Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – November 9th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Jin Akanishi Releases “Test Drive” MV – Not Another K-Blog!!!
The next Jpop attempt at cracking the American market is the long-awaited debut of Eggplant…

Test Drive is #1 on iTunes Dance chart and #10 on iTunes Album chart as of today – aramatheydidnt
… And he doesn’t do badly at all, I must admit.

Yamashita Tomohisa to star in drama series “Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata” – Tokyograph
Meanwhile, Yamapi is priming his own solo career post-NEWS.

Today’s K-pop Fan Groups: Too Obsessive? – Seoulbeats
Which is like asking, “Today’s Oceans: Too Wet?”

Is “Wonder World” the WG’s best work yet? – Seoulbeats
A very detailed look at the album and what tracks are worth your time.

Perfume – Spice – Selective Hearing
Greg doesn’t find much deviation from the Perfume formula here.

Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
In this case, I guess Reina’s opinions DO count.

Little poor flower girl – Berryz Kobo International
This is like the start of one of those Daisy Pure AV DVDs…

“Ue Kara Mariko” PV – aramatheydidnt
All of a sudden, I’m missing Burning Man Totoro.

SNSD refutes diet rumors by saying they eat more than Super Junior – allkpop
Yeah, but Super Junior are even more image-conscious than SNSD, so that don’t help.

Chisato Okai – All Star! -Hello! Project Feet
A really nice pic of Chisato here.

Dear MTV EMA Producers… – Seoulbeats
A very nuanced take on what MTV Europe could have done better regarding Big Bang and their award.

Idoling!!! as (In-Game) Hostesses for Yakuza Black Panther 2 – aramatheydidnt
Oh please let there be a Hot Coffee mod or something.

Big Bang reveals new release date for earlier postponed Japanese releases – Koreaboo
It looks like the five year curse has lost this round.

Jessica names Hyoyeon as the most popular SNSD member to foreign fans – allkpop
Yup, that sounds about right to me, as does the other choice named.

Matsuura Aya 10th Anniversary Best Announced – Hello! SayuNii
A decade of Ayaya! Wow, I’m feeling old.

EXILE to release a new album on New Year’s Day – aramatheydidnt
And while you’re at it, pick up an extra copy for your ancestors before paying your respects!