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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Haruka Shimazaki: "Ima kara Anata wo Kyohaku Shimasu" drama press conference pics and more....




 Surprised the "Eien Pressure" PV is still on YT, would have to say it's my all time J-Pop video. Haruka was the center for the song which is quite good but what makes the video so fun is the opening six minutes that's set in a cabin. If you haven't viewed it yet would do so now as it gets the highest of all Nao recommendations. It was Haruka's first time as a center, she had two other solo times at that position including "High Tension" which was her last single with AKB.
 Reason it's still on YT is that it's on the AKB channel, to date the video has received over 13 million views. The single came out on December 5, 2012 and even though it was released so late in the year it ended up being the fifth best selling single for 2012.



 Haruka is one of the few AKB members who has moved on successfully after her graduation. Her new drama will be her third one this year and she's also appeared in a few CM's along with promoting the special Disney 'Blast ' musical group plus doing some work for the Japanese lottery.
 Speaking of the lottery Haruka is involved in a new campaign for it and a CM just came out three days ago which you can view at the bottom of the posts. There's a couple of drawings and it looks like the winners can get up to 50 million yen, there's more info at the lottery site:
 www.takarakuji-official.jp/halloween2017/






 That's Koji Yakusho with her who is one of my all time fave actors, the pair have done many activities for the lottery this year. Never enough Haruka spreads these days and when there are they're always way too small. And that's what these two pairs are as they just total five pics, both are from November issues with the top two being from BLT while the others are from So-En.






 Haruka's next drama "Ima kara Anata wo Kyohaku Shimasu" begins next Sunday on NTV. Today there was a press conference for the show and she hasn't looked this good in years. Haruka hasn't made my top faves list the past two years and probably won't this year either but she's still one of my top five AKB members. After these marvelous pics check out the new lottery CM which has a long behind the scenes segment.




















1 comment:

  1. I don't think it's on YT anymore but she had a trio performance with Rena and Meru singing 'Candy'...yep, cutest thing I've ever seen

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