Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – September 16th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

AKB48 23rd Single [Kaze wa Fuiteiru] PV Preview – MELOS no Michi
Melos has all the details…

AKB48 23rd Single – Kaze Wa Fuiteiru PV Preview – IXA Ready
IXA points out the disaster relief aspect of this release…

AKB’s 23rd single “Kaze wa Fuiteiru” PV Preview Well here it… – Idols and Hollywood
… And Idols and Hollywood points out what a fashion and styling nightmare the PV is.

AKB48-Kaze wa Fuiteiru song and PV preview – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim makes plain her own disappointment and notes of AKB’s current popularity that this, too, shall pass.

S/mileage’s 9/18 Concert To Be Streamed Live On YouTube – Hello! SayuNii
A chance to see how the ever-dwindling line-up will work out.

Video: After School’s Self Introductions to JPlayGirlz – AfterSchool ❤
They’re all quite adorable.

Team 4’s 1st stage [Boku no Taiyou] announced – MELOS no Michi
It’s a revival of an old stage, but it looks like Team 4 is just about ready.

Nighties on stage – Berryz Kobo International
If this is really their bedtime fashions, where are the battery-powered accesories?

2NE1′s Minzy accepts orders for her knitting? – allkpop
Minzy, meet Etsy. Etsy, meet Minzy.

Hayami Akari Joins Comedy Show – Pure Idol Heart
Akari seems to be busier now than in her idol days…

Momoiro Clover Z to release new song, Bionic Cherry! – Happy! Go! Lucky!
… Speaking of which – with a title like this, I can only hope for some six million dollar naughtiness.

Myths You Will Believe if You Keep Watching K-Dramas – Kpop Kollective
A fun list pointing out the less-than-real aspects of Korean dramas.

Hello! Pro’s Top 11 Creepy Ass Smiles ~According to Chiima~ – Okay! Musume Time
Another fun list, with Chiima providing a helpful lesson at the end: if you smile like a shark, make sure to have a great rack.

Kpop meme – HallyuSurfer
I think this is the first time I saw a 30-Day Kpop CHallenge in the wild.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
This looks like vintage Charmy – and gorgeous for it.

Info: Japanese Second Single ‘Diva’ Album Details – AfterSchool ❤
More details, including the DVD contents.

Ikemen Desu Ne – In Review – Idols and Hollywood
Miori dressed up as a nun really shouldn’t turn me on this much.

Not yet to get their own TV show [Yonpara] – MELOS no Michi
If they call it Half Hour Pseudo-Lesbian Make-Out Session Featuring Not Yet, maybe I’d care.

My Ideal Morning Musume 10th Gen – The Blogpower!!!
Kath reveals what outcome she wants for the audition.

…. – Beckii Cruel ft The Clones: You Can’t Kiss Me PV Preview – Okay! Musume Time
It takes a lot of bravery for Chiima to write this wonderful, hilarious post.

MatsuJun’s love crisis! (another update on Kou x Jun) – aramatheydidnt
Is Shibasaki Kou worth fighting your JE management overlords for, Matsujun?

S/mileage – “S/mileage 1″ PB Cover Released – Hello! SayuNii
A.K.A. Last Chance To Fap To Sakitty.

Pocket Morning S/mileage Weekly Q&A (Week of 9/14/2011) from H!O – Chuu Sugoi Idol
Never mind a bear, what happens if you run into a twink in the woods?

Gackt x CLAMP: MOONSAGA – aramatheydidnt
You know, the part of me where otaku and wota cross over into each other made a little SQUEE at reading this.