It is with extreme happiness that I will re-blog this March 23 post from MorningBerryz48 linked here.
Ms. Berry is the greatest idol blogger on WordPress. Some of my readers also follow her, but if you are reading this right now, and you like idol music and/or Japanese pop culture — you owe it to yourself to subscribe to her blog. Someday, if I am ever able to get “Sinnoh University*” built, I will absolutely hire her, grant her tenure and a full professorship.
Her Berryness is not just an AKB expert, she is a true SCHOLAR of Idol history**.
Have a wonderful time viewing the sample images she shares from the AKB 43rd single: “Kimi wa melody”. Also included in her post are reviews of the “B”-side tracks of the single. … well, just have a look at her post already.
If this post does not do it for you — Jack you dead.
Gorgeous isn’t it! Released on March 9th, “Kimi wa melody” is AKB48’s 43rd single which has already reached over 1.2 million in sales over its first week! And while scrolling through all five…
* Yes, come to Sinnoh University. Who else is on the faculty, you ask?
Genki Jason (linked here) is professor and chair of Japan Cinema Studies.
The Otaku Judge (linked here) teaches both Anime Literature and Video Game Theory (Playstation degree paths mostly).
A recent hire is Arria Cross (linked here) , also an expert on Anime and General Japan Pop Culture studies Studies. Like a lot of young, idealistic Assistant Professors, she does have a lot of crackpot theories.
The WP blogger Matt-In-The-Hat (linked here) is my young graduate assistant (meaning, I will make him do much of my work).
** Idol History is a growing field. I will warn those seeking a BA in Idol History that right now, that this degree is only about as marketable as a degree in Environmental Science.