Tag Archives: SCANDAL

That’s No Idol Group…

With the recent arrival of groups that deviate wildly from the typical idol formula, it begs the question: how far can you go before they stop being classed as idol groups, and simply become female rap groups or rock bands with a collection of female vocalists. Unfortunately, these arguments are …

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NSK Valentine Kiss Podcast 2013

Recorded February 1st, 2013. Opening: Kokusho Sayuri – Valentine Kiss Ending: Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 – Valentine Kiss [download] Dave Chang sits down with Community members Anthony (Monkeyto) Nicholson and Rocky (OJS48) Hui to talk about idols and relationships. Dave’s Twitter – t3hdave Anthony’s Twitter – monkeyto Rocky’s Twitter – ojs48 …

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NSK 123 – Breaking News

Recorded November 29th, 2012. Opening: Ue Kara Mariko – AKB48 Ending: Samui Ne – Smileage [download] Anthony’s Twitter – yoshi_nsk Dae’s Twitter – newschooldae Dave’s Twitter – t3hdave New School Kaidan Twitter – newschoolkaidan  

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The Tale of Sashihara, a Scandal, and HKT48

I’m going to spoil the ending of this story for you: Sashihara is going to HKT48! Well, that is what Aki-P(producer) says he believes anyway, so he will be transferring the highly ranked front-line girl, Sashihara Rino, to help bring HKT up to snuff. We’ve been thrown similar curveballs before(Matsui …

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Two Scandals with One Stone

Yonezawa Rumi’s personal twitter account was exposed, which led to her yfrog(image hosting service), holding many pictures with her and Hirajima Natsumi that implied them having relationships. Her mixi account was also revealed, talking about having had a 4 year relationship while in AKB, and openly expressing that she was …

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Oba Mina Reinstated as Team 4 Captain

Team 4’s first theater show of the year was scheduled for January 4th. It was then announced that this would also mark the return of the suspended Oba Mina. Being a Minarun fan myself this was obviously an exciting event to look forward to. Well it’s currently January 5th in Japan …

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Suspension Left to the Fans

NMB’s currently “off-duty” idols Shimada Rena and Matsuda Shiori seem to be ready to come back; if the fans want them back. As a result of letting down their fans and disappearing, the girls seemed insecure about coming back, so 48 management decided to handle it the way they handle …

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Results of Recent Scandals Addressed

Togasaki said there would be news as to what would happen in light of the scandals involving Oba Mina and Mori Anna early this September, and the word is in. Oba Mina, accused with having a personal blog with details about drinking when underage and possibly compensated dating(enjo kousai), and …

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