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Former AKB48 member Sayaka Akimoto (秋元 才加) on GQ Japan

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We already know that Sayaka Akimoto, the former AKB48 member who is half Pinay/half Japanese is one of the hottest women in the planet!  But this photo for GQ Japan by Maciej Kucia is absolutely sexy!  Don’t you agree?

Listening to AKB48’s “Heart Ereki” (Type-4)

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I finally received my copy of Type-4 of AKB48’s “Heart Ereki” (ハート・エレキ/Heart Electric) and I debated whether or not to get this fourth version of their latest CD single.   But in the end, the decision to support Minegishi Minami and Team 4 became the drive to get this single.

Interesting is that I ordered the other singles which have not yet arrived yet.

The sad thing about ordering from Japan during the Holidays…things take longer than usual or get lost.  Knock on wood they come in!

I haven’t watched the entire DVD yet but loved the opening drama featuring the storyline of a female group who is choosing the next vocalist for the next single and Michelle (Kojima Haruna) is selected, which upsets current vocalist (portrayed by Matsui Rena).

It took me a while to warm up to this single since I enjoyed “Koi Suru no Fortune Cookie” so much but I’m definitely enjoying this single!

God Eater 2 (ゴッドイーター2) for the Vita is the #1 game for the week in Japan

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“God Eater 2” from Bandai Namco Games takes the #1 spot (selling 266,326 copies) on the m-create.com charts (covering November 11-16, 2013).

Coming in at #2 is “Call of Duty Ghost” for the PS3 and at #3 is “Winning Eleven 2014” for the PS3.

Mecha Fans – Are you ready for “Super Robot Taisen OG Infinite Battle & Super Robot Taisen OG Dark Prison” (スーパーロボット大戦OG INFINITE BATTLE & スーパーロボット大戦OG ダークプリズン)?

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Mecha Fans – Are you ready for “Super Robot Taisen OG Infinite Battle & Super Robot Taisen OG Dark Prison”? The game is coming out on November 29th from Banpresto for the PS3. Because this is an OG game and not featuring mecha from different franchises, it would have been cool if this game was released in the U.S. for the PS3.

But with the focus now on the PS4, chances of localization may be slim! But hopefully a company will license the game for the US! Hopefully!

“K” will be released on Blu-ray/DVD combo in the US on Feb. 25th (2014)

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Fans of the anime series “K” will be thrilled to know that Viz Media will be releasing a special limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo of “K” on Feb. 25, 2014.

According to Viz Media:

An extensive collection of bonus material makes this K release a must-see for anime fans. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will come packaged in a luxurious collectible specialty print chipboard box holding the art booklet and disc case. Limited Edition combo pack extra features include: VIZ Presents an Interview with KANAME☆, an insightful segment with one of Japan’s most popular professional cosplayers during his first-ever U.S. guest appearance to celebrate the debut of K at Anime Expo in Los Angeles in 2013; a KANAME☆ as Fushimi Photo Gallery; special K Day Events and convention highlights from Anime Expo including the VIZ Media K panel with cast, staff and special guests; exclusive English cast and crew interviews; the series’ original Japanese and English trailers; and clean opening and ending segments (with English translated and subtitled options), next episode previews and more.
 

A sneak peak of AKB48’s upcoming video with Matsui Jurina as center

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Despite the fact that AKB48’s upcoming 34th single has a title that no one will remember (for those who don’t know, the title is “Suzukake no ki no michi de [kimi no hohoemi o yume ni miru] to itte shimattara bokutachi no kankei wa dou kawatte shimau no ka, boku nari ni nannichi ka kangaeta ue de no yaya kihazukashii ketsuron no you na mono”), a few images of the upcoming music video was made available to the media today showing the Janken senbatsu.

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The single will be released in Japan on December 11th.

SKE48’s “Sansei Kawaii”and Porno Graffitti’s “PORNO GRAFFITI 15th Anniversary All Time Singles” takes the #1 spot on the Oricon Charts

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Congratulations to SKE48 for debuting at #1 on the Oricon Singles Daily Chart for their 13th single “Sansei Kawaii”.  The single sold 349,835 copies.  Acid Black Cherry came in second with “Kuroneko ~Adult Black Cat~” and e-Girls came in third with “Kurukuru”.

For albums, Porno Graffittis “PORNO GRAFFITTI 15th Anniversary All Time Singles” takes the #1 spot with 33,159 copies sold, Matsutoya Yumi’s “Pop Classico” takes #2 and Miura Daichi takes #3 with “The Entertainer”.

NMB48… Mission Accomplished! NMB48 to appear on Kouhaku Uta Gassen

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Since the beginning of 2013, it was a mission that NMB48 had set out… to make sure they become part of this year’s annual NHK New Year’s Eve special Kouhaku Uta Gassen.

Having been vocal about how frustrated they were to have a solid 2012 but to watch AKB48 and SKE48 to perform on the huge New Year’s Eve special and not be there.

But it has been confirmed that NMB48 will be part of the 64th Annual Kouhaku Uta Gassen.