Recommended Reading: July 26th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
In new commercial, SMAP want to be replaced so they can take a break – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
I’m sure there are plenty of other Johnny’s that would be willing to take their place.
Yamapi- ERO-2012 version- PV!!!! – aramatheydidnt
Somehow trying to go the “deep”/ero way with the PV they ended up with creepy.
[AnAn] Yamashita Tomohisa – aramatheydidnt
A nice visual cleansing after watching the Ero PV.
My Pure·First Impression – Bokura no Regatta/Sonzai Shitenai Mono/Sunahama de Pistol PV Previews – pure·fuwa – nmbingo!
A look at the subunit coupling tracks for NMB48′s upcoming single.
AKB48: AKBINGO! 07/11/2012 — Suberanai Hanashi – We’re Namba 1!
A review of AKB48′s famous variety show where the girls must prove that they know each other.
Weekly Oricon Rankings (Ending 07-22) – J-Everything
A look at this past week and marvel at how well the #1 artists did for their respective charts.
Perfume – Spending All My Time Teaser PV+full audio) – aramatheydidnt
Sounds like a good song… also, FINALLY we have a preview released!
Why Momusu’s new PV was the letdown of the year – Janakya Mottainai
And so the single was raised, just like our hopes… only to be let go of at a great height to come crashing down…
9nine’s Satake Uki to release her first photobook in 2 years – Tokyohive
Another 9nine member is releasing a photobook… So, when will Hirona release her second one?
Nogizaka46′s 3rd Single [Hashire! Bicycle] Tracklisting - Melos no Michi
If Nogizaka keeps up the good work from Oide Shampoo and Hashire! Bicycle’s song, this will be a great single!
Yearly Top 105 (30/07/2012) – aramatheydidnt
A look at the top seling singles and albums of the year so far, with AKB48 dominating as expected.
PASSPO☆: Rock at the Shrine in “Natsuzora HANABI” - Pure Idol Heart
Pure Idol Heart looks at Passpo’s latest with a great deal of praise for the rock-tinged group.
Suzuki Airi’s ‘Koko ga Suki’ Digest – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima shares some eyecandy of Airi from her latest release.
Love La Doll – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima shares what she knows about this idol trio.
New song ‘Damage’ preview! – Namie News Network
The song sounds promising – not great, but certainly interesting.
～尾崎豊 Japan’s icon in focus – モーニングBerryz48
MB goes back to give us a profile on Ozaki Yutaka, a singer who died two decades ago.
Fairies cheer for Japan’s rhythmic gymnastics team “FAIRY JAPAN” – aramatheydidnt
Great to see idols sharing their Olympic spirit!
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Even with a baseball cap on, Haruka is dead sexy.
Happy Birthday Sayaka~! – Idols and Hollywood
That is one expensive looking fanny pack.
Boyfriend – “Be my shine ～君を離さない” PV Short Vers. – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami wasn’t expecting much from this group’s Japanese efforts but wound up with a surprisingly great song.
Kahi reveals she’s been horseback riding – allkpop
Good for her! She’s earned some time off.