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Hajimemashite minna san....welcome to my site on my fave Japanese Pop Culture likes such as dramas, movies, magazine scans, promo events etc. Mainly concentrate on my faves...Keyakizaka46... Erina Mano... Nogizaka46!.... C-ute.... Lee Yeon-Hee!.... if you're a fan at all of any of them then you've come to the right place(!) but many others are featured here besides them. Do mainly quick reviews on things I've watched, try to make the reviews brief, quick to read through with not too many spoilers, just whether they're good or bad and why I thought so plus whether you may find them enjoyable. Many, many screenshots are included from everything I've watched plus any video trailers if they're available. Hope you find something that interests you, don't hesitate to comment, arigato gozaimasu!
Also these days(mid-2017) have many posts for Korean actresses, dramas and films that are worth checking out as over the years have become a much bigger fan of Korean dramas versus the ones from Japan.
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New item on the right is the 'Featured Post of the Day', will be putting some fabulous oldie posts which some of you may have missed the first time around, all will be at least one year old.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Sayaka Yamamoto: A (lot) little of this and that....
The last fourteen or so months the only times we've heard much from Sayaka is when she's released a solo album. NMB has been so quiet this year as they've released zero singles though their third album come out on August 2nd. It hit number one on the charts but to me it wasn't an impressive collection of songs as on the regular edition only three of the seventeen tunes were new.
There was one prediction I was wrong on and that's about Sayaka's graduation. A year ago said in a few posts that I'd be shocked if she was with NMB for another year, guess then have to say I'm shocked. Looks like there will be no action on that until next year then, kind of getting the feeling her and many other members have lost a bit of interest in the group but three weeks ago they did finish their mini arena tour.
Those are the two covers for Sayaka's second solo album "Identity" which came out on October 4th. Oricon didn't release last week's sales figures yet but noticed it was in the second position in it's first two days out. Will have the copies sold in her next post which should be upcoming soon as there's been so many new happenings.
If you're a Sayaka fan think you'll be enjoying this post as there's over sixty pics. With the new album out naturally Sayaka has been doing much promoting for it, these are some pics from a Modelpress interview that took place last week.
Few older things here as these are AKB/NMB cards from the last few months.
Have three recent Sayaka mag spreads today and will have more in her next post. All look quite superb though if you know her sets from years back then you'll agree the spreads have become much more conservative. First off is quite a huge pictorial from the September 28th Tokyo Walker.
Did a post earlier today for a Korean Idol and was talking in that post about the heights of Idols. Seems the ones from Korea are much taller as most of their heights are well over 165 cm. Can't say that for Japanese Idols whose height is usually below 160 cm, may not look it but Sayaka stands just 155 cm. She didn't participate in this year's June elections which was another sign that she was thinking of graduating. Fine set here is from the October 9th edition of Young Magazine.
Sayaka was the cover gal for all of today's spreads, final one is from the October 10th Flash.
There was more promoting of the "Identity" album on October 7th as Sayaka was at the Tower store in Shibuya. She performed a mini set of four songs at the store's Cutup Studio where many artists promote their new songs. The first single off the album is "Joker", like I mentioned above the Oricon sales figures aren't out yet but the number to beat is 50,000.
That number is what her first album "Rainbow" sold in it's first week out, that album was released last October 26th. Sayaka was at another promo event at Tower on October 4th when she was a sales associate at the Shibuya store. If she was a clerk sure she could sell me anything under the sun or perhaps even the Brooklyn Bridge. Pics here are from the mini concert though the last one is from her day as a clerk and you can view a short video of her day at work after the pics.