Recommended Reading: August 6th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Tackey & Tsubasa Reveals Tracklists for “TEN” Album – Jpop Asia
T&T have finally announced more information about their tenth anniversary album.
VS Arashi 2012.08.02 Review – J-Everything
Where we learn that Ohno would have no trouble fitting in with the homeless in New York City.
Morning Musume “What’s Up? Ai Wa Dou Nan da~” Dance Rehearsal Video Released – Hello! SayuNii
WHY are all the album songs better than some of the A-side singles!?
C-ute – “Aitai Aitai Aitai na” LQ Covers Released – Hello! SayuNii
If I squint, I can kinda see the covers…
“Morning Musume Concert Tour 2012 Spring ~Ultra Smart~ Niigaki Risa and Mitsui Aika Graduation Special” DVD and Blue-Ray Covers Released – Hello! SayuNii
It looks too crowded, but meh – Gaki!!!
“Morning Musume Kyuukies & Juukies 1st Official Photo Book” Announced – Hello! SayuNii
Yes!!! Finally, something that won’t focus on only one member…
Ayumi Hamasaki – Party Queen – Chaotic Dusk
This track-by-track review finds Ayu being musically adventurous, but perhaps not adventurous enough?
Selective Hearing’s News Roundup – Selective Hearing
Greg comments on the big developments in the Jpop and Kpop idol worlds.
Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Langdimus provides a helpful reminder.
BoA – “Only One” – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami heaps praise on this release, including the best MV SM has ever made.
This Week in Music 08.08.2012 – New School Kaidan
Garry covers the new releases from Idoling!!! and NMB48.
NMB48′s full pool party video for “存在してないもの(紅組)” – Neaux Clicked on It
A key question is answered for Neaux.
Psy keeps his promise and buys 30,000 copies of his album for fans – allkpop
That’s very generous of him – and an excellent promotion, too.
[IV] Keito Kawasaki ~ Kyukyoku Otome – Jappydolls
Love the cover, enough to make me try it out.
Wonder Girls will be promoting in the US in addition to Japan – allkpop
Ever wonder if they’re stretching themselves too thin, globally?