Recommended Reading: May 30th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
AKB to XX!: 05/18/2012 — Yay, the return of Haru – We’re Namba 1!
AKB and SKE members talk to strangers and NMB’s Haru misses her bus.
Sekai no Hatemade Itte Q – 2012.05.27 Review – J-Everything
Lots of meat and Tegoshi Yuya in China to learn martial arts tea.
HSJ’s Hong Kong Concert Report + JUMP World CM – aramatheydidnt
News coverage of their Hong Kong concerts and the CM for their upcoming album.
Kuroki Meisa Attends “Yae No Sakura” Press Conference – Musings of Delilah
At least one career looks like it can recover easily from this marriage scandal.
Finnish teenpop singer ripping off Kyarypamyupamyu’s style? – aramatheydidnt
Yes, there are scenes that rip off “Ponponpon” – but thievery is forgivable (even expected?) in pop. What’s unforgivable is how boring and bland and safe that rip-off is, especially compared to the original.
Mr.Children tops Oricon’s weekly album chart for 3 consecutive weeks – aramatheydidnt
Mr. Children and Kyary… Now, THERE’S a collaboration I’d love to see.
~Sasshi’s♥ Idol IQ – モーニングBerryz48
It’d be nice if there was even a rough translation of the interview.
Takahashi Ai in Anne of Green Gables Musical – Chuu! Sugoi! Idol
I look at these pics and keep waiting for Michael Landon and a bunch of blind kids to walk by.
T-ara unveils new member, Dani – allkpop
Hopefully she’ll fit right in immediately.
SMAP X SMAP Johnny’s Jr 100nin SMAP Ranking 28MAY2012 review – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary looks at the latest appearance of Juniors on the popular show.
Idols You Should Meet 011 – New School Kaidan
This is the first time the series made me stop and take full notice. Which makes sense, since I love Miyazawa Sae…
Mina’s Summer J-Pop / K-Pop Playlist – Wota (in training)
Mina shares a list of thirty favorite songs for the season.
Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Langdimus celebrates the return of a very fine ass.
Secret, T-ara, and the Issue of Japanese Promotions – seoulbeats
The must-read of the day, as Jasper does a wonderful job explaining the marketing paths each of these girl group took in Japan and the lessons learned.
Fantaken Flicks: Pledis’ Office Building – AfterSchool ❤
It looks like the storefront of an ISP.
Kazoku no uta eps 1-2 – HamsapSukebe
I’m thinking Akiramike didn’t like this one.
Not yet [Suika BABY] / Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 [Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!] 1st Day Sales – MELOS no Michi
I think the idea was to ride the AKB senbatsu’s coat tails, but instead they got run over by it.
Doom to My Ears – Yes, I don’t Like This Song! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima shares her shameful secret about the new Momusu single.
mrgaddess: I BELIEVE IF DIR EN GREY WANTS TO BE A RESPECTED… – Jrocknyc
Go speaks up for the fans who made Dir en Grey what they are today.