Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – August 4th, 2011

Brian’s Picks

HyunA abruptly concludes “Bubble Pop” promotions – allkpop
In a largely meaningless and trivial decision, the KCC decides that “Bubble Pop” is “too suggestive,” after Hyuna had been performing it for two months.

Introduction of Chocolat Members + Teaser – ~Stay a while~
Ok, but “adding a bunch of unnecessary English to songs” isn’t playing the biracial card. That’s the standard for k-pop.

Idol Spotlight ; Pre-dia – Pure Idol Heart
Find out more information about the idol group that Berryz Koubou single rips off in their latest single!

Berryz Koubou – Aa Yo ga Akeru PV – Selective Hearing
And Greg reviews that Berryz Koubou single. I’m always shocked when Greg approves of something H!P. Although, to be fair, he done a lot of that lately.

I SING SONG TO LOVING YOU: Vivi Natsu PV – idol love
Yukimi may be hard to spot now, but she’ll stand out when she’s bald. It all makes sense now…

Sayumi Michishige – Sigh Yummy – Hello! Project Feet
I was carrying grocery bags today and had to open my front door with my feet. Honestly, it made me think of this blog.

Eri Kamei – If Looks Could Kill – Hello! Project Feet
And I bet Eri can pick up a bunch of shit with them monstrous toes.

idol and food… – Everyday Happenings in the Idol Universe
Idols and food really are inseparable. But who says they have to be mutually exclusive?

Romance rumor: Perfume’s A~chan, ONE OK ROCK’s Taka – Tokyograph
I think that I speak for all of us when I ask… What does perfume444 think about this??

There are no words. – idol love
Teen Top’s “Don’t spray perfume” does send a bad message. Encouraging cheating is deplorable. And yet, it makes me love them all the more.

Kyary Pamyuramalamadingdongyuyuyu is releasing a book! – aramatheydidnt
A bunch of fashion-related idols/artists links. First up, Kyary’s new book, The Art of Pon.

Mademoiselle Yulia is heating up Japan’s electro charts! – aramatheydidnt
A pop artist that wants all my money? Finally, someone is being honest.

Milky Bunny – Bunny Days LIVE – HanaB
Not as gimmicky as I expected.

UPLIFT SPICE- “マイノリティパレード” PV – Sparkplugged
This drummer is downright creepy. Good song though.

Nino’s “Freeter, Ie wo Kau” drama special sequel confirmed – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
Nino’s is so pretty. That’s all I have to say.

Ray’s Picks

S/mileage to surpass Morning Musume? – aramatheydidnt
Wow. Is this a turning point of some sort? Could we be so freakin’ lucky?

SKE48 Become Nations #2 Idol Unit – Pure Idol Heart
Watch out AKB48, your little sisters are catching up on you, too!

KARA set to surpass BoA in Japan – allkpop
And even the hallyu wave is threatening to have its order upturned!

Happy 3rd birthday Janakya Mottainai! – Janakya Mottainai
Plenty has already been said about AimxAim and all she’s accomplished, so a simple happy birthday wish is all we need now!

A new idol group worth looking into – Janakya Mottainai
That Vision Factory loli idol group finally has a name, and our Blogger of the Month shares some thoughts on them.

Morning Musume-Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo preview – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim has no problem with the line distribution as she hopes it marks an end of an era. (It better…!)

‘Hetappi Wink’ 1st Day sales – MELOS No Michi
THIS is what you get for making fun of the wink-challenged! Learn some sensitivity, Mayuyu! Think of the children! The children!

Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro eps 1-4 – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike looks at this series and its fun pokes at the JRPG genre.

AKB48 Heart Bras Member Names Are Revealed – IXA Ready
The three idols are named, and it looks like most fans were two-thirds right. I batted zero for zero.

Ashida Mana becomes the new CM character for ‘Chicken Ramen’ – aramatheydidnt
So… overexposure just yet? No, no… not quite…

Korean Gender Reader – The Grand Narrative
More girl idols who eat well? Be careful, this might actually start a trend!

News: U-ie Sleeps Three Hours a Day – AfterSchool ❤
Between this and the heavy drinking, After School may need an intervention down the road.

KARA’s Goo Hara for ‘1st Look’ – allkpop
Ooooh. Glamorous.