first-day numbers(568,095). This already makes it another record breaker as the highest recorded first-day sales ever for a single on Oricon. This …

Read More »

“Guuzen no Juujiro”: Comfort Food

While a good number of AKB singles have been experimenting with different sounds, we could always count on the Undergirls’ b-sides to provide their staple idol sound we know and love. Simple and safe but catchy and impossible to hate, Undergirls songs have been my idol comfort food since ‘Kimi …

Read More »