Recommended Reading: May 29th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Papadol! Ep 03 Review – J-Everything
A more serious episode for this more lighthearted drama series.
Nanao & Nakamaru Yuichi to Star in Omoni Naitemasu – aramatheydidnt
At least Nakamaru has had ample practice in pretending to be gay from being a Johnny’s.
AKB48’s “Manatsu no Sounds good!” breaks new record and sells over 1.61 million copies in first week – aramatheydidnt
Our idol overlords continue to rule the charts.
May 29th ♥ 正木慎也 (Masaki Shinya) – JE Anniversaries
Nice to see that even disbandment can’t break friendships.
Morning Musume hits 50′s! Bring on the hawt flashes! – Fly in the f*ing Wine
Mara gives her thoughts on Momusu’s latest and treats us to a ‘bitchlist’.
More Momusu Madness! – Nia’s Wonderland
Nia’s happy because there are no chicken costumes involved.
Momusu’s new single, mass hysteria and why I hate humanity. – Beat Laments The World
Krv ain’t liking it…
Give way to Ayumi ♥ – Chuu! Sugoi! Idol
But anticipation for the single continues to grow elsewhere.
Photos from Hello Venus’ fan signing event awe viewers – allkpop
They ARE a very cute group, aren’t they?
Wonder Girls’ Yubin throws opening pitch at baseball game; better than Jessica? – allkpop
Yubin shows all the other idols how it’s done.
Happy 14th birthday Riho Sayashi – Idols and Hollywood
That third photo? Of her face down and laughing, and we don’t see what’s happening below the neck? That’s the best birthday gift.
Buono to perform in Budokan for Sashihara Rino’s Idol Festival – Chuu! Sugoi! Idol
Sasshi continues to show her power over the J-idol world.
“Uncontrolled” Covers & Tracklist – Namie News Network
To whet your appetite, more details on the album.
Suck a Stew Dry- “遺失物取扱所” PV – SparkPlugged
Who is Stew and how did he get so lucky?
Bakaleya lives on! – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary has news off more episodes in production.
Kagi no Kakatta Heiya eps 1-6 – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike is liking this drama despite the presence of a Johnny’s boy…
Kagi no Kakatta Heya mid-season impressions – Never Ending Music Power
… And Thennary continues to enjoy it a great deal.
This Week in Music 05.30.2012 – New School Kaidan
Releases from Not yet, S/mileage, and Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.
TTS (Girls’ Generation) – Twinkle – Selective Hearing
Greg finds this a hopeful musical departure from the regular SNSD sound.
VID48: A Home For English-Speaking AKB Fans – Wota (in training)
This looks like it’s worth checking out.
~The other Koike, a day in the life… – モーニングBerryz48
MB has some great eyecandy of my favorite Koike…
Yui Koike ~ Sabra.net [2012.05.24] – Jappydolls
And here’s some more of MB’s favorite Koike.
Yuu Kikkawa – I Love Yuu! – Hello! Project Feet
Nice gams on Kikkawa! Who’d've thunk it?
The Wonders of AKB48~ – Konno’s Story
Trying to figure out the success of AKB48.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Something to play with all day… and some Legos.
The Japanese Industry Today… – NyNyOnline
An interesting look at perceived trends and developments in the J-idol world.
Lil Cumin Intro Video 2 – Pure Idol Heart
If they had a trainee unit, it would be called Pre Cumin.
New Idol Unit: Planets – Pure Idol Heart
Hey Planets, I’d love to take a spin around Uranus.