Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – August 7th, 2011

murr’s Picks

きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ PONPONPON ギター アレンジ (PonPonPon Guitar Arrangement) – thezoma1980able’s Channel (Youtube)
I honestly, truly, and completely dislike this song. But this is a pretty cool arrangement.

Akanishi Jin’s role in “47 Ronin” at risk of brutal cuts – aramatheydidnt

Ray’s Picks

Twitter Update: Bekah – AfterSchool ❤
Oh God, this just makes you all fuzzy and warm all over, doesn’t it?

Loen Entertainment will not be re-editing Sunny Hill’s “Prayer” MV – allkpop
Standing up for creative integrity isn’t always easy.

Nishino Kana “Thank you, Love” Interview Translation – aramatheydidnt
Kana discusses life as a grown-up.

After School’s UEE shows off her small face – allkpop
Break out the iron!

Fan-created SNSD online museum opens – allkpop
This is a pretty cool idea and a way to make sure new SNSD fans get to know the basics easily.

Dir en grey Live at Wacken 2011 Audio Rip – Cliffbuzz
Cliff shares a rip of the concert.

Disappointing Sales For Hettapi Wink – IXA Ready
So are we reaching a point of AKB saturation? Is the tipping point upon us?

Yahoo! News asks: Is there too much Korean entertainment in Japan? – aramatheydidnt
Ai yi yi. Wonder how the Korean entertainment industry is going to react to this.

‘Dream Team 2′ gets slammed for licentious content – allkpop

A Bunch of Pictures of Tsuji-chan! – Chuu Sugoi Idol
Tsuji with three Ultramen? Who does she think she is, Aya Hirano?

Brian’s Picks

Dal Shabet releases “Bling Bling” MV teaser! – allkpop
“A mix-matched punk/disco style” my ass.

be an idol and start eating… – Everyday Happenings in the Idol Universe
Also good training for the new season of Fear Factor.

Perfect Stars, Pretty Style: August Edition! – BGM for modernica
A~chan always was the best salesperson of the group.

Buono! Partenza! Awesome! – いちごご!★
Freezingkiss is pleasantly surprised by Buono’s new mini-album. She even says that it could bring back disillusioned H!P fans.

S/mileage auditions: we’re down to the wire! – fly in the f*ing wine
Who should join S/mileage and the mentoring that should follow.

Dir En Grey: Dum Spiro Spero – The A.V. Club
I was surprised to see The A.V. Club reviewing a Dir en Grey album.