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“Dareka no Sei ni Shinai”: Holy Shit.

We’ve all been very excited since we saw the preview for ‘Dareka no Sei ni Shinai’, a b-side accompanying SKE48’s latest single, ‘Banzai Venus’. The first thing Atron and I discussed after watching the preview was about how it reminded us of Korean music videos. It’s not so common now …

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I Love Miho and ‘Secret Base’

I just wanted to highlight a certain clip I recently came across that somehow tied Miyazaki Miho and ZONE together. A casual karaoke contest was held with AKB members at the Aki Matsuri Concert, and the “rat pack”, consisting of Minami Minegishi, Miyazaki Miho, Sashihara Rino, and Kitahara Rie, chose …

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Oku Manami, Why?!

It was reported on the official AKB48 blog that Oku Manami, an original Team K member, is graduating this May. She was pretty popular at first, but it dwindled to nearly nothing in the past 2 years, most likely from her weight gain and her uncanny ability to become a …

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“Banzai Venus”: Infectious Parade

The PV for Banzai Venus has arrived and it’s hard to ignore: A virus has taken over the town; an inexplicable, contagious disease taking the physical form of SKE48, transforming normal citizens into a mass frenzy of synchronized dance. The entire PV looks like an exercise in expert execution and …

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“Guuzen no Juujiro”: Comfort Food

While a good number of AKB singles have been experimenting with different sounds, we could always count on the Undergirls’ b-sides to provide their staple idol sound we know and love. Simple and safe but catchy and impossible to hate, Undergirls songs have been my idol comfort food since ‘Kimi …

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Woman, Seriously…Look At Yourself

Yesterday, a female friend of mine came rushing to me over internet screaming bloody murder. I thought maybe something happened to her family. Maybe her brother. Or at least her dog. But instead I was sent the picture above. Then I was send the picture below. For those of you …

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