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JKT48 Performs Heavy Rotation

JKT48 recently released a CM for the popular drink “Pocari Sweat”.  This in itself is pretty significant seeing as it’s one of the first things of note that the group has done since they were formed. The video shows the girls frolicking on a sunny beach where they paint a …

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AKB48 Pulls their Trump Card

Funnily enough, just when I asked in my previous post if AKB48 had any more news in store for 2011, they dropped one of the biggest game changers of the year. There was an announcement that an event would take place live on AKB48’s youtube channel where they would reveal …

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The Winning Numbers

Two important idol-related numbers to talk about today! The 48 groups are just about closing up the last few threads before the new year begins: First are the results of NMB48’s fan votes deciding the fates of Shimada Rena and Matsuda Shiori. Needless to say, both members have won the …

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One Step Forward for Wasamin

Iwasa Misaki of AKB48’s Team A and subgroup Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 is not a particularly well-known member, but is a rather peculiar one. Mainly because of her affinity for the ye olde art of enka music. She showcased her passion for it several times now, performing enka songs at Team …

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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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AKB48 Documentary on Sale

The recently premiered AKB48 movie is going be out for distribution this holiday season! It’s open for pre-orders at the New People World website, and it will officially be available on December 1st. Complete with full english subtitles, this is awesome news. I urge people to buy it simply because …

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Oba Mina’s Return

To everyone’s surprise, Oba Mina appeared at a recent handshaking event and gave a speech concerning her predicament and suspension, ultimately apologizing to her fans. It was during this speech that Oba Mina also asked that she may resume her idol activities next year, which was met with applause and …

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Kojima Teams Up with Kojima

For those who follow video games, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is coming out this year consisting of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. They’ve been teasing on their website that “Haru(spring) has come to Kojima Productions”. It was revealed …

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AKB, Breast-feeding, and Internet

AKB48 is no stranger to expanding their brand including foods, software, clothes, and even apartments, ranging from hilarious (Minegishi virus with Kaspersky) to bizarre (CG idol Eguchi with Ice Nomi). From 7-11 to Docomo, tie-ins allow companies to bring in the wota market for special AKB perks. But this recent …

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