I guess I should talk a bit about myself and the raison d’etre of this blog, right? But I won’t because that would be long and boring, and who likes long and boring, right? So I’ll just keep it to the basics

Name: Cat

Sex: Female

Location: Bogota, Colombia

Lives with: A cousin who runs away from me everytime I try to shove any Jpop in her face, my kitten Mai <3

Occupation: I’m a doctor

Likes: Looking at the sky, dandelions, kittens, dogs, laughing at stupid macros, music, being home, dancing, singing, cookies, cake, reading about Jpop, ANYTHING AKB related, mushrooms <3, reading in general,  shopping for useless things, cute clothes, sleeping.

Dislikes: Shifts, OB/GYN… I can’t think of anything else right now XD

Favorite music genre: I listen to a fair number of genres, actually. I’m very fond of rock and techno, I think those are my favorites, I’m completely illiterate when it comes to the history, subgenres and whatnot, though. However, the thing that sparks my interest the most, enough to make me waste spend lots of my free time watching the same video repeatedly and screencapping until my fingers go numb is Jpop. I’ve been into Jmusic ever since I was some 9 – 10 years old and my parents gave me my first PC. My interest evolved from Seiyuu music to Jpop to Jrock and then… Idol Pop! Yay! I’ve been part of the fandom for some years now, and I first started as a Hello!Project fan, because I knew Morning Musume ever since the Mr. Moonlight days, but after all of the Kago Ai crap and Gocchin’s mysterious leave I decided that I had enough toying with my poor wota heart and turned to a fandom that had taken the back seat for some months, AKB48. I have not looked back since, and I seriously doubt I will ever do.

Favorite singers: Sakamoto Maaya, KOTOKO, MELL, Shimamiya Eiko, Utatsuki Kaori, Goto Maki, Matsuura Aya (the old days), Utada Hikaru, Otsuka Ai, Amano Tsukiko, Cocco, Ilaria Graziano, Origa… lots more, but I can’t remember them now XD

Favorite groups: AKB48, I’ve Sound (yes, I know that isn’t technically a group…), ALI PROJECT, Onmyouza, Melon Kinenbi, Berryz Koubou,

Favorite AKB48 members: Team A: Maeda Atsuko, Katayama Haruka (Haachan my dear <3), Nakaya Sayaka, Sashihara Rino, Nakata Chisato, Oota Aika, Takahashi Minami

Team K: Oshima Yuko (ALL TIME NUMBER 1 GIRL FOREVER AND EVER), Miyazawa Sae, Akimoto Sayaka, Fujie Reina, Itano Tomomi, Minegishi Minami, Nonaka Misato, Umeda Ayaka (AND EVERYONE ELSE TOO!!! TEAM K SAIKOU!!!)

Team B: Watanabe Mayu, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kasai Tomomi (chiyuu! <3), Kitahara Rie, Masuda Yuka, Sato Natsuki, Sato Sumire

Favorite ex-AKB48 members: Tojima Hana (GAO!!!!), Ohe Tomomi, Narita Risa, Nakanishi Rina nvm that now though xD I’m not into her new line of work AT ALL, Inoue Naru, Orii Ayumi, Imai Yuu, OSHIMA MAI!!!!! <3 <3 <3,

Favorite AKB48 songs: Team A: AKB48, Tadaima Renaichuu, Daruikanji, Seifuku ga Jama o Suru, Dear my Teacher, Haru ga Kuru Made, Nageki no Figure, Bird, Namida no Shounan, Namida Uri no Shoujo, Mr. Kissman, Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou, Koi no Plan, Senaka Kara Dakishimete, Tsukimisou, Faint, Junai no Crescendo, Shinkirou, Nagai Hikari, Kuroi Tenshi, Heart Gata Virus, Tsundere!, Switch, 109, Oogoe Diamond, AKB Sanjou, Namida no Shinkokyuu, Mokugekisha, Ibitsu na Shinju, Ude wo Kunde, Itoshisa no Akuseru, Enjou Rosen, Saboten to Gold Rush, Utsukushiki mono, Matenrou no Kyori, I’m crying, Pioneer

Team K: Hana to Chire!, Korogaru Ishi ni Nare, MARIA, Kimi wa Pegasus, Cinderella wa Damasarenai, Blue Rose, Nakinagara Hohoende, Kinjirareta Futari, Ame no Doubutsuen, Don’t Disturb!, Honehone Waltz, Yakusoku yo, Tomo yo, Beach Sandal, Ki ni Naru tenkousei, Christmas ga Ippai, Theater Pirates, Sougen no kIseki, MAMMOTH, Saishuu Bell ga Naru, Return Match, Gomen ne Jewel, Oshibe to Meshibe to Yoru no Chouchou, Stand Up, Kaiyuugyo no Capacity, Ai ni Ikou, Shamu Neko, Melos no Michi, Saka Agari, Hitei no Requiem, Ai no Iro, Wagamama na Nagareboshi, Mushi no Ballad, Dakishimeraretara, End Roll, Furishite Maneshite, Machikado no Party, Fugiri, Tenohira, Fan Letter, RESET, UH HO UH HO HO, Seifuku Resistance, Kiseki wa ma ni awanai, Gyakuten Oujisama, Kokoro no Hashi no Sofa (SO MUCH LOVE <3), Dokugumo, Okera, Hoshizora no Mistake, Yume no Kane

Team B: Junjou Shugi (<3 <3 <3), Pajama Drive, Temodemo no Namida, Inochi no Tsukaimichi, Shonichi, Kagami no Naka no Jeanne da Arc, Wasshoi B!, Futarinori no Jitensha, Two years later, Tenshi no Shippo, Itoshiki Natassha, Kuchiutsushi no Chocolate, Idol no Yoake, Haru Ichiban ga Fuku Koro, Suki to Ieba Yokatta, Yokosuka Curve, Yuuki no Hammer, Inseki no Kakuritsu, Theater no Megami, Hatsukoi yo Konnichiwa, Arashi no Yoru ni wa (SEXY NACCHI IS SEXY), Candy, Yokaze no Shiwaza, 100 mt konbini, Sayonara no Kanashibari, Honest Man, Team B Oshi, Bokutachi no Kami Hikouki

Himawari-gumi: Romance Irane, Higurashi no Koi, Lay Down, Boku to Juliet to Jet Coaster, Himawari, Takeuchi Senpai, Kioku no Dilemma, Confession, Tonari no Banana, Heart ga kaze wo Hiita Yoru, Ai to Pride, Deja vu, Mori e Ikou, Seishun no Inazuma.

Favorite AKB48 Stage: H1, A4, K4, B3

Why Aitakatta? Aren’t there like 100 more interesting song titles with intrincate meanings in AKB48’s discography?: There are 2 reasons why I named this blog Aitakatta. The first one was because I really really like that song. It’s happy, upbeat, I love the guitar riff at the beginning, it’s about telling someone how you feel (I happen to have big issues with this IRL) and the Yuko-centric PV makes me happy. Also, most non-AKB48 fans are kind of familiar with this song, which is a plus, because back when I first created this blog, and there weren’t many AKB blogs around, my main interest was to help the fandom grow. Now, I’ve grown to make this a more opinionated blog, where I sort of discuss with my beloved readers many of the latest news of the group, but at first I figured it would be more like an encyclopedia of the girls so that people would know them.

Keeping that in mind, naming the blog “Aisareru to Iu Koto” for example (one of my favorite AKB songs) would’ve been pretty pointless, as people would’t have a clue of what was I talking about, and a long name sticks in people’s minds less than a short one word name.

The second reason was mainly personal and narcissistic 😀 I go by the pen name of Cat online (which is how my family and my bf call me), but my real name is Catalina, and most people call me Cata. So my cousin whom I live with noted how the “Aitakatta” chorus sounded a lot like the spanish slang term for “There’s Cata”. We LOL’ed about it, and she has that as her designated ringtone to ID me when I call. So yeah, I thought “Well, this is going to be MY blog, so why not call it after myself and my stupid inside joke XD”

That’s all. Feel free to ask more stuff if you really want to know, though 😀

Last but by no means least, I’m forever in debt with Ray Mescallado of American Wota for hosting my blog and being so helpful whenever I’ve needed a hand, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

If you feel like it, you can also vote for my blog 😀

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  4. Comment by Kachan on December 14, 2008 8:31 pm

    Hello there ^ ^ Great blog you have, it must have taken so much time doing those profiles and taking all those screencaps!

    You sure seem to have pretty neat jpop tastes. I think I’d enjoy further chatting with you. If you’re interested, just send me a e-mail!

    Well, good work!

  5. Comment by Cat on December 15, 2008 8:42 am

    Thanks for the comment! I’ll be sure to email you! 😀

  6. Comment by Cat on December 15, 2008 8:43 am

    LOL I can’t view your email, so please post it here and I will certainly mail you 😀

  7. Comment by Das on June 18, 2009 4:15 am

    hola Cata! hace ya un tiempo q me mantengo al día kn tu blog sobre las chicas, pero nunca habia leido sobre ti (o sobre VOS, como decimos en argentina)y me dio mucha gracia que hayas puesto este nombre a tu blog por tu mismo nombre, ya me imagino como te deben cargar (asi decimos cuando hacemos chistes sobre otra persona presente, pero con buena onda). En fin esta muy bueno el site y queria contarte q tengo una cuantas fotos de las chicas para enviarte si te interesan, pero no tengo tu email. si queres podes escribirme al mío. bye abrazos

  8. Comment by Cat on June 19, 2009 3:42 pm

    Hola! Me gusta saber que tengo lectores en español 😀 Mi mail es garnetjester (at) gmail.com, si quieres nos podemos escribir!

  9. Comment by Tony Miller on December 4, 2009 5:16 am

    Hi Cat,
    Just want to say I think your blog is excellent. I have also enjoyed JPop for may years and spent ages trying to push ‘Scandal’ in England, but I love AKB48 as well, especially Maeda Atsuko !

  10. Comment by gERMAN on December 18, 2009 10:25 pm

    Chistoso esto: estamos en la misma TRansmiCity, pero lo que es inaudito es q seas akbFAN.. me pone refeliz!. Yo no vi ningun(a) colombianoski en el NY Anime festival cuando se lanzaron en USA con el estruendoso Aitakatta! De hecho por ahi pronto pondre como 1000 pesimas fotos (de la rueda de prensa, lo del Javitts, el estelar en el teatro Y la perseguida del bus con dos amigos de tokyo y uno de Shenzen je je!). Estoy re-HEREUX al extremo!
    cOMO ME GUSTA q cachakilandoa este presente!

    Y vendran noticias sorpresivas sobre ellas, y otras Jpoppers para Koronbia en el 2010…
    –El Anciano Cancerbero del Asian Pop

  11. Comment by Cat on December 19, 2009 8:18 pm

    Hola! Pues, la verdad es que no soy de Bogotá, sólo vivo aquí jajaja. Me hubiera encantado ir al NYAF, pero desgraciadamente mi elección de carrera me impide hacer el 90% de las cosas que quiero hacer la mayoría de las veces jajaja.

    Me encantaría ver las fotos que tomaste, la verdad es que me hizo muy feliz ver que la gente las apoyó mucho en eso, porque creo que fue muy importante para ellas.

    Espero que en adelante las cosas vayan bien para AKB, cada vez más me siento orgullosa de ser su fan, y más aún, me alegra mucho saber que hay otras personas en este lado del mundo que también las apoyan! 😀

  12. Comment by trant on April 3, 2010 7:23 pm

    Hi, Cat. It’s trant from Nihon Gogo. Do you have an e-mail address where I can reach you? Oh yeah, great blog. I enjoy reading your posts. Funny!

  13. Comment by Cat on April 5, 2010 2:46 pm

    Sure thing! My mail is garnetjester (at) gmail (dot) com

    I’m kinda spacey and don’t check it on a daily basis, so if I forgot to ever answer your mail, PM me at the gogo please! 😀

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  15. Comment by Chuchu!! on November 5, 2010 5:48 pm

    Hi! I loooove this website. But I’m new to everything AKB48 (I’m a huge Hello!Project fan and I really wanted to give AKB a try) and there are some things I don’t know about, so is there any “essential AKB48 stuff” I need to know? Oh, and I always wondered this, but some AKB single covers have just one of the girls (Oogoe diamond) or fifteen of them (namida surprise) or five (beginner). Is there a reason those specified girls are on the cover? Do they have a lot of lines? Or is it random? I’m sorry for asking a bunch of questions… Oh and how old are you??

    🙂 🙂

  16. Comment by Cat on November 7, 2010 4:29 pm

    Hi, I’m 23 years old. Well, I’d say that in order to get to know AKB, you could start by trying to watch one of their concert DVDs, which is where you can find a lot of the singles, but also, some Stage songs performed. You could drop by my “Meet the AKB48 girls” page that has been recently updated 😀 And well, for basic structure: AKB48 is a group with 3 Teams that conform it. team A is the classic idol group, they’re all pretty and composed. Team K is basically the fierce group and Team B is all about cuteness. For the singles, not all the 48 girls get elected, but usually 16, these members are known as “Senbatsu” which means “elected” they are usually chosen by the management, although there are elections every year so that fans can vote for their favorite. In AKB singles there are rarely any solo lines, and when they are it’s just one in the whole song xD all the girls sing roughly the same parts of the song. About the Oogoe covers, that was the only time only one girl has appeared (except for Heavy Rotation type B, in which Yuko appears alone since she was elected as no. 1) and it’ because they were pushing AKB’s sister group SKE48 and their frontgirl Jurina.

    I’m glad that you’ve decided to give AKB48 a try! please feel free to ask anything you want and I’ll do my best to answer 😀 also, I’m planning on making a “Glossary” section of sorts for newcomers to AKB in the future, so definitely look forward to that.

  17. Comment by Chuchu on November 8, 2010 2:14 pm

    🙂 thanks for your answer. I am definitely going to watch one of the concerts. You also answered one of the questions I forgot to ask. In your profile section when you said you were a doctor I assumed you were in your 40’s, that’s a relief. I just can’t imagine someone the age I thought that would be into J-Pop. Oh gosh that was off topic.

    *heads to Meet the Girls section*

  18. Comment by Marcos on July 6, 2011 9:17 am

    I like this blog, now I know more AKB48 glossary.

  19. Comment by Dan on November 20, 2012 3:05 am

    It has been a while since you update your site. Your comment is always interesting and it has a lot of detailed information and I really hope you can keep posting even though its not very frequent.

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