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Almond_Lover



Joined: 11 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:43 pm    Post subject: Pop Culture Reply with quote

Hey, I just got to Japan. What's new and fresh in J-pop right now? I don't want to seem square by listening to Ayumi Hamasaki like I did 5 years ago Smile
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ssjup81



Joined: 15 Jun 2009
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Location: Tendo, Yamagata, Japan

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AKB is disturbingly popular.
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Glenski



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
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Location: Hokkaido, JAPAN

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed with the "disturbingly" description. Along the same lines is the group Arashi. <shudder>

Just turn on the TV at night to see a music program and you'll learn who is popular. The show hosted by Tamori (the guy who looks like a greasy-haired yakuza and never removes his Rayban sunglasses) is on every week.
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TWG



Joined: 25 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Pop Culture Reply with quote

Almond_Lover wrote:
Hey, I just got to Japan. What's new and fresh in J-pop right now? I don't want to seem square by listening to Ayumi Hamasaki like I did 5 years ago Smile


It's pretty much crap like AKB48 with some good acts bubbling under the surface if you look hard enough.

Sort of like back home, really.
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rxk22



Joined: 19 May 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

K-pop got big. To the point that Kara breaking up was as big as news as the Tohouku Earthquake.
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Almond_Lover



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rxk22 wrote:
K-pop got big. To the point that Kara breaking up was as big as news as the Tohouku Earthquake.


K-pop? Gross.
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