Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – December 30th, 2011

murr’s Picks

Kikkawa Yuu – “Konna Watashi de Yokattara” PV Released – Hello! SayuNii

Ray’s Picks

Predictions: Red team will win in this year’s Kouhaku – live everyday to it’s fullest
This brand new blog from tensha starts off with a bold prediction for this year’s Kouhaku Uta Gassen.

Nadeshiko Japan to kick off this year’s Kohaku Uta Gassen – aramatheydidnt
Japan’s true idols get to represent.

AKB48 in 62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen updates – MELOS no Michi
They’re gathering in force…

NYC to outnumber AKB48 at Kouhaku – aramatheydidnt
… But still wind up outnumbered? Make sure there’s enough chaperons to match!

AKB48’s [Flying Get] wins the 53rd Japan Record Award – MELOS no Michi
More icing on the cake that was AKB’s 2011.

2NE1 named Best New Band of the Year at Japan Record Awards – aramatheydidnt
And more respect for the hallyu wave, “offensive” anime MV notwithstanding.

Hopes, Fears, and Predictions for 2012 – Wota (in training)
Mina shares her thoughts on what the next year could bring…

2012 ~Hopes, Wishes, Dreams and Predictions~ – Okay! Musume Time
… As does Chiima.

Chiima’s Thoughts on The Hello! Project Generation of 2011!~ – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima also looks at the dirty dozen that have joined H!P this year and judges them per generation and individually.

Roundtable: EXO, the new SM Boy Wonder – Seoulbeats
The SB crew discuss SM’s rather “efficient” approach to marketing their new dual boy bands.

SUPER☆GiRLS EveryBody JUMP!! short version pv – aramatheydidnt
I’m the cream of the crop, I rise to the top, I never eat a pig cause a pig is a cop.

Mano Erina – Glory Days PV – Selective Hearing
Paul finds the heavy electronic influence a mixed blessing at best.

Morning Musume-Pyoko Pyoko Ultra PV preview – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim is finally getting the kind of change she’s long wanted from Momusu, though with mixed results.

NYC-Wonderful Cupid PV preview – Janakya Mottainai
Aim finds similarities between this JE release and the latest from Morning Musume.