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AKB48 Documentary Film: Refreshing or Bland?

This film completely slipped my mind, but it’s back on my radar. I’m an absolute sucker for things like ‘Making-Of’s and anything that goes on behind the curtain that the general public doesn’t see. I purchase DVDs almost solely for the special features; if it doesn’t have enough content, I …

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It’s OK, ‘Cause Michishige Sayumi is Cute.

My #1 H!P and Morning Musume goddess Misshige has won 9th place among the most hated female celebrities by women readers of the ‘Shukan Bunshun’.  Most of the votes probably came from crying Arashi fans cause Sayumi criticized Matsumoto Jun’s fashion. She appears on television variety programs because of her …

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Let’s Get On Board

In my most recent trip to Japan, I was introduced to Ozawa Kenji, man largely responsible for bringing and popularizing soft rock in Japan. It’s funny how music like the Carpenters ended up finding it’s own home even in Japan. If you look at more Ozawa Kenji music, for instance …

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Momoiro Clover Loves Licking…Cones.

Holding cones.  Licking cones.  Eating cones.  Kissing cones.  Licking each others’ cones.  They sure do love them.  Fellatio. what? What a horrible PV.  A half-brained concept, probably born from a scrawl on a piece of napkin with the words “licking”, “ice cream”, and “motorcycles”, is stretched over 4 minutes with …

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Takahashi Minami and Maeda Atsuko Talk Candidly.

Maeda Atsuko is considered the face of AKB, and Takahashi Minami has been given the role as the soul of AKB.  On Takahashi’s recent photobook, there are numerous lengthy interviews that I never expected to get translated but by the grace of god, I come across a featured, translated interview. …

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The Way Majisuka Should Have Ended

There’s no doubt in my mind that Gekikara is the toughest girl at Majisuka. She never got knocked out. She even got back up immediately, after Maeda’s finishing blow. Technically she never lost to Maeda. She got gang jumped by Maeda, the Kabuki Sisters, and Gakuran. Majisuka should have ended …

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AKBingo Wednesdays!

Yes, today is not Wednesday.  But we did broadcast AKBingo live on Wednesday. And we shall continue to broadcast new episodes of AKBingo live every Wednesday, usually in the late afternoon or evening.  If you’d like to follow us, check us out here.  In addition to new AKBingo episodes, we …

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Popularity.

I love ‘Beginner’.  I can say it a million times. What makes it even more sweet is the great success it’s been seeing according to Oricon: AKB’s ‘RIVER’ was their first single that charted #1, and ‘Beginner’ marks their fifth consecutive #1 single. When charting ‘Heavy Rotation’, I celebrated the …

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1st AKB Draft Results

A few months back, Dae and I out of curiosity and boredom simulated a mock draft. Much like fantasy sports we went down the list and selected our favorite members while trying to keep them away from the other. It became kind of a psychological battle as we both knew …

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