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Where is Idoling!!!?

There was a time when Idoling!!! was sneaking up the path to becoming my second favorite idol group. SKE had not developed into the powerhouse they currently are. Morning Musume had not added their new generation of members. Momoiro Clover were just debuting and still unproven. So how did they …

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Disgusting Bikinis

Expanding on an formula that AKB first capitalized on with Ponytail to Shu Shu, Everyday Katchusha releases this week with more girls, more Guam, and more Bikinis. When Ponytail was first released, I was a little put off by AKS parading around their girls in swimwear. I felt it would …

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Takahashi Minami and Maeda Atsuko Talk Candidly.

Maeda Atsuko is considered the face of AKB, and Takahashi Minami has been given the role as the soul of AKB.  On Takahashi’s recent photobook, there are numerous lengthy interviews that I never expected to get translated but by the grace of god, I come across a featured, translated interview. …

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Unexpected.

I’ve talked about this on the 12th podcast, and wanted to elaborate about it here. I first heard about Tokyo Girls’ Style at the Music Japan Idol Special that aired early 2010. At the special they performed ‘Onnaji Kimochi’; an easy-going simplistic song that sounded nice, but was more or …

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too soon.

satoshi kon, the creator of many of my favorite anime and films, passed away on august 24th at 46 years old.  he was a pioneer in animation, pushing genres and blowing away stereotypes to create a broader and more versatile medium.  few were better than satoshi kon at showing us …

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the appeal of idols

i’m no expert on japanese culture.  i read manga and watched anime occasionally, but selectively.  my knowledge of japanese cinema boiled down to critically acclaimed old-timer directors like akira kurosawa and yasujiro ozu, campy pop films like ‘death note’ and ‘battle royale’, or recommended films like ‘nobody knows’ and ‘linda …

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Hip to the Hop

So I use to be really into Hip hop back in my younger years. growing up in a more urban area,  I was exposed alot to the hip hop culture and I guess you could say I was the Asian kid shouting out AZN and talking very ghetto. Thankfully that phase in …

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