Tag Archives: variety show

The Shift.

After nearly a year of simmering, it finally got cooking.  Since the new members of AKB were announced last October, they’ve more or less been benched when it came to media pushes.  But since July there have been significant changes. Maeda Ami, Ooya Shizuka, Sato Sumire, Komori Mika, and Ishida …

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SHUKAN! pt 2

more ridiculous set-ups from shukan akb! i remember this episode as the one that made me realize how cute maeda atsuko is.  she should have her hair like that all the time.

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science is fun

being an idol means you do a lot of work, just for entertainment’s sake. sometimes it means you take a pie to the face.  sometimes it means you make a fool of yourself. and sometimes it means you roll a giant barrel drum full of milk down a snowy hill, …

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SHUKAN!

shukan akb; another weekly show where idols compete and suffer challenges. a lot like AKBingo, but because many events take place outside of a controlled studio environment, they’re usually a lot more elaborate and interesting; like bungie jumping, riding rollercoasters, scavenger hunts, etc. i was watching some of the recent …

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beto puri-zu part II

a clip from simpler times, when noro kayo and ohori megumi were the butt of ‘old hag’ jokes. members beat each other over the head with giant pillars while balancing precariously above a sheer 4 foot drop, prefaced by battle of trash talking.  so naturally, miho is participating.

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new teams compete

at first it may just appear to be just a random bowling special, but i see it as a test run for the new teams; how they act together, and if the team chemistry is there.  for example, bowling team b: aside from kashiwagi, the team leader, everyone else was …

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hajimete no otsukai: kojiharu edition

the akb48 flagship show for kenkyuusei research students ‘Ariyoshi AKB Kyowakoku’ parodies the show ‘Hajimete no Otsukai’; the title translates to ‘first errand’. it’s a long running endearing reality program that sends children out to fulfill an errand, and the episode consists of misadventures that happen along the way. the …

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