What works better for choosing future idols: throwing as many as you can on the wall and hope something sticks, or singling out a small handful that best reflect you own quirky agenda? Ray examines the sudden addition of thirty-three temporary AKB members and contrasts it to the inscrutable decision making of Tsunku for the Morning Musume auditions.
Ceefu of hellokpop has a couple of engaging and thoughtful essays about bringing a more humane attitude to idols and their fans. Ray agrees with one, but not with the other. Guess which, or just read his latest ramble slash rant slash review. Slash.