Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – August 3rd, 2011

Ray’s Picks

HAPPY 18TH B-DAY KUMAI-CHAN – Berryz Kobo International
Eighteen? Oh, if only she was an American and prone to celebrating with underage drinking…!

Berryz Koubou – “Aa, Yo ga Akeru!” PV Released – Hello! SayuNii
So apparently, the Mansion gets real lonely when Hef is out of town.

Berryz Koubou’s elegant new PV – Janakya Mottainai
Our blogger of the month AimxAim is pleased by the beauty of the girls as well as their rooms.

Tokyo Idol Festival 2011 Part 5 – Happy Disco
Serenyty continues her series, covering PASSPO☆ and others this time.

Something Tsunku did is selling outstandingly good, it has nothing to do with hello!project – aramatheydidnt
Hey, maybe this guy has a future in the entertainment industry after all!

f(x)’s Krystal, “While practicing, I almost killed my figure skating partner” – allkpop
What she doesn’t mention is getting Jeff Gillooly to kneecap her poor partner afterwards.

Mina’s Favorite Member of Hey!Say!Jump – Wota (in training)
Really, there IS nobody besides Ryosuke. Nobody.

UEE finds out she can drink well – Koreaboo
UEE is now also getting used to sleeping on her stomach in case she vomits in her sleep.

Not yet “Naminori Kakigoori” single review! – Aitakatta!
Cat does a beautiful job examining each song and its lyrics in this detailed review.

Caption This: JuYeon’s Peaceful Day – AfterSchool ❤
A little photoshop, a little LOL, and we get a cute joke!

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Two great tastes that go great together! Or is that five?

(PV) Happiness – Wish – aramatheydidnt
Lots of great eyecandy with a mildly diverting song to keep things going.

Yukirin Performs Back At Her Hometown – IXA Ready
A very nice moment for longcat, and one well deserved.

Fresh Faces: FullMooN.13 – Pure Idol Heart
Gaki profiles this group which goes all the way with their desired concept.

Brian’s Picks

Dal Shabet to make a punk rock comeback – allkpop
Dal Shabet’s next single will have a “a mix-matched punk/disco style.” What the fuck?? Next up, Rania will have a hair metal/grunge song.

T-ara releases “Roly-Poly in Copacabana” MV – allkpop
None of this has anything to do with Barry Manilow and that pisses me off.

Hannya goes crazy in Black Rain – Neaux Clicked on It
A PV in which a man digs a hole for Hirano Aya’s career.

LAMA “Spell” – Tokyo’s Coolest Sound
LAMA, the supergroup that is the closest thing to a SUPERCAR reunion, released their video a couple weeks ago. It has a llama. Awesome.

[UPDATE] New THE Possible Mini-Album – Miracle Sexy Dynamite
It’s always nice to see that this group hasn’t completely disappeared.

NMB48 Kenkyuusei’s Past Comes Back To Haunt Her – IXA Ready – Fist On!
Idols are going to need to pick their associates like politicians do. Avoid anyone that could harm your career, even if it’s 30 years down the road.

Recent Costumes- Spring 2011 – Midorigirl’s Blog
Midori has another H!P costume review. As usual, the drunk designer speculation is the best.

Flashback Flick: Lizzy During the ‘Magic Girl’ Era – AfterSchool ❤
I just wanted to snipe this from Ray.

Idol Digest – Sashiko no Kuseni #029 (08.02.11) – New School Kaidan
Dae has a great recap of this show that has Sashihara Rino losing a bunch of competitions to basement idols. How symbolic.

Hazuki (葉月) new maxi single: HIDE&SEEK – bunny☆kaisui’s blog
Another idol with a rock style. Lots of information and videos here. She performs with a live band. I hear people like things like that.

Review of Momoiro Clover Z’s Battle And Romance! – Happy! Go! Lucky!
Yet another review for this album.