Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – December 13th, 2011


Ray’s Picks

AKB48 Smashes More Records – IXA Ready
And the best part is, Mr Children continue to fall lower and lower in the rankings!

“AKB0048″ anime series voice cast, story revealed – Tokyograph
“We’re off to outer space / to fap on Mayuyu’s face…!” Okay, that was uncalled for.

Performances from 2NE1′s MTV live concert in New York – allkpop
Watch the world conquerors conquer the world.

2NE1 – Best New Artist in the World (MTV) – Wota (in training)
Mina shares her thoughts on this big move for 2NE1.

AYABIE coming to A-KON – Shattered Tranquility
Get ready, Dallas!

Erina Mano – Fuzzy Flip Flops – Hello! Project Feet
Oh, I absolutely love and adore… flip flops. Manoeri I can take or leave.

In Which Isilie’s “in denial” – In Which Isilie Reviews
Isilie explains why that whole singing debacle thing really doesn’t matter, and she’s absolutely right.

Wonder Girls’ Sohee talks about her lonely childhood – allkpop
Oh, this made the preydar go off, even if only retroactively.

well, someone unexpected is spreading jpop to the States…and KILLING IT!!! – aramatheydidnt
If we want ANYONE to represent Jpop in America, it should be Kyary Pyamu Pyamu!

The Origins of “Ajosshi Fandom”? – The Grand Narrative
Another great read from James that helps put the creepy old male fales into context. It’s a creepy context, but still.

PIH – New Segment – Meika’s Music for Thought – Pure Idol Heart
Welcome the newest member of the PIH team and the new column!

Kikkawa You’s First Album, Titled “One for YOU!” Announced – Hello! SayuNii
Great news for her fans! Is Kitahara Sayaka gonna follow?

[IV] Mayumi Yamanaka ~ Kneehigh Collection – Jappydolls
I guess “kneepads” would’ve just been too fucking obvious.

Hagiwara Mai, Nakajima Saki And Okai Chisato To Star In A New Stage Play Titled “STRONGER” – Hello! SayuNii
More theater experience for the girls, but not involving nipple tassels? Come on, they need training where it REALLY matters!

Ayumi Hamasaki Shoots 3 PVs in 3 Days In London – aramatheydidnt
The nature of these PVs isn’t clear, but fans should be excited.