Recommended Reading: June 19th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
KAT-TUN “To The Limit” PV Short Version – aramatheydidnt
A look at what looks like one of KAT-TUN’s better and more memorable PVs.
[CM] KAT-TUN Solio Bandit ‘Illumination’ – aramatheydidnt
The cm for
Kame’s hair the car that will be the tie-in for To The Limit.
Kanjani8’s latest single, “Ai Deshita.”, sold 262,000 copies in its first week – aramatheydidnt
Rocking the sales charts like the bosses they are.
Arashi’s Waku Waku Gakkou 2012 report – aramatheydidnt
A written report about the event and the topics covered as well as celebrations for Nino’s birthday.
NEWS Reveals Jacket Covers for “Chankapana” – aramatheydidnt
While I don’t love all the covers I am still just too happy about this release to really care.
NEWS “Chankapana” Full Audio – aramatheydidnt
This is so my new jam. ~Baby chan chan chankapana chankapana!~
My Pure·Delight – Ai-nyan on Nekketsu! Ninjo-ha Comedy Shakariki Chuzai-san – pure·fuwa – nmbingo!
A brief look at one of the stage plays the girls of NMB48 are involved with.
Ishida Ayumi – “Greeting ~Ishida Ayumi~” E-Hello! DVD Announced – Hello! SayuNii
Ayumi’s predator-like beauty is shown very well in this video.
Former Morning Musume member Nakazawa Yuko announces her pregnancy – Tokyohive
YES! Yet another MILF to add to the ex-MoMusu list!
BiS “PPCC” MV (Special Edit) - aramatheydidnt
Controversial idol unit BiS combines blood, heads literally exploding and fanservice to create an unusual PV.
Alice No. 10 Welcome to Summer Special Gift - Pure Idol Heart
Another unusual PV combining bikinis, the beach… and chainsaws.
Impressions: ‘Otome Sensou’ – New School Kaidan
More mixed opinions on Momoiro Clover Z’s latest single, finding the PV impressive but the song less so.
AKB48 New CM for Glico’s Ice no Mi Candy – Melos no Michi
The new CM’s a real whodunnit – my guess is Eguchi Aimi!
After School releases MV for “Flashback” – allkpop
I like the look, love the Amuro Namie-esque song, but the torture-gunplay motif is just baffling.
AKB48′s Sashihara Rino Transfers to HKT48 & AKB48′s Short Skirts – Wota (in training)
Mina shares some very interesting thoughts on the Sasshi situation.
[2012-06-18] Kotori blog post – All you need is a Dream
She’s positively adorable!
A Tale of Two Heroes – The Groove Music Life
CJ celebrates the birthdays of an ex-Musume and an ex-Wings.
URBANGARDE ready for showdown w/5 popular idol groups – aramatheydidnt
“Popular” being a very relative term here.
palet Debut – Pure Idol Heart
The start of another idol empire?
Nakazawa Yuko: MILF-to-Be! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima is so ecstatic over the news, you’d think SHE knocked up Yuko.
NEWS’s 1st best of album tops Oricon weekly chart – aramatheydidnt
This is a great validation for the group, going forward.
Also Miya & Rii were in NY – Berryz Kobo International
Trying to get rid of that bridge-and-tunnel taint from AnimeNEXT, I take it.
Miryo, Verbal Jint, MC Sniper, 45RPM, and more attend press conference for Mnet’s ‘Show Me the Money’ – allkpop
I love how Miryo can hold her own against all these male rappers.