Recommended Reading: May 8th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
NMB48: Quick review of some Election Videos – We’re Namba 1!
Kainzero highlights some of the more interesting NMB48 election videos. Ainyan Hadouhou!
My Pure·NMB48 – Nagiichi’s Battle for #1 – pure·fuwa – nmbingo!
Purekyunkyun has high hopes for NMB48′s single going against Arashi’s this week.
Who is the Highest Paid AKB48 Member? – Musings of Delilah
Biggest surprise is who takes second place on this list.
AKB48’s Oshima Yuko expresses her mind about ‘AKB48 27th Single General Election’ – aramatheydidnt
Yuko clarifies her election statement, which apparently got some 48 fans in a tizzy.
Nogizaka46 to promote tourism in Oita alongside Sashihara Rino – aramatheydidnt
The rivals unite for a greater good.
The Dark Side of Idoldom – Samurai Tamashii
The first mandatory read of the day: I’m not sure if I agree with everything, but certainly it gets one thinking about how dedicated one should be to a fandom.
Sexy Zone: This isn’t it – appears
The other mandatory read of the day, as Anna wrangles with the amusing complexities of this group’s name.
Self-Described “Sushidols” are Serving Fans Songs with their Wasabi – aramatheydidnt
The jokes just write themselves for this one.
Nagase and Ayumi to be married?! – aramatheydidnt
Don’t do it, Tomoya! She’s just trying to get you and her first husband to hook up while she watches. Oh wait, now that I think about it…
In-Depth Look at “Roudou Sanka”: A Personal Connection – New School Kaidan
Worth it for the photo.
NMB48 ShiroGumi – “Saigo no Catharsis” – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami shares the favorite song from the new single.
Sowelu – Let Me – Selective Hearing
Greg doesn’t find quite what he expected…
Queen Sowelu releases short pv for 29 Tonight; also announces sad news – aramatheydidnt
It’s a shame, but maybe she’ll return someday.
Morning Musume vs Fairies Pt 1 – Pure Idol Heart
I was hoping that Yuko would go up and slap all the little girl idols around, just to show them who’s still boss.
News: After School can sell songs to minors – AfterSchool ❤
The headline makes me think of Lizzie standing on a street corner in a trenchcoat, selling CDs of Virgin to unsuspecting toddlers.
Hello Venus debut mini-album ‘Venus’ released – allkpop
Hello Venus reveals debut MV “Venus” – allkpop
If the excessive aegyo doesn’t make you vomit, it’s a lot of fun! Plus a cameo by Pledis’ sexiest teen idol!
Japanese school uniforms: A tale of imported culture & fashion now spreading across the globe – aramatheydidnt
Angus Young deserves a special mention of some sort.
Info: Raina and Jung Ah Have Formed the Sub-Unit “오볼장어” – AfterSchool ❤
The acknowledged two best singers in After School form a duo? Very excited to find out more!
Mano Erina – “Mano Date” PB Cover Released – Hello! SayuNii
Does she always go topless for a date?
FullMooN.13 Add New Singer, Change Name – Pure Idol Heart
They’re an intriguing group, and maybe these changes pave the way for a big push forward?