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Friday, February 24, 2017

Sakura MIyawaki and Haruka Kodama: Two new mag spreads



 Did a post like this last month and may keep it up for this pair. Both look terrific in their mag spreads but the last few months neither has been in that many of them so think I'll continue to pair them up like this for a while. That last post the dynamic duo shared a mag spread but that's not the case this time around but both have a superb new set of pics.
 Haruka and Sakura are both members of HKT, their 9th single "Bugtte Iijan" was released on February 15th. Title translates to It's fine if it's Buggy, not the catchiest of titles. Like all of the group's singles it was #1 on the charts in it's first week out, all of their singles have hit the top spot.  First week sales were 210,000 copies which are the lowest total an HKT single has sold in it's first week, sales from '48' groups keep dwindling. Personally I've always enjoyed their songs, there's not one standout tune but all are worth a listen but the one complaint is that most sound alike.



 There's an AKB drama currently airing titled "Tofu Pro Wrestling", show started on January 21st. Don't know much about it but am thinking of watching it as the show is being subbed, been kind of down on the '48' family singles as of late though their dramas have all been enjoyable. Actually now that I'm writing this will be watching it, just unsure whether to start now or wait until it finishes. Here's two promo pics from WPB as our duo starts in the show, hard to think of them as wrestlers.



 On to the mag spreads and it's a shame both only have had one each from the last month. Haruka is rapidly becoming my #1 guilty pleasure, she looks fantastic and I thought her PB that came out last July was the best photobook of the year. These fine pics are from the February 6th Young Magazine.








 Sakura is turning 19 in three weeks but to me she'll always look fourteen. This set of pics are from the March issue of UTB and may be her best spread to date.













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