Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – October 2nd, 2011

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Ray’s Picks

Girls’ Generation lead K-pop invasion of Japan – The Guardian
The writing on the wall is so big, they can even read it out in the UK.

Giving a New Meaning to Playzone, Shounentai – Never Ending Music Power
Continuing the history of Johnny’s with a profile of the legendary group Shounentai.

So, about those newer new members… – Love’s Spell
An “outsider’s glance” at all the membership changes going on at the H!P flagship.

Mano Erina Becomes Kamen Rider – Pure Idol Heart
Would it be wrong to say a mask would be an improvement for her? Or should I just have gone with the “ride me and I’ll kamen your face” joke?

MFK vol. VI – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
The results of the S/mileage MFK and the new round features Avex divas!

Teddy Riley upsets Wonder Girls fans on Twitter – allkpop
And here’s another example of stupidity exposed by social media. Big round of applause, folks. Big round of applause.

“Waratte Iitomo” adds AKB48′s Sashihara Rino and Johnny’s Jrs. Nozawa Yuki, Sanada Yumi – Tokyograph
I bet Sasshii has a detailed flowchart for her rise to Queen Of All Media and does a Mister Burnsian “Excellent” whenever she moves a step forward.

Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro eps 5-12 – HamsapSukebe
Once you’ve seen the sideburns, you cannot unsee them.

Momoiro Clover Z Summer Live DVD Announced! – Happy! Go! Lucky!
Jess is excited about the news, emphasizing how acrobatic the girls are on-stage.

Matsushita Yui graduates from SKE48 – MELOS no Michi
The site’s staff pays tribute to this idol, who had to retire due to injuries.

Morning Musume – “Silver no Udedokei” Radio Preview Released – Hello! SayuNii
Ayuchii is impressed by Riho tackling and surmounting this challenging song.

Gouriki Ayame promotes ‘Nissin Futomen’ cup noodles & likes ‘futo men’ – aramatheydidnt
I’ve never heard of her before but she is ridiculously, awesomely cute.

Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku release the short version pv of Motto Hashire! – aramatheydidnt
If the name sounds familiar, they’re the ones who did that ghost-themed PV a while back – which is reason enough to look forward to this new video.