Even though I have said a couple of times before in previous posts on my blog that AKB48 fails to compare to Hello!Project, I finally give up. I have finally succumbed to the awesomeness that is AKB48. And I gotta say, I’m actually kind of excited. I’m filled with all these fresh in the fandom feelings. Where everything is shiny and new. Though it’s not all 100% new to me. As a H!P fan intrigued by AKB48 I dabbled in them a little. I know a few odd girl’s names and I’ve heard most of the singles. But that’s really about it.
Since I am relatively new to everything AKB48 related, I wonder which is the best way to go about learning about AKB48. When I first started to listen to Morning Musume I learned all their names first and then worried about the music after that. But when I first started listening to NEWS I made music my first priority. And shockingly I didn’t know all the NEWS members names until 3 or 4 months after discovering them. So I’m pretty torn. AKB48’s sheer size alone will make getting into the fandom a challenge. I’m going to have a super hard time remembering group line ups and names. Morning Musume generation 1-8 have only had 24 members. And in the beginning I thought I’d never remember them all. Let alone tell them apart. The only plus is AKB48 is fairly new, so learning all the songs will be easy.
I’m sure I’m unaware of a lot of things that seem to be common knowledge to most AKB48 fans. Like what’s the difference between AKB48 and SKE48? What is the format for AKBINGO? What does Team A 1st Stage even mean? I’m sure there are a lot more question that I just can’t think of now.
I’m most likely going to make this a series on my blog. To show how my AKB48 fandom is going. And so I can look back and remember all my AKB48 noobness on a later day. Just like how it was when I first listened to H!P and JE, there were a lot of things I was way off about. And even stupier things I used to actually believe. Such as Aibon and Nono were twins. Not to mention it took like a year before I knew why Uchi and Kusano left NEWS.
So everyone in blog land wish me luck. I won’t be satsified until I know as much about ABK48 that I do about H!P. This could take a while. XD
I haven’t been making updates on this blog the last few days, because I’ve been busy working on my new blog, Tokyo Shinjuu.
So, I just wanted to announce that it launches today. You can click on the link in this post or on my blog roll to check it out.
Tokyo Shinjuu will be exclusively a Jrock blog. So if you like Jrock or just want to see my opinions on Jrock, you should read it. :] I’ve wanted to write about Jrock for a while, so this is pretty exciting to me.
As of right not the blog is pretty empty. I still have a few more codes I want to put in, make a few more headers, and write an actual post. Watch out for that stuff on my new blog. I also want to do the same thing for this blog to, so look forward to that too. :]
My blog now has over 5,000 views. And I really can’t believe it! I remember when I though 100 views was a big deal.
When I first made my blog I didn’t think anyone would actually take the time to read it. But I guess I’m doing something right. ;]
I’ve been blogging on here for a little less than a year, and it was more of casual blogging at first. I’d write a few posts each month or whenever I though something was snazzy enough to blog about. But it the past few months, I guess I’ve been blogging a little more seriously. Posting about news and more reviews, and whatnot. And for that reason more people have been reading by blog, which is awesome.
In the beginning I was kind of all over the place, I even mixed in a few Jrock posts. And I can honestly say my earlier posts were pretty much terrible. But I like to think they’ve gotten a lot better since then.
I’ve also somehow managed to get 5 followers. Which isn’t really that big of a number, but I think it’s amazing I have that. Comments are still a rare occurrence on my blog, but I still freak out about every comment I get one.
This post turned out to almost be a praise post. But it’s really more of a thank you post to anyone who reads my blog. You guys are awesome! You should continue to support my blog, and send lot of comments. ;]