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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Minami Sengoku: Young Animal 'Next Gravure Queen' 2014 grand prix event pics, videos and mag spread

 Am in the planning stages of my first 'Top Ten Current Fave Idols' list, it's not as easy as it seems. First the question is what is an Idol? Usually you just think of them being a J-Popper but guess it could include Gravure Idols, will do a post about that in the next few days and hopefully can start the countdown next week.
 Brought that up as no female as risen faster on any list of mine like Minami has this year, would imagine a few of you are thinking 'WHO!?!?'. Have done a few posts on her but not nearly as many as she deserves, know it'll surprise many of you who think I would have someone from C-ute or Nogi at the top of my list but Minami right now may claim that top spot. Figured if she's going to get such a high ranking need to start posting much more about her.
 She's a member of Up Up Girls who are a Hello Project group and I really enjoy their tunes which are a bit techno. That's also a group that needs to be posted about more so will be working in that. Bit of a long title as there's quite a few things from that 'battle' which took place back in 2013-14. It was the second one for the Young Animal magazine who crowned their 2014 Queen through a vote and there were over 100.000 cast.
 There were three finalists and bet it was a surprise to many as Minami won it in a close election. For winning that award she appeared in many of their mags back in 2014 including this one from their February 28th issue. That edition was the first after the election results which took place on January 28th and have plenty of jaw-dropping pics following this spread.

 Easy to see how Minami was crowned as their Queen, she could be mine any day. The other two finalists were Tomoe Yamanaka and Seiko Takasaki, the pair are in the bottom two pics. Minami does look like a shrimp between them but that's only height wise, this event has to rank in my top five for how a woman looks....wowowowowowowow!
 Shame she doesn't appear looking like this at other events but there will be plenty of pics coming up for you to enjoy. Meanwhile think everyone will agree she deserves a high ranking on my list with these pics and after them is a truly must see video. and there's also one at the top of the post.


  1. Hey Nao, sorry for the off topic reply, but did you see that Erika is going to be in a Blade of the Immortal movie?

  2. When you talk about Erika you're always on the main topic! Did see the news about her being in that film, it comes out next April so let's hope we don't have to wait until then to hear more from her.