Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – August 11th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Girls’ Generation releases “Bad Girl” MV – Koreaboo
Alas no knife fights, but Sooyoung’s magnificent navel makes up for it.

Exile, AKB48 & more to ‘perform’ with Hibari Misora – aramatheydidnt
Another great charity album as current artists “collaborate” with the departed great singer.

DiVA’s 2nd Single [Cry] 1st Day Sales – MELOS no Michi
I like how Melos places the sales figurea in the context of both AKB releases and A kind of JE rivalry.

Bae Yongjoon rumored to be considering his new project – Koreaboo
The return of Yon-sama? Dentures throughout Japan are coming unglued from all the salivating.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Add some mayo to that sandwich and we’ve got a winner!

Sashihara Rino Vs Indie Idols Part 2 – Pure Idol Heart
More of the Sashiko Carnival to delight and amuse.

More details about Kis-My-Ft2 debut event – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
Yes, music artists on roller skates have NEVER happened before. That is exactly what you need to be an international sensation.

Itano Tomomi – Fui ni – Selective Hearing
Greg seems to damn with faint praise at the start of his review, but he saves the true Worst Case Scenario for the end.

S/mileage – “Tachiagaaru” Tracklist Info Released – Hello! SayuNii
The expansiveness of this release shows how important the second gen is going to be. Now if we just knew who they were…

AKB48’s Maeda Atsuko’s drama has a controversy… – aramatheydidnt
This is either a very unfortunate – and highly unlikely – coincidence or somebody’s needing to be fired.

murr’s picks

Buono! – partenza EP Review – Luscious Idolicious
… Harsh.

Domoto Koichi Praises K-Pop, Remains Flawless While Doing So – aramatheydidnt
Ignoring how much I hate the word flawless, this really shouldn’t be any surprise. The Johnnies LOVES the K-pops.

Abe Natsumi, Yamazaki Ikusaburo seen kissing – Tokyograph
About time, Nacchi. Another married before Yuuko.

maiZe’s picks

2011.07.28 InterFm [FIVE STARS] Translations – gekiyasu!
I love radio show translations because you get awesome moments like: “Speaking of Riho, [Takahashi Ai and Michishge Sayumi] think she might be hating them since they like her too much.” And finding out that Sayashi Riho gives Sayumi fake smiles.

2011.08.04 InterFM [FIVE STARS] Translations – gekiyasu!
Looks like Sayumi wants to be Ai-chan for a day… But not Riho because it’d be like becoming herself.