Tag Archives: AKS-48

A6 starts today

i’ve been anticipating it for a long time, and after two long delays it’s finally starting. team A’s next stage with the new shuffle members, ‘A6: Mokugekisha’, debuts today.  i’d give anything to be there right now. how will this fare with the well-received new team K and B stages?  …

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heavy metal band creates AKB cover album

ever listened to a classic akb melody and thought, “wow, this song is so amazing and versatile that it could be a heavy metal song and still be awesome”? curiosity becomes reality, as metal group ‘STUDIO BURNING’ have been approved by akb48 to create an official cover album, titled “JKB48”. …

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it's good to know they care

since the popularity boom in recent months it’s been near impossible to get a ticket to see akb theater shows, which is a tiny but humble venue in which members of akb48 perform shows daily.  visitors to japan from overseas have almost no shot at getting a ticket; people apply …

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heavy rotation theater cover

a good quality picture of the theater cover was finally released for AKB’s latest single, heavy rotation.  as expected, i like this cover way more than the others.  i’d get it but i already pre-ordered the A cover, and the first press bonus is a sparkly cover. and i think …

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WHAT THE FUCK GUYS

are you messing with me? i am talking about, of course, the REAL outfits of team dragon’s song, ‘kokoro no hane’. sporty clothes, bright pastel colors, cute hats and goggles?  why was this not the initial starting point for the PV instead of that dark, mystical gruel they gave us? …

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‘heavy rotation’ preview day!

there was a short look into the making of the ‘heavy rotation‘ PV here: the b-sides single accompanying heavy rotation is the undergirls’ ‘namida no seesaw game‘.  a shortened version of the PV aired recently on akbingo, and it’s looking fun: besides some weird hair choices, it’s cute.  definitely new …

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Doing it Wrong.

i like this song, but the video…egh. all this potential, and this is all you got to show for it?  not fond of the extremely short dance scenes or the static, strange-but-boring-whatever-it-is that’s going on in the PV.  and someone who worked on this REALLY liked all the lens flaring …

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‘Seriously’ Rock n’ Roll.

i’ll admit it now, ‘majisuka rock n’ roll’ is one of my favorite songs from akb.  it’s easily overlooked because it’s just an opening song for the drama ‘majisuka gakuen’, but it’s a song i can hear over and over again.  it’s fast, fun, and upbeat while not relying on …

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