Recommended Reading: July 31st, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Taisuke Fujigaya on Beginners! – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
I’m sure that he imagines scenes where he’s in the bath…
Tsubasa Imai will be a guest dancer on Burn The Floor – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
Tsubasa continues to prove why he is considered to be one of the dance kings of Johnny’s.
Kanjani8’s “EIGHT RANGER” Record Breaking Sales for a Movie Character – aramatheydidnt
Congrats to Kanjani8, or would it be Eight Rangers?
AKB to XX!: 07/27/2012 — Poteto – We’re Namba 1!
AKB48 and SKE48 compete to save NMB48′s Yogi Keila and Shimada Rena. And there is much ado about potatos.
NMB48: Mujack 07/27/2012 — Maachun’s 3rd Law of Motion – We’re Namba 1!
Maachun proves herself to be reaction queen of NMB48.
~Reminiscing Okamo♥ – モーニングBerryz48
I love the Okamoto Rei eyecandy, but still pine for new Okamoto Rei earcandy.
After School to participate in ‘Tokyo Girls Collection 2012′ & ‘A-Nation Music Week’ – allkpop
Confirmation that After School will be doing a second year at a-nation.
Candy Kiss Live! – I ♥ Miyoshi Ayaka’s Idol Musings
James shares what he’s learned about this fresh-faced new group.
Dante Carver becomes the father of a baby girl – aramatheydidnt
Does this make Ueto Aya an aunt?
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
That’s a wide-spread Kanon right there.
Atsuko’s Last Solo~ – Konno’s Story
That is, her last song with AKB48. (Already?)
Neaux Clicked on It for Three Damn Years- Happy Anniversary to me – Neaux Clicked on It
Congratulations on another year of successful blogging!
Let’s Raise our Hopes with Yui Ogura in her debut PV, ‘Raise’ – Okay! Musume Time
Oh God, that opening paragraph is priceless! Another fine screencapped review from Chiima.
Beware Unofficial “Official” Sites – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary provides some useful advice for the wary.
Nishino Kana breaks own digital record with 12th #1 single – aramatheydidnt
Congratulations to Nishino as she continues to burn up the digital charts!
Namie Amuro Not Getting Along With Agency And Reasons Why She Rejects Attending Kohaku Uta Gassen – aramatheydidnt
Amuro usually plays close to the vest, so it’s interesting to have her open up on these issues.
SKE48 10th Single + 1st Album Announcement – MELOS no Michi
This looks like it’s going to be a huge release.
Okay! Musume Digest! #10 – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima has her latest update on all things idol, including the new H!P units and BiS.
Special T-ara Section
Opinion Piece: After School’s Members Close Relations – AfterSchool ❤
Or, “At least MY idol group isn’t as fucked up as T-ara.”
CEO Kim Kwang Soo meets with the parents of Hwayoung and Hyoyoung – allkpop
One can’t help but be… suspicious of his statements now.
Police refute CCM’s claims of filing reports for investigation of the alleged back dancer – allkpop
Kwang Soo caught in a(nother) lie?
In the Good Words of Maeda Atsuko… – Konno’s Story
Advertisers begin to pull T-ara after controversy – allkpop
And here comes the fallout here…
T-ara’s Eunjung misses VIP showing of “I Am a King” – allkpop
T-ara’s largest fan community to shut down – allkpop
T-ara’s appearance at ‘K-pop Yeosu Expo Super Concert’ canceled – allkpop
… And here.
T-ara to temporarily halt scheduling future events? – allkpop
Not confirmed yet, but laying low would definitely be the wise move.
The T-ara Bubble Bursts Yet Again – seoulbeats
A very helpful look at the controversy to date.
Former T-ara member Hwayoung tweets message for fans – allkpop
Why this sudden turnaround? Is it wrong to suspect coercion of some kind?
T-ara’s Eunjung leaves a short message via her official fan café – allkpop
Support for a current member of T-ara.
Witness refutes CCM’s statement of Hwayoung’s “unacceptable behavior” – allkpop
A different take on a major accusation leveled at Hwayoung.