Recommended Reading: June 5th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Arashi ni Shiyagare 2012.06.02 Review – J-Everything
Arashi make a mountain hike mostly about eating.
Hey! Say! Jump’s Jump World Album – Quick Impressions – J-Everything
Tyler gives his initial impression of the album and finds it a bit lacking.
2PM’s Chansung to open his own fitness center - Musicasia
With his schedule one can only wonder how often Chansung will actually be there as a trainer.
Oricon’s Only★Star ” Top 10 Cute Male Artist Ranking 2012″ – Jpop Asia
You know you’ve made it when you are in the top 10 for celebrity polls.
Yokoyama Yu Wants Okura Tadayoshi To Try Being Kanjani8′s Leader – Musings of Delilah
The Green Ranger was the coolest ranger in Power Rangers so I see why not.
Official News: Kahi is Graduating from #AFTERSCHOOL – AfterSchool ❤
I really did think it’d be UEE, but this is probably for the best. Korea’s Morning Musume loses its Yuko in a very Yuko-esque manner.
Reactions: PlayGirlz Sentiments Towards Kahi’s Graduation Announcement – AfterSchool ❤
The same kind of reactions you’d find with any J-idol graduation.
After School: Counting On “Lady Luck” in Japan – seoulbeats
A great look at After School’s strategy in the Japanese market.
“Dream Morning Musume Special Live 2012″ LQ DVD & Blu-ray Cover Released – Hello! SayuNii
To me it looks like a golden idol Christmas tree.
Morning Musume-One-Two-Three preview – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim comes to the song’s defense.
Happy Super Generation – Pure Idol Heart
Is it me, or does this name feel like a parody of a J-idol group?
Morning Musume – One Two Three (Dance Shot Version) – Selective Hearing
Greg refuses to get worked up about this.
News: So Young Cast in New Drama – “Miss Panda & Hedgehog” – AfterSchool ❤
I didn’t realize Ron Jeremy is part of the hallyu!
Pics of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Is it me or are Scandal taking the piss on capsule?
SECRET takes a friendly photo with AKB48 members – allkpop
Negotiations begin for a KOR48 franchise…
Satoshi Ohno says cast are always laughing on set of “Kagi no Kakatta Heya” set – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
I picture it being like Dom Deluise, Jimmy Caan, and Burt Reynolds in one of those hilarious Carson out-takes from the seventies.
“Young Girls Who Want To Play In A Band With Tanaka Reina” Tsunku Project Announced – Hello! SayuNii
A very unexpected announcement, perhaps signalling some major changes in H!P?
Life After Graduation? Tanaka Reina Holds Band Auditions – Not Another K-Blog!!!
Some informed speculation on what this move could mean.
Mr.Children ‘s best album surpasses Million ,first million album in 1 year and 8 months !! !! – aramatheydidnt
Introducing… ZONE – Never Ending Music Power
One of my all-time favorite groups gets a great profile from Thennary.
37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku eps 1-8 – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike likes this series about an idealistic medical intern but takes some issue with its more doramatic decisions.
KARA plays a big role in establishing EX-IM Bank’s $1.3 billion Samurai Bond in Japan – allkpop
A fascinating look at how Kara played a role in a huge financial venture.
Morning Musume – “One・Two・Three” Dance Shot – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami likes this, but the same problem continues to persist in this new Musume era.
News Wrap-up: The Past Month and Coming Soon – Perfume City
Catching up on various and sundry Perfume news.