Meet Cheeky Parade

Cheeky Parade official image

Today, I’ll be introducing the Japanese Idol unit, Cheeky Parade (チィキィ パレード), known for their high energy performances which are sure to get the crowd going! The group was formed back in December of 2009, with eight members, under the Avex Trax label of iDOL Street as Street-sei (ストリート生). It wasn’t …

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SCANDAL announces 2015 “HELLO WORLD” world tour

SCANDAL Hello World World Tour

Podcast listeners will remember that back in 2010 we covered SCANDAL at AM2 in Anaheim, CA. SCANDAL will be returning to Socal and other destinations around the world with their “HELLO WORLD” tour. Some will also remember that lead guitarist Mami is a big fan of former Morning Musume member, Michishige …

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Morning Musume: 1/Musume

In the run up to the release of their 54th single “Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan“, Morning Musume have been releasing a series of short videos aimed at introducing the current members to a new audience. Introducing “The Current Morning Musume”  

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The Truth Behind Heavy Rotation

Without a doubt one of the most controversial music videos released by AKB48 was Heavy Rotation. (Heavy Rotation: The controversy) Incensed idol fans, typically of rival idol groups and hailing from outside Japan, rallied behind the video as the epitome of poor taste. Heavy rotation was proof of AKB48 pandering …

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The Skinny on Nerawareta Gakuen

Well, this piece of news has magically eluded me for a frightening amount of time. As early as May of this year it was announced that there would be an anime film based on a science fiction novel by Mayumura Taku, ‘Nerawareta Gakuen’. Anime studio Sunrise (Mobile Suit Gundam, Cowboy …

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This Week in Music 05.30.2012

It might be the last week of May but that doesn’t mean that AKS are ready to relinquish their death grip on your wallets quite yet. This week sees a further two releases heading our way from the idol juggernaut which I’m sure has you all wishing for the relative …

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