Recommended Reading: August 8th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Because Inoo Kei Needs More Love.. – aramatheydidnt
A great update post about the soon to be architect and some of the things he wants to do with his degree.
where SMAP never ceases to slay – aramatheydidnt
The group now leads the male acts with the most consecutive singles to debut in the top 10.
Arashi ni Shiyagare 2012.08.04 Review – J-Everything
Sakurai spends time in a English pub (in Japan) for science!
The One Where Nakamaru and Massu are Newlyweds – JEP Cast
The girls finally return for their next podcast that covers everything from a capella Johnny’s to Kitayama’s India adventure.
AKB48 releases digest video for “Gingham Check” – Tokyohive
I liked the part where Yuko was dressed like Hard Gay.
12 artists to provide theme song for ‘Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu’ – Tokyohive
Glad that these artists are getting a chance to sing for a film made from a manga I once loved!
Viewers criticize T-ara’s appearance on ‘Crisis Escape No.1′ – allkpop
Again, this does not bode well for the eventual comeback.
Netizens choose T-ara as the “girl group with the strongest determination” – allkpop
Good news? Or as in, “Determined to bully girls we don’t like out of the group”?
Dasom talks about the close bond within SISTAR – allkpop
Or to translate: “We’re nothing like T-ara!”
New S/mileage, Morning Musume and Buono! – THE Blogpower!!!
Kath is very pleased with the latest releases from the House of Tsunku.
AKB48’s Kojima Haruna to cover ‘anan’ for its annual “sex special” issue – aramatheydidnt
This looks promising.
Morning Musume – “Be Alive” Album Song Preview Released – Hello! SayuNii
ladylibra92 enjoys this ballad and reminds us the album will be the only one featuring this exact line-up.
News: NaNa has the cleanest armpits? – AfterSchool ❤
Oh good. I was wondering about this for a LONG time.
Kanjani8 – ER PV review – Never Ending Music Power
I wanna see a fight between the Eight Rangers and Momoiro Clover Z’s sentai rangers.
~小池里奈 – 卒業~Side Story~ – モーニングBerryz48
If you haven’t seen it yet, these pics of Koike Rina are incredible.
Hum Day Eye Candy Extravaganza – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
I never saw the similarity until now, but it’s definitely there!
Berryz in America 2: NJ♥BK – Selective Hearing
Kind of late, but a nicely detailed account of the AnimeNext event.
Lolitas, strawberries and summer – KAKKO-II.COM
I prefer the SweetS original, of course, but it IS interesting how much TGS is positioned to be SweetS 2.0.
First Day Sales – “Virginity” – Konno’s Story
KonnoAsami is delighted with the numbers NMB48 racked up.
Yoko Kumada ~ Princess Collection [2012.07.01] – Jappydolls
Still lovely after all these years.
Nogizaka46 continue to Fuel my Dislike with Hashire! Bicycle’s PV (Rant) – Okay! Musume Time
The last line made me laugh out loud.
Idols You Should Meet 020 – New School Kaidan
A great choice this time around, taken from outside AKB and its sister groups.