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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.

The new blog is up and running, there you will find 100% of the posts dedicated to actresses, dramas and films. That means you won't find those types of posts here any more which means you'll have to go there for posts featuring Erika Toda, Mio Imada, Tsubasa Honda, Park Min-Young and many others.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Juri Takahashi: Magazine scans #5 plus more news....

 This hopefully will be the first of three AKB posts though they all won't be in a row. Definitely not a fan like I once was but still follow a few of my fave members and some graduates. A graduate is Haruna who really has deserved more posts here, she has been a bit busy lately so working on one for her. Also Yuki is celebrating birthday #27 this Sunday, she's one of my all time fave members and though she's been kind of quiet recently will try to have a post for her this weekend.
 Of all the '46/48' members who have never had a photobook Juri was second on my list who I really wanted to have one. You can now take her name off that short list as on July 24th her first PB "Aima na Jibun" will be released! It was just announced on June 27th so sounds like it was done kind of quickly, think she's the fifth '48' gal to have a PB this year.

 Above is the cover and a few pics from the photo shoot, most of it was shot in Taiwan. The new book means we should be seeing plenty of Juri the next few weeks, doubt if many agree with me but there are very few Idols these days hotter than her and don't think you need a whole hand to count how many. These fine pics here are some recent ones from her Instagram account.

 On to the Juri mag spreads, up until now had only posted one featuring her for the whole year. First off is from the May 4th edition of Friday, looks like a continuation of her previous spread for the mag which came out in March.

 Another Friday set which is from their June 29th issue and are some promo pics for the PB.

 Sure we'll be seeing much more of Juri in mags the next few weeks, am holding one back as I'm crossing my fingers there can be another 2-3 posts for her this month. Smallish set here that's from issue #21 of WPB.

 Final spread for today is from Manga Action #13. What's lacking on YT are fabulous Juri videos, to date she's never done a gravure type of video so let's pray that there's one from the photo shoot for her PB. After the pics then is a video from 'Showroom' that aired on June 27th, it was the day the PB was announced and there's a bit of talk about it in the two hour(!) show.


  1. One of the few AKB related members I still like. :)
    Hope to see more of her!!

  2. Glad to see she has a fan here besides me, never thought the viewers here liked her that much and hopefully am wrong with that thought. Juri's hotness to me is past the boiling point, really fell for her watching the 'Cabasuka Gakuen' drama and think we need to see her in another show.

  3. waiting for the full release of her photobook here/

  4. It was my most anticipated photobook for this year until Akari announced her first one is coming out on August 22nd.