Recommended Reading: May 23rd, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
2PM’s Taecyeon is determined to perform on Japanese tour despite arm injury – Musicasia
At least he will have something interesting to talk about during the MC breaks.
TV Daily interviews rising rookie group JJ Project – Allkpop
A nice introduction interview for this new duo.
Japan’s Latest Pop-Music Craze? Kids - The Atlantic
A startling piece as they actually have their facts right and seem to know what they are writing about.
School Kakumei 2012.05.20 Review – J-Everything
I don’t think fangirls would mind it if Yamada tries to start a “air pantsu” trend.
Fujigaya Taisuke in a New Mobile Drama and solo CM – aramatheydidnt
Fujigaya gets to be a complete jerk on the phone.
AKB48 [Manatsu no Sounds Good!] 1st Day Sales - Melos no Michi
AKB48 has their highest first day sales ever, proving predictions of the group’s downfall wrong.
27th Single AKB48 Election Preliminary Results – Melos no Michi
Some upsets and surprises from the first day results of the fourth senbatsu election!
Idols You Should Meet 010 – New School Kaidan
Interesting profile on an SKE48 girl I don’t know much about! Excellent series New School Kaidan has going on!
4 Idols, 2 Names, One Group – Pure Idol Heart
Possibly the most confusing idol gimmick ever. Probably even more so when you consume enough of the beer they promote!
Somehow, A Momusu PV Slipped Under My Radar – PON-dering
Mamba enjoys the cute PV, and hopes that everyone can witness the adorable video!
Well, I Did Say I’m Not a One-Idol-Woman – PON-dering
Mamba goes on her second virtual date with Masaki! But who will she choose to keep on dating!? So many choices…
H!P Profiles: 2000 Shuffle Units: Akagumi 4, Kiiro 5, Aoiro 7 – Iroppoi Twilight Game
Yuko cried! Utilizing feathers! Oh, and more information! Yay!
Manatsu no Sounds Good First Day Sales + First Day Election results – Shoujiki Media
Some useful commentary on sales and early election results here…
AKB48 2012 Senbatsu Election First Day Results + Commentary – Happy Disco
… And especially here. Good reads for those who want to get past the numbers.
BiS teaser for their single “PPCC” – aramatheydidnt
I didn’t think they could go any lower than the last video’s Christ-baiting, but lo and behold…!
~Sasshi+ – モーニングBerryz48
Everybody loves Rino!
Can i handle 11th gen???? – Kira’s Blog
A rather succinct assessment of where the new line-up stands.
Yaguchi Mari Wedding Reception After a Year – Chuu! Sugoi! Idol
This way, ninth and tenth gen can be used to work the buffet line and valet cars.
The Best Birthday Present. Ever. – Love’s Spell
Some thoughts on the Berryz appearance at AnimeNext.
Shintaro continues to play characters older than him and the return of Takada Sho – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary considers the Johnny’s who DID make it into the GTO remake.
T-ara welcomes the addition of two new members – allkpop
I’m sure they’ll be greeted with open arms.
The Wonder Girls to comeback with a mini album in early June – allkpop
Something to look forward to.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Oh baby, that’s exactly how I like it.
Stupid bullshit Henkka says – Beat Laments The World
Saying stupid things you regret later? That’s what social media is made for!