Under A Spell 2013 Year-End Awards [J-pop Edition]

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Are your tummies stuffed? Are your wish fulfilled? Can you make December’s rent? Probably not, but that’s okay! I’ll help you with all of that(okay… maybe not paying rent) with my end-of-the-year awards! I know, I know, you’ve seen these all other the interwebs–judging that artist, this artist, that genre, this genre. But whatever, what’s one more! From this point on, you’re under a spell!

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So, what I miss?

The past four months have not only been dreadful, boring, and sad, but… Well, actually, that just about sums it up. It’s been quite rough not being able to blog. I could barely keep up with any of my Asian music since the only Internet I had was on my phone and my phone is pretty old–in other words, it was close to impossible to stay informed. But finally, after 4 months and twelve days, I can get back into my blogging game and appreciate every moment I have with my Asian beauties!

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Wait… Kasai?

My long, most dreadful last school-week before the holidays is finally over. I can finally go back to normalcy(or something close to it). Unfortunately for me, this week has also been filled with some valuable information all over the idoldom. Starting with which is the graduation of Tomomi Kasai. Let’s just say I wasn’t the only one scratching my head.

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As I was heading back to Hello! Online to copy and paste the two new Hello! Project units’ names that have just recently been announced, something completely unbelievable caught my eye.


Erina Mano will graduate from Hello! Project on February 23rd, 2013.

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Morning Musume Turning Over a New Leaf

So much has happened in Morning Musume within just the last few days. Along with Aika and Risa’s graduation this past Friday, we also have news about auditions and an upcoming single. Without further ado, let’s begin on Morning Musume’s new start. (click title)

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