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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Minami Sengoku: Some recent tidbits....



 On occasion have mentioned that I'd like to do some posts for Up Up Girls who are an enjoyable group and it's always slipped my mind at the snap of a finger. However do promise to start on some soon, perhaps a 'singles series' would be a good beginning as they do have 22 of them.
 Above are the covers and video for their last single which was "Upper Disco", already posted the B-side "Forever Young" and the songs came out on May 9th. Will also be having a post for the group's fourth album which is simply titled 'Fourth', all of their alums have been titled like that.





 Bottom two pics are from the photo shooting session for the album's pics. Think it was originally going to happen in July but luckily it's been pushed back to mid September and that's for Minami's graduation from the group. Also graduating at the same time will be Ayano, will feature her in some upcoming group posts.
 No clue what Minami's future plans will be, always thought she really enjoyed being an Idol so don't think she really wants to retire. Perhaps when it comes nearer to the departure date she'll announce what she'll be doing.
 One event that will be happening on September 15th is the best news I've heard all year which will be the release of Minami's first photobook. Now I can die in peace as there's no Idol more deserving of one and without a doubt the PB will be the best one of the year, more likely of all time. No title for it yet but this is supposed to be the cover of the book.


 Minami is truly one amazing looker, as fabulous as that pic is she has hundreds more like it. On to some other news and will have more info on the PB when it's released, sure there will be an event for it. From April to June Minami did a weekly film review at the GirlsF site, the series was called Cinema Note. All kinds of films were reviewed, mainly ones from Japan but the final movie she reviewed was from America and these are some pics from the site.








 Playing an Up Up Girls CD right now, the single from 2014 "Beautiful Dreamer" is on and it's one of their better tunes. Minami does an excellent job at uploading pics to her blog and Twitter/Instagram accounts, some recent ones.











 Minami used to appear in a fair amount of mags but not so many these last two years. But she does have the cover for the August 1st edition of Weekly Ascii.





 With the new photobook coming out next month sure we'll be seeing her in many upcoming mags. One, though not for the PB, will be in the next issue of Bomb and it'll also be featuring Yuu. The duo is easily the best pair of Idols that I can think of and will be working on a 'pairs post' for them.
 Yuu finished fifth last year on my top twenty list, Minami finished third but was really hoping she'd be #1 and there is a chance of that happening this year especially with that PB coming out. Don't have the spread yet but have some ultra stupendous pics from the photo shoot.






 Will end off with some of Minami's 'greatest hits' pics, most have been posted before but I can never get tired of looking at her. Following them is such an alluring Minami video, she has about eight gravure videos on YT and if you don't know her too well highly recommend viewing the one below as you'll become an instant fan.












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