Recommended Reading – Catching Up, Part Two
Cheeky Parade Preview – Pure Idol Heart
They look real exciting… and real young…
Sun Music plans to create their first idol group – aramatheydidnt
Are we reaching the whole “Ethel Merman sings disco” saturation point?
m-flo – Square One – Selective Hearing
Greg muses on the stylistic choices made for this seeming return to “square one”.
BREAKING NEWS: controversial blogger not really that controversial – kamichan.com
Don’t know if I want to dive into this, but… Kamichan is no longer blogging, though before he shut down he made a strong defense for the worst accusation made against him.
Wota Raging Over Airi Holding Hands With a Boy in a PV – Selective Hearing
Airi holds hands with a boy in a fictional narrative in a music video. Some fans, of course, are in denial.
Takamina Becomes A Train Announcer For The Yamanote Line – IXA Ready
When I fantasized about Takamina pulling a train, this wasn’t what I had in mind.
Jpop Surrealism x Kpop Surrealism // Cute x Urban // Techno x… – Idols and Hollywood
A meeting of minds. Or something.
L’arc-en-Ciel becomes first Japanese band to headline Madison Square Garden – aramatheydidnt
A great look at this landmark moment in pop culture history. Did Wada Akiko at the Apollo get the same attention?
4 Reasons Why Maki Goto’s G-Emotion FINAL is Worth Your 10000 Yen – Plastic Candy
Reason number three is the best reason.
NYC boys – NYC PV review – Never Ending Music Power
Another fun screencapped review from Thennary. Westside represent!
Clip of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Here’s a thought, Langdimus: H!P girls CAN do this, the videos just haven’t leaked yet.
Minegishi and Watanabe will appear on VOGUE JAPAN – MELOS no Michi
I love this look on both women, but it IS quite a departure.
~9 to 5 – モーニングBerryz48
MB discovers what Kawashima Umika does when she’s not acting.
Selective Hearing Roundtable – Older Idol Fans vs. Newer Idol Fans – Selective Hearing
I kind of wish the claws came out, but this is still a fun read.
luna sea | the one ~crash to create~ | 2012 Luna Sea’s… – Jrocknyc
A great review of the, uh, epic song from the legendary group.
Mina’s Top Ten Female Idols/ Groups Ranking & Explanation – Wota (in training)
Some interesting choices and explanations.
SUPER☆GiRLS [1,000,000☆Smile] Short PV – Pure Idol Heart
Candy finds the PV has more charms than the song itself…
Passpo’s new PV fizzles – Janakya Mottainai
In a similar vein, AimxAim’s love for PASSPO doesn’t help her like their latest much.
I love Vingt-Cinq! – THE Blogpower!!!
Kath goes back a bit to appreciate Nacchi’s solo album.
Continuing the cuteness with Primmzy☆ – aramatheydidnt
Oh My God, this is the cutest bunch of loli idols I’ve seen since GP Basic.
Aya Hirano’s Musical Return Detailed – aramatheydidnt
Hopefully she’ll be allowed to get past the scandal and continue her career in peace.
Arashi being Wild – In Which Isilie Reviews
The best part is Tsukiki’s male friend opining on the fivesome.
Seiko Matsuda: Happy 50th Birthday – Madara Blog
Leave it to Madara to remember this important landmark.
2K12- Korea Night @ CMW – Cutie Party
A lively report from Misa, who seems back in the blogging saddle at last.
Pretty Boys Take Center Stage – seoulbeats
I didn’t care about Nu’est until Brian directed me to Ren’s video. So yeah, Korean pretty boys work. Big time.
BiS To Go Traditional Idols? – Pure Idol Heart
This seems like a desperate plea for help or the last gasps of a tired joke.
G-Dragon thinks T.O.P’s body looks erotic? – allkpop
Johnny’s talents hand over Marching J donations to Tohoku regions in person – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
An incredible close to an incredible charity project.
Ueto Aya shows that she can be more than just cute in ‘Numero TOKYO’ – aramatheydidnt
Wowza. I mean really, wowza.
Dream Morning Musume Special Live 2012 Nippon Budokan DVD & Blu-ray Announced – Hello! SayuNii
Yeah, I’m definitely looking forward to this – not least of all for Ayappe.
SM Entertainment artists issued shares for their own company – Koreaboo
This feels like progress, doesn’t it?
Jin Akanishi’s Japan tour cancelled as penalty for marrying without telling agency – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
Jin and Meisa are beginning to look a lot more sympathetic, all things considered.
Ebisu Muscats- “Honey to Rap” Clip – Neaux Clicked on It
Sora Aoi is looking real good here. As for how it sounds… Well, Sora Aoi is looking real good here.
Fujimoto Miki Gave Birth To A Baby Boy! – Hello! SayuNii
Congratulations to the happy parents!
Girls’ Generation to be featured on 3 hour long Japanese variety show “Mecha×2 Iketeru!” special – allkpop
I hope SNSD know what they’re getting into. And I hope Hyoyeon gets into a slap fight with Okamura.