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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Haruna Kojima: Even more recent mag spreads plus 'Sweet Collection' event pics

 May not be easy to always notice as most of your eyes will be focusing on other body parts(can't blame you) but Haruna does have a very attractive face. Perhaps not as cute as she once was but that's understandable as she'll be turning 29 this Wednesday. That's the 19th which will also be her final graduation ceremony, there were two mini ones that were held in February.
 Haruna's final AKB concert will take place at the AKB Theater in Akihabara, would think many graduated members will be showing up for the show. Very few members are left in the group that I like, perhaps four but maybe not even that many. Hopefully someone from her past will show up for her final group performance(gal below), now this is a 'pairs post' I really need to work on!

 Yuko graduated three years ago but sure there must be too many pics of the duo to count together from 2006-14 so that post will be in the works. When most Idols graduate from AKB they seem to struggle, seems most try to enter the acting field. Haruna should have no problem remaining popular as she has so many activities outside of AKB.
 She does have a few mag spreads coming up, sure most will be tributes for her. As far as I know she'll be continuing in all of her activities, it will definitely help her career leaving AKB. One activity is being a co-host of the 'Umazu Kingdom' show which airs on Saturdays. Mai is also a co-host though she hasn't been on the show the last two weeks.

 Haruna has been an exclusive model for Sweet magazine for quite a few years and often graces the mag's cover. On April 15th she was at their annual 'Sweet Collection' event which is a fashion show, at it she was also a special judge for a new exclusive model. Think the name of the new model is Sawako Himeno who is in a few of the pics.

 Mentioned that Haruna is the cover gal for many of the Sweet issues, she'll have that honor in their next edition and the pics here are from their February issue.

 Last post had many of Haruna's mag spreads from this year so there aren't too many left. This is her first spread of the year and it's quite a huge one from the January 13th Friday.

 Last five months of 2016 had zero posts for Haruna, can't give a good reason for that happening but do admit I'm not nearly as a big fan of AKB as I was from 2009-12. Too many graduations plus their singles aren't nearly as good but I did enjoy their "High Tension" single which came out last October. So there are many spreads from last year to post, perhaps I'll dedicate the next post for them. Dazzling set of pics here are from Numero Tokyo #189 from last December.

 Final set is another one from last December and it's from the 20th anniversary issue of Ahkah. Couldn't find a good video of yesterday's Sweet event or one that I felt wouldn't get deleted so after these pics check out a newish Kirin CM that came out in February.

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