Author: t3hDave

Oshima Yuko and me part 2

October 17th is Oshima Yuko’s birthday. It is also my birthday. I’m David Chang, and this is an idol birthday post. More than 2 years have passed since Β the graduation of Maeda Atsuko and 4 months since the graduation of Oshima Yuko. AKB48 is wildly different from what it was years ago. I’ve done something like this before and it was a post about Oshima Yuko on our birthday. To continue the “story” where I left off, I actually did get to meet Yuko in person. It was actually on October 19th, 2013, in Japan. What was supposed to...

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Dave unboxes Nounen Rena 1st photobook Guri Guri Gurumi

Nounen Rena’s first photobook, Guri Guri Gurumi, released on July 31st. I take a look inside the wild adventures of art and strangeness that is Nounen Rena. The photobook is a bit on the artsy side, lacking in gravure, and overall entertaining. It reminds me of a Ninagawa Mika photobook with the different themes in settings, costumes, and...

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Hello! Base launches IndieGogo campaign for Hello! Party 4

The crowd-funding craze is gaining a ton of traction and it is only natural that more fan-made crowd-funding events start up! Join us in supporting our friends at Hello!Base, who are putting on the 4th Hello! Party. We know a ton of you are going to be showing up for Morning Musume ’14 in New York City this October 5th, so tell all your friends and go check out the party because it is sure to be the biggest one yet! Hello! Base’s goal is to collect as many donations as they can to secure a nice location for...

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Watanabe Mayu is crowned new queen in AKB48 37th single senbatsu election

In perhaps the biggest upset of AKB48 2014 history, Watanabe Mayu takes the crown for center in the 37th single, beating Sashihara Rino by 17,900 votes. This is Watanabe Mayu’s first year winning the Senbatsu Sousenkyo and this is the first year a non-OhtaPro member takes the crown (Watanabe Mayu is from Ogi Production). More info and full list of election results below! In the preliminaries Watanabe Mayu was trailing Sashihara Rino by a significant margin, which led many fans to believe that Sashihara had this year’s election in the bag, resulting in a first ever repeat win. Such...

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