Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – December 25th, 2011

Chiima’s Picks:

Merry Christmas to You! – Nia’s Wonderland!
Nia wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, and celebrates with a pic spam of a group she holds dear – Perfume!

 Afilia Saga East Adds Two, Drop Two, Plus A Backstage Pass – Pure Idol Heart
Gaki updates us on ASE with the faces of two new additions, as well as the crushing news that two original members will be leaving. Rose </3

Ray’s Picks

Open Letter to SM Entertainment About Henry and Amber – Seoulbeats
Here’s a wonderful Christmas surprise featuring two undersung members of SM. Definitely take a couple minutes to watch this clip.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! – Genki Almost Idol
Martha shares a holiday dance to celebrate this special day.

Merry Christmas from YODC – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Langdimus spreads the joy in his own manner.

It’s Christmas! So Have a Merry Day!! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima is apparently planning to fight somebody – that’s what boxing day is, right? – but otherwise wishes us a Happy Christmas!

Jumping to their dreams, Hey! Say! JUMP – Never Ending Music Power
The NEMP history of Johnny’s Entertainment continues with the luscious Yamada Ryosuke and some other jokers.

Shinoda Mariko, Akimoto Sayaka and Kojima Haruna look gorgeous for BOMB magazine – aramatheydidnt
Some AKB eyecandy for the holidays.

Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko Review – New life
Raelyan is very positive about this C-ute release…

Aa, Yo ga Akeru Review – New life
… But apparently less enthused with this release from Berryz.

Nozomi Tsuji reportedly living apart from husband – aramatheydidnt
Luckily, this seems more a work issue than a relationship issue.

KARA – Super Girl – Selective Hearing
Greg sees a solid case for why KARA is different from much of Japan’s hallyu wave.

Best H!P single of 2011 results (and my top ten) – Morningtime
The results of the poll are in as readers choose the best of H!P.

62nd Kouhaku Uta Gassen performance order announced (Updated) – Tokyograph
Here’s the schedule, plan accordingly.