Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – July 27th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Nana’s fashion for “In The Night Sky”: Love It or Hate It? – allkpop
I love it – but you know, I think Village People cosplay is ALWAYS sexy.

Morning Musume 12th Album Announced – Hello! SayuNii
This one will be called “We’ll Be Much Better Once She’s Gone”.

Morning Musume – “Alo! Hello 5″ DVD And PB Announced – Hello! SayuNii
Rumor has it Takitty will be looking for a new job at either Femme Nu or Rock-Za.

Takahashi Ai Last Solo DVD And PB Announced – Hello! SayuNii
Just leave already! This farewell is dragging out longer than the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

‘World Star’ BoA’s surprisingly modest home revealed – allkpop
What they don’t show is the underground bunker with death ray, from which BoA will launch her plan for world domination.

Kil Hara’s sexy photoshoot for ‘Maxim’ – allkpop
I have never wanted to shoot a load on Smurfette until now.

Making of “NAKED” from special site – Namie News Network
Alas, it’s not Making Namie Naked, but the making of the PV of that title.

How are the locations of idol groups’ dorms chosen? – Koreaboo
This is a pretty informative, highly illuminating article on how idols are roomed and boarded.

AKB48 Members Search Ranking on Google – IXA Ready
What I want to know is what percentage of these searches include the keyword “nude” with the name.

After School to end unit promotions early – allkpop
The timing of Blue & Red always struck me as dodgy, given their Japanese debut. Is this the reason why?

Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Pssst, Langdimus: I don’t know if you noticed, but that idol has huge hooters.

Idols’ Sex Appeal and Other Topics – Wota (in training)
Mina-star touches quickly on a whole bunch of relevant topics in the wotasphere.

Idol Spotlight ; Ricotta Veil ,Sweet Ricotta, Mercy Lapin, – Pure Idol Heart
Gaki gives the spotlight to this Kansai-area trio, as well as a couple of their side projects.

After School – Virgin – Selective Hearing
Greg finds this release lives up to expectations.

EXILE’s sister group FLOWER to make their debut in October! – aramatheydidnt
The girl group idol boom just keeps going…

A YG version of SNSD to debut – Koreaboo
… and going…

Vision Factory creates new girl group – Tokyograph
… and going… Hey! This one’s pedo. Okay, I’ll give them a shot. Will they wear Smurfette T-shirts?

Brian’s Picks

alan will be going back to China to focus on her career. – forever pommy
alan has announced that she will be moving back to China and continuing her career from there.

Is After School’s subgroup concept a failure? – Koreaboo
A convincing argument considering the false advertisement, failure to meet exceptions, and disappointing sales. Maybe this is the real reason why they are ending promotions.

Oriraji Fujimori and Ayaman Japan- Natsu Age Motion party clip – Neaux Clicked on It
They also have a pool side version where one of the girls gets cooked and another humps the dude’s banana. Neaux linked the wrong video.

Pua gets smashing with TODAY~忘れたくない人におくる歌~ – Neaux Clicked on It
A song that samples a beat from Dragon Ash and the chorus of a Coolio song (which sampled Pachelbel). Is anything about it that’s original? Are you sure old Billy wouldn’t like it?

Eye to Eye Eye To Eye – Earcandy Express
Arie Jai reviews a good showing from this k-pop rookie group.

New members added to Sakura Gakuin – Nino-baby ♥
Two new members join the idol group. Socrates will be pleased.