Tag Archives: maeda atsuko

What Makes The Music We Love

Although I have to rely on translations to understand idol music, I believe there is certain brilliance to the lyrical content in this genre. Depending on the group, they frequently talk of themes that people of all ages can easily relate to. Idol fans are usually young males but the …

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basugasubakuhatsu! AKBrocast

A few weeks ago, the guys at basugasubakuhatsu invited me to a cross-site collaborative podcast about AKB48. We went over 4 major topics of interest and the show was split into 4 different parts. It was a fun discussion and a great opportunity for me so I’m very appreciative of …

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NSK Origins: t3hDave

In light of Maeda Atsuko’s upcoming graduation, I feel it’s a good time to look back and reflect on the past 2-3 years of my idol fandom and tell you about how it all started. I encourage my fellow writers here on New School Kaidan to also tell their NSK …

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Saitama Super Arena News Overview

Since its conception, AKB fans seem to be specially conditioned for radical changes. Every year brought on more surprises than the last, to the point where fans just learned to go with the flow and adapt accordingly, not unlike seemingly jaded New Yorkers. As most of you know, Saitama Super …

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Community Article: The Solo Act

Biting at the heels of Iwasa Misaki’s debut, we have another great community article to share. NSK community member SleepyOta wrote an article discussing other AKB soloists and what varying levels of success they achieved. He brings up important questions and conjectures that talk about the past, present and future …

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Maeda Atsuko’s Hair

If you listen to the podcast, you know that three D’s of NSK (Dae, David and Dave) are at a stand-off for which hairstyle suits Maeda Atsuko the best. It was decided on the spot that we were each going to make a post on detailing our stances, and maybe …

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