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‘Kaze wa Fuiteiru’ Covers Revealed

AKB’s upcoming single ‘Kaze wa Fuiteiru’ has revealed their three covers and they’re quite different from anything they’ve done before. TYPE A: TYPE B: THEATER VERSION: As far as I know, this is the first AKB cover to incorporate a nature element. Similar to those of ‘Beginner’, these look like …

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The New Face of Morning Musume

It’s old news that MM has had a recent face-lift, with three members graduating, four members added in, and one new graduation announcement, but it wasn’t until I looked at this picture that I really saw Morning Musume’s new image: It’s strikingly different. The three audition winners definitely shakes up …

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‘Beginner’: Favorite Single of the Year?

I’ll say it: I’m completely smitten with AKB48’s upcoming single, ‘Beginner’.  Even with only low quality recordings to judge, I’ve listened to it countless times.  It was playing in my head when I was driving; in my head when I was taking a shower; in my head while making dinner.  …

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Ojiisans get in on the action.

Yasushi Akimoto is either deluded, a comic, or a genius.  OJS48 stands or OJiiSan48 (‘Ojiisan’ is japanese term for a grandfather or elderly man)  Oricon News revealed that a single will be released from OJS48 on October 1oth, called ‘Shinkokyu’. Who are these gentlemen?  What kind of music will it …

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New ‘The Last Guardian’ Teaser

Ps3’s The Last Guardian makes another appearance at the Tokyo Game Show, reminding me and thousands of others about its arrival.  This trailer shows more of its trademark puzzle-platforming elements, and its beautiful aesthetics look even better than it has in previous trailers. One thing that makes me sad: as …

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Watarirouka Hashiritai does it Again.

i wasn’t a huge fan of their last song, ‘seishun no flag’, but their newest single won me over. the song is called ‘Gyu’, a japanese onomatopoeia used for hugs, as is clearly shown in the PV below.: let it sink in and play in your head for the rest …

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PV: no3b single, kimishika

as far as AKB subunits go, ‘no3b'(aka ‘no sleeves’) takes the cake.  while the successful subgroup ‘watarirouka hashiritai’ capitalizes on youthful exuberance, ‘no3b’ goes the mature route, with each single dabbling in a different genre. the group consisting of three powerhouse AKB members (kojima haruna, takahashi minami, minegishi minami), their …

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