Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – November 14th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Buono! European Concert… Take 2 – Hello! Blog
Paul shares some thoughts on the show and attending it.

Bonjour Paris – Berryz Kobo International
Zush considers the venue Buono! will be performing at and what it means.

Morningtime Interviews…Yajima Maimi Plus Berryz Q&A – Morningtime
Another insightful classic. Made me think of Marlon Brando.

V6′s Sakamoto Masayuki dating Otsuka Chihiro? – Tokyograph
So where exactly is the Mark Of Zorro being left, hmm?

Q&A Month: Question 4 – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary Nak shares a history of attending Johnny’s concerts.

After School takes the Japanese modeling industry by storm – allkpop
Well, Nana and Jooyeon, at least.

News: Orange Caramel and the Japanese market – AfterSchool ❤
I’ve often said that Orange Caramel was like a vintage Hello! Project group.

Kitahara Sayaka – Kanari Junjou PV – Selective Hearing
Chiima is disappointed in the song but positively charmed by the video.

Hello! Project Champloo – Happy Marriage Song Shuu – Selective Hearing
Greg notes the irony of this album’s existence, but enjoys the concept and vocal skills on display.

Twitter Update + Trans: Jung Ah – Puffy Faced Beauty – AfterSchool ❤
I tell myself that this is what it’s like to wake up next to Jungah, and the urge to fap overwhelms me.

Fly to Korea, meet the Wonder Girls, and tour JYP Entertainment through the “Be My Baby” dance cover contest! – Koreaboo
Another exciting contest for all you fans who can boogie!

SKE48 Crosses 500,000 – Pure Idol Heart
AKB48 should deploy some stealth troops to keep the youngsters in line.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Or, Two Bitches Working A Bone.

College entrance exams and the idol industry – Seoulbeats
A fascinating look at how academics and the idol industry relate to each other.

Sayumi Michishige – Ushi-san Pose! – Hello! Project Feet
I’d rather see her work the rabbit, but a cow is okay.

T.O.P. spotted having lunch at Dankook University cafeteria – allkpop
That humanities dork look is actually pretty endearing on him.

SM Entertainment to release a boy group next year? – allkpop
In related news, Super Junior will be taken out to pasture and put to stud.

Dream dream of dreaming girls (short) – Neaux Clicked On It
It’s almost enough to make me forget Tachibana’s departure… But not quite.

Dream Morning Musume To Perform In Nippon Budokan – Hello! SayuNii
Hopefully they’ll make a DVD of this!

Hey! Say! JUMP officially down to nine – Never Ending Music Power
Less a surprise than a dreaded affirmation.

Here we go again. – idol love
The thoroughness of Danielle’s well-deserved bitch-smacking of perfume444 is both wondrous and beautiful.