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What a Coinkidink!

A photographer in Guam just happened to come across a PV shooting that was taking place for AKB’s next single!  Considering the photographer seemed to have no idea who they were at the time, I’m baffled as to how these photos found their way to us. Anyway, here are a …

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Another Million Seller in the Making?

AKB48’s ‘Sakura no Ki ni Narou’ released, and the first-day sales have shaken Oricon once again. 655,344 copies have been sold, almost a hundred thousand more than Beginner’s first-day numbers(568,095). This already makes it another record breaker as the highest recorded first-day sales ever for a single on Oricon. This …

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Chisato is in Romantik Ukare Mode

Recently Okai Chisato of C-ute released a cover of the famous Idol song “Romantic Ukare Mode” by Fujimoto Miki. The recent push that Chisato has been getting is a very welcoming site for H!P fans as most people know C-ute as a 2 person show with Airi and Maimi at …

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Coolest Hobby In The World

I want to be this guy/girl when I grow up… I love the sound design for this video. It’s all quiet except for some crinkling of packages, filling of liquids, and scraping of utensils. Also, this stuff is edible. It’s like gummy candy. Thanks Nolon for the link, David

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Kojima Haruna’s 2nd PB: With a Vengeance

On March 15th, a heavenly gift will descend upon us mortals, as “Onna no Ko no Kamisama”— Kojima’s second photobook, will be released. It’s said that she traveled to Hawaii for the PB shooting, which is pretty a pretty ambitious location. I expect her second book to sell way more …

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160K+ Sold in the Name of Tomochin.

Official first week results for Dear J: 163,000 units sold, nearly doubling the sum of her first-day sales. I couldn’t have predicted these numbers; it’s pretty remarkable, seeing how the last female artist to sell more than 150K was 4 years ago. It’s always good to see a surge of …

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This is what happens when you do it right.

Itano Tomomi’s major debut solo single, “Dear J” released on the 26th and the first sales day numbers have arrived: 86,681. To put this into perspective, it sold more than any AKB subunit’s first day numbers that I know of; selling nearly twice as much as “Watarirouka Hashiritai”, “No3b”, and …

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