Posts tagged with "Atsuko Maeda"

AKB48 32nd Single General Elections Result

AKB48 32nd Single General Elections Result
At 8:15am this morning, despite my having made predictions for AKB48‘s core senbatsu line up during the AKB48 32nd Single General Elections, everything I had previously surmised swiftly went directly out of the window shortly after the event began. Following the graduation of Atsuko Maeda last year and the previous election, it was all but assumed that from here on in, Maeda’s closest ‘rival’, Yuko Oshima would take over the... 

Second Trailer for Pokémon the Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens

Second Trailer for Pokémon the Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens
Following its premiere on the show Oha Suta, the Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel revealed a new trailer for Pokémon the Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens. The film sees Ash and Pikachu (along with the characters Iris and Cilan) caught up in a battle between a Red Genesect and Mewtwo. A lot of attention has been placed on Mewtwo’s new form, which ties into the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Pokémon X any Y. There is no name for the new... 

“Thoughtless and Immature”: Minami Minegishi and the Fall of the Roman Empire

“Thoughtless and Immature”: Minami Minegishi and the Fall of the Roman Empire
When Sonic Youth released Kill Yr Idols in 1983, it was more as a statement of humanity’s need to overcome the limitations set by admiration of those in a perceived higher place. It was also a call to commit deicide via the medium of “sonic death”. It could be argued that the need to improve by casting off and overcoming the previous status quo is the prime mover in human development and cultural change. To quote Gore Vidal, “It... 

DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 No flower without rain announced for 2013

DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 No flower without rain announced for 2013
DOCUMENTARY of AKB48: Show must go on, million selling girl group AKB48‘s second documentary film was both a success with its target audience and a somewhat gruelling look at the behind-the-scenes events following the 2011 Tohoku disasters. Recently announced for a 1st February 2013 release is the third chapter in the AKB48 documentary series, No flower without rain, which promises to provide a further look into the backstage world of AKB48. Of... 
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