Recommended Reading: May 9th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Shiritsu Bakarea Koukou Ep 04 Review – J-Everything
The power of yakiniku rules all, or at least all teenage Japanese boys.
May 9th ♥ 横山裕 (Yokoyama Yuu) - J-Anniversaries
First B-day boy for the 9th, and a personal favorite of mine.
May 9th ♥ 山田涼介 (Yamada Ryosuke) – J-Anniversaries
He was such an adorable little Junior. ♥
Drama Ratings Update – to May 6th – J-Everything
Kazoku no Uta looks like it needs a mercy kill at this point.
Has AKB48 reached their tipping point? – Janakya Mottainai
The must-read article for today, as AimxAim considers AKB’s arc in terms of peak oil and Arashi.
Mitsui Aika – The Graduation Appreciation Post – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima has a well-detailed look at Aika’s career and her development over the years.
Mitsui Aika Is Graduating – Wota (in training)
Mina considers Aika’s prospects for the future.
Ga-In models the newest line of lingerie by inner wear brand ‘Yes’ – allkpop
I just like to look at Ga-In no matter what she’s wearing.
Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon is insecure about her big toenail – allkpop
This makes me like her a whole lot more, for some reason.
Miliyah to sing for horror movie, “Another” – aramatheydidnt
She looks a whole lot scarier than Sadako in these pics.
~SMAP さかさまの空 – モーニングBerryz48
In her usual thorough manner, MB looks at the most recent single from the elder statesmen of Johnny’s idols.
The History of the Gyaru – Part Two – Néojaponisme
I usually Instapaper their articles for later, but this blog’s posts are always worth a thoughtful read.
Idols You Should Meet 008 – New School Kaidan
CK has met this week’s choice – many times over.
TYB48 Part 2 – Pure Idol Heart
Another look at these fangy idols. Maybe they should collaborate with Meimi.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Langdimus wants to hold her hand… and then ask her to “please please me”.
Sashihara Rino Debut Single [Soredemo Suki da yo] 1st Week Sales + Review – MELOS no Michi
A solid track-by-track look at Sasshi’s solo debut.
Michinoku Sendai ORI☆HIMETAI from Earthquake Survivors to Idols – Pure Idol Heart
A look at an inspirational idol band and how they were formed.
SUSPENSE: Morning Musume’s leaders Line Up – Chuu! Sugoi! Idol
If it isn’t Sayumi, then go with the youngest and make it Haruka.
Manufacturing empathy through abusive workplaces in Jdoramas – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike takes aim at one of the lazier tricks in dramas.