Recommended Reading: May 22nd, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
JYP’s Rookie JJ Project ‘Bounce’ Music Video Released! – Kpop Starz
Since 90% of the K-pop groups I like are from JYP I am not surprised that I find myself enjoying this one as well.
NMB48: Aruaru YY TV 05/16/2012 – We’re Namba 1!
I would have gone with ‘Just an Ero’ myself as well for Aya-nyan’s new nickname as well.
Arashi ni Shiyagare 2012.05.12 and 05.19 Review – J-Everything
Arashi learns how to swim on land. Honestly.
May 22nd ♥ 錦織一清 (Nishikiori Kazukiyo) – J-Anniversaries
My Johnny’s B-day twin, happy birthday to us!
Recent Stuff – Bikkuri Project
The great changes in Morning Musume have stirred awake the H!P blogging legend. And as always, Celestia has a lot of interesting opinions and insights.
Aika and Risa’s Graduation~ – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami says goodbyes, one considerably more enthusiastic than the other.
When Passpo met the bassist from Jane’s Addiction and a guitarist from the band of Shakira. – Beat Laments The World
Another post on another consecutive day, this time noting the rock star in PASSPO☆’s latest PV and their around-the-world plans.
EXILE’s sister group Happiness holds commemorative event at a chain restaurant – aramatheydidnt
Preparing for a career in the service industries? Not very optimistic for idols.
New Idol Unit: Lil Cumin – Pure Idol Heart
The girl on the left is so sexy that I already feel a Lil Cumin my pants. Haw!
Japan has an idol for every day of the year: Fruity – aramatheydidnt
Alas, not a boy band.
An Interview with Patrick W. Galbraith on Otaku Culture – Part One – Néojaponisme
A fascinating discussion worth your time.
All you need is a Dream…. – All you need is a Dream
Kira explains this new blog’s origin.
Sadako to join visual kei band SID? – aramatheydidnt
Okay, now she’s become the Ernest of Japanese pop culture.
~Manoairi – モーニングBerryz48
I couldn’t help myself. Right after looking at this I gobbled down a Reese’s peanut butter cup.
Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou ep. 6 review – Never Ending Music Power
The latest episode is given the usual careful scrutiny by Thennary.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Langdimus always has a good eye for a stellar Amuro Namie shot.
HyunA plans on being a more responsible adult – allkpop
Next time she bumps and grinds in a performance, she’ll do so more seriously and maturely.
[IV] Maimi Yajima – a rainy day – Jappydolls
C-ute fans will want this if they don’t already have it.
jul-3: Mayu x Acchan Remember when they had they same… – Idols and Hollywood
Intriguing take on this photo shoot.
Nino dyes hair blond for drama – aramatheydidnt
But do the drapes match the curtains?
Jay Park’s “Fresh Air” Mixtape is a Poetic Injustice – seoulbeats
Read the rhymes out loud in a deep Masterpiece Theater voice. It’s even funnier.
Let The Voting Begin! – IXA Ready
And we’re off!
immacerealkilla and Mina☆’s Votes Are In! – Wota (in training)
… And here are the first bloggers to share their actual votes.
hy4_4yh Yuke Yuke GOGO Onnanoko!! – Pure Idol Heart
A Bizarro BiS? Okay, that sounds sorta interesting.
Mr.Children breaks records by topping on the album chart 2weeks in row !! – aramatheydidnt
Comgratulations are in order again for this legendary group.