Category Archives: Noteworthy

Maeda Yuuka To Graduate From Hello! Project At End Of Year; S/mileage Officially Fucked

She’ll be leaving at the end of the year to focus on getting into a good university. The wotasphere goes a little apeshit.

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Genki Almost Idol Is A Fun, Exuberant Wota Blog

Blogger Martha shifts gears from wanting to be an idol to being a dedicated wota. What results is a blog driven by personality and love.

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SMTOWN in NYC And The Nature Of Kpop Fandoms

Delicious Cake Project crosses coasts for the SMTOWN concert in NYC, and the Seoulbeats staff holds a roundtable to discuss different fandoms and how they interact.

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Okay! Musume Time On Sea☆A and Nostalgia

It’s like À la recherche du temps perdu, but with hawt young idols. Chiima notes how this new group brings back old memories.

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The Value of Mature Idols: Goto Maki, Brown Eyed Girls

What exactly is a “mature idol”? Plastic Candy’s Alvy offers up Goto Maki as Japan’s example of such, while Maddie of Seoulbeats profiles the best-known group to use that term, Korea’s Brown Eyed Girls.

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Wotasphere Responds To SNSD’s “The Boys”

The latest from SNSD is also their first English language single! How are bloggers reacting, and how well is it selling in the United States?

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Two Very Different Idols Return: Miyamoto Karin and Daesung

Karin will be doing the opening theme for the anime in which she stars, while Daesung’s return to activity will happen at the fifteenth anniversay YG Family Concert.

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Chuo Dori On The SDN48 Announcement, Bikkuri Project on S/mileage

If anyone would have an opinion on SDN48, it’s Chuo Dori’s CK. He finally shares his views, and considers what may happen to some of his favorites. And if anyone is going to have a dissenting opinion on the new S/mileage members, it’s Bikkuri Project’s Celestia. She lets the sparks fly as she speaks her mind.

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Form Like Voltron Or A Boring Mess? Wotasphere Weighs In On Mobekimasu and Berikyuu

The wotasphere’s best and brightest share their opinions on the Hello! Project combination groups of Berikyuu and Mobekimasu – especially in light of the now-classic H!P All-Stars.

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S/mileage Sub Members Become Full Members

Oh, you know the tension was killing you! And now, we find out who made it through and who just didn’t make the cut…

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