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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mariko Shinoda: "Biohazard the Experience" play press conference pics and more....

 Two 'blast from the past' posts today but even more so for this fave. This is the first Mariko post since last May(!), talk about someone doing a disappearing act. She has been somewhat busy, still is a host of the 'PON!' show and has been for over four years now. Plus Mariko was in a film last year but that's about it, kind of forgetting about her these days which is such a shame as if I ever made a top five Idol list she just may make the cut.
 Mariko still appears in magazines but the spreads are nothing like her ones from her AKB days, those were very hard to top. She does appear every month in the More mag, pics here are from their November issue.

 Spread here is from More's December edition, much more conservative look these days.

 It's been close to four years since Mariko graduated from AKB, since then her acting career has been only so-so. Mariko has been in many dramas and films but the only biggish role was in the "Tag" movie which was a very interesting watch.
 Now Mariko is trying her hand at stage acting and she has the lead female role in the "Biohazard the Experience" play. It will be opening on February 10th at the ZEPP Blue Theater where it will run until the 26th, then it's off for some performances in Kobe. On January 18th there was a press conference for the play with Mariko looking mighty fine at it, she'll be turning 31 in less than two months. After the pics check out a short video of the event.

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