Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – September 24th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Chaotic Scenes Forces AKB48 Shanghai Event Cancellation – IXA Ready
A sad turn of events, though the safety of the idols must always be paramount.

Happy happy birthday, my fabulous queen – idol love
One of the best birthday tributes to an idol of all time. Even when punches are pulled, it’s hilarious.

B2ST, TEEN TOP, and more to play charity concert for children in Japan – allkpop
Oh yes, that hallyu wave is SO evil.

Which young male actor do you want to become your pet? – aramatheydidnt
You mean who I want neutered and fed random pieces of horsemeat for the remainder of its life? ALL of them.

BeriKyuu- “Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku” HQ Radio Rip Released – Hello! SayuNii
ladylibra92 is relieved by the lack of solo lines and surprised at how light-hearted the song is.

Berryz Koubou/C-ute-Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku preview – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim is disappointed by the lack of solo lines, but enjoys it overall.

Hello! Pro Time – Morning Musume 10th Generation Boot Camp Part 3 – Selective Hearing
Greg shares his take on the episode, as well as ways Tsunku can fuck us over – I mean, surprise the fans. (Same difference.)

[IV] Yua Saito ~ Yua to Issho – Jappydolls
Oooh, you can never go wrong with Yua Saito!

DJ Hello Kitty Performs at New Shibuya Store – aramatheydidnt
Later, she was kicked out after being caught snorting blow in the bathroom.

KARA reveals how they keep their popularity with male fans – allkpop
Really? Honestly? Is that a concern? “Oh we’re so hawt and shake our butts, guys won’t like us?”

倖田來未 – 愛を止めないで – Plastic Candy
Alvy reviews the latest from Koda Kumi.

“Dream Morning Musume Concert 2011 Aki no mai ~ Zoku Sotsugyosei DE Saikessei” Setlist Released – Hello! SayuNii
I usually don’t care about set lists, but it’s the OGs so this one fascinates me.

Fukuda Asuka In A Band Called PEACE$TONE And Releasing Album Titled “Double Fantasy” – Hello! SayuNii
Word is, she’s trying to get the opening act slot for Dream Morning Musume.

Ga-In’s Hot pink photos receive attention – allkpop
If I squint a little, I think I can see the hot pink beneath her hot pink sweater’s hemline.

Kondo Masahiko: Singer, Dancer, Actor, Professional Race Car Driver – Never Ending Music Power
A wonderful profile on the JE artist who’s been there for over thirty years now.

any dirt on other non-JE celebrities who are huge bitches/douchebags? – Cho Scandalous
I like how they turn the question around to make a point.

Cheerleaders, Soccar and good old School Girls! – Chiima Reviews NMB48’s ‘Oh My God!’ – Okay! Musume Time
Oh My God! Chiima’s now reviewing AKB groups? Oh My God! Which single? Oh My God!