Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – November 18th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Movie Star Jean Reno Plays Doraemon in Live-Action Ads – aramatheydidnt
Already this seems so much better than the Ranma 1/2 live action…

Film Star Jean Reno’s Live-Action Doraemon CM – aramatheydidnt
I like where Doraemon kills Nobita with a sniper rifle and calls him “a bucket of merde”.

Ashida Mana changes her image in “Liar Game” movie – Tokyograph
Jean Reno plays Doraemon, Mana plays a villain – we’re in the “Mirror, Mirror” universe!

[IV] Mayumi Yamanaka ~ Genjoshi Gravure Part 4 – Jappydolls
Have you tried Mayumi yet? Oh, you must, you must. She’s simply scrumptious.

Second Thoughts: Perhaps Be My Baby Isn’t All Bad – Seoulbeats
A careful re-evaluation of the single, keeping the girls’ image in mind.

I’m Sorry Wonder Girls – Wota (in training)
Mina doesn’t take well to the Beyonce influence.

Pop Reviews Now: Wonder Girls – “Wonder World” – Bump This
A generally glowing review of the album and its pop craftsmanship.

Wonder Girls’ Yoobin apologizes to fans for breaking their first “Be My Baby” trophy – Koreaboo
A nude pictorial or two would go a long way to healing my hurt feelings, Yoobin.

SNSD carries out an interview in English with ‘Access Hollywood’ – allkpop
Jessica and Tiffany are sooooo fluent! How do they manage that? They’re linguistic geniuses!

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
You can never go wrong with Rika.

Wonder Girls’ Sohee responds to criticisms about her vocal skills – allkpop
I like how she’s so up-front about it. I also like how she’s sexy hawtness incarnate.

Dream Morning Musume to perform in NTV’s “Best Artist 2011” + Artists line up! – Chuu Sugoi Idol
I love the Real Morning Musume, but it’s a shame the current H!P just got hosed.

Mama wa idol eps 1+2 – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike is enchanted by this idol-based classic drama.

Shinhwa assures fans that preparations are underway for March 2012 comeback – allkpop
Only one more member to spring!

Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone PV review – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary Nak takes a stab at a screencap PV review and succeeds with some wondrous snark.

CK in Japan Fall 2011…The Ogi Festival – Chuo Dori
CK takes in this show featuring Watarirouka Hashiritai and of course has a great time.

CK in Japan Fall 2011, Part 3…My Most Amazing Theater Experience…Ever! – Chuo Dori
CK has his best SDN48 show EVER. I’m happy he was able to get this now.

Okay! Musume Time: Happy 1st Birthday! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima celebrates with tons of eyecandy – it starts painful, but ends oh-so-sweet.

Fantaken Teaser Flicks: After School’s 2012 Japanese Calendar – AfterSchool ❤
I’d love After School on my wall… but in those outfits? Maybe not.

Female Celebs Most Disliked by Other Women Survey – aramatheydidnt
Why would anyone hate the number two?

Roundtable: Dissections of Big Bang and 2NE1 – Seoulbeats
It’s like Fantasy League Kpop, YG Division!

Namie’s new stunning cm for KOSE featuring a new song – aramatheydidnt
Wow. Definitely give this a listen, it’s breathtaking.

53rd Japan Record Award Best Song Nominations – aramatheydidnt
The choice of Newcomers is especially interesting.