Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – November 10th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

2NE1 wins MTV Iggy’s “Best New band in the World 2011” + will headline concert in New York – Koreaboo
Another impressive win for the hallyu – and online voting – as the group now proves itself in America.

Taeyeon comments on the term “SNSD otaku” on ‘Radio Star’ – allkpop
Now, whatever gave them the idea that “otaku” isn’t a positive term?

Girls’ Generation speaks up about their expressions on MTV Iggy interview – Koreaboo
And in part two of today’s SNSD clean-up coverage…

Tsumabuki Satoshi becomes Doraemon’s Nobita in Toyota CM – Tokyograph
I have a joke about the cat’s belly, but I think it’s too soon.

Yamapi deals with death and rebirth – Never Ending Music Power
What I find interesting here is the way Thennary Nak deals with the news and how it relates to… well, NEWS.

Pre-School Girl Flick: Shin Yoon Jo Shows off Her Good Eye – AfterSchool ❤
Going for the Sandy Duncan look?

KARA’s Jiyoung takes college admission exam – Koreaboo
Good luck to her!

Fangirltainment: Brown Eyed Girls Get Cleaning – Bump This
I can see the tag line: “When you want your face to be as fresh as your allegories on womanhood!”

Woman Power: A story of the demise of solo artists – Seoulbeats
A nice thought piece about why these three soloists needed to band together to survive.

T-ara will not be attending any year-end shows – Koreaboo
Smart marketing move, admission they won’t win jack, or both?

Community Article: How far is too far? – New School Kaidan
An intriguing guest article on the limits that idols are now reaching to gain attention.

HKT48 members profile pictures – MELOS no Michi
More pop overlord shock troops to memorize.

French Kiss’s PV isn’t love at first sight – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim does not take cheesy cliches about friendship very lightly.

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 First Book [THE SPEC KIT Watarirouka Urikomitai] – MELOS no Michi
Rumor has it the book will also include small WH7 branded tissue packs to hand out on the streets.

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 9th Single [Kibou Sanmyaku] Full PV Released! – MELOS no Michi
And there’ll be a two-pack so you can sell a copy to people you know!

Getting Old Already? – Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 ‘Kibou Sanmyaku!’ PV Review – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima decides the song isn’t up to snuff but absolutely adores the video.

AKB48’s Yuko designs for Final Fantasy XIII-2 – aramatheydidnt
Not surprising how skimpy those outfits are, eh?

Which girl-group progressed the most since debut? – Seoulbeats
A fun accounting of how several Kpop girl groups have matured with their comebacks.

New leak photos of Nishikido Ryo – aramatheydidnt
No wonder he didn’t have enough time for NEWS…

What Jin did on his U.S. debut day – aramatheyydidnt
Mister Eggplant has a very, very good day indeed!

Young Jump No.49 [2011] – Jappydolls
Reining AKB janken queen Shinoda Mariko graces this cover.