This is the only repeat position from last year as Manami finished tenth then too, very few Idols on that list so being tenth this year may mean a bit more. From the end of June to the beginning of October Manami was a bit busy but overall we didn't see enough of her this year. Next year will be a different story as she's going to be in two dramas, a TV movie and a regular cinema film, that's just in the first four months.
The first drama is only going to be a four episode series but it'll be Manami's second time with a lead role. The show is called "Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku" and the series will be airing on WOWOW with a start date of January 14th. Will check it out but odds are it won't be subbed and will keep everyone updated on any news for the show such as an event or two for it.
Manami's second drama for next year is titled "Semju Crazy Boys". That show is starting in February on NHK-BS and on October 25th there was a press conference for the series.
The TV movie is scheduled for New Years, title for it is "Fishing Baka Diary" which will be airing on TV-Tokyo and there was a press conference for it on November 27th.
Those pics at the very top are beyond exceptional but Manami is one of the more conservative gals I post about which is one reason she'll always be high on any of my lists. Manami is the second oldest to make the top twenty as she's thirty, the one older than her haven't got to yet but she's 32. Never enough mag spreads these days and when there is one it's usually way too small like this pair of pics from the December issue of Ginger.