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The Truth Behind Heavy Rotation

Without a doubt one of the most controversial music videos released by AKB48 was Heavy Rotation. (Heavy Rotation: The controversy) Incensed idol fans, typically of rival idol groups and hailing from outside Japan, rallied behind the video as the epitome of poor taste. Heavy rotation was proof of AKB48 pandering …

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NSK Origins: Malcolm

Hey, NSK community! I’ve wanted to write one of these for a while. My introduction to idols may not be as extensive as the others but it has had a profound impact of my life. I hope you enjoy this article and maybe learn a little bit more about me.

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Warp, Warp to the Future

Chances are if you’re an idol fan you’ve probably heard of the video streaming website Ustream. Many idol groups use this site as a means to provide their fans with live video content; which typically ranges from performances to handshake events and other things of that nature. All of these …

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INTERVIEW: Brian Ashcraft

We had the pleasure of interviewing Brian Ashcraft, a journalist and editor of the massively read gaming site Kotaku, and author of Arcade Mania and Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential. Originally from Texas, he resides in Osaka, Japan with his wife and two children. He was kind enough make some time to …

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the appeal of idols

i’m no expert on japanese culture.  i read manga and watched anime occasionally, but selectively.  my knowledge of japanese cinema boiled down to critically acclaimed old-timer directors like akira kurosawa and yasujiro ozu, campy pop films like ‘death note’ and ‘battle royale’, or recommended films like ‘nobody knows’ and ‘linda …

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