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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Yuu Kikkawa: Magazine scans #2 and another PV



 Think when I eventually get around to doing a top ten list for 2016 it's going to one of the more difficult projects I'll ever do. For so long was a much bigger fan of Japanese actresses but think Idols are now eclipsing them and in a big way. Actresses always tended to be a bit older which is why I liked them so much more but seems most of the Idols who I truly adore are now 23 or older, actually think all of them are. So for that list, which will probably be coming in December, may have two lists with one for actresses and one for Idols and that second list may have twenty names on it.
 Yuu is 24 and as mentioned most of the Idols I really like these days are around her age or older. Though the J-Pop world has way too many young teens seems the last few years older Idols are sticking around and having longer careers, perhaps that could be a theme for an upcoming series. Last Yuu post had two new mag spreads for this year but so far those were her only two so far for 2016 so let's go back to some previous years. For some reason there was only one mag spread for 2015 though she was in that superb WBGC collection which had 160 pics. This set is from Young Gangan #10 and the spread is only four pics with the others being from a 'making of'' video.








 Have two spreads from 2014, first breathtaking set is from Young Animal #13.







 Not an endless supply of Yuu mag spreads so will have this the last one for now so we can spread them out over a few more posts, this one is from Young Gangan #12 for 2014.







 Yuu has released ten singles to date and plan on posting all the PV's for them. Last post had her first single so going in order this is the second one which is titled "Hapirapi Sunrise". It did reach #4 on the charts but only sold about 14,000 copies when it was released back in October of 2011, her sales have increased since then though. Also seems most singles sell more these days compared to five years ago, wouldn't you think the sales would be less? Here are some of the covers for the single along with it's PV.





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