Majisuka Gakuen 5 Announcement

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We’re doing this.

Seriously.

Yo Era here.

Majisuka Gakuen is a particularly memorable adornment of AKB48 to me. It was one of the earliest AKB-related things I watched, and as like many of you, I was fascinated by the gratuitously bloody sight of girls punching the shit out of each other, despite shaky plotholes and bad acting at times.

Over the years I’ve grown disdainful of it, unfortunately. Majisuka Gakuen 2 was acceptable despite multiple plotholes big enough to fit a city in it, and I did enjoy the captivating characters involved. Majisuka Gakuen 3’s change of setting was a no-no for me, though the improved action scenes and quite some awesome footage of Miyu was its silver lining.

And then came Majisuka Gakuen 4, a step back to the old formula that worked. I was so hyped.

But ultimately disappointed; the fact that Sakura could plow through so many opponents with relatively little character development, the lackluster character design of the 4 Heavenly Queens, a plot revolving on Zombie and Kamisori always getting kidnapped or put down- not unlike Boy Hostage Robin. And then there were the cameos, which while a breath of life, had so absolutely little to do with the plot that it was obvious they were worked in for the sake of simply being worked in.

But credits where credits are due; Salt is plain bloody friggin’ awesome.

Well now, after a cut-short episode 10 thingy where the season went unresolved, where do we go from here?

*checks trailer*. Guns… yakuza… and guns.

Huh.

Definitely dangerous territory here. These introductions into new grounds could either make it or break it. Once again, I hope the series prove me wrong and produce an ultimately stunning piece of art.

And c’mon. Acchan. Yuuko. The original ‘Maji da yo’!

We realise Aidol haven’t been on top of our game lately, but we’d rather not see this fall into bad sub territory. Yankee talk isn’t exactly easy to translate- and considering the number of subpar translators there are out there these days, I’d rather see this in the right hands.

So. In conclusion. Aidol already has galvanized a team together in anticipation of Majisuka Gakuen 5, and is ready to take it on.

Remember: Ain’t no other way to live but seriously. Climb those stairs.


watch on Dailymotion

[Request] Matsui Rena graduation: Matsui Rena SHOW

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Matsui Rena, who announced her graduation recently,
let’s present her this TV programme as a gift.

Currently NHK BS Premium is airing the 「AKB48 SHOW!」,
let’s make the extra segment 「Matsui Rena SHOW!」happen.

From the TV programme request page,
We, as fans can reach to the tv programme staff,
about 「Thought to Matsui Rena-san」 and strong hope for「Matsui Rena SHOW!」

We would really appreciate if people could spare the time to make a request to the NHK site, specifically at AKB48SHOW, requesting for
– Production Request for「Matsui Rena SHOW!」
– Performance Request for Matsui Rena live singing “Kareha no Station”, along with live instrumental performance of that song with Furuhata Nao on sax and Azuma Rion on piano.

Below are the simple steps:-

1. Go to this URL: https://www.nhk.or.jp/akb48show/letter/index.html
2. Fill in the form
3. Click the pinkish button.And you’re done!

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  • ニックネーム (Your nickname)
  • 都道府県 (Select the last option: その他 *Others*)
  • 年龄 (Age)
  • 性別 (Gender) : (Male | Female)
  • ご感想・メッセージ (Thoughts, Request), please insert: (「松井玲奈SHOW」をお願います,「AKB48SHOW」にて古畑奈和サックス & 東李苑ピアノ 生演奏&松井玲奈生歌『枯葉のステーション』をリクエスト)

Thanks for your time, and we really hope they can make it to the AKB48SHOW.

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Another help, currently the viewing rate of TWO ROSES on youtube is about 400,000.
We hope everyone can help to increase the viewing rate up to 1,000,000 before Matsui Rena graduates. Thanks
Link as below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cwbkn26laE

AIDOL in Japan and SSK voting

Hey everyone,

just a quick message. Most of the AIDOL-Team will be out in Japan the next 3 weeks. So it might ge a bit silent here. But i bet Master of Desaster KudoShinichi will have some goodies here and there. But if you’re out in Japan as well and you see us – come over and chat with us! We’d love to meet you guys.

While we’re in the middle of posting SSK Appeal videos we’d gladly remind you that the prelim results are out and you can flip this over by voting. How? Just buy another Copy of Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai. We linked you all types below – just grab the one you like.

Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai – Regular Type A
Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai – Regular Type B
Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai – Regular Type C
Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai – Regular Type D
Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai – Limited Type A
Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai – Limited Type B
Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai – Limited Type C
Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai – Limited Type D

(Buying via thoes links supports us and helps us to do more giveaways in the future for you guys – one is to come up after we’re back from japan)

Another one of these Shopping Lists

Recently a few people messaged me (Yukirin) ragarding that list with interesting items we put together around christmas last year. (that one).

At this point please let me remind you about the ad-rotation feature with 48-Group (and Nogi) Goods you might be interested in. (If you don’t see it please de-activate your adblockers, we promise there won’t be any annoying ads except those there).

If you click on one of these ads (or suggestions) and place an order on CDJapan, we roughly receive a few percent of your order amount. No additional costs for you. So if you can’t/don’t want to donate. This is a good way to support your 48Group and AIDOL the same time.

Thanks to all of you who keep buying good via our links – we really apreciate your support.

That aside – for some odd reason you guys asked me to put another one together. I heard ya and now try to give a few suggestions on what to buy for yourself / friends or your mother (lol).

There are actually a few goods you could spend your money on – for example these here:

Photobooks:

Kizaki Yuria first Photobook – Peace
Miyazawa Sae Photo Book “Namida no yukue”
Yamamoto Sayaka Shashin Shu (Photo Book) “SY”

DVD/BDs:

Hokago Lost
AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 15 & 16
NMB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 30 2013
NMB48 – Nishinihon Tour & Higashinihon Tour 2013 12 Gatsu 31 Nichi
NMB48 – 5 Live Collection 2014
AKB49 Love Ban Ordinance Musical Blu-ray

NMB48 Geinin! The Movie Returns Sotsugyo! Owarai Seishun Girls!
Blu-ray
DVD
Blu-ray

NMB48 Geinin!!! 3
DVD Box
Blu-ray Box

SKE48 Ebi Show!
Bluray Box
DVD Box

Singles/Albums:

SKE48 New Single
[Limited Edition / Type A]
[Limited Edition / Type B]
[Limited Edition / Type C]
[Limited Edition / Type D]
[Regular Edition / Type E]
[Regular Edition / Type F]
[Regular Edition / Type G]
[Regular Edition / Type H]

Nogizaka46 – Inochi wa Utsukushii
[Bundled Set of All 4 Editions]
[Type-A]
[Type-B]
[Type-C]
[Regular]

AKB48 – Green Flash
[Type A / Regular Edition]
[Type S / Regular Edition]
[Type N / Regular Edition]
[Type H / Regular Edition]
[Type A / Limited Edition]
[Type S / Limited Edition]
[Type N / Limited Edition]
[Type H / Limited Edition]

Magazines:

BUBKA 2014 December Issue [Cover] Yagura Fuko & Shiroma Miru (NMB48)
ENTAME 2015 February Issue [Cover] Shimazaki Haruka (AKB48) w/ Nogizaka46 Photo Booklet
BUBKA 2015 February Issue [Cover & Poster] Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48)
BOMB! 2015 March Issue [Cover & Reversible Poster] Miyawaki Sakura
ENTAME March 2015 Issue [Cover] Kizaki Yuria (AKB48) [Supplement] Poster
UTB (UP to boy) 2015 April Issue [Cover & Top Feature] Yamamoto Sayaka
UTB (UP to boy) 2015 March Issue [Cover & Top Feature] Kojima Mako x Owada Nana x Mukaichi Mion x Kawamoto Saya
Manga Action February 3, 2015 [Supplement] Yokoyama Yui (AKB48) poster
Monthly Young Magazine February 2015 Issue [Cover] Kojima Haruna
Young Animal February 27, 2015 Issue [Cover & Bonus Poster] HKT48
anan January 28, 2015 Issue [Cover] Oshima Yuko

AKB0048 Stuff:

AKB0048 Animation Fan Book

AKB0048
Blu-ray Vol. 1
Blu-ray Vol. 2
Blu-ray Vol. 3
Blu-ray Vol. 4
Blu-ray Vol. 5

AKB0048 Next Stage
Blu-ray Vol. 1
Blu-ray Vol. 2
Blu-ray Vol. 3
Blu-ray Vol. 4
Blu-ray Vol. 5

Wow – that list got pretty long – we hope you’ll find something to spend your money on – as always we’re really grateful for your generousity. If you want to send us a donation instead – please use the button on the right. We also still have some AIDOL-Badges left in the shop – grab it while they’re still available. If there is nothing on the list for you, you might find something for yourself here.

Majisuka Gakuen 4 Trailer and Announcement!

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We’re doing it – so don’t mess with us. We’re serious.


^ Click here ^ for the LINKS from Dailymotion
(※Please note that the video is listed in “Private” mode to prevent it from being deleted due to copyrights violation issues. Kindly use the link here, and/or try to download it from Dailymotion using a downloader (Eg.: Keepvid.com) in case the video doesn’t stream smoothly.)

Staff:
TL: Tsunamu
Timer: Ale
Typeset: Mayuyu
QC: Mayuyu & Yukirin

AIDOL want you!

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The AIDOL family are looking for new Translators and Timers, if you have any experience with timing or can translate TV episodes to a reasonable level then we would love to make you part of the family!
You will have the opportunity to work on our latest releases, especially AKBINGO and to become part of our friendly family!

So, if you are interested in any of these roles, please send us an email to contact@myaidol.net and tell us why we should pick you!

Another Call for help!

Hey everyone, Yukirin here.

I was hoping I could take a minute of your time for something that could really help AIDOL and the Oshimen-VOD project. Basically I’m looking for votes in a competition that could help “Moonflow” get some funding with their projects. There is information on the website which gives the details about my projects, but it’s in German, so here is a translated version of the text.


Moonflow Entertainment is a company targeting people of all ages who are interested in Japanese Culture such as Anime, Manga, J-music and want to expand their knowledge and love for Japan. The primary objective of Moonflow Entertainment is to promote and support projects related to Japan, but also bring the community closer together.

We also wish support the people interested in Japanese culture and connect them with other people and cultures, the international outlook, the tolerance in all areas and international understanding.

Furthermore we produce media content in the audio-visual sector and in the form of printed media as well as online appearances to promote these projects. Thus we support the merger of the projects and communities of interest.

The biggest projects of Moonflow Entertainment, as of now, are Moonflow, Oshimen(-VOD) and AIDOL.

Moonflow is a German WebTV-Channel, the first in the German anime convention scene which mainly deals with Asian Youth Culture. The topics are wide-ranging: Asian music, Asian Movies, Games, Anime & Manga. Moonflow’s speciality is, among others, to deliver the convention feeling to the viewer at home, right into their living room. The live coverages are a wide variety of events to ensure that the audience is right there, even though they are at home. From show/act performances to interviews with well-known celebrities from the scene, the viewer always sits front-row, with the feeling “Being with friends”.
A big milestone was set by the Moonflow-Team on Dokomi 2010, with the live broadcast of the stage program mixed with self-produced shows, that was a premiere in the German anime convention scene.
Also there are several formats planned in 2014 to promote certain topics even more, than before.

The project Oshimen is to act as a German Community themed about Japanese Idols. However, it currently serves as a platform for news about the idol world. More features are planned to be launched soon. These will be various community functions, as well as a database with lots of Information about people, singles, albums and more. Furthermore, Oshimen-VOD is also a sub-project of Oshimen, to replace VID48 as a Video on Demand platform for Idol-Videos to support the fandom and spread the love.

AIDOL is a international project, which was freshly added to Moonflow Entertainment. As a fansubbing team AIDOL works as a connection between Idol fans and the groups themselves through appropriate localization of visual media by subtitles. Just like this, the AIDOL-Team bring the Idol Fans greater access to the Japanese Entertainment.

Another Project, being a premiere is the first Radio Show about Japanese Idols and Music, Wota Now. On February 2013, the first broadcast of the 2 hours long Show about J-Idols and J-Music started on the internet radio channel Kibo.FM. On March 2014 Wota Now will start its seconds season and its second year of broadcast.


Obviously it would benefit everyone as it would enable the Oshimen project to not worry about costs involved if bandwidth usage is heavy and costs for running it increase etc. It would also allow AIDOL to organise future giveaway competitions and if you guys were interested perhaps some merch like T-Shirts… who knows!

It would be appreciated if you could vote for us. Thank you all for your continued support, really you guys are all awesome.

Please vote here: http://microsite.made-in-de.net/?projekte&id=184

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The new VID48 will come to you soon, but needs your help!

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So i’m still in the middle of coding down the Website for the new Streaming Service. But because i got a few messages on Facebook and emails already asking for how people can help with donations and such.

So I’d like to direct everyone who likes to donate for the new service over to gofundme – I made a page there. The goal is to raise 1250€. Even if we don’t reach that amount, I’ll still get the project going, but i’d be happy with every donation i can get so i’m not pushing it alone.

I’ll try my best to satisfy your needs. I hope i can start a beta phase after this weekend. Lets see how much we can raise until then. Lets show everyone how awesome this Community is and how huge the power is to get something started!

For donation please go here: http://www.gofundme.com/OshimenVOD

I’ll give a later update for the users who like to participate as uploaders. For any other news about the project like the OshimenVOD Facebookpage: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oshimen-VOD/714485708582026

Thank you everyone – I hope i won’t let you down and deliver something pretty cool for you all!

–Yukirin

PS: The minimum donation amount is 5 Euro – i didn’t know that before, but i think 5 Euro won’t hurt. If you can’t donate but plan on buying things on CDJapan, you can also help me with clicking the following link before your purchase: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/aff/click.cgi/e86NDzbdSLQ/4792/A117451/detailview.html?KEY=KIZM-271

AIDOL Tsugi no Ashiato Handshake Event + Prize Draw!

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HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

We have an announcement to make, actually there’s two for the price of one!

First we’d like to announce we will be subbing the handshake videos from the Tsugi no Ashiato “Air Handshake” DVD. Not only that, we will be giving you the chance to vote for who we sub first!
So how does this work?
Well… to cast your vote you will need to visit http://handshake.myaidol.net/ , here you will be able to select which member you want us to sub first. Voting will be open from Monday until Friday and you can cast a vote every 24 hours! When the voting closes on Friday we will sub the ten, that’s right, TEN most popular members. We will then release these videos on the Sunday and open voting up on the remaining members for Monday to Friday again!

BUT!

Not only that!

A few people were asking about a give away for the theater edition albums for people who don’t use tumblr… well, we heard your voices and we have a giveaway for everyone to enter! Well… everyone who has an email address!

How?! HOW?! HOW DO WE ENTER?!
Well, this is connected to the voting on our website above. All you need to do is enter your email address and you will be entered in to the prize draw. An email address will be selected at random once the event is over and three lucky winners will receive a copy of Tsugi no Ashiato Theater Edition.

Remember you can also buy a copy of Tsugi no Ashiato, and also pre-order a copy of AKB48’s 35th Single Mae Shika Mukanee!

Tsugi no Ashiato [2CD / Regular Edition / Type A] / AKB48
Tsugi no Ashiato [w/ 2CD+DVD, Limited Edition / Type A] / AKB48
Tsugi no Ashiato [2CD / Type B] / AKB48

Mae Shika Mukanee [w/ DVD & Event Ticket, Limited Edition / Type A] / AKB48
Mae Shika Mukanee [w/ DVD & Event Ticket, Limited Edition / Type B] / AKB48
Mae Shika Mukanee [w/ DVD & Event Ticket, Limited Edition / Type C] / AKB48
Mae Shika Mukanee [Type A / CD+DVD / Regular Edition] / AKB48
Mae Shika Mukanee [Type B / CD+DVD / Regular Edition] / AKB48
Mae Shika Mukanee [Type C / CD+DVD / Regular Edition] / AKB48

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