Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – February 26th, 2012

Ray’s Picks

Aso Natsuko LIVE (my first live idol event!) – Happy Disco
A great report from Serenyty! My favorite part was about the wotagei…

Mitsumune Kaoru’s 30s HP CM At first I just thought it was a… – Idols and Hollywood
I’d definitely like to see more of this idol, she DOES hold her own against the senbatsu.

Moretsu PV Now Up On Momoclo’s Official Channel – Happy! Go! Lucky!
Jess gives a whole lotta screencap love to the epic PV.

C-ute’s ‘Dai Nana Shou “Utsushikutter Gomen Ne” Album Review! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima gives the album the track-by-track treatment.

Nishikido Ryo to star as himself in [Papa wo Idol] – aramatheydidnt
Not the best of timing for a JE idol to be in a father-fantasy drama…

Rina Koike ~ VYJ No.120 – Jappydolls
As always, she is absolutely gorgeous!

30 Day Idol Challenge 24&25 ~Admitting/Non-Japanese~ – Shanimuni Paradise
Tsukiki makes some interesting choices here…

30 Day Idol Challenge 26 ~Character~ – Shanimuni Paradise
… And a highly commendable one here.

The Difference Between Good and Bad Music – Konno’s Story
I’m reminded of dancing about architecture in this thought piece about the subjective nature of taste.

“My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.”–平野綾♥ – モーニングBerryz48
MB sidesteps the recent scandal and explains in her usual detailed manner why Aya Hirano is a top idol.

#1 Oota Yuuki (太田ゆうき) – Pure Idol Heart
Gaki provides more info on this act…

#2 Doll☆Elements – Pure Idol Heart
… As well as this one.

Ai Candy – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
For her birthday, Langdimus celebrates the many looks of Shinozaki Ai.

Akimoto Sayaka Completes Tokyo Marathon 2012 – MELOS no Michi
Congratulations to Sayaka on her achievement!

Kumai-chan shooting her next solo DVD – Berryz Kobo International
This time around, they’re taking a cue from Full Metal Jacket: “Don’t make it too obvious, but I want to see fur and early morning dew.” Okay, not really.

Yamapi in Lips + Ray + Cancam (with Chinen) – aramatheydidnt
I wanted more picture of Yamapi and Chinen together… doing stuff… to each other… repeatedly…

Some things from Paris – Berryz Kobo International
Zush shares some souvenirs.

Staff tweeted that Miyamoto Karin had a photoshoot for UptoBoy… – Idols and Hollywood
A nice reminder of what a cutie she is. (Hey, she’d look great with a zap gun, wouldn’t she?)

Kikkawa Yuu – One For You – Selective Hearing
Greg discovers that working at the fringes of UFA/H!P works to Yuu’s advantage with this album.

Photo of the Day – Genki Almost Idol
Mmmm. Sayummy indeed.