Recommended Reading: September 15th, 2012
Oda Sakura: It’s a 1-nin gen AGAIN!! – NyNyOnline
NyNy admires Sakura but wishes more auditionees made it through.
The Winning Utahime Oda Sakura – THE Blogpower!!!
Kath is happy that the audition delivered what it promised.
Tsunku is just full of surprises, isn’t he? – Love’s Spell
Kio is surprised by both the speediness of the decision and the choice of idol.
Why they only chose one 11th gen winner. – Zombie Zombie
Eleven reasons are given for why only one girl made it into eleventh gen.
The PonPon Debate: Morning Musume, Meet Your Member!!! – The PonPon Wei
The Ladies Who Pon do their first roundtable discussion with excellent, thoughtful results!
Morning Musume Worldwide – Pure Idol Heart
Properly armed with Sakura, MM now go on a global offensive.
H!P 15th Anniversary~THANK YOU~ Worldwide Handshake Events Announced – Hello! SayuNii
Some more details on these events. Maybe they should add a U.S. anime con or two…
The 5Stars A.B.C-Z – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary profiles this JE group whose roots go back to the fin de millennium.
絵莉～gasm＊Part 2 – モーニングBerryz48
MB shares some Eri Wada goodness.
Psy reaches #1 on the U.S. iTunes Chart! – allkpop
Our King of Hallyu continues to make his presence felt.
Psy sends personal request to city of El Monte to reinstate 14 lifeguards fired for parodying ‘Gangnam Style’ – allkpop
There’s some Gangnam Backlash already?
T-ara to release “Sexy Love” in Japan in November – allkpop
Considering how much of an issue bullying has been in Japan recently, I have to wonder if this was a good idea.
G-Dragon and Taeyang update fans in bear costumes during ‘Inkigayo’ recording – allkpop
The strikes me as very Overlook Hotel.
Idol Song Chronicle 2002 – 2012: The Review! – I ♥ Miyoshi Ayaka’s Idol Musings
James points out a significant bias in this wonderful review of the book / CD.
Idol Round Up #3 – Pure Idol Heart
Three groups in the spotlight this time, including Shinozaki Ai’s AeLL.
Yup, I’m digging this. – Love’s Spell
A very nice track-by-track review of Perfume’s latest that responds to Nia’s own post.
Sales + Popularity Make the Idol World Go Round, Hard Work only Plays a Part in that… RANT! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima shares some thoughts on the issue.