Recommended Reading: June 4th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Himitsu no Arashi-chan 2012.05.31 – J-Everything
For the lovers of the Mannequin Must-Item segment of the show.
VS Arashi 2012.05.31 Review – J-Everything
Featuring Momoiro Clover Z as the guests this week and they help energize the program.
Johnny’s Round-Up (Gossips compiled from Johnny’s-Watcher) – Musings of Delilah
For your entertainment, Sakurai Sho, Akanishi Jin and Tamamori Yuta gossip.
Sho Sakurai and Keiko Kitagawa reunite for “Nazotoki wa Dinner no ato de” movie – MomoEdgewood Media Watch
I guess this means we won’t be getting a break from the gossip mags writing stories about Sho anytime soon.
Another 48Handshake Story – NMB48 Special – aramatheydidnt
Sayaka continues to prove herself an awesome captain as Ainyan was targeted by an anti.
My Pure·Heavy Rotation – Hirano Aya’s Stargaze Love – pure·fuwa – nmbingo!
Some Hirano Aya love as she works on her comeback.
June 4th ♥ 江木俊夫 (Egi Toshio) – JE Anniversaries
Happy 60th to a member of one of the pivotal and later controversial Johnny’s group, Four Leaves.
One. Two. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! – Kira’s Blog
Glad I’m not the only one who thinks so!
Photobooks – Kira’s Blog
Honestly, I’m waiting it out For Haruka or Haruna’s PB of deliciousness.
Hey! Say! Jump! are Pink Shiny Vampires – aramatheydidnt
Oh, so I’m guessing that they got bit by Edward Cullen, then?
Momoiro Clover Z turn into Zombies – Tokyohive
MomoClo do a TV program dressed as zombies AND perform their highly anticipated new single? I need this show now!
Check out the full PV for Mano Erina’s “Song for the DATE” – Tokyohive
Details about her new single and the excellent PV. One of my favorite H!P PVs of recent memory!
Dempagumi.inc Catch-up - Pure Idol Heart
While this doesn’t include my favorite new PV from this idol group, they’re cute and fun and worth checking out!
Morning Musume – “One・Two・Three (Dance Shot Ver.)” MV Released – Hello! SayuNii
Going over the set and the dance itself.
1,2,3 Dance Shot – Bikkuri Project
Celestia makes her usual canny observations, including the new hierarchy.
Establishing the New Era: Morning Musume release One•Two•Three Dance Shot PV – Not Another K-Blog!!!
A rather comprehensive take on the release and the new dynamics in the group.
“One・Two・Three” Dance Shot PV Review/Gone Fishing – Zombie Zombie
The freshness of the new line-up is very much appreciated.
Where’s My Pony? – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima has nits to picks.
AKB48 Election to be Streamed Live! Join Us For the Momentous Occasion! – New School Kaidan
So will you be tuned in? The NSK gang are making a party of it!
~Rockin’ the vote♥ ー(*￣Ｏ￣)ノ！ – モーニングBerryz48
MB finally places her votes! And while not a surprise, she makes a good case for both.
Voting Daredemo Daisuki Style!! An incomprehensive Guide – WanderingWota
How do you vote when you don’t have a real oshimen! This entertaining guide can help!
Ohno Satoshi suffering from chronic unpronouncable ailment? – aramatheydidnt
Leader knows how to pick a winner.
A Review of Momoiro Clover Z’s latest PV, PUSH! – Happy! Go! Lucky!
Jess is okay with the song and loving the wacky martial-artsy PV.
B1A4 – “Beautiful Target Japanese Vers” – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami tries out the PV-screencap review format with this fun boy band video.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Work that cob!
a-nation 2012! – aramatheydidnt
It’s that time of year again and the line-ups are announced.
Mano Erina’s Destructive in her ‘Song for the Date’ PV – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima is besotted with the song as well as the video.
Timing Is Everything: Why Now, Hallyu? – seoulbeats
An excellent, must-read piece on why Kpop is succeeding globally at this moment.
Wonder Girls – Like This – Music Video Review – I Am Ipodman
Ipodman ain’t liking this all that much.