Recommended Reading: May 21st, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
May 21st ♥ 岡本健一 (Okamoto Kenichi) – JE Anniversaries
Happy birthday to the Okamoto-papa, and only member of Otokogumi still with Johnny’s.
Happiness Announces 1st Album! – aramatheydidnt
For a while I thought we would see an E-girls album first.
KAT-TUN’s New Single [To The Limit] – aramatheydidnt
Sounds like a KAT-TUN single I can look forward to, or not as I cannot imagine all of them being able to rap well.
Ono Erena Makes Her First Public Appearance after 1.5 Years – Tokyohive
One of AKB’s original loli members is making a comeback with a PB and solo single!
AKB48′s Shinoda Mariko Takes A Break From Twitter – Tokyohive
AKB’s resident twitter addict quits the social media site…
Mariko Came Back To Twitter after 23 Hours – AKB48 Wrap Up
…Only to start up again in less than a day!
Ever Changing Musume – PON-dering
Mamba wants natural talent to be added to Morning Musume, and also, Daishii’s killer stare!
6 Graduations I Will Truly Dread – Nia’s Wonderland
Nia shall not mourn the two graduated Musume’s, however dreads the graduations of other members.
Details About Berryz Koubou’s Appearance At AnimeNEXT Released – Hello! SayuNii
Get ready, bridge-and-tunnel folks! Berryz are comingg!
All you need is a Dream
Branching off from Kira’s Blog is this blog devoted to Dream5!
“Morning Musume FC Tour In Hawaii 2012 Summer” Announced – Hello! SayuNii
Just the thought of Haruka biting down on a spam musubi sends shivers up my spine!
[GUIDE] How to Vote for AKB48 27th Single Election [Through CD Only] – MELOS no Michi
As they used to say in Chicago, Vote early and vote often!
Goodbye Aika and Gaki! – NyNyOnline
Another heartfelt, if also regret-filled, appreciation of the graduated Musumes.
Morning Musume Turning Over a New Leaf – Love’s Spell
Lots of interesting ideas here, including the reminder that eleven years is indeed a very long time.
Morning Musume Heading Into A New Era – Wota (in training)
Mina responds to the IM Roundtable and provides some great insights along the way.
In Which a small Dream (sorta) Comes True – Itsumo Genki
Isilie shares her thoughts on Gaki’s covers album.
Nakama Yukie to star as a ghost in new NTV drama ‘Ghost Mama Sousasen’ – aramatheydidnt
But she’ll always be Yankumi to me.
~My favorite Koike♥ – モーニングBerryz48
Her is Yui, mine is Rina. We still get along, though.
Passpo☆- Next Flight (Short Ver.) – Pure Idol Heart
Is there a cameo appearance of palet unloading baggage?
Sakurai Sho sparks controversy after giving nazi salute at concert – aramatheydidnt
I honestly don’t think a heil salute was intended, though I like the Godwin’s Law aspect of this debate.
[ARAMA ORIGINAL] Beckii Cruel jacking Hello! Project’s style – aramatheydidnt
I know there are some fans wondering what she’s been up to… Well, here it is.
2PM’s Taecyeon and Junho are living dolls for ‘Cosmopolitan’ – allkpop
That first image is channeling Tom of Finland in a HUGE way.
Kara – Speed Up/Girl’s Power – Selective Hearing
Toz sees why Kara will have lasting appeal in Japan.
Triple Review: “My Way”, “Egao ni Namida (Thank you! Dear My Friends)”, and “Power” – Konno’s Story
Covering She’z, Niigaki Risa, and B.A.P.
Hello Venus Debut MV, Mini Album, and Stage – Genki Almost Idol
A very thorough, very positive look at PV (lots of screencaps!), mini-album, and live.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Langdimus celebrates a Scandal-ous birthday.
Back from the dead… – Beat Laments The World
Looks like the mighty metal idol blog is slowly coming back to life!
The Dogma Behind the Dating Ban – seoulbeats
I like how nothing is mentioned about screaming, insane, jealous fans – the first reason often cited regarding the Japanese ban.
Happy 20th Birthday Chinami – Berryz Kobo International
Ahh, Chinami… I still have a soft place in my heart for her.
This Week in Music 05.23.2012 – New School Kaidan
It’s AKB48′s senbatsu ticket single versus Tokyo Girls’ Style! Place your bets!
After School’s full PV for upcoming Japanese single “Lady Luck” revealed – allkpop
Oh, I do want to love this but After School’s Japanese singles just haven’t clicked for me.