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New PV Alert: Rock A Japonica – Dreaming Road

Rock A Japonica’s trip down memory lane comes in the form of “Dreaming Road”. Archival footage of the group as they meet their challenges comprises the majority of what you’ll see in this promotional video. The nostalgia and amusement of watching the group transition through their various single release outfits …

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New PV Alert: Yanakoto Sotto Mute – Lily

Some groups really mesh well with my non-idol aesthetic. Take Yanakoto Sotto Mute, for example. The live band instrumentation is nice, but the arrangements and musical style really bump them up a notch. The promotional video for Lily, from Yanakoto Sotto Mute’s soon-to-be-released 1st album, makes a case for the …

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5 Years Since AKB48 Performed In Washington D.C.

Today, March 27th, 2017 marks the five year anniversary of AKB48 performing in Washington D.C. for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. As this was my first idol event, I had no idea what to expect. It was also my first time meeting the people I talked to online who shared …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 03/24/2017

The power crew talk about Cheeky Parade, C-ute, TeddyLoid featuring Aina The End, and ONEPIXCEL. Recorded March 24th, 2017. Ending theme song: “Dave Drops The Bass” by Chase Lim AKA 13thBeat [download] Chase Lim’s Twitter – @starlancerpg Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter- @drako60 Dae Lee’s Twitter – @newschooldae Yoshi Hagiwara’s Twitter – …

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New PV Alert: ONEPIXCEL – Time

ONEPIXCEL’s threesome quickly returns to the video screen the lead track from their second single. “Time” puts Ami, Ayaka, and Nanami inside the plate glass building we saw in “sora“. The blue palette still dominates the screen, but with “Time” we have the added textures of wood flooring and asymmetrically …

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Episode Recap: AKBINGO Ep 433 (3.21.17)

AKBINGO! Air Date: 3/21/2017 Rating 8/10 It’s time for a sports competition between idols. A great breakaway from the regular format of the show. Before the final score revealed, we get to watch “Shoot Sign” video, this time a live version.

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New PV Alert: ONEPIXCEL – sora

The electro-threesome return with the promotional video for their second single’s coupling track. “sora” keeps ONEPIXCEL in shades of blue with a gorgeous dance shot set against cold glass efficiency. Kaleidoscopic images of architecture intercut with the dance while an ever-present blue sky keeps a lid on the production. Tightly …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 03/17/2017

The power crew talk about Rev. from DVL, Hime Kyun Fruit Can, Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido, You’ll Melt More, uijin, and GANG PARADE. Recorded March 17th, 2017. Ending theme song: “Dave Drops The Bass” by Chase Lim AKA 13thBeat [download] Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter- @drako60 Yoshi Hagiwara’s Twitter –  @yoshirekt New …

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