Finally, FINALLY, Our Prays Have Been Answered

31 08 2012

“What is that,” you ask?  “Certainly this group with fresh moves and a catchy releases several times in a row can’t be Morning Musume?”

I know, I know.  But it is.  The video above is the dance rehearsal for Morning Musume’s upcoming single “Wakuteka Take a chance.”  There is so much win here…. I can hardly believe it’s MoMusu myself.

For the past several years it seems like, my prayers to Tsunku have been a) less Reina, b) catchier music, and c) SOME FREAKING NEW CHOREOGRAPHERS WITH FRESH MOVES GODDAMN.  I’ll take 2/3.   Read the rest of this entry »

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KARA – “PANDORA” Review

26 08 2012

The music video for the title song of KARA’s 5th minialbum, PANDORA, has been released.  When the music video started the first time through, I thought this was going to be a really positive review, but by the end of that and definitely two watches through later… I’m not so sure.  There’s a lot that I love about “PANDORA”, but everything else… sucks.  If you haven’t seen the music video yet, I’d suggest watching it now before I rip into it.

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AKB48 (and Friends) Team Shuffle

26 08 2012

At AKB48’s first day of a 3-day concert at Tokyo Dome, the manager of the Theater supposedly shocked everyone, including the members, by announcing the second AKB48 Team Shuffle.  Last time we had a shuffle, it really wasn’t such a huge deal because there weren’t any spin-off/sister groups, nor were there any graduations involved, nor were any of my favorites being shifted around.  I’m a bit grumpy about the changes we’re seeing.   Read the rest of this entry »





AKB48’s “Yume no Kawa” MV

18 08 2012

Ah, it’s finally here…  Maeda Atsuko’s graduation.  In a little over a week, her last single with AKB48, Gingham Check, will  be released.  A PV for one of the songs on the single, “Yume no Kawa” (River of Dreams), has been released.

(Note: this version is slightly pitched up to avoid getting taken down.  It probably will be anyway, so check out the original full PV at Tokyohive.)   Read the rest of this entry »





Well, Hot Damn.

18 08 2012

A really popular shoujo manga, Cat’s Eye, is being adapted into a musical.  And that musical is starring seven Berikyuu members rotating the three lead characters.  Just like the Cinderella musical, a unit has been formed to release a single to promote the musical.  Cat’s Eye 7 is just about the dream H!P Kids unit: Berryz’ Risako, Yurina, Maasa, and Captain, with °C-ute’s Mai, Maimi, and Nakky.

This is the first H!P musical this important (heavy promoting on UFA’s part) where the Kids are leading; I think it’s clear that the reins of H!P are being slowly transferred until the new Musumes get a handle.  I had high expectations for this group, and wow, they sure as hell followed through.  Read the rest of this entry »





℃-ute Aitai Aitai Aitai na Review

16 08 2012

The PV for ℃-ute’s “Aitai Aitai Aitai na” is out!

These girls are like a good wine, they just keep getting better and better over time.  They’re no Berryz, but compared to a year or two ago, this is such a great improvement!  For the most part, I really love this PV!   Read the rest of this entry »





BREAKING NEWS – Tsugunaga Momoko….

2 08 2012

Although most people thought that Berryz Koubou’s eternal child, Tsugunaga Momoko, had had those fugly pigtails surgically attached to her head about a year ago, it turns out to be false!  Recent images from her other active idol group, Buono!, show her with a… wait for it… different hair style!  Although this may seem incredulous, please look at the images below for proof yourself.

Although sources report that this may not last long, some fans remain hopeful that poor Momoko has been cured of the horrid pigtails for good.








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