Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – January 6th, 2012

Ray’s Picks

AKB48 Highest Overall Single Sales (for a female group) – MELOS no Michi
The baton is passed…

AKB48 and My Opinion – Okay! Musume Time
A very interesting opinion from Chiima on her feelings about AKB48 and Hello! Project…

Change for Better or for Worse in Hello Project – Wota (in training)
… With Minaa providing something of a mirror opposite? I’m not sure, but it feels that way.

Dear asshole, don’t call Smugleaf a whore. – idol love
This is perhaps the most thorough fisking I’ve ever seen in the wotasphere. A bravura performance worth reading.

パンツの穴 THE MOVIE 童貞喪失ラプソディー (2011) [DVD-RIP] & [DVD-ISO] – Jappydolls
Yes! Now you can watch Pantsu no Ana The Movie! You know you want to!

Happy 15th Birthday to Ishida Ayumi~^^~!!! – Chuu Sugoi Idol
Man, those new Musumes are getting old FAST.

Kyarypamyupamyu’s “Oh! My God!! Harajuku Girl” exclusive interview: Nakata Yasutaka (capsule) – aramatheydidnt
Lots of interesting insights by Nakata which show why Kyary is worth our time and rapt attention.

Yamapi to sing theme song for his drama under Warner Music Japan label – aramatheydidnt
Ploughing forward with that solo career…

Yamapi to release first official solo single – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim reacts to the news, partly in reaction to NEWS.

Sawajiri Erika becomes Audrey Hepburn for ’sweet’ magazine – aramatheydidnt
It’s a nice portrait but by no means does it outshine the original.

Dream Morning Musume – “Shining Butterfly” Full Radio Preview Released – Hello! SayuNii
Ado finds appeal in this song for both fans of Real Morning Musume as well as those of Nuevo Momusu.

KARA’s Gyuri transforms into a Smurfette as punishment – allkpop
Now I’m trying to imagine Smurfette doing the “Mister” dance…

KARA’s Goo Hara cuddles up against Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha – allkpop
In contrast to Park Gyuri, the only thing blue here are my balls…

2012 Golden Globes award theme to be composed by Yoshiki – aramatheydidnt
There will be an obligatory collapse by the percussion section of the orchestra towards the end of the song.

French Kiss Announces 5th Single and an Album – MELOS no Michi
But will we ever actually get to see their group name enacted between all three girls? Will we?

Morning Musume – “Pyoco Pyoco Ultra” Single V Cover Released – Hello! SayuNii
I don’t care much for Gaki but this really shouldn’t be the way she goes out.

PerfumeAR App for iOS and Android – yonasu.com
It’s a real interesting idea and pretty forward-thinking.

Pocket Morning Berryz Weekly Q&A (Week of 1/6/2012) from H!O~!!! – Chuu Sugoi Idol
There’s a couple of interesting nuggets here, I think.