Author: t3hDave

basugasubakuhatsu! AKBrocast

A few weeks ago, the guys at basugasubakuhatsu invited me to a cross-site collaborative podcast about AKB48. We went over 4 major topics of interest and the show was split into 4 different parts. It was a fun discussion and a great opportunity for me so I’m very appreciative of our hosts, boykun and tenkei. I’d love to do more collaborations like this in the future and I feel like an activity like this really helps to expand the growing community. If you were able to join us live that time, thanks a bunch for your support. As always,...

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NSK Origins: t3hDave

In light of Maeda Atsuko’s upcoming graduation, I feel it’s a good time to look back and reflect on the past 2-3 years of my idol fandom and tell you about how it all started. I encourage my fellow writers here on New School Kaidan to also tell their NSK Origins stories. A brief intro if you don’t already know who I am and what I do. I joined New School Kaidan in September of 2011 after having been a fan of the site in its earlier days (think rockliao.wordpress and Japancast Academy days). I used to leave walls of text for comments and my favorite part of the NSK site was the weekly podcasts that I would tune into during my work day. It shows in my contributions that I am mostly an AKB48 fan, but I do believe in having an open mind. My idol fandom is relatively new in my life, though Japanese media and culture have attracted me since my younger days. My first exposure to any sort of Japanese entertainment was the imports of anime to localized versions in the United States. English dubs of Pokemon and Yugioh were the extent of my knowledge of Japan for a while. Surprisingly, I wasn’t even a fan of Sailor Moon or Dragonball, though Samurai Pizza Cats was probably the best show ever. The summer before I...

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t3hDave talks D.C. and Maeda Atsuko’s graduation

Recorded on March 30th, 2012. OPENING: Kiseki wa Ma ni Awanai – AKB48, Team K 6th Stage RESET ENDING: Gyakuten Oujisama – AKB48, Team K 6th Stage RESET [download] [podcast]http://newschoolkaidan.com/podcasts/NSK/dave/2012.03.31-dc-special.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Links: Dave’s Twitter: @t3hDave Ayrton’s Twitter: @atr0n Anthony’s Twitter: @yoshizumitime Hiro’s Twitter: @rising_son_hiro Dave “t3hDave” Chang is joined by Ayrton Travina, Anthony Hagiwara, and community member Hiro Otani for some extra coverage of the Washington D.C. trip, as well as thoughts on Maeda Atsuko’s graduation announcement and how Dave is coping with it. Special thanks and shoutouts to all of you who joined us for the show live. Also, thanks very much for your questions on Twitter, comments on the site, and for calling...

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Special Broadcast

Tonight at 10:30pm EDT (7:30pm PDT, 2:30am GMT), we’re going to be doing a special broadcast where Dave (t3hDave) Chang details his experience in D.C. and talks about Maeda Atsuko’s graduation announcement. Special guests Team S Anthony Hagiwara and community member OtaHiro will be in attendance as well. Others may be appearing as well and perhaps live phone calls will be taken too. Tune in at our live page or go to the justin.tv page. If you have questions, tweet @t3hDave or leave comments here! Looking forward to seeing you all...

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Community Article: Henshin! Idol form!

Hey all! I’m rather new around these parts and the idol scene in general. Although I’m afraid that this article doesn’t contain any new stuff in terms of idols. But I though I’d start off by writing about something I know well. Kamen Rider! Yes, the long running Japanese kids television series. But this isn’t so much about the riders themselves. This article is here to talk about Idols, in Kamen Rider. Some of you may know who I’m going to mention in this article. Though, I doubt these are all the idols who have made appearances in Kamen...

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