Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – December 6th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Nakazawa Yuko Is Getting Married! – Hello! SayuNii
Holy crap! Really? Congratulations! But… really? Isn’t this one of the seven signs of the idol apocalypse or something?

Kago Ai’s agency demands 100 million yen in damages – aramatheydidnt
The problems with her ex-agency comes to a head.

AKB48’s Iwasa Misaki to Debut as an Enka Singer – MELOS no Michi
A pretty ballsy move, and I hope it goes wonderfully for Wasamin.

Wasamin to make her enka debut – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim doesn’t like enka, but respects Wasamin’s dedication.

Selective Hearing 2011 Year End Recap: Greg – Selective Hearing
Greg goes over 2011 for himself, Selective Hearing, and the idol world in general.

Shen’s Top 5 Overlooked Artists of 2011 – Sparkplugged
An interesting topic, and one befitting the blog and its purview.

REVIEW: SHONEN KNIFE “Sweet Christmas” single / FEAR “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” single – The Groove Music Life
CJ covers a couple of Christmas releases by groups he enjoys.

AKB48 Top 10 Members (December 2011) – IXA Ready
Not quite an end-of-year list, but still fun reading.

AKB48 Kouhaku Taikou Uta Gassen – MELOS no Michi
An interesting way to milk the whole Kouhaku thing some more.

Sakurai and Matsujun to guest star in Ohno’s upcoming drama – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
I think it’s even money that the other two will eventually guest star as well at this point.

Big Bang’s Daesung apologizes once again at ‘What’s Up’ press event – allkpop
I can appreciate the sincerity and humility, but hopefully there won’t be more apologizing in the future. Time to move on.

Trouble Maker – Trouble Maker – Music Video Review – I Am Ipodman
Ipodman doesn’t think this is greater than the sum of its parts.

Passpo loses it’s first member – Janakya Mottainai
Aim shares her opinions on this sad loss for the group.

Morning Musume – Eight Out of Nine Ain’t Bad! – Hello! Project Feet
I love how the blog’s priorities define the subject title.

PV For S/mileage’s single Please Mini Skirt Post Woman released! – Happy! Go! Lucky!
Jess enjoys this song and PV, finding reassurance that S/mileage hasn’t changed all THAT much.

Mabo teaches about future careers – Never Ending Music Power
But can he teach anyone how to be the sexiest Johnny ever? Doubtful.