AKB48 Members, Team A

Introduction to the members from Team A, AKB48’s founding team

17 May, 2010 by

The members of AKB48 consists of 48 girls spread among Teams A, K and B. In an idol group with 48 members, it’s difficult to make out who is who in AKB48. It doesn’t help that the list of members changes frequently. This is the first in a trilogy of posts that will help identify all the different members of AKB48.
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AKB48 Members, Team K

Meet the members of AKB48’s second edgier team

18 May, 2010 by

AKB48’s Team K was introduced during the group’s 3rd single back in 2006. Historically, Team K was blessed with a more mature lineup when compared to Team A. As a result, AKB’s new gang was sexier, spunkier and just more cool. All of this praise, coming from a Team A fan. This post will provide an introduction to the members in the new Team K.
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AKB48 Members, Team B

21 May, 2010 by

AKB48’s new Team B debuts at the theater today on the 21st of May. Team B was most affected by the recent reshuffle, with only 3 original members remaining after the change (Watanabe Mayu, Kashiwagi Yuki and Hirajima Natsumi). Here’s an introduction to the members of the brand new Team B.
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AKB48

Akihabara based idol syndicate takes on the world

20 November, 2009 by

I came across AKB48 (Akihabara48) when they were featured in the documentary, Japanorama during the height of our Morning Musume addiction. While initially skeptical about this new competition, I was gradually won over by their catchy pop tunes and professional music videos. By the time the AKB48 released their 4th single Bingo!, I had already been totally converted. This is an introduction to the group that had displaced Morning Musume’s place in my heart.
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Black Rock Shooter

The upcoming fad of the Anime world

27 April, 2010 by

If I said that a mere piece of artwork and and a song could transform into a huge fad in the anime industry, you might think that I’m just spouting nonsense. But, that is what exactly happened in the form of Black★Rock Shooter last year. Black★Rock Shooter(ブラック★ロックシューター) originally existed as a illustration by the artist Huke, and a song that was created for it by Ryo. Both of them were from a group named Supercell. But fans was mesmerized by the artwork and took the liberty of creating a 3D animated video with Ryo’s song.
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AKB48 Members, Graduated

Ever wondered where they all went?

26 June, 2010 by

In the fast moving entertainment industry, maintaining the same members in a large group can be quite a difficult task. Some members move on to bigger things, while others inevitable find that being an idol wasn’t quite what they expected. Older members are also urged by the management to leave, if only to maintain the youthful image of the group.

This last post in the series of AKB48 member introductions covers the girls that have left in the past 4 years with revelations of what they are doing now.
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Duffy The Disney Bear

Tokyo Disney Resort’s real star

04 May, 2010 by

Duffy (ダッフィー) and Shellie May (シェリーメイ) are two bears exclusive to DisneySea at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Despite being a prominent icon, the origins of the bears are shrouded in mystery. There are no English articles on the internet on the Disney Bear. It took a certain amount of digging through various Japanese sites, to full discover the true history of Duffy. This article will finally disclose the origins of Duffy.
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How to see AKB48 in Japan

How to apply for theater tickets

21 March, 2012 by

Since we started writing about AKB48, one of the most asked questions we’ve been getting is how to get tickets for the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara. Unfortunately, the official site has no instructions in English for regular tickets but I’m sure others have answered this question before.

In response to those who have requested for this information though, here it is, part one of a series of guides on how to buy tickets for AKB48, SKE48 and NMB48 theater shows. This guide focuses on the first, applying for tickets for the AKB48 theater in Akihabara, which also happens to be the most difficult of the three due to a rather complicated ticketing system.
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10 Free Tokyo City Views

Free alternatives for a bird’s eye view of Tokyo

24 August, 2010 by

When visiting Tokyo, the iconic Tokyo Tower and Roppongi Hills are among the two most common spots to survey the city. While it’s tough to beat the romantic significance of the tower, there are a number of options for those looking for a budget view of the city.
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Asia’s Pop Dance Group

05 July, 2010 by

The most educational Korean girl group yet consist of five girls – Victoria, Sulli, Krystal, Amber and Luna. Even before debut, the group was much anticipated when they were first introduced as “Asia’s Pop Dance Group” by SM Entertainment. They were also given numerous other titles by netizens who were teased by SM Entertainment when they announced a member of the group each day for five consecutive days, with pictures and an introduction to each girl.
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