Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – January 12th, 2012

Chiima’s Picks

Quack. Quack. Ack. – Nia’s Wonderland!
Nia rants and rages in this review of Morning Musume’s latest Duck-fest. This is a very entertaining review, so if you hate the PV, or even love it, check it out!

Ray’s Picks

Pyoko Pyoko Baby Chicks!! – Itsumo Genki
Isilie impresses not only with a nice summary of the debate so far, but with some of the most gruesome captioning of screencaps for this PV yet.

S/mileage – “Chotomate Kudasai!” PV Released – Hello! SayuNii
There’s some confusion about certain aspects of the video, but an overall positive impression.

Wait a Minute! Is this MomoClo!? – S/mileage’s ‘Chotto Matte Kudasai’ PV Review/Rant – Okay! Musume Time
This reads more like an extended therapy session than a PV review, but it’s entertaining beyond belief.

Wonder Girls appear at Samsung & Monster Cable booths at CES 2012 in Las Vegas – allkpop
Wonder Girls are reduced to Asian booth babes at a tech show.

Wonder Girls “DJ is Mine” Review – Shanimuni Paradise
Tsukiki is very confident that this single will be the Ameerican breakout song for WG.

Ai Kotoba (VOICE) – Gold Hikari
Die considers this a diamond in the rough, but is very encouraged by the direction Goto Maki’s taken.

Resonant Blue – limited edition first printing – Kickstarter
CJ of The Groove Music Life is starting the Kickstarter campaign for his first book…

An excerpt from RESONANT BLUE – Resonant Blue
… And here’s an excerpt to give you an idea of what you’ll be getting.

NYC/Nakayama Yuma – Wonderful Cupid/Garasu no Mahou CD review – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary still hates the A-side but loves the other songs on the release.

Harajuku Poupées: Agejo – Plastic Candy
Alvy looks at an emerging fashion trend in Japan.

日之内エミ – ME… – Plastic Candy
Alvy’s J-urban week continues with a review of this Hinouchi Emi album.

Dream Morning Musume – Shining Butterfly PV – Selective Hearing
Greg wants to be a Dorimu douchebag boyfriend. So do I.

Mitsui Aika’s Ameba Blog Is Officially Open, Titled “aika” – Hello! SayuNii
Oh good! Now we can keep track of her career after she leaves Momusu in a few… days? Weeks? Real soon, hopefully.

Thoughts on Lovetan Growing Up – Wota (in training)
I find the comparison to Mayuyu especially interesting in Todd’s examination of Oota Aika’s career.

Aphrodite – Kasai Tomomi – AKB48 Journal
Kasai confirms her reasons for wearing that shirt during the janken tournament.

Photo – Idols and Hollywood
I like this, but I’m an old punk bastard.

SNSD goes on Holiday – Seoulbeats
If SNSD really went on holiday, wouldn’t it be as far away from each other as possible?

Twitter Translation: Omma Wants You To Send Her Questions ♥ – AfterSchool ❤
The things I want to ask Jungah shouldn’t be said in public.

Strawberry Night SP – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike finds many cliches on display, but doesn’t think it completely wretched.

Airi Suzuki – Cutest Idol – Hello! Project Feet
I’d take issue with her being the cutest, but she IS nice eyecandy.

Picspam News! – Morningtime
Horses and dogs and now… vampires!

Wada Ayaka’s 2nd PB Announced, Titled “Aya -aya-” – Hello! SayuNii
Oh, THIS makes up for Yukka going away forever… NOT.