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Best Single Name Ever.

Perfume’s been on my good side since 2010, and apparently they decided to start off 2011 by aiming directly at my interests, and by my interests, I mean LASER BEAMS. There’s an extremely short CM that features LASER BEAM, though I don’t think there’s enough of it in there to …

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This is what happens when you do it right.

Itano Tomomi’s major debut solo single, “Dear J” released on the 26th and the first sales day numbers have arrived: 86,681. To put this into perspective, it sold more than any AKB subunit’s first day numbers that I know of; selling nearly twice as much as “Watarirouka Hashiritai”, “No3b”, and …

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Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 PV Preview

A few weeks ago for the first time in my idol-fandom, I bought a single without knowing anything about it.  Watarirouka 7’s cover and novelty pushed me over the edge and I helplessly gave in. A Valentine’s Day-themed idol song?  What was I thinking? Well thank goodness the preview for …

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Itano Tomomi Kills with ‘Dear J’

Itano did a live performance of her solo single ‘Dear J’ on CDTV Premiere Live: This is a perfect example of transitioning from an idol group to going solo.  It takes a lot of things to make a solo single work, especially from an idol-group background; you need exceptional marketing, …

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Itano is ELECTRO-FYING. GET IT?!

A short rip of Itano Tomomi’s solo single ‘Dear J’ is out, give it a listen! Itano has a huge following of trendy Shibuya-ites so it makes sense that her solo would go the path of the ever-trendy electro-pop; and unsurprisingly it fit her fantastically. If Itano finds that she …

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Itano Tomomi’s Solo Single Sneak Peek

It was said that AKB’s fashion queen Itano Tomomi was having a solo single called ‘Dear J’ set for January 26, 2011. Being the only Itano fan among the writers here, I suppose I’ll come out and say I’m excited about this. It makes sense considering Itano’s incredibly popular status.  …

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‘French Kiss’ has Second Single Planned

AKB members Takajyo Aki, Kashiwagi Yuki, and Kuramochi Asuka were formed into ‘French Kiss’ this year, releasing their first single ‘Zutto Mae Kara’ on September 8 to achieve pretty strong sales. As expected, French Kiss has another single planned for release, lined up for early 2011 on January 19. Their …

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First Million-Selling Single in Three Years

BETCHA CAN’T GUESS WHICH SINGLE. The Recording Industry Association of Japan(RIAJ), responsible for dishing out the coveted ‘gold’ and ‘platinum’ certifications, has certified ‘Beginner’ as a million-seller.  I was surprised to find that this was the million-buster single in over three years; an Oricon article was speculating this would spark …

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Momoiro Clover Loves Licking…Cones.

Holding cones.  Licking cones.  Eating cones.  Kissing cones.  Licking each others’ cones.  They sure do love them.  Fellatio. what? What a horrible PV.  A half-brained concept, probably born from a scrawl on a piece of napkin with the words “licking”, “ice cream”, and “motorcycles”, is stretched over 4 minutes with …

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