China’s SHN48 “Make AKB48 Look Even Uglier”

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SHN48, China’s answer to AKB48, have lately been making waves amongst the Japanese – although so far more thanks to the undeniable impact of their photographs than the media saturation and obsessive followers which have helped make AKB48 such a “national” institution.

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  • 21149315 commented on August 27, 2013 10:37

    They're wearing Circle contact lens. It gives the illusion that the iris is bigger than it is.... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 13, 2013 22:29

    Because they take the lenses After all, Chinese people have a style of the Chinese people Each country has its own style I'm a Chinese boy In the eyes of Chinese now generation this is very popular... More


AKB48′s Erena Ono’s Touching Event “Sheer Prostitution”

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AKB48 “graduate” Erena Ono’s efforts to rescue her independent career with her own especially liberal take on the concept of a “handshaking event” have been causing plenty of shock amongst fans – and more than a little envy.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 16, 2013 08:55

    Hahaha Taylor 14:15 27/06/2013 you complain about people wanting to have the last word but then 23:06 15/07/2013 you mock them about being tired of debating with you and stfu-ing. How kind and how logic.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 30, 2013 23:00

    Feel free to. Hopefully you won't go on about how most of these female graduates come from non-engineering disciplines, because if you do, I'm going to laugh at you.... More


Hatsune Miku Deep Sea Girl Figure

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Based on the artwork from the music PV of the same name, this “undersea” version figure of Miku will soon arise from the depths of Good Smile Company come December.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 6, 2013 14:47

    Actually saw this at the Good Smile booth at AX right now. It looks great but the Ultimate Madoka figure that was close by stole the show.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 26, 2013 11:58

    such crap, Taylor! Shuubi and other people here says great things and you say shit so I like her posts and other peoples post more than your posts :P She has no agenda like you... More


AKB48 Rage at Rino: “If She Can Win, What’s The Point!?”

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The widely derided general election victory of AKB48 “super carnivore” Rino Sashihara looks to have enraged even other members of the group, as comments from a number of them savaging Sashihara and her unclean victory as an affront to the very serious business of feigning virginity in order to extract creepy otaku cash have been made public.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 5, 2014 15:58

    Welcome to politics.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 18, 2013 01:49

    what I can't really stand from MM were their costume selection.... More


Top 10 Karaoke Songs Japanese Youth Love

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A Japanese newspaper’s ranking of the top karaoke tunes most loved by Japanese under-20s has proven so dominated by Vocaloid and anison classics and so bereft of mass-manufactured idol groups that some have begun to wonder whether there is hope for Japanese music yet – or indeed if Japanese music and its music industry are now two entirely different entities…

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  • Anonymous commented on July 4, 2013 01:17

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqWFnrM-kb4&list=PLcEOec8GRJaugHm0GkAyso_wxCffg5MM5 i'm sure this is what most people sound like when they try to karaoke this song... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 22, 2013 17:35

    This may be the proper way to do it: /watch?v=vwAAtQQKCAk... More


“Super Carnivore” Rino Sashihara Wins AKB48 Election

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Otaku have elected HKT48′s “super carnivore” Rino Sashihara as their “national idol” in the 5th AKB48 “general election.”

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  • Anonymous commented on May 26, 2014 08:40

    yuri save 15:48... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 26, 2014 08:40

    LOL@YOU... More


68%: “AKB Election More Important Than General Election”

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Japanese are supposedly now more interested in the AKB general election than their own parliamentary general election, with 68% more concerned over which idol finds herself “elected” to than which bunch of incompetents will be running the country next.

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  • Taylor commented on June 10, 2013 23:41

    omfg I can't take this anymore. 2212 2221 Shuubi, where did I say ALL WOMEN? You even added quotation marks on 'all women' what the fuck are you reading? Usually I just say women, which by itself in grown... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 10, 2013 22:21

    I like how Shuubi can make a post clarifying what she meant in a calm and reasonable matter in response to Taylor's dumbassery, and then Taylor ignores it and goes for the one where she... More


China AKB48 Otaku Votes $150,000 for Rino Sashihara

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AKB48 “super-carnivore” Rino Sashihara has apparently managing to secure 9108 votes (worth some 14 million yen), thanks to a new cohort of creepy Chinese otaku as flush with funds as their Japanese counterparts.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 24, 2014 11:56

    If anything I applaud the guy who came up with the popularity contest. Because of his idea sales skyrocket.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 10, 2013 00:48

    Wait, that sounds like you don't get it at all. Yakuza or not, it was never about morale. It's just a clever marketing ploy which makes use of japanese demographics and milks them for money. Nobody in... More


AKBnomics Again: Otaku Casts 4000 Votes @ $65000

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The latest triumph of AKBnomics arrives in the form of an AKB otaku who proudly shows off the stack of 4,000 votes (at a cost of some 6.4 million yen) he is casting on young Anna Iriyama.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 24, 2014 02:59

    he is married ???? o.o... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 30, 2014 22:40

    Just wanted to thank you for mentioning The Rational Male. This blog changed my life.... More


AKBnomics: AKB48 CDs “Selling At Less Than 1 Yen Each”

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The bizarre otaku-driven economics of Japan’s best-selling “music” group AKB48 are again turning heads, with a vast torrent of unwanted CDs flooding the second-hand market at landfill prices even as the voting tickets they accompanied command top-dollar.

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  • Shuubi commented on June 8, 2013 22:38

    Sigh, the problem with you, Taylor, is that the middle ground doesnt seem to exist for you. Everything has to be black and white. I never said the women in the equation were innocent and... More

  • Taylor commented on June 8, 2013 06:19

    omg I can't pay attention to your arguments anymore. Halfs truths, misinformation, turning mountains into molehills in favor of women and turning molehills into mountains against men. Yes yes the woman is always innocent in... More


AKB48 “Now Japan’s Best Selling Female Group Ever”

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AKB48 is now apparently Japan’s best selling female group ever, after Sayonara Crawl’s release took them to nearly 22 million singles sold.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 16, 2013 14:50

    The music is shit they just want the dick-shake. Get it? Handshake? Dick-Shake?... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 31, 2013 23:44

    Ayumi Hamasaki is still no.1 for real sales :P... More


AKB48 “Connected To Yakuza”

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The latest scandal to surface around “national idol” group AKB48 may be the most damaging yet – it has emerged that the group’s founders apparently enjoyed close relations with the yakuza, leading to the profoundly unsavoury conclusion that the Japanese government has been using public funds to subsidise a yakuza-connected idol group in order to promote Japan’s image overseas…

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  • Anonymous commented on May 30, 2013 03:53

    easy money to them then and still the japanese support them and hate them lol... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 28, 2013 04:28

    I can't talk too much without giving spoilers, but actually, the new Yakuza game talks a little about the connection between Yakuza and idols.... More


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