This month's roundtable is a review of what went down during Selective Hearing's 2012 Tokyo Trip.
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In this round, we discuss the image of the foreign fans as portrayed by the media, and also fellow fans both Japanese and foreign. The panel talks about the Ii ne! Japan show, where foreign fans were invited to show off their knowledge of AKB48; and the passion it takes to be a good fan.
Back to AKB48! The panel discusses AKB48’s expansions, from their opening of the cafe and theater in Singapore, to groups outside Japan such as JKT48 and SNH48. We also discuss what kind of expenses the group may have and how it affects them coming to North America.
In this round we discuss the “Idol Sengoku Jidai”, where many different idol groups are capitalizing on the current boom and are debuting. The panel talks about their favorite upcoming groups such as: Momoiro Clover Z, Passpo, BiS, and Afilia Saga East, along with the already established AKB48 and Morning Musume.
This round of the AKBrocast discusses the importance of having a TV show of not just AKB48, but idols in general. We also discuss the exposure of idols to the foreign fans through this medium.
A series of discussions about all things AKB48, topics include: State Of The Music, Arrangements, Aces and the future of the group.
This month's roundtable brings 3 new people to the discussion about recent AKB48 and Hello! Project news including the AKB48 election, Sashihara Rino, changes in Morning Musume and Elder Club MILFs.
The Selective Hearing staff gather to discuss the limits of one's loyalty to a group. Does it start and end with certain members or the group as a whole?
Selective Hearing starts a new monthly podcast with a discussion on Idols & Wrestling with various members of different forums and web sites within the international fan community.