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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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Start your bets ladies and gentlemen.

NMB48 sounded weird when it was announced but with management fast-tracking the auditions and having a special televised insider look, it’s quickly becoming reality.  Out of thousands, they’ve whittled it down to a hundred and six. If you are interested in the world of sports betting, you can start by …

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well…

the ghibli medley performance which had the potential to be something fun ended up being lackluster, and akb’s presence while morning musume performed ‘dekkai uchuu’ became fodder for the less graceful fans to start more flame wars.  one would think clear logic would prevail, but who was i to think …

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LET’S CHART THIS SHIT: time to break open that champagne

the first week of sales is over and Heavy Rotation has successfully broken 500k, having sold 516,012 copies; 14k more than Ponytail to Shushu. considering Ponytail was supported by extra copies sold because of the senbatsu election, this is a major success. this also means they created another milestone for …

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‘heavy rotation’ preview day!

there was a short look into the making of the ‘heavy rotation‘ PV here: the b-sides single accompanying heavy rotation is the undergirls’ ‘namida no seesaw game‘.  a shortened version of the PV aired recently on akbingo, and it’s looking fun: besides some weird hair choices, it’s cute.  definitely new …

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"AKBtoXX"

akb48 has yet another show called ‘AKB to XX”, where members will be doing more shenanigans and activities.  the first episode aired today. AKBã�¨XX 1 Uploaded by plutoatom. – Full seasons and entire episodes online. with all these shows, you’d think there would be more subbing groups around…

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