Recommended Reading – April 4th, 2012
Maeda Atsuko’s Video Message to Fans – MELOS no Michi
I guess this was to be expected, though a formal announcement does take the drama up a notch.
Details of 27th Single Senbatsu Election – MELOS no Michi
And just so we know what the stakes are…
Arashi and NMB48 Face-Off on May 9th – aramatheydidnt
If NMB48 have the power of senbatsu tickets on their side, I doubt Arashi will stand a chance.
SB Exchange #13: Inside SM’s Box – seoulbeats
A very interesting talk about the influence of SM on Kpop throughout its history.
Tomomi Itano – Clone Full PV – IXA Ready
There IS a bit of an Amuro Namie feel to this, but we’re not talking Kuroki Meisa levels… That said, the back dancers are hilarious.
～Ueto Aya「スマイル♥プロジェクト」 – モーニングBerryz48
MB dives deep into the mystery and allure of Japan’s sweetheart,
Hirosue Ryoko Ueto Aya.
Yukirin To Hold Solo Concert – IXA Ready
Great news for Kashiwagi Yuki fans!
Ono Erena Debut single Preview (Erepyon) – Shoujiki Media
It reminds me of Shihono Ryo’s first single, actually.
Idols You Should Meet 003 – New School Kaidan
An SKE48 member gets the special treatment this time.
Let’s talk peen. B====D – Japanese Entertainment Rumors
Very, very useful information. I especially like the thought of Nakai being frightened by someone’s trouser snake.
Fan Runs on Indie Idol Live Stage – Pure Idol Heart
The trio Barbie Lips show real grace under pressure – and a sense of humor – with how they handled the little girl.
Yamapi’s glasses making a members-only bar into a tourist attraction – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
Next: Yamada Ryosuke’s likeness found on a slice of toast.
Exploring the “Japan Brand”: K-pop Won’t Live Up to the Hype Forever – seoulbeats
A thoughtful essay on why the hallyu wave in Japan may have already peaked.
After School’s Nana has skinny thighs even when sitting down – allkpop
Knockin’ me out with those After School thighs…
Momochi The Ring Girl – Berryz Kobo International
Fuck being a ring girl – I wanna see Momoko KICK SOME ASS!!!!!!
B’z distributes their new song in 51 countries + U.S. tour in September – aramatheydidnt
These guys will go on forever!
The 30 Day Idol Challenge: Day 6 – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim chooses her favorite subgroups to fight away the blogging blahs.
Former American Idol contestant Heejun Han tweets photos with Wonder Girls’ Sunye & Far⋆East Movement – allkpop
Hey, maybe a Korean label can sign Heejun up, put him in a boy band, get him to wear lots of make-up and crazy outfits…?
BABYMETAL Special – Pure Idol Heart
BABYMETAL, Fuck Yeah!!!
Don’t call it a come back~ – Japanese Entertainment Rumors
The latest in the real-life drama that is Bakanishi’s life. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a drama, but THAT drama in particular? That leaves me suspicious.