Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – March 16th, 2012

Ray’s Picks

Akimoto Yasushi Talks About SDN48 – MELOS no Michi
I find this statement puzzling: surely Aki-P isn’t as impotent to guide SDN48’s fate as he seems to imply here?

Kis-My-Ft2 to get their own variety show – Never Ending Music Power
Oh please let everyone – hosts, guests, audience – be on roller skates.

Aya Ueto in Leslie Kee’s “THE COLORS OF HOPE” photobook – aramatheydidnt
More Ueto loveliness, with artistic intent as icing on the cake.

Ranran to be Regular in Golf Nadeshiko – aramatheydidnt
Our Pop Overlords continue to expand their reach beyond music.

JYJ, Sasaeng Fans, and Reconstructing the K-pop Industry – Seoulbeats
An excellent essay that shows how the extremes of fandom spring from the more mundane expressions of fondness we take for granted.

I Want Some “CANDY CANDY”~ – Konno’s Story
Konno has great fondness for his “fav Harajuku bitch”.

Entertained and Charmed – A.B.C.-Z’s ‘Za ABC ~5stars~’ PV Review! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima pays loving attention to her current favorite Johnny’s PV.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Better a Nagel than a Leroy Neiman.

Arama Original: Ameblo net idols – aramatheydidnt
A fascinating look at a kind of idol most of us usually don’t consider.