Recommended Reading: May 6th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Papadol! Ep 01 Review – J-Everything
A look at the fictionalized version of doing what Jin did.
Shounen Club 2012.05.02 Review – J-Everything
The first episode without Kis-My-Ft2 since their debut and Nakayama Yuma is awesome.
U-17 Morning Musume – U-17 Morning Musume
Longtime H!P watchers saw this coming, and Zush does a nice job of crunching the numbers.
Aika to Graduate with Niigaki on May 18th = Love’s Spell
Sympathy is expressed for Aika’s fans.
Mitsui Aika set to graduate – THE Blogpower!!!
Kath shares some fond memories of Aika.
Mitsui Aika to Graduate From Morning Musume – Selective Hearing
Greg sticks with his conviction that Aika was Morning Musume’s dead weight.
The Niigaki Risa x Mitsui Aika Appreciation Post – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima hits the end of the Kubler-Ross Express.
Ashida Mana throws the opening pitch at the Koshien Stadium – aramatheydidnt
The crowd cheered when she scratched her crotch and spit out some chew.
All is Peachy with IU – Shanimuni Paradise
Tsukiki profiles “Korea’s little sister” and her latest single.
Let’s make happy in H!P, dammit: Old school H!P songs that need to happen in concert again – fly in the f*ing wine
Mara shares her dream setlist for a revival of classic H!P songs.
The Shounen Club 30 April 2000 review – Never Ending Music Power
They look soooooo cute when they started out soooooo young!
SCANDAL to release new single, “Taiyou Scandalous” – aramatheydidnt
Great news for fans of the rock band / idol group.
Haruna Luna – Pure Idol Heart
I like the name!
E.via – “Insanity Love” – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami is enthused at discovering the talented female rapper.
The mystique of the Japanese male idol – aramatheydidnt
A typical Idol 101 kind of article, but with interesting insights and current developments to bolster it.
Guitar Pop Restaurant Volume 10 – Japan Live
It’s always great to gain a different perspective from a Ken M article.
mo-ning: morning musume 。恋愛ハンターTシャツ I dearly hope this is… – Idols and Hollywood
8-bit Musume leisure wear!
sasuga-kashira: Akimoto Sayaka: I’m Akimoto Sayaka from Team K… – Idols and Hollywood
Sayaka makes her plea for the senbatsu.
Japanese AV star, Aoi Sora to debut in Korea as singer-actress – allkpop
Anybody else remember when she released a single in Japan as SO-LA? (I’d guess only Langdimus does.) Well, I’m sure this will be MUCH better.
JIN AKANISHI Joins the cast of the Wolverine? – aramatheydidnt
Don’t know how true this is, but it’s now got me fantasizing about an idol playing Armor. Takamina, maybe, or Miyazawa Sae?