Recommended Reading: July 10th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Arashi ni Shiyagare 2012.07.07 Review – J-Everything
Arashi collaborate to write a song in under an hour and Ohno talks about fish.
My Pure·Intrigue – NMB48 in the Janken Tournament – pure·fuwa – nmbingo!
A look at where the NMB48 members in the final tournament stand after the lots have been selected.
Yuta Tamamori Attends Driving Lessons in a Flashy Fashion – Musings of Delilah
Maybe he’s hoping he can woo his instructor into letting him pass the test at the end.
Tomoya Nagase Jealous Over Tsuyoshi Kusanagi? – Musings of Delilah
I’m sure there are plenty of Nagase fans that are miffed at him not getting this role as well.
9nine’s Yoshii Kanae to star in musical for anime ‘Macross’ - Tokyohive
As a 9nine fan, I am seriously excited! Congrats, Kanae! I am so happy now!
Morning Musume’s 50th single sets a new record for group – Tokyohive
This is also amazing news! Morning Musume are still alive – their newer PV’s may be bad, but hey, who cares!?
[Exclusive] Interview and greeting from Berryz Kobo! – Tokyohive
An exclusive interview from Berryz Kobo for Tokyohive! Personally, I loved Chinami’s English introduction of herself.
The Unconventional Side of Bikini PVs: BiS – Nia’s Wonderland
Nia is back, and she quite likes the newly-budgeted, non-conformist PV from these wacky idols!
One Two Three Give Me a Seizure! – Nia’s Wonderland
Nia takes a look at One Two Three, and isn’t too happy with what she has… but OMG, RiDOS!
Watanabe Mayu’s “Otona Jelly Beans” DVD to feature talk with ex-AKB48 member Hirajima Natsumi -Tokyohive
An unprecedented discussion with a member affected by scandal on an official release! Can’t wait!
The Dark Side: Skin Colour and K-pop – Seoulbeats
A fascinating look at skin color and race as seen in KPop and Korean culture.
Hip Thrusts and Sexy Faces! Let’s Get it on with Berryz in ‘Cha Cha SING’! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima is another non-fan won over by this song and video.
PV for Berryz Koubou’s Cha Cha Sing released! – Happy! Go! Lucky!
Jess is pleased to have that rare thing, another Berryz song to enjoy.
Berryz Koubou’s cha cha SING, 2NE1′s I LOVE YOU, – Wota (in training)
Mina looks at several new releases, focusing on the ones from these two very different girl groups.
Best for Berryz – Shanimuni Paradise
Tsukiki sees this as further proof of Berryz consistently getting the best from Tsunku.
“Cha Cha SING” – Berryz Koubou – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami finds nothing wrong with this song in an enthusiastic review.
‘Cha Cha SING’ and 100k for Morning Musume – THE Blogpower!!!
Kath looks at two of the most recent successes from Hello! Project.
～小池里奈「卒業～お藏だし秘藏カシト～」 – モーニングBerryz48
MB shares some graduation-themed eyecandy featuring Koike Rina.
Info: Orange Caramel’s First Japanese Single “My Sweet Devil” – AfterSchool ❤
As I said before: it’s about time. (And notice who’s in the center…)
NMB48′s Virginity … щ(ಥДಥщ) – Never Ending Music Power
So you can go to the store and ask to buy NMB48′s Virginity? That’s gotta be a gimmick.
NU’EST is looking for their “Sandy” – allkpop
Hey, I’d enter if it gives me a chance to be near Ren.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Langdimus has one word for Kiriyama Rui.
WG’s Sci-Fi Adventure “Like Money” is Money – seoulbeats
The Wonder Girls go from retro to sci fi with this new video, with interesting results.
AKB48 Producer Yasushi Akimoto To Collaborate With Magazine “Shukan Bunshun” – aramatheydidnt
It’s a deal with the devil… running both ways, I’d say.
Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-In complains about leader JeA’s gluttony for meat – allkpop
Nice to see idols arguing over who gets more food.
Okay! Musume Digest! #7 – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima does her weekly gathering of idol news, with an emphasis on H!P.
NU’EST releases MV for “Action” – allkpop
I believe I’m much more excited about this than I should admit.