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Singing vs Dancing

I was watching Momoiro Clover perform at the Tokyo Idol Festival singing with live mics, and all I could think while watching was: Why? Their physical routine proved to be a hindrance for the vocals they were trying to achieve, and the overall performance suffered for it.  What confused me …

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Absolutely Excited

I had made a post a while back about the upcoming Base Ball Bear 3.5 Albums. I’ll be in Japan to pick them up day one so I’m pretty excited. Here’s some stuff released in reverse order of release. It all sounds very familiar to Base Ball Bear but is …

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This is Why Tron is Hilarious

So Trons been going on about the new Momoiro Clover song CoCo Natsu. I’ve told him my side of the story as far as why I don’t think it’s as good a song as their first. In short, it’s catchy but they use Ko-Ko-Ko-Ko too many times. So as a …

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DJ MAX……fack

I’ve always loved music/rhythm games with DDR being my preferred choice, but over time I have found myself not paying as much attention to the newest content that was coming out of asia (IIDX,Pop’n Music,DDR,PIU etc). Back in the day I use to lurk through benamistyle,DDRfreak, browsing the forums and indulging on whatever news …

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AKB48 has official youtube channel

about time they made this.  we no longer have to scrounge around looking for music videos and praying they’ll stick around for a while before they inevitably get taken down. and as someone who likes to blog about videos, it’s a godsend. that means i can do this! and this! …

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YES! album time!

watarirouka hashiritai, an akb subunit consisting of members watanabe mayu, ohta aika, hirajima natsumi, kikuchi ayaka, and nakagawa haruka, will have an album releasing on october 13, 2010. the title of the album, ‘rouka wa hashiruna!’, translates to ‘no running in the hallway!’; a play on the name of the …

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getting older is sometimes a good thing

in the show-biz where youth is romanticized, an idol who is in their late teens or twenties will inevitably be compared to her younger(and usually cuter) self.  but i would argue that the current akb girls never looked better; especially the original members from 2005-2007. three examples:  watanabe mayu, itano …

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"stuff". it’s good for you.

i got a pretty decent haul this week, and thought i should share pictures with you all. ‘river’ promo picture, first edition ‘ponytail to shushu’ single version A and promo picture, and a glowy-translucent folder promoting the AKBxAOKI suits collaboration (which i got for free!). a t-shirt from itano tomomi …

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trading cards: will i buy them THIS TIME?!

the first edition akb48 trading cards have come and gone. then akb48 solo trading cards have come and gone. it’s now time for the second akb48 trading cards: i skipped out the first time, and envied the owners of these really really pretty cards.  will i learn from my mistake …

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widen my horizon: IDOL UNIFICATION PROJECT

i don’t badmouth other idol groups but i do give my critical opinion, and they’re usually on a specific aspect (costumes, dance, music video, etc) than the group as a whole.  disliking one or two aspects of an idol group is no reason to dismiss it; that’s how false judgment …

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