Team K 6th Stage – Opening Day
March 15, 2010

K6 premiered on Friday, so here are my opinions on each of the songs!

— Lemon no Toshigoro (RS)
01 RESET
02 Sentaku Monotachi
03 Kanojo ni Naremasu ka
04 UHHOUHOHO
05 Seifuku no Resistance (Ono, Itano, Nito)
06 Kiseki wa ma ni Awanai (Yonezawa, Miyazawa, Nonaka)
07 Gyukuten Oujisama (Uchida, Minegishi, Nakatsuka)
08. Ashita no Tame ni Kiss wo (Tanabe, Akimoto, Kikuchi, Matsui S)
09. Kokoro no Hashi no Sofa (Fujie, Oshima, Umeda)
10. Dokugomo
11. Okera
12. White Day ni wa
13. Jigsaw Puzzle 48
14. Hoshizora no Mistake
15. Yume no Kane
16. Hikkoshimashita

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The Airstream Passes by Natsuki! (‘Hikouki Gumo’ PV Captures)
November 3, 2009

A Summer Festival Reviewed a Few Seasons Late…
October 26, 2009

Today I’ll be looking at the Natsumatsuri Hibiyayaon concert.  It’s a favorite of mine, so I don’t have all that many bad things to say about it.

Click the pictures for the review, or you can read it all below!

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Let’s Keep on Reviewing! Onward to JCB Hall 2008!
October 23, 2009

In preparation for the next set of DVDs, I’ve decided to go through a few older concerts, this time it’s JCB Hall from December 21st, 2008.

Full-length text-only review below…

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Natsuki Shots!
October 21, 2009

Some more pictures I’ve gathered of Natsuki… just to tide you over for my upcoming JCB review which MUST come out before the Budokan DVDs come out.  I might even try to get the Natsumatsuri Hibiyayaon review done before then since it’s so short.

Team B Transitions
February 1, 2009

Within the last few weeks, there have been a few additions and subtractions from Team B.

This is a simple, quick update.

Saeki Mika

Saeki Mika

Announced she’ll be on leave for six months.

Saotome Miki

Saotome Miki

De-moted herself to Research Student status.

Kohara Haruka

Kohara Haruka

Joined Team B.

Nakatsuka Tomomi

Nakatsuka Tomomi

Joined Team B.

Matsuoka Yuki

Matsuoka Yuki

Graduated Team B.

Noguchi Reina

Noguchi Reina

Graduated Team B.

This just sucks.  Within the eleven months Team B 3rd Stage was performed, all of the above occured AND Kikuchi Ayaka was fired AND Inoue Naru graduated.  It’s just too much.

This also means that there is again one position open in Team B.  I hope that it goes to a girl that can Team B back up to its former greatness.

New AKB48 Kenkyuusei has Peculiar Past
December 20, 2008

Fired AKB48 Team B member Kikuchi Ayaka was reported to have been seen at AKB48 JCB Hall concert last night.  Kikuchi was fired from both AKB48 and her agency, AKS in August after she allegedly had a boyfriend.  This prompt firing caused an uproar from both sides of AKB48’s fans, even inspiring petitions.

Traditionally, idols are not allowed to have any sort of significant others to retain their virginal image.  Recently Hello! Project member was at the center of a similar scandal, but was ignored.  Previously, other Hello! Project members have quit due to similar accusations.

Kikuchi’s firing was the first in AKB48’s three-year history.  She has now been selected to be a seventh-generation Kenkyuusei, or trainee member, of AKB48 with another nineteen girls.  This is only after being an incredibly popular member of Team B, having been an AKB48  selected member for the Romansu, Irane! and Baby! Baby! Baby! PVs as well as being a selected white-wearing member for Kouhaku and the AKB48 Shibuya AX Top 100 Concert.

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