Recommended Reading: May 24th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
[Report] Takizawa Kabuki 2012 – Act 1 – Takki.us
A well detailed report of this annual show from Takizawa Hideaki.
Two from Johnny’s Junior Added to GTO Cast – Musings of Delilah
Some information on which roles Shintaro and Takada will be playing.
Thoughts on, and expectations for, Momusu’s 11th Gen – Janakya Mottainai
Aim thinks about what the 11th Gen auditions mean for Morning Musume, and gives a thorough explanation about the sort of girls she wants to get in.
New H!P Show, “Hello!Pro Life”, Replaces “Hello!Pro Time” – Hello! SayuNii
“Out with the old and in with the new” is what UFA seems to think whenever there are graduations or auditions.
AKB48 Tokyo Dome Concert / Maeda Atsuko’s Graduation Date Announced = MELOS no Michi
Three more months of Acchan as an AKB front girl. Savor it while you can.
AKB48 Wins 3 JASRAC Awards – MELOS no Michi
And another record broken! Congrats to our pop overlords for another notch on the belt!
A Shameless Plug, and an Election “Top Five” – Chuo Dori
CK speaks out quite eloquently on some of the problems fans have with the senbatsu.
AKB48 2012 Sousenkyo Senbatsu Preliminary Results – Selective Hearing
Greg has some quick analysis on how the race is turning out so far.
AKB48 – Manatsu no Sounds Good – Selective Hearing
Greg approves of the single and takes umbrage at some bad wota behavior.
The results are in AKB48’s 26th single has sold on its… – Idols and Hollywood
I love that composite pic of the girls! Is there a larger version of it anywhere?
AKB48 Tokyo Dome Concert Dates/Manatsu no Sounds Good 2nd Day Sales – IXA Ready
Speaking out against fans bashing AKB girls they don’t like.
On AKB’s senbatsu elections, sales figures, graduation of Maeda and all that jazz… – Beat Laments The World
Krv looks at some of the more interesting placements so far.
Glasses Worn by Satoshi Ohno and Ryo Nishikido are Becoming a Huge Hit – aramatheydidnt
Of course, looking smarter and actually becoming smarter are two very different goals.
An Interview with Patrick W. Galbraith on Otaku Culture – Part Two – Néojaponisme
The conversation continues, looking at politics, types of otaku, and other topics.
MEG interviewed for her new album “LA JAPONAISE” (Natalie.mu Power Push, April 2012) – aramatheydidnt
A fascinating interview which covers a great deal of ground.
Well, well, well. – Japanese Entertainment Rumors
I dunno, the thought of getting high with Erika sounds quite desirable to me.
The Shounen Club 24 March 2002 review – Never Ending Music Power
Tackey enters center stage in this write-up.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
She IS cute. But is she underage? I have a rep to live up to, after all.
Why is B.A.P’s Jongup being called the “YMCA bully”? – allkpop
Because he always insists on dressing up as the biker dude during Village People Cosplay Sexytime?
Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga In plays with colors in the June edition of ‘CeCi’ – allkpop
And here I was, thinking Ga-In could never ever look bad.
Info: Event with Lizzy – Show Yourself to Lizzy! – AfterSchool ❤
BiS’ Move To Avex, Copyright & Foreign Fans, & Other Topics – Wota (in training)
I like how the complexities of copyright violation and being an overseas fan are exemplified here, showing there’s no easy answers.