Recommended Reading: April 26th, 2012
What the Hell Is Happening to BiS? - Nia’s Wonderland!
Nia gives her theories on the ‘Non-conformist Idols’.
Perfume’s Spring of Life and Death – Nia’s Wonderland!
Nia loves it, and gets all fan-girly over her beloved Perfume!
New Subunit Formation for AKB0048 [NO NAME] – MELOS no Michi
DiVA had to earn their capital I and Not Yet were named for their lack of readiness; so I guess this subunit’s generic name is meant to be an insult, too?
New AKB48 sub-group No Name announced – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim has hopes for the line-up, but also faces the realities.
Maeda Atsuko’s 2nd Single Titled [Kimi wa Boku da] – MELOS no Michi
What else can be said, but “Bye bye, bitch!” (I’m referring to the dog Masao, of course.)
A panel of disgruntled ex-employees talk about their experiences in AKB48 – Japanese Entertainment Rumors
None of this is exactly surprising, but hearing actual details makes it much more sordid.
~This is AKBCenter… – モーニングBerryz48
So, you think anybody’s stewing in someone else’s sweaty pit stains in this pic?
A Fitting Farewell – Morning Musume’s ‘Ren’ai Hunter’ Single Review! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima deems this single good enough to see Gaki off, especially with her solo track.
Sadako throws first pitch at pro baseball game – aramatheydidnt
They originally asked for Godzilla, but he was busy with a sumo tournament.
News: Pledis Entertainment to debut a 17 member boy group this year [O_O] – AfterSchool ❤
This seems both ambitious and blindingly quixotic.
Amuro Namie ft. Yamashita Tomohisa – Unusual PV review – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary looks at this unusual collaboration and why it works so well.
Brown Eyed Girls Ga-In’s poster cuts for ‘Ga-In’s Fashion King’ revealed – allkpop
Ga-In always looks fantastic, but those heels are scary!
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
So Charmy is a greeter at her own soapland franchise?
Berryz concert fresh on USB stick – Berryz Kobo International
I would love to find out the logistics of this – especially whether or not DRM is involved – but the main thing is I hope this catches on in the idol world.
Hello Venus releases 1st mini-album teaser! – allkpop
I have to admit, I really like what I’m hearing and seeing! I’m actually getting excited about this!
“Buono! Zen Single V Music Video Collection” Announced – Hello! SayuNii
For YEARS I’ve been saying I need to give this trio a fair shake, and this may be the perfect way to do so.
Hey! Say! JUMP to finally release second album – Janakya Mottainai
Aim wonders what took so long.
Hey! Say! JUMP – Mayonaka no Shadow Boy PV review – Never Ending Music Power
Another fun PV screencap review. Favorite caption: “Watching for the pedos.”
Rina Koike ~ YS Web Vol.482 – Jappydolls
Thank you, God! Thank you!
Purchase Taetiseo’s mini album on iTunes & have a chance to win a special gift from Girls’ Generation – allkpop
An interesting promotional idea – though what’s to keep you from faking the purchase?
What makes you glad you were born a wota? – Morningtime
A wonderful answer to a surprising question.