Author: Jimmy Pham

AnisonUSA VIP Party

Desperate to leave some kind of mark on the website outside of looking at cute idol photobooks, I decided to clear up some space in my calendar to help cover AnisonUSA, an event boasting to be the first of its kind in America focused on showcasing “Anison” a somewhat confusing genre of music including  anime, video game, and tokusatsu music. The event itself was held on February 20-21st, with the first date being a VIP Party.  Meant as a preview for the actual event on the 21st, the VIP Party was held at Desu-Nation, an anime collectibles store in Temple City,...

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Jimmy reviews Nogizaka46’s “Hatsumori Bemars – Kimi to Ita Natsu”

Youth, friendship, rivalry, and softball all collide in Nogizaka46’s 12 episode long drama “Hatsumori Bemars” about a rag tag group of girls forming a softball team to protect their neighborhood park from a greedy land owner. Released on October 22nd, 2015 “Kimi to Ita Natsu” is a photobook compiling various photos taken during the filming of “Hatsumori Bemars”.  From beautiful individual shots of members to various behind the scenes shots, enjoy the beautiful members of Nogizaka46, now in softball...

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Jimmy and Dave unbox Ikuta Erika’s “Tenchou (Modulation)”

Jimmy and Dave get together to look through Nogizaka46’s Ikuta Erika’s new photobook, “Tenchou” or in English “Modulation”. “Tenchou” or “Modulation” is a term in music when the key is changed within the piece. It’s a fitting title for Ikuta Erika’s debut photo book as it captures her transformation and maturation as an idol. Shot in Germany, the viewer is taken through the sights that composed Ikuta Erika’s childhood. Trigger Warning: Bad German pronunciations...

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