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the end

god knows A5 was my favorite akb stage.  they had their last performance this past thursday, on may 27th.  this marks the end of the old teams, the final nail in the coffin.  goodbye team A, you were the first team that i learned all the names of.  i still …

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ponytail to shushu sales

going into ponytail to shushu, i was a little worried about their sales numbers.  ‘river’ and ‘sakura no shiori’ held mass appeal; they were songs not typical to idol groups.  its mainstream sound and rigorous advertising proved successful, as ‘river’ sold 239,000 copies.  compared to ‘iiwake maybe’, it sold over …

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subway comparison

i’ve been living in manhattan for four years now, and i’ve become accustomed to how things work around here.  the way people shout across the street at each other, people power-walking through the crowded streets like a highway, the five sirens you hear inevitably everyday without fail no matter where …

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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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idols vs alan wake: the aftermath

there was a live broadcast earlier today where AKB’s ishida haruka, SDN’s ohori megumi, and SKE’s hiramatsu kanako and furukawa airi played the first segment of alan wake.  i wasn’t too interested when i saw this announcement since i didn’t know who the SKE members were, but i’m glad i …

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The way of the Wota

The Wota culture is something that most casual fans of Idol groups don’t usually know about. They are the driving force of  an Idol group and its usually up to the wotas to see if their favorite Idol group sinks or swims in the music industry. If you people ever …

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