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Download Joe Hisaishi's Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro PDF

Joe Hisaishi's Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro


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ISBN 10 : 9781501345135
Pages : 184 pages
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Summary Book Review Joe Hisaishi's Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro by Kunio Hara:

Download or read book Joe Hisaishi's Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro written by Kunio Hara and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-02-06 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: My Neighbor Totoro is a long-standing international icon of Japanese pop culture that grew out of the partnership between the legendary animator Miyazaki Hayao and the world-renowned composer Joe Hisaishi. A crucial step in the two artists' collaboration was the creation of the album, My Neighbor Totoro: Image Song Collection, with lyrics penned by Miyazaki and Nakagawa Rieko, a famed children's book author, and music composed by Hisaishi. The album, released in 1987 prior to the opening of the film, served not only as a promotional product, but also provided Miyazaki with concrete ideas about the characters and the themes of the film. This book investigates the extent to which Hisaishi's music shaped Miyazaki's vision by examining the relationship between the images created by Miyazaki and the music composed by Hisaishi, with special emphasis on their approaches to nostalgia, one of the central themes of the film.

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Joe Hisaishi's Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro


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Summary Book Review Joe Hisaishi's Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro by Kunio Hara:

Download or read book Joe Hisaishi's Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro written by Kunio Hara and published by . This book was released on 2020 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Miyazaki Hayao's beloved animated film, My Neighbor Totoro (1988), expresses nostalgia for both an innocent past and a distant home, sentiments greatly enhanced by Joe Hisaishi's music

Download Darkthrone’s A Blaze in the Northern Sky PDF

Darkthrone’s A Blaze in the Northern Sky


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ISBN 10 : 9781501354359
Pages : 128 pages
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Rating : 4.5/5 (435 users download)

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Summary Book Review Darkthrone’s A Blaze in the Northern Sky by Ross Hagen:

Download or read book Darkthrone’s A Blaze in the Northern Sky written by Ross Hagen and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-11-26 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Darkthrone's A Blaze in the Northern Sky (1992) is a foundational keystone of the musical and aesthetic vision of the notorious Norwegian black metal scene and one of the most beloved albums of the genre. Its mysterious artwork and raw sound continue to captivate and inspire black metal fans and musicians worldwide. This book explores the album in the context of exoticism and musical geography, examining how black metal music has come to conjure images of untamed Nordic wildernesses for fans worldwide. In doing so, it analyzes aspects of musical style and production that created the distinctly "grim" sound of Darkthrone and Norwegian black metal.

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The Church's Starfish


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ISBN 10 : 9781501387036
Pages : 160 pages
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Rating : 4.8/5 (73 users download)

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Summary Book Review The Church's Starfish by Chris Gibson:

Download or read book The Church's Starfish written by Chris Gibson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-06-16 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After a string of commercial disappointments, in 1986 Australian rock band The Church were simultaneously dropped by Warner Brothers in the US and EMI in Australasia. The future looked bleak. Seemingly from nowhere, their next record, Starfish, became an unlikely global hit. Its alluring and pensive lead single, 'Under the Milky Way', stood in stark contrast to the synth pop and hair metal dominating the 1980s. A high watermark of intelligent rock, Starfish musically anticipated alternative revolutions to come. Yet in making Starfish, The Church struggled with their internal contradictions. Seeking both commercial and artistic success, they were seduced by fame and drugs but cynical towards the music industry. Domiciled in Australia but with a European literary worldview, they relocated to Los Angeles to record under strained circumstances in the heart of the West Coast hit machine. This book traces the story of Starfish, its background, composition, production and reception. To the task, Gibson brings an unusual perspective as both a musician and a geographer. Drawing upon four decades of media coverage as well as fresh interviews between the author and band members, this book delves into the mysteries of this mercurial classic, tracing both its slippery cultural geography and its sumptuous songcraft. Situating Starfish in time and space, Gibson transports the reader to a key album and moment in popular music history when the structure and politics of the record industry was set to forever change.

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Yuming's The 14th Moon


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ISBN 10 : 9781501378157
Pages : 168 pages
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Rating : 4.7/5 (815 users download)

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Summary Book Review Yuming's The 14th Moon by Lasse Lehtonen:

Download or read book Yuming's The 14th Moon written by Lasse Lehtonen and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-06-16 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is not an exaggeration that Matsutoya Yumi-better known by her stage name Yuming-is one of the most influential figures in Japanese popular music history. A singer-songwriter recognized globally for her songs used in Miyazaki Hayao's beloved animations, Yuming has captured the hearts of listeners of different generations since her debut in the early 1970s. Her fourth album, The 14th Moon, released in 1976, was a milestone in establishing her signature style: the posh, “city” sound that later paved the way to the 1980s City Pop and 1990s J-pop. In addition to examining the album's astonishing stylistic versatility, this book explores how Yuming revolutionized the position of women in Japanese popular music and how her work can help us understand social changes in Japan of the 1970s.

Download Mercyful Fate's Don't Break the Oath PDF

Mercyful Fate's Don't Break the Oath


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ISBN 10 : 9781501354403
Pages : 152 pages
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Summary Book Review Mercyful Fate's Don't Break the Oath by Henrik Marstal:

Download or read book Mercyful Fate's Don't Break the Oath written by Henrik Marstal and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-12-30 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Upon its release, Don't Break the Oath charted fifth on the official British heavy metal album list and was supported by a two month long sold-out American tour in early 1985. The band's controversial stage appearance with burning crosses, a microphone stand formed as a cross made of two human leg bones, as well as other blasphemous rituals attracted the attention of the then newly formed PRMC (Parental Resource Music Center) committee, ironically reassuring the band its position on the charts. But though the album was hugely popular in the anglophone metal scene, it was conceived in peripheral Denmark. This book discusses the relationship between center and periphery. It juxtaposes the Anglophone reticent of heavy metal with the rather marginalized location of Copenhagen, and examines Mercyful Fate's relation to the Nordic region more generally. It also takes a close look at the methods involved in the production of King Diamond's vocals, and emphasizes the role of the vocalist as just as an important part of the over-all soundscape as the instrumental contributions.

Download Bea Palya's I'll Be Your Plaything PDF

Bea Palya's I'll Be Your Plaything


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ISBN 10 : 9781501354441
Pages : 168 pages
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Summary Book Review Bea Palya's I'll Be Your Plaything by András Rónai:

Download or read book Bea Palya's I'll Be Your Plaything written by András Rónai and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For decades, the state-run music industry in Hungary has artificially isolated musical worlds. The 2010 album I'll Be Your Plaything is a concept album comprising at times drastically re-imagined cover versions of Hungary's most popular hits from the socialist era. As such it is a testament to music as a medium's aptness to reflect on public and personal pasts. The album moreover exemplifies how rich and appealing synthesis of sounds and traditions can be concocted when folk, classically trained, rock, and jazz musical artists collaborate. Along with this freedom to blend and synthesize, the album opens up some long overdue space for women; playing with personas, voices, and singing styles, Palya reflects on issues of femininity, maternity, sexuality, and coupledom across generations.

Download Milton Nascimento and Lô Borges's The Corner Club PDF

Milton Nascimento and Lô Borges's The Corner Club


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ISBN 10 : 9781501346842
Pages : 176 pages
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Summary Book Review Milton Nascimento and Lô Borges's The Corner Club by Jonathon Grasse:

Download or read book Milton Nascimento and Lô Borges's The Corner Club written by Jonathon Grasse and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-03-05 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1972, a group of creative Brazilian musicians and poets informally led by singer-songwriter Milton Nascimento recorded a landmark double-LP titled Clube da Esquina (Corner Club). The album saw highly original songs by Milton, already an award-winning international star, sharing vinyl with those of Lô Borges, an unknown eighteen-year-old from Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais. There, where the street "corner" still exists, grew their collective also known as the Corner Club, as the artists collaborated on many subsequent albums boasting innovative blends of pop, jazz, rock, folk, classical influences, and, before Brazil's return to civilian rule in 1985, poignant protest songs aimed at a cruel dictatorship. Drawing on a thirty-year relationship with Minas Gerais that includes interviews with Corner Club members and extensive research of Portuguese language sources, Jonathon Grasse presents an analysis of the artists, songs, and ideas comprising the LP that helps define this Brazilian generation. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-based books and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.

Download John Farnham's Whispering Jack PDF

John Farnham's Whispering Jack


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ISBN 10 : 9781501382079
Pages : 128 pages
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Summary Book Review John Farnham's Whispering Jack by Graeme Turner:

Download or read book John Farnham's Whispering Jack written by Graeme Turner and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-03-10 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The album examined in this book transformed the singer John Farnham from a faded teen pop star into the most popular solo rock performer in Australia, in a career that has lasted for more than 30 years. Whispering Jack remains the top-selling album by an Australian artist in Australia, and constitutes the turning point in Farnham's bid to achieve credibility as an adult contemporary musician. The first single from the album, 'You're the Voice,' has achieved such iconic status that it is routinely referred to as Australia's unofficial national anthem. The book examines the album, its context and that history in order to recover a crucial conjuncture in the development of Australian rock and popular music, one that has previously been ignored in Australian popular music studies.

Download Czeslaw Niemen's Niemen Enigmatic PDF

Czeslaw Niemen's Niemen Enigmatic


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ISBN 10 : 9781501372681
Pages : 160 pages
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Summary Book Review Czeslaw Niemen's Niemen Enigmatic by Mariusz Gradowski:

Download or read book Czeslaw Niemen's Niemen Enigmatic written by Mariusz Gradowski and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Niemen Enigmatic is the fourth album in the career of Czeslaw Niemen, arguably one of the greatest Polish musicians of all time (from pop and rock to jazz-rock and avant-garde). The book asks how significant was this album? How enduring is its popularity? Has the popularity and meanings changed over time? It does this by unpacking its production, which was unprecedented in the history of the Polish popular music due to its large number of musicians with varied backgrounds, including progressive rock, mixing jazz, rock and soul with classical music. It also examines its appeal to different segments of Polish population, and failure to reach foreign audiences, despite Niemen himself privileging this album, especially its centrepiece, Bema pamieci zalobny rapsod (Mournful Rhapsody in Memoriam of Bem aka A Funeral Rhapsody in Memory of General Bem aka Mourner's Rhapsody), in his attempt to make a career abroad.

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Modeselektor’s Happy Birthday!


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ISBN 10 : 9781501346262
Pages : 160 pages
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Rating : 4.4/5 (626 users download)

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Summary Book Review Modeselektor’s Happy Birthday! by Sean Nye:

Download or read book Modeselektor’s Happy Birthday! written by Sean Nye and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-01-27 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modeselektor, the Berlin electronic duo consisting of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, released Happy Birthday! in 2007, an album that mixed emotion, humor, and party excess. Through this album, this book presents a unique window into the histories of Berlin techno, European rave culture, and electronic music. By emphasizing Happy Birthday! as a network of collabs, genres, and insider winks, it highlights key features in Modeselektor's career: above all, the beginnings of Moderat, the famous project between Modeselektor and Apparat, as well as the connections to groups and artists as diverse as Thom Yorke, Ellen Allien, Paul St. Hilaire, Otto von Schirach, Scooter, and Jones & Stephenson. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-based books and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.

Download Chico Buarque's First Chico Buarque PDF

Chico Buarque's First Chico Buarque


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ISBN 10 : 9781501379802
Pages : 128 pages
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Rating : 4.7/5 (98 users download)

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Summary Book Review Chico Buarque's First Chico Buarque by Charles A. Perrone:

Download or read book Chico Buarque's First Chico Buarque written by Charles A. Perrone and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-05-19 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chico Buarque comprises a critical appreciation of the self-titled album (1978), which is one of the Brazilian artist's most representative. This vibrant collection displays the singer-songwriter's singular talents as a composer/poet of songs with both popular appeal and keen analytical skills. The 11 tracks include both up-beat sambas and lyrical compositions: witty tunes, dramatic laments, international items, and, especially, epochal protest songs with fascinating histories. The album embodies Chico Buarque's affective sensibilities and sociopolitical engagement, and this book situates the album in inter-related contexts: the artist's own career; the evolution of the current he represents MPB (Brazilian Popular Music); and, especially, historical conjuncture-the period of military dictatorship in Brazil, 1964-85.

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Heiner Müller and Heiner Goebbels’s Wolokolamsker Chaussee


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ISBN 10 : 9781501346170
Pages : 144 pages
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Rating : 4.4/5 (617 users download)

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Summary Book Review Heiner Müller and Heiner Goebbels’s Wolokolamsker Chaussee by Philip V. Bohlman:

Download or read book Heiner Müller and Heiner Goebbels’s Wolokolamsker Chaussee written by Philip V. Bohlman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-09-09 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By gathering historical and musical fragments from a Europe torn apart by the Second World War and the Cold War, East German playwright Heiner Müller and West German composer Heiner Goebbels created Wolokolamsker Chaussee as a musical panorama that stretched across modern European history at a moment of international crisis. The question at the heart of the recording was prescient in the waning years of the Cold War, but it remains no less critical for the “crisis of Europe” today: Is it possible for Europe to be unified? A vast range of musical styles-from folk song to hip-hop, from the symphonic canon to heavy metal-coalesce in the five acts, which expose the wounds of European history while struggling musically to heal them. This extraordinary recording from 1989/90 not only captures the sound of a historical moment, but also powerfully enacts responses to it. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-based books and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese, Brazilian, and European music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Africa, the Middle East, and more.

Download Various Artists' DJs do Guetto PDF

Various Artists' DJs do Guetto


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ISBN 10 : 9781501357855
Pages : 156 pages
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Rating : 4.5/5 (785 users download)

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Summary Book Review Various Artists' DJs do Guetto by Richard Elliott:

Download or read book Various Artists' DJs do Guetto written by Richard Elliott and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Call it batida, kuduro, Afro house, Lisbon bass: anyone with a keen ear for contemporary developments in global electronic dance music can't fail to have noticed the rise in popularity and influence of Lisbon-based DJs such as DJ Marfox, DJ Nervoso and Nídia. These DJs and producers have brought the sound of the Lisbon projects to the wider world via international club nights, festival appearances, recordings and remix projects for a range of international artists. This book uses the 2006 compilation DJs do Guetto as a prism for exploring this music's aesthetics and its roots in Lusophone Africa, its evolution in the immigrant communities of Lisbon and its journey from there to the world. The story is one of encounters: between people, sounds, neighborhoods, technologies and cultural contexts. Drawing on reflections by DJ Marfox and others, the book establishes DJs do Guetto as a foundation stone not only for a burgeoning music scene, but also for a newfound sense of pride in a place and a community.

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Nenes' Koza Dabasa


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ISBN 10 : 9781501351266
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Nenes' Koza Dabasa written by Henry Johnson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-01-14 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Koza Dabasa explores Okinawa's island culture and its ghosts of war through the lens of Nenes, a four-woman pop group that draws on the distinctiveness and exoticism of Okinawan musical tradition. Both a tropical island paradise and the site of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, Okinawa has a unique culture and a contentious history. Its musical traditions are distinct from other parts of Japan, varying in instrumentation, poetic forms, and musical scales. Nenes marks its cultural difference as Okinawan by emphasizing its own exoticism, expressed through its music, fashion, imagery, and performance style. Henry Johnson listens to Koza Dabasa as a representation of Okinawa's relationship with the Japanese music industry and with the broader themes of international warfare and local tourism. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-based books and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.

Download Gilberto Gil's Refazenda PDF

Gilberto Gil's Refazenda


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ISBN 10 : 9781501330421
Pages : 184 pages
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Rating : 4.3/5 (42 users download)

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Download or read book Gilberto Gil's Refazenda written by Marc A. Hertzman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-02-06 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Refazenda connects a remarkable album by one of the 20th and 21st centuries' great musicians to a dazzling, often unexpected, array of people and places spread across the globe from Brazil to England to Chile to Japan. Critics and fans often project (or impose) desires and interpretations onto Gil that don't seem to fit. This book explores why familiar political and musical categories so often fall flat and explains why serendipity may instead be the best way to approach this mercurial album and the unrepeatable artist who created it. Based on years of listening to, studying, and teaching about Gil, and the author's own encounters with the album around the world, this book argues that Refazenda does, in fact, contain radical messages, though they rarely appear in the form, shape, or places that we might expect. The book also includes the first English-language translations of the album's lyrics, never-discussed-before 1970s Japanese liner notes, and a recounting of a forgotten moment when censors detained Gil during the album's debut tour. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-basedbooks and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.

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AKB48


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ISBN 10 : 9781501341137
Pages : 160 pages
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Download or read book AKB48 written by Patrick W. Galbraith and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2019-10-31 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its formation as a girl group in 2005, AKB48 has become a phenomenal success and institution in Japan. Having originally recruited fans with photocopied fliers and daily performances in the Akihabara area of Tokyo, AKB48 now saturates Japan. Its members--nearly 800 of them, including five sister groups and four so-called "rival groups" across Japan, as well as six sister groups in other Asian cities--appear in print, broadcast, online, and social media; in advertisements and on products; at home and on the train; on- and off-screen. AKB48's multi-platform omnipresence is characteristic of "idols," whose intimate relationship to fans and appeals to them for support have made the group dominant on the Oricon Yearly Singles Chart in the 2010s; they hold several records, including most consecutive million-selling singles sold in Japan. A unique business model relentlessly monetizes fans' affections through meet-and-greet events and elections, which maximize CD sales, and their saturated presence in the media. At a time when affect is more important than ever in economic, political, and social theory, this book explores the intersection of idols and affect in contemporary Japan and beyond.