K-netz mock J-ent’s popularity in Korea, which is amusing considering the history


A poll was taken in 11 countries regarding the Hallyu Wave, and Japan’s results said that half of the people polled believed that the Hallyu Wave is over. Nationalistic? Racist? Biased? Possibly and even probable in some cases, as I can always rely on issues like this to bring out the nationalistic stupid in human beings. But looking at the ... Read More »

YoonA cast as lead for Korean remake of ‘Nodame Cantabile’, which is … interesting


YoonA is playing the female lead character of ‘Nodame’ for the Korean remake of the hit Japanese drama, ‘Nodame Cantabile‘. She has been cast with Joo Won and Tiny G‘s Dohee, but while the other two appear to fit their roles pretty well, YoonA seems like an odd choice for multiple reasons and I wonder if she’ll do what’s necessary ... Read More »

BABYMETAL seems to have made a positive impression at Sonisphere


BABYMETAL performed at Sonisphere (as seen above), and everything had seemingly gone without incident, so I assumed all was well. TeamRock released a video of reactions from those actually at Sonisphere, and everybody seemed generally complimentary: Hell, even downright thrilled. Even better, famous metal bands seemed to have enjoyed their presence. @BABYMETAL_JAPAN with Bill Steer and Jeff Walker from @CarcassBand ... Read More »

Perfume debut their new single “Cling Cling” & it sounds like a Pamyu Pamyu song


To help satisfy the thirst of the Perfume fandom, the holy trinity debuted their new single “Cling Cling” on their radio show, ‘Perfume LOCKS‘, and it’s not entirely what I expected based on the preview. It’s a blind spot that you’d think I’d be used to by now given the way Nakata Yasutaka‘s productions often get previewed in commercials and teasers: hiding ... Read More »