Recommended Reading: May 10th, 2012
Hey guys…she got good when we weren’t looking… – fly in the f*ing wine
Oh, the Mano goodness of it all…
Another E-Hello for the Lolicon Collection – PON-dering
Mamba goes on a virtual date with Hello Project’s resident Loli, oh, and she quite likes the preview too.
Not Yet 4th Single Announced [Suika BABY] – MELOS no Michi
Going up against Mayuyu the alien? I actually wonder who will sell more…
The Penultimate Goodbye for Our Lord and Saviour, Gaki – Niigaki Risa’s ‘Egao ni Namida ~Thank You Dear My Friends!~’ PV Review! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima takes a very fond, very picspammy, look at Gaki’s parting video and song…
Niigaki Risa – The Graduation Appreciation Post – Okay! Musume Time
And here, Chiima writes about her fan relationship with Gaki over the years.
Marty Friedman’s “What is J-POP?”: A response – appears
The must-read of the day, as Anna carefully picks through and examines major problems in Marty’s advocacy of Japanese pop music.
Airi Suzuki & Maimi Yajima – YajiSuzu FTW! – Hello! Project Feet
I’d rather see a shot about two minutes after this one, when they’re actually making out.
Don’t Underestimate the Casual Fans – Samurai Tamashii
Sagsousuke makes a very good point here, though I have to wonder if AKB’s strategies (multiple 48s, a wider range of high-visibility idols) helps fight back the sense of saturation.
Wonder Girls to debut in Japan with “Nobody” – Koreaboo
Seriously, what took them so long?
Aki-P doing Sayu’s Usa-chan Peace – Chuu! Sugoi! Idol
Aki-P pays tribute to the future leader of Morning Musume. (I hope.)
I’m Your Venus, Kiseop! Let’s All Say, “Hello”, To, Hello Venus! – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami loves the group and the song, though finds the message flawed. Okay, stupid.
MM PV Review Series #4 – Memory Seishun no Hikari – Zombie Zombie
A great write-up on one of the most memorable of MM’s early singles. No mention of all the rampant gum-chewing, though.
Nakajima Kento the next Kimutaku? – aramatheydidnt
What I wanna know is who the next Tsuyoshi is gonna be.
HKT48 Announces 2nd Generation Auditions – MELOS no Michi
Fortifying the troops for our Jpop overlords.
Nogizaka46 – Oide Shampoo – Selective Hearing
Chiima looks at the release as a whole and is surprised to find some excellent songs in the mix.
Birth of a Group Vol 1, 2, – Pure Idol Heart
Gaki writes quite eloquently of why this is a great time to be an indie idol.