Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – August 14th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

ZONE to extend activities until end of year, for charity events only – Tokyograph
This is all great, but hopefully they’ll decide to stick together permanently by 2012?

Hirano Aya to leave management agency – Tokyograph
She blogs that her direction differed from her ex-agency. I guess her agency wasn’t interested in photographing four-ways.

AKB48 Documentary Premier in San Francisco – New School Kaidan
Good news for Bay Area fans of AKB48.

Dir en grey Live at Zeche Bochum – A Short Report – Cliffbuzz
Cliff gives a brief rundown of what happened at the Deg concert.

I hate you, bitch! – aramatheydidnt
A handy guide to various rivalries in the Japanese entertainment world.

CDTV Annual Favorite Female Artist Ranking – aramatheydidnt
Check to find out if your favorites made the list!

Another AKB48 Sub-Unit Suffers Disappointing Sales – IXA Ready
Some more worries about a possible AKB backlash.

Quartet – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike finds a lot to dislike about this anime-ish series.

Hey! Say! Jump’s Magic Power for Smurf Movie – aramatheydidnt
Thinking of Ryosuke always leaves a part of me feeling blue and tiny.