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Maeda Atsuko’s Hair

If you listen to the podcast, you know that three D’s of NSK (Dae, David and Dave) are at a stand-off for which hairstyle suits Maeda Atsuko the best. It was decided on the spot that we were each going to make a post on detailing our stances, and maybe …

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Pop Analysis: Coke or Sprite?

I’m not going to start off this post by saying something ridiculous like “AKB is in trouble.” We all know it’s a little absurd to start talking about Nogizaka46 as an established presence, but I’m seriously interested in this new group. This isn’t just about Producer Akimoto and how he …

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When Idols Parody Big Idols?

What happens when Idol groups start copying each other? You get low budget versions of PVs and Events all combined into one extremely low budget PV. Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku’s (Ebichu) newest single Motto Hashire (Run More) does just that using very few pans or zooms, they manage to parody (though …

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Meet Drako60

       Greetings from the great wilds of Wyoming, where I can say with some certainty that I am the only idol fan within 200 miles. So I’m Drako a pleasure to meet you all. Some of you already know me from the live streams, for the curious. I’ve been …

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Taiwan is Still On

Many of you remember the announcement of a “Taiwan 48” which was made way back in May of this year, but haven’t heard anything about it since. Instead of updates on Taiwan, Indonesia’s JKT48 seemed to be moving forward at a very fast rate.  Many have speculated that the project …

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‘Kaze wa Fuiteiru’ Covers Revealed

AKB’s upcoming single ‘Kaze wa Fuiteiru’ has revealed their three covers and they’re quite different from anything they’ve done before. TYPE A: TYPE B: THEATER VERSION: As far as I know, this is the first AKB cover to incorporate a nature element. Similar to those of ‘Beginner’, these look like …

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Your Birthdays Just got Better

do you have a Birthday? Awesome! Do you like AKB48? Also Awesome! What do these have in common? Theater manager Togasaki has informed the fans that starting this October, AKS has decided to take these two great things and mash them together. Every month the AKB theater will have a …

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The Kashiwagi Dilemma

Someone thought it was an awesome idea to put up an authentic costume of Kashiwagi Yuki’s up for auction online. Apparently a management employee saw it, and participated in the auction and won it for 300,000 yen, which is almost four thousand dollars. Once the employee received the item, it …

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