Recommended Reading: May 5th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Kanjani no Shiwake 2012.04.28 Review – J-Everything
Kanjani8 compete with their musical skills and Japanese karaoke machines put all others to shame.
JYJ’s Yoochun Gets Exemption from Regular Military Duty Because of Asthma – Soompi
Still looks like JYJ is going to have to do the usual hiatus for military service for Korean boybands in the near future.
May 5th ♥ シブがき隊 (Shibugakitai) – JE Anniversary
A dedication to one of Johnny’s past groups celebrating their 30th anniversary.
Fudanjuku to stream concert & first ever Lyrics Senbatsu Election! – aramatheydidnt
Fuck yeah, Fudanjuku!
Which Idol Group is expected to get their #1 Weekly first? – aramatheydidnt
Why is C-ute so low…?
Well Well Well… – Nia’s Wonderland
Nia is fine with the news, and gives a very realistic, and rather awesome, response to as why she is okay with it!
Mitsui Aika Chooses Graduation… – Happy! Go! Lucky
Jess is happy to see her go, but isn’t too happy that Aika is graduating with Gaki…
There She Goes, There She Goes Again – Shanimuni Paradise
Tsukiki is feeling a bit bereft with the Morning Musume line-up post-Aika and Gaki.
Aika Mitsui: The Underdog of Morning Musume – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami focuses on the (early) moments that were the highlight of Aika’s career.
Opinion Piece: KaEun’s Debut Along with Pre-School Girl – AfterSchool ❤
Needz moar numerology.
Erika Sawajiri’s special drama sees huge ratings – aramatheydidnt
So does this mean her comeback is complete?
~「TGIF!」Idol♥’s unzipped on way back Fridays~ (volume 19) – モーニングBerryz48
MB shares UTB idol trading cards – lots of Morning Musume here, up to fifth gen. It’s a very droolworthy collection for any wota.
Exile’s Akira Replaces Akanishi on GTO Remake – aramatheydidnt
Wow, that’s gotta sting.
Maeda Atsuko Starring in a new Movie [Kueki Ressha] – MELOS no Michi
Already planning for life post-graduation, I see.
Those costumes are H.O.T. hot, the AKB costumers are seriously… – Idols and Hollywood
I like how kinky the outfits look on the first blush, but aren’t really that bad if you pay closer attention.
Photo – Idols and Hollywood
The new leader of Morning Musume and one of her loyal subjects.
I didn’t know Tsunku♂ has a gravure idol O.o – Chuu! Sugoi! Idol
I didn’t know, either! But is she any good?
Hello! Review: S/mileage “Dot Bikini” – Hello! SayuNii
Another very thorough overview and review from the H!S crew.
Rina Koike ~ Bomb.tv [2012.04] – Jappydolls
I can always stand for more of my favorite cuppa eyecandy…
Maimi Yajima & Airi Suzuki ~ Bomb.tv [2012.05] – Jappydolls
… Though this may suit others, I’m sure.
Cheeky Parade Post – aramatheydidnt
I’m sure it’d help a little if their single was available internationally.
Shinhwa transforms into beloved cartoon characters for Children’s Day – allkpop
Eric was originally going to wear a Pedobear outfit, but management talked him out of it.