Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – June 20th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

SMAP to release a new album + announces fan meeting events – aramatheydidnt
New SMAP album, yadda yadda yadda… but look at that picture! Wowza! I’ve had fantasies about Shingo but never this kind!

[Update] Korean media claims motorcyclist may have been alive before Daesung’s collision – allkpop
Not good news for Daesung.

Covers of “NAKED/Fight Together/Tempest” – Namie News Network
A gargoyle? Well, as long as Namie’s there, I wouldn’t care if friggin Quasimodo was swinging in the background.

The Tangled Web of Confusion – Crossing The Line – Selective Hearing
I’m guessing some wota pissed off Greg again. At this point, I’m much more interested in the back story than the editorial, which feels slightly retread.

[Idol Spotlight] Chu!☆Lips> – Pure Idol Heart
Ryo returns to take a close look at this promising group.

Berryz Koubou on “Music on Saturday” [SUBBED] – Chuu Sugoi Idol
Stop the presses! The rest of Berryz are also tired of Momoko’s mentally challenged shtick! Who’d’ve thunk it?

After School’s UEE to make solo debut with single “Sok Sok Sok” – Koreaboo
Wow. You know what that song title makes me think of? Loud, sloppy, slurpy fellatio. How unfortunate.

I Have Created My Own Super Idol… and You can too I guess. – New School Kaidan
AKB48, the idols you can make for yourself! Again, don’t say we weren’t warned.

Idol relations: the good, the bad, and the ugly – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim is being unapologetically shallow – and I’m loving it!

Noriko Kijima ~ Minisuka.tv [2007.05.12] – Jappydolls
The young Noriko Kijima was like a feelthier Shihono Ryo – and that’s saying something!

Name That Song: Berikyuu Edition – Bikkuri Project
Another frustrating game from Celestia. For real H!P wota only – and I know you’re still out there!

After School reveals details on their Japanese debut single, “Bang!” – aramatheydidnt
One out of ten random trading cards? Holy shit, they’ve already learned the Japanese market well!

Fresh EGGS! For Hello!Project – Pure Idol Heart
Fresh eggs? Does Koda Kumi know about this?