Rookie Watch (Part 4)

It has been a year since my last “Rookie Watch” post. There have been many notable debuts since then. Many of these groups have made a big impact on me, while some have yet to capture my interest. See what I have to say about some of KPOP’s newest boy and girl groups below!

Produce 101

I always say that I hate these survival competition shows and I always end up getting hooked on them. My latest obsession is MNET’s show, “Produce 101”. This show aims at creating the nation’s girl-group unit. About 101 trainees from various entertainment companies have been chosen to partake in this show. Only 11 of these… Continue Reading

My 2016 Hello! Project Wish List

This year has generally been a good year for Hello Project. Of course there were some hiccups and sad moments as well. There was the official announcement of Tsunku’s “graduation” as a producer from Hello Project, the departures of Berryz Kobo, Fukuda Kanon and Shimamura Uta, and the upcoming graduation of Sayashi Riho. On a… Continue Reading

Fandoms I Am Currently Drowning In

It is obvious that I am deep in the KPOP and JPOP fandoms (and even deeper in their various sub-fandoms), but these are not the only fandoms that pulled me under. This blog is Japanese and Korean (and sometimes Chinese) entertainment focused; I rarely talk about my other interests and how I got involved with… Continue Reading

The Clichés of K-POP Music

There are tons of KPOP groups and artists debuting every year, but there are only so many concepts that can be used in such a saturated industry. Unfortunately, many of these concepts are becoming increasingly overused. A lot of music and videos are beginning to look and sound the same. Only a few rare songs… Continue Reading