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Friday, February 19, 2016

Nogizaka46: Happy 20th birthday to Marika Ito!!!!


 We all know what main member is celebrating a b-day on the 20th but Marika is also turning another year older tomorrow, appropriately she's turning twenty. Though this is her Marika's first solo post she has been in too many other posts to count, would think all her mag spreads, cards and blog pics from the last year are here. As a matter of fact her blog may be the best of all of the members as she updates it almost every day and usually with many pics.
 May sound kind of funny but one of the endearing things about Marika is how infrequently she smiles, don't think she's a dour person but may appear so compared to the other members. There are some pics here of her smiling but it doesn't happen too often, especially on their TV shows but it hasn't hurt her career as she's been a Senbatsu for quite a while.
 Have a little bit of everything here, some of these pics are new while some aren't. This first set of Marika pics is new here though it first came out in November 2013 and this fine collection is from Natalie's 'Power Push' series, wish they would revive it.














 On January 8th Marika held her 'coming of age ceremony' along with two other members, of course it was held at the Nogi Shrine.











 Just a few superb random Marika pics here, she actually smiles in a few of them.









 Had forgotten about this movie, think it may be out on DVD know so will go hunt it down. The film is "Eyes" which came out last June with Marika having the lead in it, it's a horror film and by the trailer looks to be promising. Have mentioned this before but have you noticed when Idols star in films they're almost always horror ones? Here's the trailer for the film, as a bonus after that check out her promo video for volume three of Nogizaka Quarterly.



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