Category Archives: Noteworthy

Idols and Hollywood On Things She Doesn’t Care About In The Idol World

Natalie lays down the law with five things that don’t interest her but fascinate other idol fans. Ray responds favorably to most of it.

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Uniting Two Worlds For A Happier Wota

Two great tastes that go great together? Fuck yeah! Here are a trio of articles that consider exactly that in the idol world.

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Idol Deadpool: Berryz? Idol Lifepool: Goto Maki?

Will Berryz be plucked? Sophie of J. Popping looks at the evidence and it’s not encouraging. Meanwhile, Gocchin may be thinking a lot of her old colleagues in Dream Morning Musume and that IS encouraging. But how realistic is that?

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Takahashi Ai Speaks Of A Global Jpop

The former leader of Morning Musume speaks with the Daily Yomiuri Online about the global potential of Jpop.

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Thoughts On The New Amuro Namie Tour Photobook

Ray gets all gushy talking about why Amuro Namie is so wonderful and great and so on. Not for the faint of heart.

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The International Hallyu Wave: Threat Or Menace?

Is 2NE1’s new music video anti-Japanese? And just what kind of an impact does Kpop have on other Asian nations?

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Bikkuri Project On Two Extremes Of Idol Reactions

The idol devout and the idol atheists – are you one of them? And if not, where do you lie between them?

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Who Can Be An Eternal Idol?

Seiko Matsuda is called The Eternal Idol. Tsugunaga Momoko also wants to be an Eternal Idol. Does she have what it takes? And if she doesn’t, then who does?

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Masculinity And Idol Boy Bands – The Eternal Struggle

Boyfriend stress that their look is now more masculine. Ray wonders what the hell that means.

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The Idol Deadpool: Yuuka’s Done, Who’s Next?

More posts on Yuuka’s announcement, and some speculation on who’ll be next out the door.

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