Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – September 5th, 2011

maiZe’s Picks

Morning Musume’s Takahashi Ai talks about her impending graduation and future plans – tokyohive
A summarized translation of Ai-chan’s interview with Sanspo regarding her involvement with the planning of the final tour, her graduation and plans thereafter.

Ray’s Picks

Senpai power~!!! – Chuu Sugoi Idol
Not pictured: Kanon giving “swirlies” to each of the sub members, with Yuuka ROFLing.

f(x) to make their Japanese debut in January 2012! – Koreaboo
It’s taken them a while to get to this, I’m glad it’s finally happening for them.

News: After School’s a-nation tour brings in explosive sales for ‘Bang!’ – AfterSchool ❤
Great news – I bet just seeing their drumline act is enough to stir many a-nationers into becoming fans.

30 Day Idol Challenge – Day 5 – Aitakatta!
Another no-brainer question is fielded by Cat.

Have Nagasawa Masami and EXILE’s AKIRA broken up already? – aramatheydidnt
Oh man, look at the picture of Nagasawa. I’d make time in my schedule for that.

Tomochin Taking A Month Off From Singing – IXA Ready
Here’s hoping Shibuya’s darling has a swift and easy recovery.

[IV]Chika Ayane ~ Pure Highschool – Jappydolls
This was actually a pretty enjoyable idol video! Not as good as that Rio Uchida IV from last week, but still pretty good.

Kamenashi’s biggest flying stunt revealed – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
So I guess muff-diving on a string of MILFs doesn’t count…?

Perfume’s New Dance Contest, Single, Album, and Tour, Oh My! – Perfume City
A whole lot of info has been announced for Glitter, including a contest to finish the choreography!

Morning Musume – Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai PV – Selective Hearing
Greg is liking this new video and thinks the new blood of ninth gen helped spark this burst of creativity.

Kyary perfroms “PONPONPON” live on LiveB! – aramatheydidnt
I kept waiting for her to whip out a huge dildo attached to a firehose and spray cream on the clapping audience.

News + Flicks: Nana Modelling in the Tokyo Girls Collection Show Part 3 – AfterSchool ❤
Did she wear the little drum the entire time? That’s a sad case of typecasting, isn’t it?

Flicks: Nana BTS + Modelling at the Tokyo Girls Collection Show Part 4 – AfterSchool ❤
And still more photos.

Welcome the new, awesome music group DAYBREAKERS!! – aramatheydidnt
It’s like a Damn Yankees for Jpop! So which one is Ted Nugent?

Tommy heavenly6 returns in time for Halloween! – aramatheydidnt
I’m wondering if this is more trick than treat.

Morning Musume releases the full PVs to Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! / Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai! – Happy! Go! Lucky!
Jess discusses being a longtime H!P fan in the context of this release and the promise of the future.

SM Entertainment’s Kim Young Min talks about Hallyu and marketing strategies – allkpop
Some very interesting insights from a business perspective.

Saki Nakajima – Bed, Barefeet, and Beyond! – Hello! Project Feet
A very sexy picture of the sexiest member of C-ute.

T-ara prepares specials aprons as gifts for fans – allkpop
How thoughtful – cum sheets for the over-exuberant fans.