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Half Assed Janken Live Stream Event!

September 16, 2013 by

Heya you Half Assed fans! I have something nice to announce regarding to the 4th AKB48 Janken Tournament Live event on September 18, 2013 19:00 ~ 20:54 JST! We are going to hold a chat when the event airs and if everything goes as planned, we will also have a live stream of the event! πŸ˜€

Before I continue with further details, we call this the Half Assed Janken Live Stream Event because we can only offer a live stream of Fuji TV. Fuji TV will only be airing the 2nd half of the tournament, which we personally don’t mind because that’s definately the most important part of the event. The first half will only be aired on Hikari TV which we don’t have a stream for, mainly because it’s pay tv.

If you remember from last live stream even during the elections, we used a very nice and handy page with a stream and chat and twitter feed on one page. We are going to use that exact same page again!

If you are curious or just wanna check if the stream works for you beforehand, please go ahead! πŸ˜€ You can find the Live Event Center over here:

So yeah, I’m inviting you to join us watching the 2nd half of the 2013 AKB48 Janken Tournament Live while you have a nice chat with us. I should mention the date and time again; September 18, 2013 19:00 ~ 20:54 JST. Of course me (Mai) and Half will also be there to join you with the discussion. See you then! πŸ˜€

PS: If you need a good timezone converter, stop looking for it because here is the useful one for you.

Let’s play the HKT48 Memory Game!

August 28, 2013 by


I know that HKT48 is a new group and there’s so many members that you probably don’t know. But what better way to recognize the members than a fun memory game! Head on over and click the link to have a fun memory game with HKT48 and hopefully by the end of it you would recognize some of the members. Even the 2nd gens!

>> HKT48 Memory Game << Remember to vote for HKT48 by messaging AIDOL’s Facebook and type “HKT48”. πŸ˜€

Have fun!

[HakataFTW] Ima ga Ichiban

August 27, 2013 by

I find that there’s no better way to tell people to vote for HKT48 other than doing a fake video so here it is.

Also, introducing the AIDOL staff for my HKT48 army. Our team consists of me, Ale, mahousentai, Momo, KKS Haru and MAIcrosoft at this moment. All of them love HKT48 and would love to see them win. They will also help me with promoting and giving suggestions for my appeal posts. πŸ˜€

To those that haven’t voted or confused on who to vote for, please wait until the end of my appeal period. Give me a chance to change your mind if you’re not planning to vote for HKT48. Remember, your votes can influence the path that AIDOL will take in the next three months.

Voting for HKT48 will not only give them more exposure, but will also create new fans. Who knows? When the three months is up, HKT48 might have a big enough fanbase so that other subbing group will start translating HKT48 as well. For the ones that have voted HKT48 so far, I can’t thank you enough.

AIDOL Staff Battle Event

August 25, 2013 by

Maybe some of you are aware of this, but AIDOL is doing a Staff Group Battle.

Being one of their translators and also unashamed of my love for Hakata lolis, I was given the pleasure to lead the group supporting HKT48.

The battle is simple. Divided into three groups, AIDOL staff will battle each other. Lead by KudoShinichi (SKE48), Lotsheep (NMB48) and me, Half-san for HKT48. The rules? We get to do our own appeal for one week and the public votes will determine the winner.

The stakes? THREE WHOLE MONTHS of subbing the winning group’s video.

Yes, you read that right. If I win, AIDOL will sub HKT48 videos for three months. No SKE48. No NMB48.

As you know, a subbed video can help spread a group’s name. Immensely. I mean, how many of you are introduced to AKB48 with a subbed episode of AKBingo? A subbed episode of Majisuka? How many of you are introduced to HKT48 to a half-assed subbed episode of Hakata Hyakkaten? Doesn’t even have to be the 48 group. How many of you are introduced into the world of idol with a subbed video? I know I did.

And comparing to AKB48 and other sister groups, there’s hardly any HKT48 subs out there! So what better way to bring a bunch of awesome, brilliant, AIDOL quality subs of our beloved HKT kids?

Vote for HKT48 and I promise you, the 3 months full of HKT48 release will be the best 3 months you will ever have. The HKT kids are so interesting and funny but are not even realized by a number of people in the 48 community just because most of the videos aren’t translated!

This is just the first post of many so keep a look out. In the next few days, I will try to show you why the girls from Hakata deserve your votes.

In the mean time, help me spread the word. Post on all HKT48 forums, your twitter, tumblr, blogs, facebooks, friendster or myspace if you guys still have it. We need more HKT48 subs!!


More information:
Vote by messaging:

Half48 Image Manipulation Club!

July 2, 2013 by

Heya everyone! We have something new again! πŸ˜€ I have this tumblr account laying around and I figured that it would just be a waste to leave this laying around! Since we are doing a lot of image manipulation lately I thought heck why not use it for all of those? XD It’s a much better place to post them than on facebook, twitter or on the main site. All the manipulations I have done before are on the tumblr account and all new ones are to follow there! If you are not a fan of tumblr, do not fear! Tumblr supports auto posting to Facebook and Twitter, so I will make use of that form now on! πŸ˜€ Anyways, have fun browsing our current image manipulation collection and expect much more to come in the future! πŸ˜€

Visit the Half48 Image Manipulation Club on Tumblr at

Half Assed Senbatsu 2013 RESULTS!

June 8, 2013 by

Konnichiha everybody! It’s finally over and revealed! Yesterday after the real elections we also held our Half Assed Senbatsu event where we revealed our own senbatsu live from our Chat room! I am going to wrap everything up from our live event and give you the results and all. From the last place till the 21st place it will be boring but from there on it will get more and more interesting, believe me XD

Did not rank

#36. NMB48 Team N | Ogasawara Mayu | 9 Votes
#35. HKT48 Team H | Kodama Haruka | 10 Votes
#35. NMB48 Team M | Kinoshita Momoka | 10 Votes
#33. SKE48 Team KII | Suda Akari | 11 Votes
#32. HKT48 Team H | Nakanishi Chiyori | 12 Votes
#31. HKT48 Team H | Motomura Aoi | 13 Votes
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Half Asssed Senbatsu Results Event Announcement!

June 8, 2013 by

The results are in! After the real elections, it’s almost time to reveal the winners of our special event; Half Assed Senbatsu! We are going to reveal them on June 9 2013 on 05:00 JST (which is about 4 hours away form this post), one by one, on our #Half48 Chat! Make sure you’ll be there! It’s going to be as fun as the real elections XD

In case you forgot, here are the slots for Half Assed Senbatsu:

01-09: Half Assed Senbatsu (01-07: Half Assed 7)
10-15: Half Assed Unders
16-19: Half Assed Nexties
20-20: Half Assed Lastie

Also in case you forgot, here are the prizes for the Half Assed Senbatsu:

#1 Center for [Half Assed Senbatsu] – A subbed 5 minutes video
#10 Center for [Half Assed Unders] – A subbed 3 minutes video
#16 Center for [Half Assed Nexties] – A subbed 1 minute video
#20 [Half Assed Lastie] – A subbed 10 seconds video

Who will be the Half Assed Senbatsu? You probably already know but screw it XD Hope you will join our chat again and see who will be the Half Assed Senbatsu for 2013! See you later! πŸ˜€

In case you missed this in the article, here is a link to the #Half48 Chat, where the event is going to happen.

PS: If you need a decent timezone converter, please look here

Half48 AKB48 5th Elections Live stream event!

June 7, 2013 by

It’s finally done! Our Live Event Center should now work as it should and because the streaming links are already up on Youtube I could complete the page and launch it now πŸ˜€ As we have announced before we will have a (Offical) 5th AKB48 Election Live streaming event on June 8, 2013 18:30 ~ 23:10 JST

In case you don’t know yet, the Live Event Center is a page with a live stream, a chat and a relevant twitter stream in the sidebar. This way you don’t have to miss anything! πŸ™‚ In case you have not noticed yet, here is a link to the event center


For the 5th Elections tomorrow we will have 3 streams where you can choose from. The ‘official’ English and Japanese stream from Youtube and also Fuji TV where the event will also be aired. This way we also have a backup stream in case the Youtube ones get overloaded or something XD


That’s all I have to say about it for now! Remember again, the event is on June 8, 2013 18:30 ~ 23:10 JST and in case you missed it, here is a link to the Live Event Center! See you tomorrow!~ πŸ˜€

PS: Of course me (Mai) and Half-San will be on the chat πŸ˜€
PS PS: If you go there now, Fuji TV will actually work with an actual live stream of Fuji TV πŸ™‚

Half48 5th Elections Live (stream) event announcement

June 3, 2013 by

Heya you Half Assed fans! I have something nice to announce regarding to the (Offical) 5th AKB48 Election Live event on June 8, 2013 18:30 ~ 23:10 JST! We are going to hold a chat when the event airs and if everything goes as planned, we will also have a live stream of the event! πŸ˜€

At the moment I am working on a convinient page I made especially for this event. There will be the livestream, the chat and a twitter stream with tweets about the event all together conviniently on one page!

It still needs some work but this is a screenshot of how it’s looking like at the moment.


I will reveal the page when it’s done. Probably the day before the event starts and all.

So yeah, I’m inviting you to join us watching the 5th Elections Live while you have a nice chat with us. I should mention the date and time again; June 8, 2013 18:30 ~ 23:10 JST. See you then! πŸ˜€

PS: If you need a good timezone converter, stop looking for it because here is the useful one for you.

Half48 Apps; AKBingo! Name Sign Generator!

May 29, 2013 by

Heya everyone! I’d like to introduce you to a new gimmick we have for the site, which is Half48 Apps! These will be small fun Apps that we will provide to you for your enjoyments. After lot’s of hard work, our first App is finally online!

This is the AKBingo! Name Sign Generator! With this nifty little app you can create your own AKBingo! Style name sign. Ofcourse I have already generated my own AKBingo! Name Sign. Here is how mine looks like:


Pretty cool isn’t it? After generating one you are also provided with the download link, BBcode and HTML code which you can copy and paste and use as you like! You should try it out yourself!

Go here to make your own! I hope you will enjoy it! πŸ˜€


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