Recommended Reading: April 17th, 2012
Pledis Entertainment’s new girl group Hello Venus revealed – allkpop
Pledis always seemed to be the Kpop company trying hardest to emulate Hello! Project, and this just makes it more obvious.
Tokyo Girls’ Style [Tsuioku] Short PV – Pure Idol Heart
The dark horse of the idol worlds continue to go about their own path.
JKT48 to star in their first Japanese CM – aramatheydidnt
The demand for 48 idols can’t be handled by domestic groups alone.
Nogizaka46 To Change Choreography for 2nd Single – MELOS no Michi
Aki-P listened, and gave the people what they want.
TOKIO leader advises Ryo Nishikido not to pull an Akanishi in real life – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
It’s official: Bakanishi is now a cautionary tale.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
She’s also got a purty mouth.
Morning Musume & S/mileage New Members FC Event Announced – Hello! SayuNii
One: They’re like a small army in their own right, aren’t they? Two: Fangs looks sexy even when she’s just lying around.
Fudanjuku – ‘Ame Tokidoki Hare Nochi Niji’ PV! – aramatheydidnt
The idol drag kings release their latest.
Morning Musume Now Holds The Record For Most Consecutive Top 10 Singles – Hello! SayuNii
There’s some rewards in simply hanging in there, and this is one record AKB won’t ever go near, I’ll bet.
Hello! Review: C-ute “Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku” – Hello! SayuNii
Another very thorough look at an H!P release, especially focused on the outfits and the song.
Ryu-Unit, New Jap Swing – Karakui
Da Pump lives on forever!
C-ute – Old School Cuties! – Hello! Project Feet
Great pics… but no Megukami!
Event Flicks: Nana Works the Runway for American Eagle – AfterSchool ❤
God bless the winners of the genetic lottery, eh?
An idol ‘graduating’ should not be front-page news – aramatheydidnt
An interesting opinion about Acchan’s graduation – from a reality where idols AREN’T the most important thing in the world, if you can imagine that.
Denpa-Gumi Inc- “Denparade Japan” MV short – Neaux Clicked on It
In true idol fashion, this video rides the line between sexy and insipid.
Hana Yori Dango: ‘Fixing’ the Bad-Boy – In Which Isilie Reviews
You’ll need some previous knowledge of the drama, but Isilie does a stellar job of examining the character dynamics and its depths, and writes quite eloquently as a fan enraptured by the show. Today’s best read by far.
My top NEWS songs (minus the A-sides) – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary shares songs she wants to see on the NEWS Best album’s extra disc.