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Random Viewing: Produce 48 Episode 1

Selective Hearing takes a look at the Mnet music competition/survival show Produce 48. This time the first episode where the 96 members are gathered to perform and be placed in their initial groupings. […]

Produce 48
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Random Viewing: Produce 48 Episode 0

Selective Hearing takes a look at the Mnet music competition/survival show Produce 48. First up is the prologue episode that explains the concept of this collaboration with AKB48 and introduces viewers to some of the contestants. […]

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maidreamin featured in Fuji TV show Kuragehime

The cast of the Fuji TV program Kuragehime (“Princess Jellyfish”) dropped by maidreamin’s Ekimae store for a short dose of sweets in the romantic comedy’s third episode, which aired January 29th in Japan. […]

Tofu Pro Wrestling
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Random Viewing: Tofu Pro Wrestling

Tofu Pro Wrestling is a TV Asahi late night drama starring various members of AKB48 and its associated sister groups. It started broadcasting on January 21, 2017 and ran 24 episodes up to July 1, 2017. The theme song for this drama is AKB48’s 47th single Shoot Sign. […]

Tokyo Girls Documentary
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Random Viewing: Tokyo Girls

Selective Hearing takes a look at the BBC Four Documentary Tokyo Girls which explores the Japanese pop music industry and its focus on traditional beauty ideals, confronting the nature of gender power dynamics at work. […]

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Random Viewing: AKBingo! Ep. 402

AKBingo! recently went through a change with long-time MC’s Bad Boys leaving the show and second generation MC’s Woman Rush Hour taking over. We do a quick rundown of this changing of the guard and then take a look at one of the more recent episodes. […]

Hatsumori Bemars
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Random Viewing: Hatsumori Bemars

Hatsumori Bemars is a TV Tokyo drama starring Nogizaka46, who also provide the opening and ending themes from their 12th single Taiyou Knock. The series ran from July 10, 2015 to September 25, 2015 for a total of 12 episodes. […]

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Random Viewing: Kurofuku Monogatari

Kurofuku Monogatari is an 8 episode drama that aired in winter of 2014 on TV Asahi. Based on a manga series of the same name the story follows the path of Akira. A medical school failure who enters the world of hostess clubs. […]