Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – March 13th, 2012

Ray’s Picks

AKB48 to Perform in Washington, DC March 27th 2012! – New School Kaidan
This is an unexpected treat for American fans! Maybe we’ll see Congressmen waving lightsticks!

[AMERICA] AKB48 to Perform in Washington DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival – MELOS no Michi
Here is the line-up for the event.

Unleashing the Inner Fangirl – KAT-TUN’S ‘LOCK-ON’ PV Review!!! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima squees over a Johnny’s group, especially Kame. Can you blame her?

Temple Students And Professor Compose Song For 1-Year Anniversary Of Japanese Earthquake – aramatheydidnt
Another video to commemorate the Tohoku tragedy.

“S/mileage MegaBank Vol.5 ~2 Years Anniversary Special~” Announced – Hello! SayuNii
Like Ayuchii, I can’t help but marvel at all the changes they’ve undergone in the past year alone.

ABCHO 1st Single Announced, Titled “Me wo Tojite Gyusshiyo” . Hello! SayuNii
As long as there’s some hot lesbianic subtext, I’m looking forward to this.

GACKT Visits Earthquake Memorial Services in Iwate and Miyagi – aramatheydidnt
Gackt and his band pay their respects.

Dream Morning Musume Memorial Pack For Android, Recochoku, and iTunes Announced – Hello! SayuNii
This is a great tie-in to the momentous concert at the Budokan.

CinDy in Watarirouka Hashiritai 7?! | Rant – Wandering Wota
An argument against CinDy that is both passionate and thoughtful.

Lessons Learned from the Idol Challenge – Samurai Tamashii
A personal look at the difficulties of idol blogging. I’m sure many of us can sympathize.

Jin Akanishi – Japonicana – Selective Hearing
Greg likes the album but doesn’t see it making the inroads it should with the American market.

~Smap vs. Jero – モーニングBerryz48
MB goes back to 2008 for this meeting of musical greats over some balls.

Nogizaka46 vs Sasshi Is On! . IXA Ready
My money’s on Sasshi.

Chef Tatsuya Kawagoe Debuts as Artist – aramatheydidnt
This guy should team up with Shingo Mama.

Amuro Namie to hold 20th anniversary live in her hometown Okinawa – Karakui.net
Twenty years? Amuro is indeed like fine wine.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
KFM rears its head again, Langdimus style.

Photo of the Day – Genki Almost Idol
And this is a case of FFF, amirite?

Jmovie review: The Last Ronin / Saigo no Chuushingura – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike finds himself enchanted by a particular presence in this movie.

tutumon:This is seriously the tiniest PB ever XD So cute… – Idols and Hollywood
So does this mean you can only fap with your thumb and pointer finger?

pup:bamboobranch:koiwokatarushijin:Sayaka’s interview from… – Idols and Hollywood
A great article about Sayaka and the Philippines.

haruchan16:Kawaii~them Dimples~ ;A;Is it just me or has… – Idols and Hollywood
I think she just realizes there’s life after AKB, and is acting accordingly.