Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – December 22nd, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Tsuji Congratulates Aibon! – Chuu Sugoi Idol
Who could’ve imagined all this a decade ago?

On Kago Ai’s pregnancy and gender studies: No, feminism isn’t dead, actually. – fly in the f*ing wine
Mara has a must-read article about Kago Ai and fan comments about her recent situation.

Maeda Yuuka And Wada Ayaka New Solo DVDs Announced – Hello! SayuNii
As always, the goal is Every last cent from the fans.

K-pop market in Japan doubles + KARA net profit exceeds $17 million USD – allkpop
The power of the hallyu in cold hard cash, baby.

Josei Jishin reports Erika Sawajiri to be secretly filming movie adaptation of helter skelter – aramatheydidnt
Erika’s media rehabilitation feels just about complete by now, right?

SUPER☆GiRLS Do A Little Jumping – Pure Idol Heart
What’s next? Jumping someone’s bones? Jumping the broom? 21 Jump Street? Maybe some House of Pain?

Nogizaka46 announced debut single – MELOS no Michi
They don’t seem as promising / threatening as they used to, do they?

New Dance Cover of Chisa~! – Chuu Sugoi Idol
At some point she needs to break out the tassels and give us fans a real change of pace in H!P dances.

BABY METAL Gets Ultimate Endorsement – Pure Idol Heart
Heavy Metal-san himself approves! Maybe he’ll do some guitar solos for them?

COUNTDOWN TO NEWS: Kato Shigeaki – Never Ending Music Power
My second favorite JE gets his turn in NEMP’s profile.

More On Wasamin’s Debut Solo Single – IXA Ready
Get ready, enka fans!

SNSD to recreate popular fairy tales for their MBC Christmas special – allkpop
Is there a fairy tale where nine young women have a hot lesbian orgy? I hope there is.

Graduation and Gen 2 Already!? – Houkago Princess Update! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima breaks the news of the membership changes for the DIY idol group…

Get Out the Christmas Crackers!!! – HouPri’s ‘Uchuu Ichi no Christmas’ PV review! – Okay! Musume Time
Then does a nicely screencapped PV review of their holiday offering.

[IV] Yukie Kawamura ~ Love Vacation – Jappydolls
Jappydolls has a lot of Yukie Kawamura up today, definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan.

Christmas greetings form the past – Berryz Kobo International
Zush looks back at some great holiday official photos of the Berryz. Chinami especially stands out.

Buono! – “DEEP MIND” PV Released – Hello! SayuNii
As expected from a song for a horror movie, the PV is dark in mood, as well as simple.

IU isn’t attracted to good-looking men – allkpop
… And thousands of ugly old oppas get raging hard-ons at the thought they have a chance with her.