Recommended Reading: June 1st, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
The Father of Boy Bands – Kansai Scene
An article that focuses on Johnny Kitagawa for the fiftieth anniversary of his empire.
Recent changes on JNET mobile and desktop page – JE News Daily
Sexy Zone and A.B.C-Z get their own sections finally and new looks all around.
Kanjani8′s Shota Yasuda gets first lead role in drama – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
As a fantasy fan I am excited for this drama, even though I know the CGI for the dragon will probably be cringe-worthy.
Shingo Murakami’s soccer supporter dream comes true – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
I guess in the future all the Japanese sportscasters will be idols.
Kanjani8-Ai Deshita PV preview – Janakya Mottainai
Then in more Kanjani8 goodness, Aim looks at the preview for their upcoming single, Ai Deshita.
Covers + Details for Momoiro Clover Z’s 8th sinle “Otome Senso” – aramatheydidnt
Momoiro Clover Z continues to impress with beautiful covers for their next single.
Super*Girls Puri Puri Summer Kiss – Pure Idol Heart
Pure Idol Heart’s take on the new fanservice-filled PV from SUPER☆GiRLS.
“Is Sakurai okay?” The reason Arashi fans are worried about Sakurai Sho – aramatheydidnt
The Arashi member is going through some tough times in the media eye…
～嵐♥ (・_・)↓↓↓ – モーニングBerryz48
That said, Arashi itself is doing quite well, as MB gives her usual thorough review of their latest mesmerizing release.
Momoiro Clover Z Appears on VSArashi – Wota (in training)
Mina delights in the challenges that the idols face.
Nakaya Sayaka, Hisenbatsu Idol English Translation – Shoujiki Media
This is the must-read for me today: it’s only the prologue, but definitely gripping for any fan of idols and especially anyone interested in the senbatsu and its many… um… non-winners.
A refreshing Summer with Sea☆A’s ‘Friendship Birthday ~Arashi no Yoru ni~’ – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima is pleasantly surprised by how naturally the girls are presented in this latest summer PV.
Boss bitches: AKB48’s 27th single to be used on several TV CM’s – aramatheydidnt
In true idol fashion, milking the senbatu for all its worth.
Younha to appear on ‘Immortal Song 2′ + release a new album – allkpop
The recent difficulties now seem over as Younha continues her comeback.
Perfume needs to walk a fine line on its path overseas – Japan Times
Another article on what’s looking to be Japan’s best answer to the Korean hallyu.
SUMMARY for a new generation. – Never Ending Music Power
Another changing of the guard for the summer concert series.
Abingdon Boys School to return with new tie-in song – aramatheydidnt
Y’know, TM Revolution is at his sexiest in schoolboy drag.
Berryz Koubou’s 29th Single Titled “Cha cha SING” – Hello! SayuNii
The B-side will be called “Badabing Badaboom”.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but more food pics is preferred to more Sayu pics.
A Tremendous Honor…and Even Bigger Disappointment – Chuo Dori
CK has a very, very sad story to tell us.
NYC are literally very shy guys – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
Maybe Chinen was just trying to figure out the proper way to duct tape a hamster…?
Selective Hearing Roundtable – Abandon Ship – Selective Hearing
An interesting question about what you do when your favorite member leaves an idol group.
The 94 – 33 1/3
Following up the earlier IM article on 33 1/3, neither of the Asian idol proposals made the cut. I think. It’s a long list.
Mano Erina-Song For The Date PV preview – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim is loving what she sees from this teaser with its two Manoeris and apocalyptic setting.
NMB48 Member Promotion and New Releases – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary looks at some recent developments in the world of AKS.
AKB48 Gunning For Speed’s Record – IXA Ready
Once again records are being broken, left and right!
Yopparai Tengoku Witness the ‘drunkard’s… – Jrocknyc
Will SMAP’s Tsuyoshi get to make a cameo in a shot or two?
AKB48 ~ YS Web Vol.489 – Jappydolls
White bikinis, flower-shaped confetti… need we say more?