Recommended Reading: May 28th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
NMB48: Aruaru YY TV 05/23/2012 — Yui-ponzu – We’re Namba 1!
A look at one of the more overlooked NMB48 girls. Plus an epic fake mascot battle.
My Pure·Delight – NMB Domination on MUSIC JAPAN – pure·fuwa – nmbingo!
NMB48 in your Music Japan, pwning all your favs.
Kanjani no Shiwake 2012.05.26 Review – J-Everything
Truly a show for those who love music battles.
Arashi ni Shiyagare 2012.05.26 Review – J-Everything
An episode that is sure to leave you hungry. And Aiba ventures into the unknown world of cufflinks.
SKE48 [Aishiteraburu!] 1st Week Sales + Review – Melos no Michi
Bit of a dip in SKE’s sales, but the AKB48 sister group still seems to be doing well!
Ladygate, Know Your Place! - Seoulbeats
Another interesting article on gender in South Korea; Seoulbeats, keep these coming!
This Week in Music 5.30.2012 - New School Kaidan
A succinct review of notable idol releases this week for Not Yet, S/Mileage and Watarirouka Hashiritai 7
Linlin ftw! – Itsumo Genki
Isilie is all in favor of the ex-Musume’s fannish pursuit. The video, by the way, is a whole lot of fun to watch!
Linlin and Cosplay? Yes, Please. – Shanimuni Paradise
Tsukiki is all for it, as well!
The Shounen Club 19 May 2002 review – Never Ending Music Power
A whole lot more Tackey in this one, as he both directs and guests.
～真野デート♥ – モーニングBerryz48
MB goes on yet another Manodate with Manoeri. O man.
~For “Sasshi’s Baby Clothes” – モーニングBerryz48
MB answers a reader’s question regarding AKB releases and extras.
~Oshima♥Yuko, isn’t she loverly? – モーニングBerryz48
MB shares her amazingly adorable Oshima Yuko trading cards.
On Heavy Rotation Part I: What Am I Listening To? – Not Another K-Blog!!!
A smattering of different artists are shared here.
Tokyo Idol Festival 2012 Part 2 – Happy Disco
Serenyty continues this year’s series with the likes of Sakura Gakuin and The Possible.
Station: Double Station – Pure Idol Heart
More from the train-themed idol group!
Morning Musume –Fairies Dance Off – Pure Idol Heart
The last part of this series features a dance-off!
BENI – MTV UNPLUGGED – Plastic Candy
A very enthusiastic track-by-track review from Alvy.
Cheeky Parade Debut – Pure Idol Heart
The girls have finally sold enough to move on to the majors!
‘Uncontrolled’ Cover art revealed! – Namie News Network
Namie look a little different than normal in this new image, but it’s still very lovely.
Morning Musume’s 50th Single Preview and Immediate Reaction – Wota (in training)
Mina shares her opinions on the latest from MM.
“Push” by Momoiro Clover Z – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami is quite taken by the latest from the increasingly popular quintet.
Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou ep. 7 review – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary isn’t sure if this feels like a winding down of the drama.
Sweetz Sexy Zone – Never Ending Music Power
Is the title MEANT to evoke Avex’s notoriously loli quintet? I hope so.