Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – December 16th, 2011

murr’s Picks

DMM preview and Takahashi – Shining Hello! Project
I know DMM responses were yesterday, but of course she would, she WORKS FOR THEM STILL.

Ray’s Picks

Morning Musume’s “PyokoPyoko Ultra” Promo Picture & Tracklist Released – Hello! SayuNii
Is it me, or would these outfits work better around Easter time and with a marshmallow filling?

Ummm… duckies? – Idols and Hollywood
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck… it’s an idol?

Maeda Atsuko to play Moriyama Mirai’s love interest in “Kueki Ressha” – Tokyograph
Good news, considering how her last drama went.

Doki Doki Baby! – Genki Almost Idol
Martha writes a positive review of this geisha-riffic PV.

Mina’s Stand Out Songs of 2011 – Wota (in training)
Mina’s got an interesting list here.

2011′s AKB – My Single Ranking – Nearly an (W)ota
The top three and an interesting comment about a Worst Of list.

SNSD to mentor rebellious teenage boys on new jTBC show – allkpop
Really? Maybe if they offered hummers for good behavior.

Shanta-shan!!! Have a Momoiro Kurisumasu!!! – Momoiro Clover Z ‘Santa Claus’ PV Review – Okay! Musume Time
Looks like somebody pissed in Chiima’s egg nog and shredded her eardrums.

Japanese media criticize SHINee for using SMAP’s popularity for promotion – Koreaboo
Key even went so far as to run around in a drunken, naked stupor the night before.

AKB48 and SMAP to perform a Christmas medley on ‘SMAP X SMAP’ – aramatheydidnt
Actually, AKB are performing with SHINEE but there was a misunderstanding.

Koda Kumi confirms her pregnancy – aramatheydidnt
Well, THAT explains everything.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu designs shampoo for Reveur – aramatheydidnt
But will it make you hallucinate are you clean your hair?

Buono! – “Hatsukoi CIDER” PV Released – Hello! SayuNii
Very positive review of the song and single.

Great song. great video, great Buono! – Berryz Kobo International
Some great screencaps of the ground-floor view of the Buono! girls.

SNSD’s Mr. Taxi MV – idol love
Danielle appreciates the effort placed into the MV.

Suzuki Kanon “Alo Hello! Morning Musume 2011″ Android PB App Released – Hello! SayuNii
Ado cheers the lack of bikini shots, but that makes me cry a little inside.

Community Article: Is Indonesia Ready – New School Kaidan
An interesting take on whether or not JKT48 can succeed.