Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – February 29th, 2012

Ray’s Picks

Kago Ai reveals her 6 month pregnant look! – aramatheydidnt
So far, so good, I’m hoping. Everybody send her good vibes!

TBS to start new prime time music show with Nakai Masahiro, AKB48, Esumi Makiko – Tokyograph
With SMAP’s frontman as MC, I wonder if Acchan will be banned from this show?

Akimoto Yasushi creates new drama series with Johnny’s Jr. and AKB48 members – Tokyograph
Paving the way for Moonies-styled mass marriages of JE boys to dash-48 girls in 2013…

Nagase’s little X-rated problem… – aramatheydidnt
If it doesn’t work out, Nagase should ask Aki-P to hook him up with an NMB48 girl or three.

Ready for another chapter of the Jin AkanishixMeisa Kuroki saga? – aramatheydidnt
Some more brutal details emerge, making me finally wonder if it isn’t Jin but the system that’s at fault here.

Shinoda Mariko and Matsui Rena are Chukyou Racecourse Ambassadors – MELOS no Michi
What next? I’m thinking AKB-sponsored funeral homes and taxidermists.

Brother of deceased motorcyclist in Daesung controversy sits down with ‘Star In’ – allkpop
On the one hand, it’s sad this happened. On the other, the clarifications are very helpful.

Otsuka Ai to release a new picture book and song for the first time in 2 years! – aramatheydidnt
Hopefully she’s working her way up to more music – maybe even a collaboration with hubby Su? – in the near future.

30 Day Idol Challenge 28 ~Special Someone~ – Shanimuni Paradise
Another intriguing choice by Tsukiki, from my daughter’s current favorite group.

People tell a lot of “Lies”! – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami has some choice words for T-ara’s foray into Japan.

Lily – Berryz Kobo International
Zush enthuses over screencaps of Kumai’s new DVD…

Clip of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
… And Langdimus has his own way of appreciating Yurina.

Dream Morning Musume – Shining Butterfly – Selective Hearing
Greg muses on the one and only single from the group.

Goo Hara transforms into “Black Hara” – allkpop
Black Hara? Is she trying to imitate Lois Lane?

KARA’s “Girls Power” Japanese MV released – Koreaboo
Alas, Native American Hara does not appear here, so Lois Lane is still ahead of her.

Perfume’s Kirin Hyouketsu CM featuring new song “Spring of Life” + Making of – aramatheydidnt
The start of a new Perfume world order?

Miyabi Natsuyaki – Buono Girl! – Hello! Project Feet
Sexy, sexy Seabiscuity goodness.

30 Fresh Faces Vol 3A – Pure Idol Heart
More idols to discover…

Fresh 30 Vol 3B – Pure Idol Heart
… And even more!

#3 Starmarie (スターマリー-) – Pure Idol Heart
Gaki profiles this adorable trio.

Photo of the Day – Genki Almost Idol
Mayuyu is looking quite fine, as always.