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Friday, June 10, 2016

Yui Aragaki: Happy 28th birthday #1(?)

 Gakky isn't my #1 these days.....

 .... but it's kind of easy to see why she has the top spot on many top ten lists.

 Labelled this post #1, perhaps there will be another one later, then again perhaps not but had to make sure I didn't forget about the gal who just may have been my first big time fave. Actually Gakky hastened my getting into J-dramas and films about a decade ago, appears as though we're both getting older though she's aging so much finer. What I meant by hastened is that at my local comic shop all those years ago saws her on the cover of the Japan edition of 'New Type' magazine. The pic was from the "Shibuya 15" drama and I fell head over heels at that moment, naturally bought the mag and the pics inside were even better.
 That's really going back in time as that mag was from their March 2005 issue, also bought the previous issue which had another spread for Gakky and the drama. Never have done any kind of posts for "Shibuya 15", to me it's possibly the best Japanese show ever and have watched it too many times to count. So many times had to get another copy of it as I wore out the original box set I got from too many views.

 Haven't done a Gakky post for over three months, she's taking another one of her long breaks. Seems to take a long vacation every year where we don't see her in a drama or film for six months or longer, as a matter of fact she's only been in one drama these last three years. Has been in three films though but has nothing scheduled for the rest of this year or at least nothing has been announced.
 Do have a few new things for her b-day, I'm actually early with this post as the official day isn't until tomorrow. First off is this spread from the June issue of Nylon Japan, does look a bit strange but that's how the pics were in the mag.

 Smaller set of pics from Nylon Japan's July issue.

 Have some Gakky promo pics from GMO which came out in April, she also had a CM for them at the time.

 Last up is a new CM for Asahi tea, she's been doing CM's for them for quite a long time. After the pics you can view the video which also has a short behind the scenes segment.

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