Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – November 1st, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Kazefui: 1.30 million. AKB reaches 10 million total single sales and even more records broken – aramatheydidnt
Imagine how many copies they’d’ve sold if they were breastfeeding digital babies on the covers!

Chiaki Kuriyama – Circus – Selective Hearing
Greg is surprised by Kuriyama’s talent but finds the album hit-and-miss.

Brown Eyed Girls – Sixth Sense – Selective Hearing
Greg is impressed with this release but wishes there was more.

Yajima Maimi 5th Solo PB Titled “TABI OTO” – Hello! SayuNii
For your future fapping appointments, part one…

[Updated] Kumai Yurina E-Hello DVD Announced – Hello! SayuNii
… And part two.

Fresh Faces: Shimon Chu, Idol Gang Magic, Nagaigoto, Apple Gakuen, – Pure Idol Heart
More profiles of idol groups you probably haven’t heard of, courtesy of Gaki.

Brown Eyed Girls reveal a new photo from their upcoming repackaged album – Koreaboo
With all that colorful make-up, it’s like they think they’re a Kpop boy band or something.

Kahala Tomomi aiming to return to show business – Tokyograph
Good luck to her, because I’m thinking this will be an uphill battle.

AKB48’s Itano Tomomi diagnosed with gastroenteritis – aramatheydidnt
Are we sure she isn’t pregnant with a digital baby?

Goto Maki to auction her outfit from “YOU” PV – aramatheydidnt
Gocchin again does her part for a worthy cause.

Ashida Mana holds first event in Kansai, attracts more than 7,000 fans – aramatheydidnt
People were shocked when she started with, “Rock on, you crazy motherfuckers! Rock on!”

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Looking at this, I remembered they were never in Morning Musume together.

Blond Ambition – Seoulbeats
A fun look at who sported decent dye jobs in the Kpop world and who didn’t.

SCK45: Idol Group from Miyagi Expressing Their Gratitude Through Song – MELOS no Michi
A heartwarming story, definitely worth your time.

Kis-My-Ft2 We never give up! – Never Ending Music Power
Details on their sophomore effort. No word on whether or not they’re skating this time.

All work and no plays makes for a dull PV – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim isn’t thrilled with Momoclo’s proletarian impulses.

Daesung talks about his faith & G-Dragon in latest interview – allkpop
A surprisingly stirring interview about faith and its role in Daesung’s life now.

H!P Eggs to Hatch or Not to Hatch: Up, Up [Temporary] and Away – J. Popping
Sophie holds out some hope for the future of this group.

Bijin-Tenki: Featuring Berryz Koubou & S/mileage –
The popular app has now been H!P-fied.