Tag Archives: AKS-48

Itano Tomomi’s Solo Single Sneak Peek

It was said that AKB’s fashion queen Itano Tomomi was having a solo single called ‘Dear J’ set for January 26, 2011. Being the only Itano fan among the writers here, I suppose I’ll come out and say I’m excited about this. It makes sense considering Itano’s incredibly popular status.  …

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Maeda Atsuko goes Big Screen

Maeda Atsuko’s had miscellaneous roles in several movies and was the protagonist of two dramas, but this ups the ante—she won a lead role for a feature film. The film is called “Moshidora”, short for an extremely long title meaning “If the girl manager of the highschool baseball club would …

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Watarirouka Hashiritai + 2?

‘Watarirouka Hashiritai’ is the most popular subgroup from AKB, having six singles and an album under their belt.  It originally started out as a four-member group with Watanabe Mayu, Ohta Aika, Hirajima Natsumi and Nakagawa Haruka, but in 2010 Kikuchi Ayaka was added as the fifth member. I really liked …

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AKB48 Gets a Sizable Upgrade

There’s some crazy happenings going on around here during Christmas fever.  Not to be outshined by SKE’s recent upsizing, AKB management’s heart must have grown three sizes that day because it was announced that all 9th generation research students are promoted! Oba Mina, Shimazaki Haruka, Shimada Haruka, Takeuchi Miyu, Nagao …

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SNSD + AKB48 = Fun Show

Who says Kpop and Jpop can’t be enjoyed together?  SNSD and AKB48 were featured at the FNS Music Festival and performed their hit songs: ‘Genie’ and ‘Gee’ by SNSD, ‘Beginner’ and ‘Aitakatta’ by AKB48. Both had great performances and looked like they sang live while being backed up by recordings.  …

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The Year of the AKB48

At this moment, Japan loves AKB48. I don’t know why, but Japan also loves ‘Yahoo!’. It houses the largest Japanese online auction, and is apparently the most used search engine. If the title, the first two sentences, and the photo of this article didn’t tip you off already, AKB48 took …

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‘No Sleeves’ Album is Too Good to Miss.

I just made a pretty expensive purchase today, but thankfully it wasn’t because of a face-off on Ebay. When ‘No Sleeves’ (aka No3B), announced their album release early this year, it was a must buy. I wasn’t able to purchase the singles as they came out, and they had enough …

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