Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – December 8th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

AKB48 teams up with Google+ – MELOS no Michi
Just name a circle “FAP” and put them all in there.

AKB48 Pulls their Trump Card – New School Kaidan
Dae Lee explains why this move is a win-win situation for all involved.

Hagiwara Mai New Ustream Show Announced, Titled “Mai desu ga… nani ka?” – Hello! SayuNii
Hopefully she’ll pick up a trick or two from the other Hagiwara Mai.

1 Extremely Disappointing Fact About Most Music Critics – Plastic Candy
Alvy responds to the latest volley in the rockist-versus-popist debates.

Please be my Postwoman! – S/mileage’s ‘Please Miniskirt Postwoman!’ PV Review – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima has a lot of fun with this screencap review of S/mileage’s last single with Yuuka.

2NE1 arrives in New York – allkpop
The conquering heroines make it to the Big Apple for their MTV concert.

Kikkawa Yuu-Konna Watashi de Yokattara PV preview – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim loves the song but is disappointed in the PV.

PLEASE – Cho Scandalous
The Cho team share their thoughts on AKB48’s popularity.

Singer hitomi to divorce this month? (Confirmed) – Tokyograph
Well, maybe number three will be the lucky one.

~Just in case I forget what day it is….and the best T~shirt ever♥!! – モーニングBerryz48
MB is back and shares a T-shirt with some great instructions.

COUNTDOWN TO NEWS: Koyama Keiichiro – Never Ending Music Power
A very nice profile of the most loyal of NEWS members.

Perfume – JPN – Selective Hearing
Greg bemoans the scarcity of new material but seems to like the old stuff okay.

AKB48xDream Morning MusumexMorning Musume – Chuu Sugoi Idol
Watching Nuevo Morning Musume backdance for Real Morning Musume brought tears to my eyes.

Sanada Jyuyushi ~Bokura ga Mamori takatta mono~ – Channel-Ai Cmmunity Blog
Aprilis got to see Niigaki Risa’s samurai theater show and tells us all about it!

Dream5- “KiraKira Everyday” clip – Neaux Clicked On It
I’m waiting for puberty to kick in and the hawtness to really take off.

Mr. Children to sing for upcoming movie “Bokura ga Ita” – aramatheydidnt
I thought they retired in shame after Aki-P ate their lunch.

Yamapi opens up about withdrawing from NEWS – aramatheydidnt
Yamapi tells his side of the story in greater detail.

Selective Hearing 2011 Year End Recap: Chiima – Selective Hearing
Chiima goes over the various groups that caught her interest over the course of the year – and yes, that includes H2H.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
It’s expensive, but who wouldn’t want Yua on their body?