Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – October 17th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Best Surprise EVER. – Happy Disco
Oh wow. Did you cry as you watched this? I bawled like a baby, this was so great.

Tokyo Girls Style- Liar short version – Neaux Clicked On It
TGS continue to prove they’re the brainier, darker side of idols. And who knew they had such great asses?

Unsavoury things I have to say – Zombie Zombie
Verilian defends the S/mileage sub member thing, and suggests who should be next for leaving Momusu.

The 30 Day H!P Idol Challenge: Day 02 – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima shows good taste.

Remembering the Ai-Era – Itsumo Genki
Isilie has a detailed appreciation of Takitty’s years as leaders and how it changed Momusu.

Risako, The Stars Shine Bright – Berryz Kobo International
Zush explains why this Lolita Gothic label is so important, and not just because of Socko.

Which celebrity do you want to be “Prince of the World”? – aramatheydidnt
They can ask “Who do you want to shit on your bed and set fire to your house” and Matsujun will still win, with much approval.

BENI – Bitter & Sweet – Plastic Candy
Alvy does a track-by-track of the new album, praising Beni’s style of J-Urban.

Abe Hiroshi stars as swindler in “Karasu no Oyayubi” – Tokyograph
That’s “sexy swindler”, mister.

The Anti-Fan – hellokpop
Haters gotta hate – but really, THIS much? It’s a bit excessive.

How Deep Is Your Love? – Not Another K-Blog!!!
Some further thoughts on the whole idols and sexual identity thing.

MFK vol. VIII – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Langdimus now sets his sites on the OG Musumes.

My Johnny’s purchasing heirarchy – Never Ending Music Power
I think we all have a hierarchy, and it’s fun to read someone else’s. (Shihono Ryo and Koike Rina are at the top of mine.)

Sexy Zone’s debut gets a release date – Janakya Mottainai
I love AimxAim’s self-aware bluntness, especially with the last paragraph of this write-up.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Forget Nakky, I wanna see a lot more of THIS idol!

Shinoda Mariko to appear in Ouran High School Host Club movie! – MELOS no Michi
And then she’ll announce her graduation… Just kidding.

Stellar celebrates their 50th ‘day-versary’ since debut – allkpop
Huh, it only feels like forty-one days to me.

Erina Ikuta – Eripon! – Hello! Project Feet
Going in hardcore for the close-up shots!

Namie Amuro New Single Details and Previews – aramatheydidnt
Only a double-A side? Old lady from Okinawa is slowing down, methinks.

After School reveals 1st teaser for Japanese MV “Diva” – Koreaboo
We only get a brief glimpse of their tap outfit – but it’s THERE.

All S/mileage sub members made it and I’m like… – Shining Hello! Project
I felt exactly the same way.