Recommended Reading: August 1st, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
V6′s Junichi Okada Stars in Live-Action Library War Film – aramatheydidnt
Does this mean Okada can be in the running for sexiest librarian then?
Ohno &Aiba new CM+arashi’s new song – aramatheydidnt
The duo show off a new car and a new song for the group.
Arashi ni Shiyagare 2012.07.28 Review – J-Everything
Arashi versus Kanjani8, you just know it’s going to be brilliant.
Sprout Ep 04 Review – J-Everything
While predictable this drama does try to at least expand on its characters.
S/Mileage PV for “Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki” -aramatheydidnt
A bit odd, because this really doesn’t feel like S/Mileage. Not too bad, though.
NO NAME 1st single [Kibou ni Tsuite] 1st Day Sales – Melos no Michi
Surprisingly low sales, for an AKB48 unit.
Community Article: Idols and You - New School Kaidan
A guest writer writes an article on the positive health effects (yes, really) of being a wota.
Bye Bye PEACEFUL – I ♥ Miyoshi Ayaka’s Idol Musings
Hokkaido based idol group PEACEFUL breaks up; kind of a bummer, really.
Hagino Kosuke is cute, his favorite AKB48 member Oshima Yuko blogs about him – aramatheydidnt
Could there be Olympic-idol love in the air?
Fans to vote for an AKB48 song to be made into a PV. – MELOS no Michi
An interesting idea, maybe it can be adopted by others?
Introducing… Happiness – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary profiles this girl group as her blog continues to expand its purview.
Spending all my time PV Short Version – Perfume City
A trio of department store elves are waiting for the Christmas season to start.
Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Ayaka Sayama gets sporty with some friends.
Berryz Kobo Sold How Much? – Konno’s Story
Some thoughts on the strong sales of the group’s Thai-influenced latest.
Hatsukoi 7-8 – HamsapSukebe
Akiramike deems this the most consistently solid drama so far this year, if not qquite a classic.
My thoughts on ManoEri’s graduation – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim shares her thoughts on this major event in Hello! Project.
S/mileage-Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki preview – Janakya Mottainai
Aim likes the line distribution for this single more than anything else.
Kis-My-Ft2-Wanna Beeee PV preview – Janakya Mottainai
Aim combines two things she enjoys in PVs: a decent budget and pirates!
KAT-TUN to release new single – Janakya Mottainai
As a Koki fan, Aim is delighted with this upcoming release’s solo turn.
Special T-ara Section
T-ara’s Situation is similar to 2PM/Jay Park? Hm… – NyNyOnline
This wasn’t a parallel that came to mind, but definitely worth thinking about.
Kim Kwang Soo reveals that although there were conflicts, there was no bullying in T-ara – allkpop
Can this guy be believed at this point?
T-aragate’12 – Space Station No.9
A blog revived to share thoughts on this controversy.
Daewoo Securities remove Eunjung’s image from advertisements – allkpop
She’s been getting the brunt of the punishment…
T-ara’s Eunjung has been removed from the homepage picture for the National Police Agency – allkpop
… And here’s another example. Interesting replacement, though.
CCM and Hwayoung have resolved their differences? – allkpop
Now, will this make the disgruntled fans call off their attacks? Wait and see.
Entertainment agencies begin face-to-face chats and restrict SNS use due to ‘T-ara shock’ – allkpop
The lesson from all this? When possible, keep your mouth shut.
Hwayoung leaves a secret message for fans on Twitter? – allkpop
Ahh, the conspiracy theories kick in! Now for the burnt toast appearances.
T-ara’s first domestic concert to be postponed – allkpop
More damage control.
Hwayoung issue – HallyuSurfer
Some personal thoughts from a T-ara fan.
Hwayoung and sister Hyoyoung revealed to have visited different entertainment agency – allkpop
A way to let cooler heads prevail?
Core Contents Media denies rumors of Dani joining T-ara early – allkpop
Where did THIS notion come from?
[OP-ED] Guilty until proven innocent: The lynch mob against T-ara and who’s really to blame – allkpop
A thought-provoking consideration of the controversy as a whole.