Recommended Reading: June 28th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
dwango reveals half-year ranking for music downloads – aramatheydidnt
Johnny’s make a good show and dominate these digital charts.
Upcoming Releases – July 2012 – J-Everything
A look at the more prominent upcoming releases in the world of Jpop.
June 28th ♥ 石垣大祐 (Ishigaki Daisuke) – JE Anniversaries
Happy birthday to one of the few remaining band Juniors.
Events Added To Morning Musume’s FC Tour In Hawaii 2012 – Hello! SayuNii
I’m looking forward to eventually watching Eripon’s antics for her event.
Up Front International FC Facebook Page Opened – Hello! SayuNii
I see that UFA are still figuring out the mechanics of Facebook… But seriously, where is Morning Musume’s FB?
Mano Friends Bus Party vol.3 in Nasu Kogen Announced – Hello! SayuNii
Okay, I wish I could go and see Mano, then fawn all over her!
Official Site For Nagasawa Wakana’s New Group “Sakura Girls” Opened – Hello! SayuNii
Further proof that there is life after H!P.
Sakura Girls – “You & I LONDON” Info Released – Hello! SayuNii
The cover’s use of Beatles motifs is quite… striking.
A Hypothesis on the U-Kiss Conundrum and the “Nugu” Idol – seoulbeats
This must-read article of the day explores how a company’s reputation influences their idol groups’ success, and can be applied to Jpop as easily as Kpop.
Morning Musume Rokkies “Watashi no Jidai/Our Era!” & Morning Musume Ten-ki “Seishundo Mannaka” Previews Released – Hello! SayuNii
Ayuchii looks at the generation songs for the old ladies and the noobs of MM.
Cross-dressing group Hoshikuzu SCAT holds PR event for debut single – aramatheydidnt
Not quite the Kpop divas of Lady, but this is of great interest to me.
～鍋子 – モーニングBerryz48
MB has chosen Maeda Atsuko’s latest solo single as her favorite song of the year so far, and explains why.
The Shounen Club 17 November 2002 review – Never Ending Music Power
A whole lotta KAT-TUN in this one.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Mami and Tomomi Making Dollars.
Berryz Kobo in New York – Berryz Kobo International
Turns out they were all in the Big Apple!
The Deal with Lucky Seven – In Which Isilie Reviews
Isilie discusses recent rumors about Matsujun’s drama, as well as the broader issue of restrictions idols face when acting.