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NSK goodbye Japan, hello Japan podcast 2013

Sit down and listen as Dave recalls his recent adventure in Japan and Dae anticipates the challenges he looks forward to experiencing in the land of the rising sun and sparkling idols. They are joined by community member Vu Pham and Selective Hearing admin, Greg Abesamis who help retell the 2nd trip of The Japan Four. 4 full hours of touching hands, eating good food, walking around, and all kinds of things to do in Japan. Youtube version and outline after the break.

Recorded November 13th , 2013.


Dave Chang Nante Iranai by Yoshi-P


Everydae Kachuusha by Yoshi-P



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Dae’s Twitter – @newschooldae
Vu’s Twitter – @vupham
Greg’s Twitter – @babyga76
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You Guys Deserve a Thank You


Hi, I’m David Liao, Jr. I worked on the Fan Version of the KFC PV. A little
over a week ago our video was picked up by the AKB YouTube Channel.
Now today we’ve hit a million views. Never did I think that something I
was personally involved with would end up being seen by so many people.

So I wanted to take the time to say thank you to the people involved.

I’d like to start off by saying that I’m fully aware that the reason the PV even
had a chance to reaching this point is because of AKS. They are a media powerhouse
and they really know how to promote. No matter how you might feel about them
personally, I was really honored that they even considered putting the video on
the Official Channel and I feel very fortunate to have them support the fan project
by pushing it out to Japanese Media. So thank you to them.

But more importantly thank you to everyone who participated. For those who
submitted videos, thank you for putting yourself out there. The internet can be
a cold harsh place so to be at the risk of being judged, I really appreciate you guys
for overcoming that.

I had a lot of fears that this video wouldn’t turn out well or that there
wouldn’t be enough submissions. But in the end y’all videos were fantastic
and I am proud to say that every video submitted was used.

To those who weren’t able to make it into the video, either by choice or not
knowing about it. I’m really appreciative to those who spread the word about
the project or shared the video with others. As you guys know there’s a lot of
stand-offishness within the Idol fandom, both occurring between different
fandoms and even within the same fandom. I really felt the support from other
sites promoting the video and I was overwhelmed by people’s willingness to be
happy for us. That’s something I hope to be able return one day, but I’ll explain
that more in detail in the future.

I would like to make one point and that is, I believe the success of this video was
only possible through collaboration and by fans working together. If you take any
one video on it’s own, individually they’re not as interesting. But seeing everyone
together, the different faces, countries, sexes, and even fandoms. That will be what
I take the most enjoyment and pride from this project. That the fandom was properly
represented and not reported on negatively as often is by sensationalist media and
people unfamiliar with the Idol genre. So thank you for helping me with that.

I don’t know if this will or even can lead to more promotion in the future, but I will sure
hope it will. Thank you everyone for giving me that hope. I’ll leave you with the same
final words in my email to AKS.

“I am really appreciative that the video turned out well. The video relied on fan
participation and for fans to send in their videos. So I can say that the quality of
the video is because There are quality fans in the world.”

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World wide fan version of Koisuru Fortune Cookie goes official

After a fortunate turn of events, the fan version of Koisuru Fortune Cookie has made it to the AKB48 official youtube channel!

We want to give a huge shout out and thanks again to all that participated. This is definitely a for fans, by fans production! Of course, it would also be really nice if the members themselves saw the video, and it looks like there’s a good chance that will happen with the video posted on AKB48’s official channel.

There are a ton of great-looking fan-made shirts in the video, if you want to find out how to get them, head on over to milk-tee shirts, Selective Hearing’s store, The Young Electric Pop, and our very own New School Kaidan shirt store!

Again, thank you all so much!

EDIT: Sasshi saw our video and liked it!

2ch also has a thread on us!

Again, a HUGE thanks to all of you out there! This could not have happened without the efforts and passion of the fans!

EDIT2: Our video made it into the newspaper and Oricon!

Koisuru Fortune Cookie Fan Ver Newspaper

EDIT3: Newspaper clipping translations done by 48 Scoops
Sasshi watched the video and made a comment on Mezamashi!

Koisuru Fortune Cookie (Fan. Version)

Thank you to every one who contributed. I really had a lot of fun making this video. I was always eagerly waiting for the next video. Some of you apologized for your video quality or dancing but honestly, I smiled every time I got a new video. They were fun and just putting them together really gave me a great feeling about the fandom.

If you look at all the locations, it’s pretty widespread and encompassing. It was pretty amazing to see where we were getting videos from. Also I thought it was pretty cool to see some people wearing a fan made shirt and then a few frames later see the artist who created that shirt. It’s nice to think that we’re all supporting each other in some way.

A special thanks to Dae for making the KFC logo last minute as I only asked him a couple days ago.

KFC Fan Project: Final Push

As I tweeted last night, I’m about 85% done with the KFC fan collab video. I have a few remaining shots to fill, mostly footage that didn’t get sent in. Below I have listed times for the shots I need. There are no sign ups, so if you are interested, please just send your video to newschoolkaidan at

If you can shoot a couple second before your part and a couple seconds after, it would help make editing easier and would be greatly appreciated.

When I receive an acceptable video for that slot, I will immediately cross the spot off the list.

Here are the times with description of what is needed. Please refer to the staff version for a visual guide.

2:48- 2:51 – Clap, Left Strut, Knee Bend, Right Strut

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Also here are the names for which I have already received videos. (Alphabetical)

Akira Hakim
Middlebury Japanese School