Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – November 30th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

62nd Kouhaku Uta Gassen performers announced – Tokyograph
And for those about to ask… No Hello! Project, not even Dream Morning Musume.

Tsk, tsk NHK. Remember when they said they weren’t letting… – Cho Scandalous
An appropriately snarky comment on the no-yakuza-connected acts promise.

Okay Jpop Fandom, Lets Talk About the Kpop Hate. – Idols and Hollywood
So apparently KARA, TVXQ, and SNSD are being begrudged their spots by fans, which seems crazy given their sales.

Who’s Who Of The Kōhaku Uta Gassen – Idols and Hollywood
A closer look at some of the other acts that will be performing, including aiko, NYC, Tokio, and AAA.

Kara’s Hara & Nicole to reveal their exercise secrets – allkpop
Dammit, the picture made me think they were showing secrets of the Kama Sutra.

Plectrum, Rockers, 30 Boys Turning 40 – Japan Live
Ken M compares the group’s sound to Teenage Fanclub and hot damn, it’s hundred percent true!

A generation of Japanese cross-dressers – aramatheydidnt
Well hey! This looks pretty sexy.

Katori Shingo, Hirosue Ryoko star in movie about comedian and popular TV dog Masao-kun – Tokyograph
Always good to hear about Ryoko.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Turn around! Stand up!

Experiencing K-pop in person: part 1 – Seoulbeats
A personal account of attending the Kpop Masters show in Las Vegas.

Tokyo Girls Style – Liar/W.M.A.D. – Selective Hearing
Greg looks at the newest single from TGS.

Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Fall: Ai Believe ~Takahashi Ai Graduation Memory Special~ Final – Channel-Ai
Aprilis got to attend Takitty’s graduation concert and shares her thoughts on the experience.

Happy Pledis reveals MV for “Love Letter” – allkpop
So if it’s a family holiday party, who’s the drunken uncle revealing dark family secrets? Jungah, perhaps?

Best Artist 2011 Performances – aramatheydidnt
A collection of clips from the show, including Dream Morning Musume, AKB48, Hey! Say! Jump, and KAT-TUN.

Arashi’s medley [Best Artist 2011] – aramatheydidnt
Their part of the show…

Fairies “HERO” [Best Artist 2011] – aramatheydidnt
And their part of the show.