Tag Archives: AKB48

And the winners are. . .

  Good afternoon NSK readers, participators, lurkers and newbs I’m proud to announce the winners of our 1st ever NSK Giveaway! Chosen by a truly random algorithm the two lucky posters are. . . wait for it. . . Mage77 and OpsMonkey! Congratulations to you two. You will receive the …

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Results of Recent Scandals Addressed

Togasaki said there would be news as to what would happen in light of the scandals involving Oba Mina and Mori Anna early this September, and the word is in. Oba Mina, accused with having a personal blog with details about drinking when underage and possibly compensated dating(enjo kousai), and …

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AKB’s 2012 Request Hour Concert has Changes

The details were announced about the upcoming ‘Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2012’ concert. If you’re not familiar with this lengthily named extravaganza, it’s AKB’s first big event of the year, where they perform a hundred songs over the course of four days, which includes songs from SKE and SDN(and …

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Idol Digest – AKBINGO! #149 (08.24.2011)

08.24.2011 – AKBINGO! #149 [Link] This week’s ‘AKBINGO!’ introduced a brand new segment, ‘Ikemen Gakuen’!  AKB members were dressed as different archetypes of preppy schoolboy “Ikemen”, which basically translates to “hot guys”.  The hosts will present questions, and the students of Ikemen Gakuen are to write down and present their …

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NSK060 – Lots to Talk About, Devastation

Recorded August 26th, 2011. This week on NSK… Ketchup Please Dae’s Mice & Netflix Tron’s Card Gambling Majisuka Pins Impressions AKB B-Sides PVs – Seishun to Kizukanai Mama – Dakishimecha Ikenai – Aisu no Kuchizuke Morning Musume single covers Morning Musume PV preview News H!P Ogawa Saki leaves S/mileage & …

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The Million Flying Get

So, the impossible happened today—something even hardcore fans didn’t predict with this single, and something I had written off as incredibly idealistic. And yet, there the number is, staring right back at me: 1,025,952. ‘Flying Get’ has sold over a million copies on its opening day. What a ridiculous feat. …

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‘Flying Get’: A Whole Lot of Something

AKB singles this year have been predictable so far. As early as 2009, AKB has been laying down a format and timetable for their single releases: a spring sakura-related single, a summer single, an election single, an autumn unorthodox single, and a winter janken single. They’ve been going down the …

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