Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – December 31st, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Maeda Yuuka Has Officially Graduated From S/mileage and H!P – Hello! SayuNii
It’s the end of the year, the end of a career, and the end of an era for S/mileage.

Gambatte Yuukarin~! [頑張ってね, 前田憂佳] – Chuu Sugoi Idol
Yuuka rides off into the sunset with fond wishes from her fans. Oh, and lots of picspam eyecandy!

In Which Isilie Reviews 2011*~~ – Itsumo Genki
Islie looks back on the best in Hello! Project for the year, ending with an unusual event.

does kitagawa keiko get around? – aramatheydidnt
Suddenly I care about this talento, if only in the hopes of a video leaking eventually.

Best of 2011 – idol love
Danielle focuses on the best idol groups overall with this post.

A Review of Momoiro Clover Z’s Limited Single, Shiroi Kaze! – Happy! Go! Lucky!
Jess makes a very good case for why this is THE Must-Have single of the season.

After School – Rambling Girls – Music Video Review – I Am Ipodman
Ipodman is liking what he sees with After School in Japan.

SUPER GiRLS-EveryBody JUMP PV preview – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim is reminded of why she loves the group so much.

Fairest Of Them All: Best and Worst Artist of 2011 – Seoulbeats
A very thoughtful selection of the highlights and disappointments of Kpop.

BEST K-POP OF 2011! – I Am Ipodman
Ipodman looks back at the past year’s review and shares the cream of the crop.

Uchouten LOVE Review – New life
Ah, seems like happier, simpler times…

A Happy New Year 2012! – Cliffbuzz
Cliff wishes us a happy new year…

Happy 2012 – Berryz Kobo International
… As does Zush.

「Featured post」~Inoue Mao♥ day!! – モーニングBerryz48
Kouhaku’s already over but you can bask in Maochan some more right here.

Year End Rankings – Chiima’s Top 10 Idols of 2011 – Okay! Musume Time
A couple of nifty surprises here, which will hopefully be reflected in the New Year.

2011 Year In Review: Momoiro Clover – Happy! Go! Lucky
Jess fits in one last post for the year in order to praise the group and what they’ve accomplished.

My 2011 year end Top Ten H!P Girls – KAKKO-II.COM
Looks like some of this year’s rookies are already working their magic on Zush.