Was catching up on some classic HKT Hyakkaten, when this came up.
Long legs and Little Black Dresses, as good as pairings get. 

Was catching up on some classic HKT Hyakkaten, when this came up.

Long legs and Little Black Dresses, as good as pairings get. 

@1 day ago with 1 note
#LBD #HKT48 #Moriyasu Madoka #legs! 

Thoughts on the AKS Grand Shuffle, Months On 

nicholyslim:

I had thought of doing a few more memes, but suddenly ran out of ideas (or at least until the next big MV drops).

On the other hand, I ended up with a surfeit of time to watch variety shows, and start observing the transferred members from another perspective.

Much has been…

Yeah Tani and the highly energetic brand of SKE entertainment make a good fit.

Interesting concurrency suggestions. I saw Aoi as a decent, if slightly laid back performer, so it would not be too hard for her to draw some lessons from the highly precise style of NMB performance. The variety shows are another thing though. Geinin draws heavily from Osaka humour, and it seems as if only the veterans thrive there, especially with Goto’s style of training.

I see AKB48 as probably wanting some Bijou types, and there’s been big buzz around Mirurun (slowly getting her appeal too on my side), so yeah it could happen! 

@3 days ago with 14 notes
#48opinion #shiroma miru #motomura aoi 

Thoughts on the AKS Grand Shuffle, Months On

I had thought of doing a few more memes, but suddenly ran out of ideas (or at least until the next big MV drops).

On the other hand, I ended up with a surfeit of time to watch variety shows, and start observing the transferred members from another perspective. 

Much has been said about how the AKB members heading to sister groups have now been “easier to spot on the radar” only applies to the singles, but I think they have transferred themselves onto platforms where they gain more exposure in the form of variety too, and for the better.

I am pleased that Tani Marika is more obvious (girl has a knack for a self-deprecating good laugh) now, for one!

AKBingo has certainly gotten its fire back again (or is it just them reviving the old games), while SKE48 Ebishow has been a nice throwback to the old days of SKE48, with its brand of highly physical and energetic approach to entertainment.

On the other hand, Genin! S3 seems to have been hit slightly, but I chalk that down to the new guys taking some time to learn the highly unique approach of the show, with its emphasis on wordplay and speaking skills. Plus it did not help that Maachun was practically made for that show.

Lastly, my award for best career move has got to be Miyazawa Sae, for beating the “veteran idol group member trap”. In my years of observing Idol Pop, veteran idols (those that have been in a group for years, but not rise beyond a certain position, or remain in the back bench) fall into this pattern, detailed below:

At some point, their career plateaus > They get the same amount of jobs, but not more > They stop being as captivating as they used to be, and get edited out > They watch their same gen friends leave > They start dialing performances in > They fall harder out of favour > They leave on a whimper, and with idol commenters saying sarcastically “about time”.

So props to her again for agreeing to a move (finally) to a completely different environment where she could just wipe the slate nearly clean, and hopefully add years to her time in AKS. In fact, watching Ebishow, I was quite surprised to see Miyazawa Sae behaving like it was 2009. 

Props to that again.

Last things. I would eventually get back on getting memes done when inspired, and next a question for the readers. Who is your favourite transfer member, and which member would you have put up for a transfer in the future, whether for career benefits or cause they fit another team better?

@3 days ago with 14 notes
#miyazawa sae #ogasawara mayu #nmb48 #SKE48 #AKB48 #akb48 group daisokaku #HKT48 #tani marika #48opinion 
A great movie idea if there ever was one. The plot would revolve around a banging door/window, her just freaking out, and fans totally laughing at those reactions.

A great movie idea if there ever was one. The plot would revolve around a banging door/window, her just freaking out, and fans totally laughing at those reactions.

@2 weeks ago with 1 note
#AKB48 #nishino miki #class reactions #reaction queen #horror movie 

This is One For The Ages

So I had this dream where I had successfully gotten Umeda Ayaka into my house for a dinner and drink session. The wine was flowing, and the conversation was good.

Just about to take it to another and try kissing her when… the radio mysteriously turned on and started playing Hatsukoi Butterfly. Even more perplexingly, you could hear the individual members singing very clearly, with Sashihara being particularly loud.

Switched off the radio to carry on, and it turned on again, repeating the same bars and ever louder. To make matters even more challenging, Sashihara suddenly appeared out of the radio.

Not wanting to wreck my golden moment, I kindly told her to excuse herself from my “living room”. She then started doing her trademark funny faces and turned up my hifi even louder. Fortunately (or could i say unfortunately) that dream then ended.

Proving that my dreams were just that, although Umeda Ayaka is my kami oshi, its probably the only time I have ever seen her (or even any form of AKS when I sleep). In addition, though Sashihara was “annoying” in my dream, I am cool with her (and in fact respect her in real life). 

Make of that what you (and I) will.  

@2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#AKB48 #nmb48 #HKT48 #Umeda Ayaka #sashihara rino 

Thoughts on the AKS Grand Shuffle, Months On 

nicholyslim:

I had thought of doing a few more memes, but suddenly ran out of ideas (or at least until the next big MV drops).

On the other hand, I ended up with a surfeit of time to watch variety shows, and start observing the transferred members from another perspective.

Much has been…

Those two that you mentioned have really been the success stories, but something I must add, is that even in the lower key transfers, there have not been any instances of “real failures”. Everybody seems to have done well in either performing or making new friends. Even in the case of my kami oshi who got transferred, she’s doing okay in those areas. The only one I am slightly anxious about is the time when she’s on Geinin, where her understated and self-deprecating brand of humour seems to be at odds with what Terumoto Goto likes. Still i trust that she’s tough enough to overcome that, plus she’s positive as heck even about challenging situations.

I think you make interesting choices, and it seems you do know the types of humour various 48 groups are able to foster. But even then, I guess it would still be a minority thing for members with potential to grow, or veterans that need a shot in their arm.

P.S In the HKT48 trio of laugh makers, I always enjoyed Murashige more, plus she’s a good performer even at lives. But still Tani has that underdog appeal. She always seems to try and I deeply respect that, even if the results are not always to my liking.  

@3 days ago with 14 notes
#48opinion #doctor48md #murashige anna #Umeda Ayaka #tani marika 

kamonegix:

kamonegix + uza mashup (download | uza acapella)

Worth sharing, but then again all these electronically driven tracks were just begging for remixes/mashups.

@3 days ago with 192 note and 1490 play
#akb48 #nmb48 
From the AKB48 Group Daisokaku. This was unintentionally hilarious. Mayuyu struggled slightly with the iPhone used to call Ikoma Rina, forgetting there was a speakerphone that would allow everyone in the hall to hear what was going on.

From the AKB48 Group Daisokaku. This was unintentionally hilarious. Mayuyu struggled slightly with the iPhone used to call Ikoma Rina, forgetting there was a speakerphone that would allow everyone in the hall to hear what was going on.

@6 days ago with 5 notes
#akb48 group daisokaku #mayu watanabe #mayuyu #AKB48 #unintentionally 

Evolution of Fandom, 48Groups Style

When I started out, this was the number of people I recognised, with the sizes being roughly in proportion to how much I liked them.

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Fast forward two years, and how did I even let this happen to me?! Mind you, these are only the people I recognise and also like enough to include in said photo.

In fact, I had wanted to fit in a few more… but space.

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 So much for my plans to not be into it and only follow one person. Granted I still got the Kami Oshi (Umeda Ayaka), but depending on the team, or situation, I always got somebody to watch.

Maybe that’s the whole point of 48Groups, strength through sheer quantity?

@2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#AKB48 #SKE48 #nmb48 #Umeda Ayaka #kato rena #takahashi minami #takayanagi akane #mayu watanabe #jonishi kei #sashihara rino #moriyasu madoka #tanigawa airi #too many to tag #personal thoughts #Thoughts 
Basically describes Summer and Sayanee at the same time.

Basically describes Summer and Sayanee at the same time.

@3 weeks ago with 15 notes
#summer #nmb48 #yamamoto sayaka #akb48 #fukuoka dome