Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – October 29th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

24th single title announced [Ue Kara Mariko] – MELOS no Michi
They’re going all out for Shinoda! Maybe she’s going to grad… grad… gradually work her way into all AKB wota’s hearts?

The only D.M you ever need in life ^^ – aramatheydidnnt
Yes, but what’s AKINA been up to? Besides gravure, that is.

Pocket Morning ℃-ute Weekly Q&A (Week of 10/27/2011) from H!O~!!! – Chuu Sugoi Idol
Like Risa, Saki’s answer makes me smile.

The Oricon Chart And The Meaning Behind Being #1 – Seoulbeats
Some common sense advice, though one Jpop fans are already pretty aware of.

Clip of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
I’m going to wait for the novelization.

Photo of the day! – Genki Almost Idol
The Sayummy Express continues to ride…

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
… And Langdimus wants a ticket on that train.

12, スマート Album Review – Genki Almost Idol
Martha shares her impressions on the albums as she listens to it.

Yume ni Mukatte / Hello! Ivy Review – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima profiles another idol group, Sakura Gakuin, and finds a great deal to love.

Ken’s play is making headlines – aramatheydidnt
His method? “I just close my eyes and think of Johnny.”

Not yet 3rd Single [Perapera Perao] Tracklist and Covers – MELOS no Michi
Is this what we call a Hot Coffee Mod?

Arashi’s puzzling new PV – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim is enjoying this new video a great deal, despite some questions of her own.

TOKIO, From Spaceships to the Over 30s World – Never Ending Music Power
The latest in NEMP’s very excellent History of Johnny’s features TOKIO, whose members include the most sexy Johnny of all time: Matsuoka Masahiro.

Rookie group AA reveals the meaning behind their name + thoughts about their first performance – allkpop
On a scale of one to five on the Heart2Heart metric, that first group shot rates…