Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – January 18th, 2012

Ray’s Picks

Wotagei Guide for AKB48 Concerts [2.0] – MELOS no Michi
You know what they say, “When in Akihabara…”

SOPA blackout! – fly in the f*ing wine
Here’s a reminder of today’s big internet event…

Oppa – Don’t Approve SOPA! – Kpop Kollective
… And further information.

Noriko Kijima ~ DGC No.664 – Jappydolls
This is older material, but young Noriko is quite choice eyecandy.

Oshima Yuko claims center position for “AKB48 Stage Fighter” + Kitarie to write Not Yet’s lyrics? – aramatheydidnt
This looks to be a great year for Yuko. Maybe she can reclaim the senbatsu throne?

Ayu never technically married to Mannie – aramatheydidnt
I guess she was having second thoughts from the start?

Girls’ Generation – The Boys (U.S. Album) – Selective Hearing
Greg does the dirty work of clearing up why this release shouldn’t be getting people’s hopes up.

Nana Mizuki – “Synchrogazer” – Shanimuni Paradise
Tsukiki decides to expand her horizons but finds a familiar face in the process.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Langdimus proves he has mad deductive skillz.

Counterpoint: The DJ is Patient – Seoulbeats
Ashley considers the bright side of this release and what it means for the Girls.

SDN48’s Serina reveals her post-graduation plans -aramatheydidnt
And hey, she can look up Nakanishi Rina if she’s looking for work.

SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi to support Japan at the Korea Expo – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
I know there’s a naked-and-drunk joke I can make here, but I’m drawing a blank.

Iwasa Misaki [Mujineki] Full Radio Rip + Short PV – MELOS no Michi
A shining review that asks what other hidden talents may exist among the AKB girls.

Clothing line apologises for KAT-TUN tweet Around mid-January a… – Idols and Hollywood
I love Junno, especially when blonde, but I agree that this all seems overblown.

Shinhwa’s Eric turns down acting offers in favor for Shinhwa’s comeback – Koreaboo
The boys are getting serious.

your gold, my pink TRAILER for TEENAGE RIOT “青い春” – Neaux Clicked On It
Doesn’t compare to the Sonic Youth song of the same name, but I’m sure Thurston would approve of the randomness of the video.

Japan is more accepting of Rainbow’s banned ‘belly dance’ – allkpop
Alternately, “Japan allows sex to sell”.