Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – August 29th, 2011

Serenyty’s Picks

AKB48 – Flying Get 6th Day Sales – IXA Ready
AKB48 has officially beaten their own weekly record, with a day to spare!

Hello! Project to release massive family single, “Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku”! – Tokyohive
I personally liked Mobekimasu best back when it was called H!P All Stars.

Berryz Koubou And C-ute Single Announced, Titled “Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku” – Hello! SayuNii
Even more collabs within Hello!Project.

Ray’s Picks

Another day, another Perfume rumor. – BGM for modernica
Cait has a wonderful essay about trolling, rumors, and the Perfume fan community.

Girls’ Generation Sooyoung involved in a car accident – Koreaboo
Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Really, idols should just ride horses and stay away from those newfangled motor buggies.

TOKIO member Yamaguchi Tatsuya caught driving with expired license – Tokyograph
… And here’s another example.

FullMooN.13 DRAWING STARS PV – Pure Idol Heart
This is actually a GREAT video and pretty good song! Give it a chance if you haven’t yet.

Momoiro Clover Z in “Shirome” –
So basically, an uber-elaborate idol version of Punk’d.

Maou Part One: Serizawa vs Naruse – In Which Isilie Reviews
Isilie continues her wonderfully detailed analysis of the Ohno Satoshi drama.

Cheat Sheet For KPK – Kpop Kollective
Help the Kpop Kollective with their database of artist information!

J.Y. Park lands the leading role in new movie, “The Man Worth $5 Million” – allkpop
Another one million and they could’ve made JYP bionic.

Kis-My-Ft2 to tour five Asian countries in 2012 – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
With Xanadu moves did Kis-My-Ft2 erect a stately concert at the Tokyo Dome.

STELLAR’s unique concept gains hot attention – allkpop
I’m figuring their advocacy of excessive gunplay and the overthrow of the state is their main marketing appeal.

Wonder Girls’ Sohee wanted to become an actress – allkpop
Hong calls it “changing her heart”. I call it “crushing her dreams”.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count

Big Bang’s Daesung receives a verdict of ‘Not Guilty’ – allkpop
Great news for Big Bang fans…

YG Entertainment confirms that Daesung will not promote this year – allkpop
But seriously? This was an over-reach and YG was smart to stick to their guns.

Twitter Update: Kahi – AfterSchool ❤
That first set of pictures looks like a flyer for a high-end strip club, doesn’t it?

Sherlock, You Became Cuter! – Koi no Chousa Houkoko Sho PV Review! – Okay! Musume Time
I can’t recall of hearing about Milky-Holmes before now, but Chiima’s well-detailed write-up made a STRONG impression.

Majisuka Gakuen 2 – HamsapSukebe
A very objective, very critical take on the AKB drama sequel.