Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – December 17th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Katori Shingo’s “Shingo Mama” to return to TV screen after 3 years – aramatheydidnt
The only thing better than this would be Tsuyoshi doing another drunken naked thing in public. (and if you’ve never seen the Gackt / Kinki Kids clip, give it a watch!)

Roundtable: Is crossdressing just for laughs? – Seoulbeats
And in a weird coincidence, a very involved, very thoughtful discussion on cross-dressing in Kpop. That said, nobody in Super Junior could hold a candle to Shingo Mama.

Sooyoung’s mom thinks her daughter has weird taste in men – allkpop
Weird taste in men is an attractive trait as far as I’m concerned.

Fall jdorama 2011 pt 2 – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike rips into KimuTaku. Hard.

Buono! not quite so bueno… – fly in the f*ing wine
Mara isn’t too thrilled by this release, but finds some good points.

PV for Buono’s upcoming single, Hatsukoi Cider, released! – Happy! Go! Lucky!
Jess makes a split decision on the winner of this PV, with the split taking place at the waist.

SNL Takes Another Jab at Weeaboos – aramatheydidnt
Too short and it didn’t add much, but the ridicule makes it worthwhile.

Pink and Gray and Shige – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary Nak marvels at Kato Shigeaki’s accomplishment in completing and publishing his first novel/

Dream Morning Musume-Shining Butterfly PV preview – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim finds a great deal to love about this swan song from DMM.

NYC-Wonderful Cupid/Garasu no Mahou previews – Janakya Mottainai
Aim is impressed with one digital release, not so much with the other.

News: After School talk about their Sexy concept, Bekah and Versatility – AfterSchool ❤
One can’t help but wonder how restricted Bekah felt as an After School member, though the girls are quite diplomatic about it.

安室奈美恵 – Sit! Stay! Wait! Down! / Love Story – Plastic Candy
Alvy writes a glowing review of this latest single from the Queen of Hip Pop.

Spice – Gold Hikari
Die finds a strong new direction for Perfume with this single.

Kanjani8 plans to do something big for their 8th anniversary – aramatheydidnt
Lemme propose three words to the boys: Gay Group Wedding. Sounds snazzy, rght?

Idol group 9nine to star in sitcom “Konna no Idol Janain” – Tokyograph
This actually sounds kinda interesting, if only to see how they make fun of themselves.

Cartoon? KAT-TUN! – Never Ending Music Power
The excellent history of Johnny’s is now on the home stretch.