Recommended Reading: June 29th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Kanjani8′s Ryuhei Maruyama beats former pro boxer at boxing game – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
Or just figures out how to cheat the system by watching it done properly a couple of times.
Taisuke Fujigaya (Kis-My-Ft2) in his first drama series lead role – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
Fujigaya wants his fans to see him get beat up. I guess this confirms him as a masochist.
V6 announces new single “kEEP oN.” – aramatheydidnt
I sometimes feel they only release these things to remind people that they are still together as a group.
Kamenashi Kazuya is Back for [DREAM BOYS 2012] – Musings of Delilah
Another year, another Dream Boys with flying boxers.
HamaKisu 2012.06.27 Review – J-Everything
Miyata continues to try to live on a tiny budget and is covered in bees.
My Pure·Viewing of NMB48 no Teens Hakusho Episode 13 – pure·fuwa – nmbingo!
It’s hard to screw up pretty girls in kimono.
Top 50 Progressive Idol Songs – Beat Laments the World
An intriguing list, which is no surprise given Krv’s critical approach.
Have a Tweet Dream with Fairies in a ‘Tweet Dream’ PV! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima’s liking the Vision Factory idols more but isn’t sure if she wants to.
PURETTY clinches advertisement deals before their debut – allkpop
Given their potential audience, I assume adult diapers and erectile dysfunction meds are part of the product line.
News: Nana’s First Commercial Session with ‘Juvis’ Took 15 Hours – AfterSchool ❤
Thank God for the winners of the genetics lottery.
Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou ep. 11 review – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary anticipates the series’ end with this penultimate episode.
～鈴木愛理最新写真集「この風が好き」 – モーニングBerryz48
MB does her usual, lovingly thorough job in this review of Airi’s latest photobook.
After School discusses their concept, Kahi, and their goal for “Flashback” – allkpop
Some illuminating interview answers here.
The Potential Future Senbatsu and Centers of AKB48 – Wota (in training)
Mina shares some thoughts on who AKB’s centers would be, post-Oshima.
Teen Top – “To You” – Konno’s Story
If Sonic Youth can kep their name well into middle age, Teen Top should be fine in their twenties. (Besides, the name could refer to the sexual position of underage groupies…)
Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 – Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke – Selective Hearing
Greg enjoyed this enough that he’s decided to check out their back catalog.
S/mileage 11th Single To Be Titled “Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki” & Details Released – Hello! SayuNii
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m getting a whiff of Station♪ here.
S/mileage Announced As The Image Representative For Akihabara Electric Town Summer 2012 Campaign – Hello! SayuNii
Congratulations to the group on being selected!
Denpa Gumi Inc. cover Beastie Boys “Sabotage” (Audio Clip) Yikes! – Neaux Clicked on It
It’s horribly conceived and executed… but Neaux is right, “it’s something that must be heard to be believed”. I’d be interested in hearing Scandal do a version, though.
Cleopatra no Onnatachi – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike is surprised to enjoy this quirky plastic surgery drama.
Impressions: Song for the DATE – New School Kaidan
Dae is seeing Manoeri in a new light, while Anthony is pleased with the 90s feel of the single.
[IV] Mikie Hara ~ My Angel – Jappydolls
A perennial favorite in the gravure department.
Photo – Idols and Hollywood
It’s reminiscent of the prologue in the long form PV for “Love Machine”.