June 7, 2014
On to the top ranking idols and comments afterwards.
On to the top ranking idols and comments afterwards.
The big event is here and wota have a great deal to say about it!
Here are the first few hours of reactions from the Idolminded Tweetstream. It reflects the confusion, disbelief, anger, and sorrow that many felt upon hearing the news.
A look at the rising AKB idol in action!
Two-shots, two-shots, two-shots! Aim tweets another H!P concert!
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At the Babyraids show! Tomochin’s new album! Jpop idols to AV idols? What’s this about EXO?
Will you be seeing them in New York? Yabu gets a girlfriend! Looking back at Okada Yukiko.
What’s going on with this group? Crests explores indie idol groups! Steve watches Japanese TV shows! Chiima steals chocolate!
More fun with the Virgin Club! SNH48 eyecandy! Kalafina’s adorable shark-lover! Can you campaign too much for the AKB senbatsu?
Oh No! Vanilla Beans on Vine! Aim tweets an H!P concert! Crest tweets a whole lot!
Senbatsu election appeal videos! Arashi, those adorable idiots! How to get happi!
Really, C-ute? Finishing the AKB game! Momusu’s twelfth gen auditions! The glue gun returns! Aim has an identity crisis!
The 48G electioneering begins! Messages from Nino Jima! Aim watches a NEWS concert! And more!
Playing the new AKB game app! Learning AKB abbreviations! Captain eyecandy!
Living the life! A long dialogue on many things 48G! Baby talk! Gem!
When idols feel each other up! Chiima and AimXAim have another round of uber-tweeting! How much respect do idols deserve?
Takahashi Minami announces her graduation plans! More tributes to Sayumi! BiS release their bikini video!
Reactions to Sayumi’s graduation news continues to pour inn! Idolminded is watching you closely! And more!
Initial reactions on the popular idol’s departure from Morning Musume.
the number 244 on Tokyo Girls’ Style at the J-Pop Summit! Babymetal in Los Angeles! And more!
OSAKA★SHUNKASHUTO: Dawn of Something Wonderful – Pure Idol Heart
Gaki profiles this crowdfunded idol group.
Kojimako Interview (BOMB) – AKBlogs
I love how this interview begins with an exclamation of how old she is. Beyond that, it’s a solid interview of her current status and activities.
Fairies – Fairies Review – Selective Hearing
Greg is not all that impressed by what amounts to a compilation album from the group’s first two years.
Idol Renaissance – 17 Sai – J-Pop Idols
This is the group’s first single.
The Possible – Zenryoku Banzai! My Movie! – J-Pop Idols
Not a movie but a music video compilation with some extras.
S/mileage releases the covers for their 17th single! – Sakura Mankai
I’m not sure if I like any of the covers that much, but Limited B is probably the best of the lot.
Dempagumi.inc – World Wide Dempa Tour 2014 in Nippon Budokan – Yume de Owaranyo! - – J-Pop Idols
Details and a setlist for the upcoming DVD release.
Bitter & Sweet to (finally) release their second dvd single – Sakura Mankai
Possible new song for H!P Kenshuusei! – Sakura Mankai
Some very encouraging news from the fringes of Hello! Project.
Selective Hearing’s News Roundup – Selective Hearing
Greg provides news highlights and videos.
J-Pop Summit- Tokyo Girls Style [live] – the number 244
An excellent report of TGS’s Stateside activities, with plenty of photos and videos.
YANAKIKU wins fans at J-Pop Summit – Selective Hearing
Another report from the event, this one focused on the lesser known vocal duo.
Palet – Victory – J-Pop Idols
Details on the group’s next single, the first with their new member.
H!P Summer 2014 KOREZO: Share it if you like it – Ice Cream & My Jiggly
Members of H!P take photos and share them with fans.
H!P kenshuusei preformed another new song! – Sakura Mankai
More good news for the Eggs.
Caramel Ribbon – First Secret – J-Pop Idols
Details on the group’s next single, coming out tomorrow!
Rev. from DVL – Do my Best – J-Pop Idols
The latest from Hashimoto Kanna and some other girls.
PASSPO☆ Reveals the Short MV for their New Single “Himawari” – Tokyo Girls Update
I dunno, the costume – and everything else – feels like more of the same from this group. Which is not a bad thing if that’s what you like.
palet to release Music Cards for “VICTORY” in 20 Different Types including Bikini Shots! – Tokyo Girls Update
Bikini shots? Now I’m interested!
Terashima Yufu – Campanula no Yuuutsu – J-Pop Idols
Details on the ex-BiS idol’s second solo single.
Idol Metal Next Wave: NEXT SHOJO JIKEN – Pure Idol Heart
Gaki profiles another metal idol group with videos a-plenty.
BABYMETAL Debut USA Live First Look – Pure Idol Heart
Babymetal takes on La La Land and Gaki has the videos of their big show.
Berikyu in Paris, Part 3: 2nd Signing – madara_blog
Madara shares a whole lot more photos from the event, including some of a very dapper older gentleman.
Nogizaka46 : Talk show at Japan Expo (part 2) – J-Pop Idols
Eight of the members speak to an audience of fans.
Tacoyaki Rainbow- “Zesshō! Naniwa de umareta shōjo-tachi” MV – Neaux Clicked on It
Charo? Well, that at least got me interested.
Possible Member of BABYMETAL Goes to Hospital – Pure Idol Heart
Hopefully there were no serious injuries and everyone is fine.
Dempa Gumi Inc.- “Lemon Iro” MV – Neaux Clicked on It
The idols slow it down a notch or two in their new video.
This week in music 07.30.2014 – New School Kaidan
There’s a whole lot of idol releases this week, including Juice=Juice and Momoiro Clover Z.
Looking back at six-member SMAP! Equality in Kis-My-Ft2! And more!
HSJ’s Weekender – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary is on the fence about getting this new single from Hey! Say! JUMP, sharing the details of the release.
The Shounen Club 3 December 2010 review – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary finds this episode manages to get plenty of Juniors to perform, which is a good thing.
SMAP to Release New Album + 5 Dome Tour – JE fandom
Great news for SMAP fans!
No more Disparity among Kis-My-Ft2 – JE fandom
Finally, they’re on equal footing! I guess thanks are due to Nakai?
Mori Katsuyuki’s Letter Bring Tears to SMAP – JE fandom
I dunno, the letter seems kind of odd to me but apparently it hits all the right notes among old friends.
HyunA reveals new single and video! SM reveals new girl group Red Velvet! And more!
Top 10 K-pop Groups/Soloists/Duos – Konno’s Story
Konno Asami shares this personal top ten, which isn’t at all surprising for regular readers but has fascinating write-ups for each choice.
Taetiseo could get a reality show, and hopefully we’ll get entertainment gold – Asian Junkie
Yeah, the potential for drama is pretty huge with two-thirds of this trio.
Sistar Supplies Songs for the Summer with “Touch & Move” – seoulbeats
Laura reviews the album track by track, finding an enjoyable summery effort from the group.
SM Girl Group Red Velvet to debut with “Happiness” – seoulbeats
SM decides not to tease for too long, and quickly introduces their new group.
KPOP Highlight: HYUNA- “RED” MV – Neaux Clicked on It
Neaux considers HyunA out-diva-ing some better known singers with this crazy video.
SME’s new girl group is called Red Velvet & their “Happiness” MV teaser is … a thing – Asian Junkie
The profile pics make me think they’re promoting a line of muumuus.
HyunA’s music video for “Red” delivers entertainment and gloriousness – Asian Junkie
A whole lot of love is directed on HyunA’s latest, especially its take on a certain children’s song. I also like the defense of HyunA as a Kpop idol, it makes a whole lot of sense to me.
The SNH48 election event and concert! Also, meet the third gen!
SNH48 1st General Election Results: – Shanghai48s
Congratulations to the senbatsu! Or do they use a Chinese term instead?
2014-07-26 SNH48 election concert photos – Part 1/5 – Shanghai48s
2014-07-26 SNH48 election concert photos – Part 2/5 – Shanghai48s
2014-07-26 SNH48 election concert photos – Part 3/5 – Shanghai48s
2014-07-26 SNH48 election concert photos – Part 4/5 – Shanghai48s
2014-07-26 SNH48 election concert photos – Part 5/5 – Shanghai48s
A great selection of photos. The idols look especially good in the red outfits.
2014-07-26 SNH48 3rd Gen member Yang Yinyu: “Today… – Shanghai48s
2014-07-26 SNH48 3rd Gen member Wang Lu: “Hi~ Hello… – Shanghai48s
2014-07-26 SNH48 3rd Gen member Wang Baishuo: “Hello… – Shanghai48s
2014-07-26 SNH48 3rd Gen member Li Xuan: “Nervous!… – Shanghai48s
2014-07-26 SNH48 3rd Gen member Liu Jiongran: “Hello… – Shanghai48s
2014-07-26 SNH48 3rd Gen member Zhang Xin: “Hello :P… – Shanghai48s
Most of these introductions are boiler plate idol talk. And then there’s these…
2014-07-26 SNH48 3rd Gen member Liang Huiwen: “Hello… – Shanghai48s
L’Oreal? I guess it’s a commercial reference?
2014-07-26 SNH48 3rd Gen member Xu Yiren: “I have a… – Shanghai48s
Pocky? I don’t get it.
2014-07-26 SNH48 3rd Gen member Li Qingyang: “3rd… – Shanghai48s
SNH48 election event results – Part 1/5
SNH48 election event results – Part 2/5
SNH48 election event results – Part 3/5
SNH48 election event results – Part 4/5
SNH48 election event results – Part 5/5
More great photos of this epic event.
It;s Matsui and Matsui in the Senbatsu Trap! Also, Lu Ting! Kizaki Yuria! Sashihara Rino! And more!
AKB48 Yuria Kizaki “Boku no Great na Kanojo” on WPB Magazine – HEBIROTE AKB48
Subtly smoldering, undeniably adorable.
2014-07-25 SNH48 Team SII member Li Yuqi: (Miyazawa Sae &… – Shanghai48s
Sleeping idols always strike me as so attractive… and vulnerable…
vita308: AKB48 Theater 2014.June – Jurina48
At first, Jurina’s outfit looks cool and eclectic. Then I stare at it and it feels like a hot mess.
Kikkawa You – Yuuwaku (Photobook) – J-Pop Idols
Still loving that cover!
松井珠理奈 Shared publicly - 6:48… – Jurina48
松井珠理奈 松井玲奈 – Jurina48
松井珠理奈 Shared publicly - 5:23… – Jurina48
Photo – Jurina48
akb48gifs: Requested. 松井玲奈 松井珠理奈 – Jurina48
Photo – Jurina48
The two lovely Matsuis, Rena and Jurina!
松井玲奈 松井珠理奈 須田亜香里 – Jurina48
The Matsuis and non-Matsui Suda Akari. If she changed her name to Matsui, they could have a Ramones or Donnas thing going.
itsumono: 道重さゆみオフィシャルブログ「サユミンランドール」Powered by Ameba – Jurina48
Even the shape of Michishige Sayumi’s face is gorgeous.
2014-07-27 SNH48 Team NII member Lu Ting – Shanghai48s
2014-07-27 SNH48 Team SII member Chen Guanhui – Shanghai48s
2014-07-27 SNH48 Team NII member Huang TingTing (with Chen… – Shanghai48s
2014-07-28 SNH48 Team NII member Huang TingTing – Shanghai48s
2014-07-28 SNH48 Team SII member Chen Guanhui – Shanghai48s
Three of my favorite SNH48 idols.
松井玲奈 – Jurina48
Because you can never get enough Matsui Rena, here’s a pictorial featuring just her.
2014-07-27 SNH48 Team SII member Kong Xiaoyin – Shanghai48s
She can be my Pooh bear anytime.
2014-07-28 SNH48 Team NII member Lin Siyi – Shanghai48s
HKT48 Rino Sashihara “AKB55 Gravure Sousenkyo #1″ on Shukan Gendai – HEBIROTE AKB48
Sasshi seems to get all the raciest spreads. For instance, this one.
HamsapSukebe on Yoshiwara Uradoushin and Mama ga Ikita Akashi!
Mama ga Ikita Akashi – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike tries out this fatal disease drama based on the strength of the cast, which includes Mano Erina.
Yoshiwara Uradoushin Eps 1-5 – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike finds this drama about an Edo-era red light district one of his favorites for the season.
BABYMETAL win the Heavy Metal World Cup! Pony Canyon announces Debt Repayment Idol group! And more!
岸谷 香「Romantic Warriors」 – モーニングBerryz48
Kishitani Kaori of Princess Princess has released a single that’s gotten MB very excited.
Niimo – Zenryoku Koi Moyou – J-Pop Idols
Details on the group’s fourth single.
Which do you like best? Check Out SKE48′s 5 New Songs! – Tokyo Girls Update
A chance to try out the new single’s various tracks.
BABYMETAL win Metal Hammer’s ‘Heavy Metal World Cup’, metal fans mad and pathetic – Asian Junkie
Fans are rejoicing, haters are hating – but still, congratulations for their continued conquering of the world!
Full version of AKB48′s 37th Single – Kokoro no Placard broadcasted on All Night Nippon, Kawaei Rina passes her Medicinal Cooking Coordinator course! – AKB48WrapUp
Looks like Rina is moving forward, which is great.
Open Your Hearts (and Wallets) For an Idol Group Like You’ve Never Seen Before! – Tokyo Girls Update
On the one hand, this concept does point out a hard truth about the idol industry. On the other, this just seems so primed to fail and probably lose money for a lot of people.
Video Pantsu: Aoyama Thelma- “SMILE AGAIN” MV short – Neaux Clicked on It
Neaux enjoys the flow of the soloist’s latest.
Cute Plus-sized Girls Group “Chubbiness” Opens Their Second Branch Restaurant! – Tokyo Girls Update
So do they want to be Kenny Rogers big in music or Kenny Rogers big in restaurants?
FEMM have released “Girls Night Out” MV, their follow-up to “Fuck Boyz Get Money” – Asian Junkie
Another girl positive song!
Berikyu in Paris, Part 2: Q&A – madara_blog
A whole lot of pics and videos from the event.
Gamushara visits a haunted house! Did a Junior make a girl get an abortion? And more!
Shounen Club 2014.07.09 Review – J-Everything
The show really could use a little less Sexy Zone at this point.
Gamushara 2014.06.29 Review – J-Everything
One of the teams visit a haunted house, because reasons…
VS Arashi 2014.06.19 Review – J-Everything
Arashi go against a movie cast, which includes their kouhai and Ohno-fanboy Chinen Yuri.
Rants & Raves : It’s all Good – JE Fandom
Lots to love in this installment.
Johnny’s-Watcher Rumor Round-Up (Digest 010) – JE Fandom
The most recent batch of rumors that have been floating around.
Crayon Pop finish their time with Lady Gaga! Sulli goes on hiatus from f(x)! Taemin of SHINee announces solo debut! And more!
Park Bom leaves “Roommate” due to controversy, thus rendering reality TV pointless – Asian Junkie
The irony is overwhelming. And it’s kind of amazing to me how this continues to be an issue.
Crayon Pop end their successful Lady Gaga experience + hold Los Angeles fanmeet – Asian Junkie
Lady Gaga in the helmet makes it all so worthwhile.
Happy 5th Anniversary, 4Minute! K-Pop Girl Group’s Top 5 Music Videos – Billboard
A very nice countdownn of the group’s best.
f(x)’s Sulli to take a hiatus – seoulbeats
Another idol laid low by scandal?
f(x) end “Red Light” promotions, Sulli wishes to take break … oh boy – Asian Junkie
Yeah, this probably is just the start…
CSJH’s Lina to marry actor Jang Seung Jo, which is great, but this is now a CSJH post – Asian Junkie
I also miss The Grace – but hey, congratulations on the nuptials!
SM Announces Taemin’s Solo Debut – seoulbeats
Gaya has some interesting thoughts on this announcement.
SNH48 prepares for the election concert!
2014-07-26 SNH48’s 《一心向前》 election concert will be LIVE… – Shanghai48s
The excitement and anticipation builds…
2014-07-25 SNH48 members rehearsing today for their election… – Shanghai48s
2014-07-25 SNH48 members were rehearsing all day for their big… – Shanghai48s
And here’s a whole lot of pics!
2014-07-24 SNH48 members practicing hard for their upcoming… – Shanghai48s
A look at some of the wardrobe and news of four new songs!
Shiraishi Mai! Yamamoto Sayaka! Miyawaki Sakura! Takayanagi Ayane! And more!
NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto “HBD21″ on Big Comic Spirits Magazine – HEBIROTE AKB48
山本彩 – Jurina48
Yamamoto Sayaka in a variety of bikinis. That pretty much sums up all her pictorials.
松井珠理奈 Shared publicly - 7:29… – Jurina48
Miyazawa Sae and Matsui Jurina are showing hot love to a humongous pole.
ヤングアニマル 2014 No.15 橋本環奈 – Jurina48
Hashimoto Kanna shows us why she’s considered a thousand year idol.
宮脇咲良 – Jurina48
Miyawaki Sakura is so close to becoming my top idol right now…
高柳明音 – Jurina48
Takayanagi Ayane in a very nice pictorial.
松井珠理奈 – Jurina48
Candy WHAT? Count me in!
2014-07-25 SNH48 Team NII member Huang TingTing – Shanghai48s
Huang TingTing gets all flowery.
松井玲奈 – Jurina48
Not the greatest Matsui Rena set, but still… Rena!
Thennary on Kamen Teacher! Mikuchin on Suikyu Yankees! Tsui no Sumika!
Kamen Teacher mid-season impressions – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary finds this show a great breath of fresh air for the “teacher and delinquent class” genre.
Tsui no Sumika – Jdrama Weblog
Information on the drama starring Miritani Kirei.
Suikyu Yankees Episode 2 – JE fandom
Mikuchin enjoyed this episode of the water polo drama and is looking forward to plot developments in the next one.