Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – February 14th, 2012

Ray’s Picks

Report: Buono! Concert In Paris – Hello! SayuNii
Ado gathers together a rather comprehensive take on the big event! Lots of fun to read through and soak in!

Buono! in Paris – Prolog – Berryz Kobo International
Zush is getting ready to tell us about his own individual experience meeting the group.

World Domination Part 1: So You Want to Hit Daebak in Japan – idol love
A strongly opinionated take on how Kpop groups can succeed in Japan. Funny, biting, and controversial.

World Domination Part 2: So You Want to Conquer the West – idol love
… Followed by an equally thought-provoking take on Jpop and Kpop in America. I wish Akanishi Jin’s recent success was addressed in this piece, though.

UFA Sapporo – Pure Idol Heart
Erika! There you are! I missed you! Have you done any AV since last we saw your pretty face?

In defence of Idols – Shoujiki Media
A great piece responding to some CNN article about AKB48 and their perceived faults.

Shokotan to perform first Asia tour – Tokyograph
She should call this Nerd World 2012. Or The Pacific Rim Pussy Eating Challenge.

“Suugaku Joshi Gakuen” PB Announced – Hello! SayuNii
A bunch of idols in schoolgirl outfits. Holy shit, this should be a SERIES of PBs!

Happy Valentines Day! – Wandering Wota
The aspirations here are worth noting.

SKE48 – Hanikami Lollipop PV – Selective Hearing
You’d think with “Lollipop” in the title they’d at least work a Freudian undertone or two into it.

AKB48 – Give Me Five – Selective Hearing
I just realized: is the title of this song a veiled request for a handjob?

30 Day Idol Challenge 13 ~AKB48 Member~ – Shanimuni Paradise
An excellent choice is made by Tsukiki.

The Day Before Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Langdimus goes over the different stickers one can get with the new Scandal.

Omg~ It looks cuter and more adorible than I imagined~ Sayumin… – Idols and Hollywood
Sayu continues to do what she does best.

Sayumi Michishige, Eri Kamei, Reina Tanaka – Snuggle Bunnies – Hello! Project Feet
A very sexy picture of the trio.

Iwasa Misaki’s [Mujineki] 1st Week Sales + Review – MELOS no Michi
A rather pointed reminder of how important the AKB hierarchy is and its influence on sales.

NMB48 Hit No.1 On The Oricon Chart And Create History – IXA Ready
Congratulations to NMB48 for their accomplishment!

Baby Blossom Guitar Picks Distributed at Shinjuku Station – MELOS no Michi
You can clutch them while fapping to AKB48 for some rockin’ extra friction.