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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Kie Kitano: Happy 25th(!!!!) birthday


 Getting so difficult finding Kii things to post about these last few years as she's really stayed out of the limelight, for the most part she's done....


 Kii did finish in the 7th position in my first 'Top Ten' list but bet 2-3 years ago she would have knocking at the door for the top spot. However when you're as quiet as she's been that cliche 'out of sight, out of mind' fits her perfectly for her inactivity. Have done a few recent reviews for her 2014 movies to keep the spirit of her alive but she needs to start getting busy to stay in my top ten.


 Not sure what Kii can do but what might help if her and her old "Life" comrade join forces again, she's not the only one to be way too inactive. Lately have done a few 'pairs' posts and those pairs would be tough to top but to me think these may be oh so close to being untoppable.





 Probably been four years since I've viewed the "Life" drama so it may be worth a watch soon as that series really catapulted those two's careers. What I can't understand is why haven't we seen more of Kii these last few weeks as on March 9th her second full length album "K" was released. Haven't seen her do a promo event for it, appear on any music shows.... she's done zero to promote it which just makes no sense to me.
 Two versions of the album were released with the deluxe version looking to be quite an impressive and expensive effort. There are two CD's with the first having new songs, the second a few new tunes but mostly it's a greatest hits collection. There's also a DVD with nine PV's and 11 live songs, though a really fine looking collection if there's no promoting for it wouldn't think the sales will be that high. The first single off the album is a remake of her 2010 single "Sakura Saku", have the PV for the new version at the bottom of this post.



 Sadly there's nothing more new to add in here, this being her 106th post here have run out things to post about. Would really love to see many more new pics as Kii truly is just as kawaii as ever but kind of at a loss why she's been so inactive. She's still a host on the ZIP! entertainment show which airs for about 15 minutes a day.
 It's been about 2 1/2 years since she started as a co-host on the show, at the time she started said it's probably going to be a career killer, usually I'm wrong with my predictions but that one unfortunately turned out right. Nothing more to add in but how an encore of some older pics, easy to see how she obtained the #7 ranking on my top ten list.

















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