Recommended Reading: June 25th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Satoshi Ohno’s childhood injuries – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
From the sounds of it he was lucky to reach adulthood.
Arashi ni Shiyagare 2012.06.23 Review – J-Everything
Arashi journeys into the unknown, or just the stylish.
Arashi’s Masaki Aiba Struggles with a Beard for New CM – aramatheydidnt
And no, it’s not that kind of beard, though it is just as fake.
June 25th ♥ 藤ヶ谷太輔 (Fujigaya Taisuke) – JE Anniversaries
I’m glad he decided to stay in Johnny’s, I can’t imagine a Kis-My-Ft2 without him.
June 25th ♥ 光GENJI’s Debut (1987) – JE Anniversaries
While the group may no longer be around, their legacy still lives strong with the newer Johnny’s groups.
Fairies / Tweet Dream – aramatheydidnt
New cute PV/song for the up and coming idol group! Lots of autotune to be had!
Morning Musume reveals preview for 9th generation B-side, “Ai Saretai no ni…” - Tokyohive
Well, I don’t hate it! Probably the best thing I can say, though.
This Week in Music 6.27.2012 – New School Kaidan
Impressions on Mano Erina’s Song For The Date and Momoiro Clover Z’s Otome Sensou singles coming out this week!
Morning Musume’s “One Two Three” - Shanimuni Paradise
Even more impressions on the newest Morning Musume, and while she likes the song Tsukiki has a few reservations.
Party Rockets, Dorothy Little Happy Sister Unit – Pure Idol Heart
Super cute sister group to popular indie group Dorothy Little Happy! Expecting big things!
Smile ☆Pocket (スマイル☆ポッケト) – Pure Idol Heart
Another cute indie group, but the real gem is their CM! Someone had fun making that.
A New Sakura Gakuin Song! – I <3 Miyoshi Ayaka's Idol Musings
A new song for the great Sakura Gakuin? With a really cute title? Sign me up!
Namie Amuro- “Only You” (short clip) – Neaux Clicked on It
Wives can be so cruel and unfeeling. And yeah, those tats are real.
Clip of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
I gotta agree with Langdimus on both counts – I like a little more grit and funk on Amuro’s songs, and she does look quite purty.
Berryz Kobo in New Jersey, Pt. 4: The Interview, the Q&A, the Autograph session – madara_blog
Madara wraps up his coverage of the event, with some great insights on the ladies themselves.
Crayon Pop–Bing Bing – Genki Almost Idol
The new Kpop girl groups just keep coming…
“MAMA” by Gangkiz – Konno’s Story
… and coming. And there’s whistling here, too!
Election Time! Senbatsu Members – Aitakatta!
Cat finishes up with the top girls of the election.
Sawajiri Erika smoked weed with a Johnny’s talent? – aramatheydidnt
It’s… reefer madness!
Get ready for Janken! – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary considers how NMB48 fits into this annual event.
Tokyo Idol Festival Part 4 – Happy Disco
The festival adds more idols, Serenyty adds more profiles.
Korean(?!!) Movie Review #6: Linda Linda Linda (2005) – The Grand Narrative
While I find the entire movie gripping, this is a very balanced take, drawing from many other reviews.
Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-In ‘dresses up’ for the summer in ‘Singles’ – allkpop
Looking so lovely, as usual.
Kare wa Imouto no Koibito – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike has fun with this drama featuring a devilish Michishige Sayumi.
Gal Sone announces her pregnancy – aramatheydidnt
Well, she was in that group with Tsuji, so we can count her as another H!P Mama, right?
Who Will Form AKB48′s Team 8? – Wota (in training)
Mina makes some educated guesses on this new team.