Ladies and Gentleman! Beat Sherlock!

Good afternoon ladies and gents. I thought it was about time that I formally introduce myself. In West Philadelphia born and raised…Nah man!

As y’all know I’m Beat Sherlock. I hail from sunny Southern California.

I’ve been into most things Japanese since 4th grade, have a background in Japanese language, culture, history, pop and have stayed in Japan for significant amounts of time in the past. International social circles, some academia, and a history of being an audiophile with an LP collection added to the mix and that’s what I bring to the table here at NSK rounding out my not too green idoling history.


*side note:  1. idoling /v./the act of experiencing idols (usually of the Asian variety) as a form of entertainment and consuming their media for personal enjoyment (my use and definition btw).

I had heard about idols since about 2002 but never really got into it. Let’s face it as far as the US is concerned a teenage boy following an all girl group wasn’t really considered back then. Momusu’s tunes would just fade into the J-pop smorgesborg that came across my ears at the time, but at least I’d heard of em’ right. My fandom was born in earnest around 2009 when I got a chance to see Morning Musume live in Los Angeles. I dove head first and never looked back.

Been in touch with NSK founding members through friends and back channels for a bit, met them up in person and finally decided to put this passion to paper, so to speak.

Hope you guys have been enjoying my posts so far. I hope to enrich NSK and add a little flavor in my own way.


Thanks much,



About NSK

New School Kaidan is a community-focused website for the Japanese idol industry international fan base. Between podcasts, broadcasts, events, and analytic articles, New School Kaidan aims to bring an understanding of idol culture to the masses.

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