Recommended Reading: May 4th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
NMB48: Docking48 05/01/2012 – Why are men such wimps?
- We’re Namba 1!
Kinda nice to see that even some guys are baffled by host/hostess clubs.
Sekai no Hatemade Itte Q – 2012.04.29 Review – J-Everything
If Tyler’s episode does not make you want to watch the episode I am sure the promise of Tegoshi Yuya at an onsen will.
JYJ’s Yoochun Was In a Car Accident – Kpop Starz
Why does the Korean entertainment industry believe in working with so little sleep?
Mitsui Aika to graduate from Morning Musume this month – aramatheydidnt
Please wait a moment whilst I go and cry in a corner…
Aika Mitsui Asks To Graduate Morning Musume n May 18 – Pure Idol Heart
So… she asked to graduate with Gaki? I thought that it was decided by the staff members when she graduated?
Aika is really leaving – Janakya Mottainai
Poor Aim is devastated – she even makes me cry through this heart-felt post.
Mitsui Aika’s Graduation Announced – Hello! SayuNii
Mixed emotions as the news breaks.
Another Musume Graduates, Mitsui Aika – Chuu! Sugoi! Idol
Little Miyo reacts to the news, wishing Aika a full recovery,
Excuse me… – Morningtime
Pretty much the reaction I expected here.
Mitsui Aika’s graduating and all I care about is appearances. – Zombie Zombie
The news brings an interesting tangent of thoughts on idols and how they are judged.
Mitsui Aika to Graduate from Morning Musume – Not Another K-Blog!!!
Kjpop considers Aika’s unfortunate circumstances before looking to the rokkie revolution of the post-graduation line-up.
Aika Mitsui is to graduate from Morning Musume with Risa Niigaki… – Idols and Hollywood
A very interesting point is made about idols and their fandoms.
Aika to Graduate, H!P to lose their Fucking Nuts… – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima doesn’t react well to the news.
Mitsui Aika to graduate – fly in the f*ing wine
Mara is concerned that Aika won’t receive the send-off she deserves.
Mitsui Graduates and Isilie is…relieved. – Itsumo Genki
Isilie pays tribute to a very unique Musume.
Dream5 PV Post – Kira’s Blog
This looks like a very promising resource for Dream5 fans like myself.
～さっし美（Mi） – モーニングBerryz48
MB delights in Sashihara Rino’s teeny tiny photobook.
Johnny’s Jimusho to produce a Chinese idol group – aramatheydidnt
If Kpop companies can do it, then Johnny’s certainly stands a good chance.
TaeTiSeo~ “Twinkle”~ – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami likes the song, hates the video.
Bikinis, Breasts, and Backlash: Revealing the Korean Body Politic in 2012 – The Grand Narrative
Boobies! And why we should care about them, sociologically speaking.
Wonder Girls’ Sohee goes casual at the beach for ‘High Cut’ – allkpop
Some nice Sohee eyecandy here.
Music producer Joey Carbone talks about Jpop – aramatheydidnt
Some interesting thoughts from a Western veteran in the Jpop industry.
Sashihara Rino’s 300 Google+ Updates Challenge – MELOS no Michi
Sasshi is the Annabel Chong of idol blogging!
If I was in charge of Johnny’s debuts… – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary imagines herself running the empire.
AKB0048 Episode 01 Impressions – New School Kaidan
Dae Lee writes a very positive, if also cautious, assessment of the first episode.
Picture Captions – Morningtime
All the silliness is worth it for “Hi Dad.”
Info: Purchasing After School’s Tour Items – AfterSchool ❤
I wouldn’t mind getting one of those bags.
Reiko Fujiwara ~ Image.tv [2012.05] – Jappydolls
Haven’t encountered her before but I’m loving everything about Reiko, including the adorable mole on her lip.
Beastie Boys’ MCA is dead at 47. “Licensed to… – Jrocknyc
Not idol news, but the passing of a true hip hop legend. Rest in Peace, Adam Yauch.