Tag Archives: performance

Impressions: JUMP

I have been intrigued by Babyraids’ concept of the idol group take over and have been somewhat impressed by their previous releases. See what I thought of their newest release, “JUMP” by hitting, “read” more”.  

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NMB48: Taking it to the Top

Osaka based idol group NMB48 are widely considered to be one of the better idol groups currently active in Japan today. However, is there a case to be made that they might just be the best? I think there might be and over the course of this article I’ll be …

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Korea shows ‘Wota-isms’

Atron’s been taken with this Korean artist ‘IU’ (pronounced ‘Aiyoo’) and showed me this video. IU released a new mini-album called ‘REAL’, and performed her song ‘Good Day’. What’s interesting about this performance is that the audience seems to be more organized than usual with their cheering. It’s not uncommon …

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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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Singing vs Dancing

I was watching Momoiro Clover perform at the Tokyo Idol Festival singing with live mics, and all I could think while watching was: Why? Their physical routine proved to be a hindrance for the vocals they were trying to achieve, and the overall performance suffered for it.  What confused me …

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well…

the ghibli medley performance which had the potential to be something fun ended up being lackluster, and akb’s presence while morning musume performed ‘dekkai uchuu’ became fodder for the less graceful fans to start more flame wars.  one would think clear logic would prevail, but who was i to think …

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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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SKE48, switch ON!

funny how some things just don’t click until later.  i was watching AKB48’s 2009 budokan concert for no particular reason, and all of a sudden i found myself loving SKE48’s single, ‘tsuyokimono yo’ after their performance.  it’s the darnedest thing. maybe it’s seeing the song being performed that changed my …

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