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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.
Few tidbits.... have no idea why the background color constantly changes, think Blogger keeps doing it.
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.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Erika Toda: A few recent mag spreads plus a tad more....
Wonder if Erika still has many fans out there? Count me as being one but do admit I'm not as huge of a fan as I was five or so years ago but you could say that about most of the gals I've followed for a long time. Erika will always be my #1 gal though, in exactly seven weeks she'll be hitting the age of thirty and very few of the actresses I really, really like are younger than that.
Last year there were very few posts for Erika, perhaps two or three of them. However this is already her fifth one for this year and wouldn't doubt if there will be at least two more in July. On the 27th of that month the 'Code Blue' movie will be released, so far there's been zero promoting for it but expect to see her and the other main gals in the movie to start appearing in mags, at events, doing web interviews or whatever.
Was just glancing at the list of dramas Erika has appeared in and was shocked at how many I've seen. The total for now stands at eighteen(!) plus seven TV movies and eleven cinema films. That total will be increasing as I will eventually get around to finishing the third season of 'Code Blue', think this time I may enjoy it more.
But first up will be be Erika's latest drama "Gakeppuchi Hoteru" which has just finished it's run. The series did get subbed so was thinking about doing recaps for it in August which is when I plan on watching it. Did see the first show though without subs, kind of a quirky drama which Erika is best suited for. Pics here are from the show's Instageram site.
Erika also has a new CM for Lancome which was released a week ago and it's the video at the top.
On to the recent mag spreads, all of the pics look superb but miss the days of her doing big photo collections for Sabra, WPB-Net and others. Most of these sets are a bit too small but Erika is looking so terrific again these days. This first spread is from the May edition of Tokyo Calendar and was unsure if I had posted it but even if it was the pics are so fabulous they deserve an encore.
This set here from the July issue of TV Bros. is for the "Gakeppuchi Hoteru" drama.
Those above two spreads were okay sized but the rest aren't as Erika definitely deserved more than four pages in the July issue of Oggi.
Perhaps the best Erika spread of them all is from the July edition of Baila.
Last up is this five page spread from the August issue of Spur, the fourth pic to me is the best of all of the new ones for today.