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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Nao Kanzaki: 'Top Twenty Faves list for 2016' #17....?

 Hope I don't sound too down or disappointed in this post but that's how I feel with this selection. 😭Last year Mirei finished in the #5 spot and figured for a long time she'd be right around that position this year. Don't know how other fans feel but to me this has been Mirei's most disappointing year in a long time, perhaps the most one in her entire career.
 There were two dramas this year that she had the leading role in, one was passable while I aborted the second one after one episode because you knew right then how bad it would be. Usually Mirei must appear at 15-20 promo events a year along with being at five or so fashion shows a year. This year between them there's been a total of four appearances, wonder if it had something to do with her recent dental work?

 That inactivity is without a doubt the main reason for my disappointment, it may not sound it but I've been a huge Mirei fan for seven years now. First time I saw her in anything was the "Otomen" drama and my jaw honestly dropped, wow was she like(still is) a breath of fresh air. As fabulous as she looked back then her looks just kept going up and up, sadly her weight hasn't kept pace.
 Mirei will be turning 27 in two weeks, when an actress is in their 20's is the time to stay busy. Just have noticed the older an actress gets the less opportunities they get for things such as mag spreads or photobooks. No clue to why Mirei has decided to remain so quiet this year, one reason could be a bit of burnout as she has been one of the busiest if not busiest actress since 2010.
 Let's hope Mirei is reading this post and thinks to herself 'I'll show Nao, next year I'll make him eat his words and end back up in his top five!'. That's something I would love to see but though there's been a few downer thoughts most have been more positive than I expected they would be, after all only 16 females in the entire country of Japan topped her.
 Few new things for today, actually quite a bit but have had to hold on to them for over a month so really not that many considering how long it took me to accumulate them. Two small spreads of three pics each from the November and December issues of Baila.

 This pic is two months old but had forgotten about it for Mirei's last post. This is from her blog and was for a Ginger magazine photo shoot, would she have more fun as a blonde?

 These are from a brand new interview from the Voce website.

 Last bunch of new pics are from Mirei's Instagram account from the last five weeks.

 Mirei turns 27 on December 16th so will do another post then for her b-day, perhaps she was only 17th this year but on my all time list she'd be at least seven spots higher. Her last post had some of her 2017 calendar pics, will have them again for her b-day post with hopefully a few other new things. There is a new CM for Homemate which you can view after all of these pics, first half aren't new but they are for here and with them are some stupendous golden oldies.

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