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AKB48 Group 6th Janken Tournament details and streaming links

14 Sep

The 6th Janken Tournament for 48Group is happening on 16th September 2015 at Yokohama Arena. As usual, the regular members from all sister groups (including NGT48)  will join AKB48 in a game of “Scissors,paper,stone” to compete for a solo debut. If the winner happens to have already made her solo debut, she will have the additional bonus of holding a live concert.

Date: 16 September 2015
Time: 5.30pm ~ 9.30pm (Japan Time)
Streaming Links:

Credit to AKB48 Taiwan Fan Club

Showbiz professionals talk about HKT48 Sashihara Rino’s attitude problems

26 Aug

During the 17th August episode of “UTAGE!”, there were scenes of Watanabe Mayu, Yamamoto Sayaka and Sashihara Rino talking about their graduation plans. Sashihara Rino(22) in particular has also been revealing the same thoughts to various media.

In the 17th August publication of “AERA”, said mentioned “It’s about time. But it’s not a situation where i can easily quit. People who have public recognition are disappearing everyday. I believe i’m one of the recognised ones, so i can’t quit now.”

Sashihara is one member who has been receiving a “gorilla push” since 2009, from her agency Ohta Pro and overall group producer Akimoto Yasushi. However, it was her scandal in 2012 which was the biggest contribution to her fame. Her relationship with a fan in 2012 was exposed by tabloids and she took the responsibility by moving to HKT48. After that, she used the scandal as a stepping stone to getting more exposure in the media.

“The fact that she jokes about her scandal in variety, and its gap from AKB’s most popular position made the media interested. But within these couple of years, people around Sashihara have been voicing their complains,” says one reporter.

“After the Sousenkyo, she skipped an interview with a sports newspaper and went off. The reporter was troubled. But because it was Sashihara, her managers found it difficult to say anything,” says same reporter.

Her “ue kara” attitude applies for TV interviews as well. (“ue kara” ~ diva)

“During the period when AKB was selling well, Maeda Atsuko(24) and Oshima Yuko(26) also had attitude problems towards magazine interviews. However, when it came to TV interviews, both were still conscious of the fact that they were receiving an “opportunity” and responded properly. But Sashihara, as if fearing nothing in this world, showed zero enthusiasm at a certain recording, giving off short responses like ‘yeah’,’yes’ and finally adding a cynical remark ‘by the way, can this really go on air?’ while sniggering away.” – Wide Show Director

About her snobby attitude, the Wide Show Director says “She thinks she’s Akimoto Yasushi’s favorite. People around her probably feel envious?”

In the ending of AERA’s interview, Sashihara apparently mentioned “Actually, i want to test my skills by graduating.” But will she be able to say the same when Akimoto Yasushi and the management drops her from their “favourites” list?

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Meanwhile on GirlsChannel:

[+930] Please do (graduate)
[+1126] Please don’t.She’s ugly unlike the typical idol.
[+806] It’s fine if you quit.
[+791] As if nothing can be established without her. In a way, her way of thinking is sugoi.
[+738] Not everyone recognises you just because you ranked first. Some humility will be good.
[+582] Those who talk about quitting typically don’t.

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Performances from Tokyo Idol Festival 2015

5 Aug

Hailed as the world’s biggest idol festival, the “Tokyo Idol Festival 2015” took place in Odaiba, Tokyo from 1st-2nd August, with 154 idol groups and 51,000 fans in attendance.

There are heaps of performances but i’ll just post perfs from whom i think are popular at the moment…


SKE48
1. Escape
2. 1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku!
3. SKE48
4. Hanabi wa Owaranai
5. Gomen ne Summer
6. Mae no Meri
7. Pareo wa Emerald
8. Oki Doki
9. Aishiterabu!
SKE48 performances are always so full of enthusiasm and energy, things that are lacking in AKB48 performances nowadays. I hope this group remains strong when Rena is gone =(


HKT48 
1. Sakura, minna de tabeta
2. Otona ressha
3. Ibiza Girl
4. Rock da yo, Jinsei wa
5. Only you
6. Melon Juice
HKT48’s performances are just duh…….the cover of NMB48’s Ibiza Girl was so lacking!


Super Girls
1. “Max! Otomegokoro / Happy Go Lucky! Hapi Raki de Go!”
2. Icchatte Yacchatte
3. Kira Pure Power
4. Gira gira revolution
I kinda like their new summer release Icchatte Yacchatte..


Denpagumi.Inc
1. Demparade Japan
2. Bali 3 Kyowakoku
3. Future Diver
4. Denden Passion
5. Otsukare Summer
I heard this group is popular globally but ARE YOU SERIOUS?!! O_O

 


Idoling!!! [Disbanding October 2015]
1. Cheering you!!!
2. Summer Lion


Passpo x Fudanjuku
1. Danso Revolution
2. Shoujo Hikou
3. Chenmen Paradise
4. La la love train
5. Taiyou na kimi ga suki

This group is kinda interesting..they are girls who dress like guys and sing from the guy’s point of view…

Performances from FNS Uta no Matsuri 2015

1 Aug

Yet another one of the summer music festivals….i’m tired of posting these since it’s always the same performances from the same people. If i had to pick the one highlight, it’d just be Ohara Sakurako’s “Kimi ga kureta Natsu” which is the theme song for Fuji TV’s drama “Koinaka”.


48/46 Group


AKB48 – Halloween Night


AKB48 – Everyday Kachuusha with exiting members Rena/Kawaei


HKT48 – 12Byou


SKE48 – Mae no Meri


NMB48 – Dorian Shonen


Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


LDH Inc


EXILE – Rising Sun


EXILE – 24karats Gold Soul


Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness


Noriyuki Makihara x EXILE – Donna toki mo


E-Girls – Anniversary!!


Chisato Moritaka x FLOWER – Jyuunana sai


Johnny’s Family

V6 – Music for the people/Ai nanda
Kanjani8 – Gamushara Koushinkyouku


Kis-My-Ft2 – Kiss damashii


Busaiku – Yacchattta!!


Sexy Zone – Cha Cha Cha Champion


Arashi – Love so sweet


Arashi – Hoshi sora no shita, Kimi no tonari


Hey!Say!JUMP – Chau#


Others:


Leo Ieiri x Ohara Sakurako – Kimi ga Kureta Natsu


Morning Musume ’15 x Funasshi – Renai Revolution 21

Performances from The Music Day Ongaku wa Taiyou da

14 Jul

Yet another music festival! This was broadcasted on 4th July 2015 and lasted around 7 hours. My favourites this time gotta be Kanjani8’s “Wahaha” and Tackey & Tsubasa’s summer medley.


 

Johnny’s Family

Arashi – Love Rainbow/Monster/Ao sora no shita, kimi no tonari


Arashi – Troublemaker


Kinki Kids – Zenbu Dakishimete/Speak Low


KAT-TUN – Keep the faith/Kiss Kiss Kiss


Tackey & Tsubasa – Daki Natsu/Ho! Summer


V6 – Wa ni natte odorou/Music for the people/Darling/Ai nanda/Take me higher/Wait for you


NEWS – Kibou~Yell~/Chumu Chumu


Hey!Say!JUMP – Ride with me/Kira Kira Hikare


Johnny’s WEST – Very Happy


TOKIO – Ririkku/Sorafune


Kanjani8 – Mae Muki Scream/Wahaha


Johnny’s Family Medley


 

48/46 Group 


NMB48 – Durian Shonen
SKE48 – Coquettish Jyuutaichu
HKT48 – 12Byou
AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie


AKB48 – Halloween Night/Heavy Rotation/Aitakatta


Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


LDH Inc


GENERATIONS – Evergreen


J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness/R.Y.U.S.E.I


EXILE – 24karats GOLD SOUL


EXILE – Rising Sun


E-Girls – Anniversary!!/Gomenasai no Kissing You


Crystal Kay & Flower – Koi ni ochitara


 

Others


Yuzu – Owaranai Uta


Mr Children – Starting Over


 

 

Performances from TV Tokyo Music Festival 2015

28 Jun

 

This is another music festival aired a few days ago on June 24, via TV Tokyo. It was about 4hrs long and notable acts are below.


48/46 Group


AKB48 – Heavy Rotation
NMB48 – Durian Shonen
SKE48 – Coquettish Juutai chuu
HKT48 – 12 Byou
AKB48 – Bokutachi wa Tatakawai/Koisuru Fortune Cookie
I find Riripo and her wink very cute!  


Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


Johnny’s Family

Kanjani8 – Tsuyoku  Tsuyoku  Tsuyoku/Musekinin Hero


NEWS – weeeek/Chumu Chumu


TOKIO – Love,Holiday/Ambitious Japan!


TOKIO – Love you only


Kinki Kids – Garasu no Shonen/Ai sareru yori Ai shitai/Flower/Hakka Candy
When i saw Koichi, it feels like i’m seeing a Prince!


Hey!Say!JUMP – Seniors’ Medley/Ultra Music Power/Kira Kira Hikare
Liking their new song~


Johnny’s West – Ee ja nai ka/Very Happy/


Hello Project Group


Morning Musume OG – Hold on me!/Love Machine/Koi no Dance Site/Happy Summer Wedding


Morning Musume ’15 – Seishun Kozou ga Naiteru


Others


Golden Bomber – Memeshikute


Golden Bomber – Shin da Tsuma ni Niteiru


Sekai no Owari – Starlight Parade/Moonlight Station


Superfly – Tamashii Revolution/Beautiful

Kashiwagi Yuki makes first public appearance after scandal, continues to be shielded from media

19 Jun

 

48 Group members Kashiwagi Yuki and Sashihara Rino appeared for a Baitoru press event today.  Reporters were initially allowed to a on-the-spot interview with the members but the format was suddenly changed to one where only the commercial director was allowed to post questions. The event ended without any followup to the scandal.

Usually, for commercial press events, even though organizers would request for reporters to ask more questions related to the event, reporters have freedom to ask a variety of questions. For this event, reporters were informed that only the commercial director will be allowed to question so queries from reporters were not acknowledged. The organizer also mentioned that if any reporters try to pose questions outside the scope of this event, they could be stopped.

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“I want to work hard for 1 year”

When asked if she about next year’s Sousenkyo, Kashiwagi Yuki said with a smile “I want to work hard for 1 year.However, i have seen how thick Sasshi’s wall is.”

Sashihara Rino also expressed interested in aiming for a 3rd win. “I want to get a straight win but what happens next year is a question mark.”

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