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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...Rena Takeda... Miyu Kitamuki... Nogizaka46!....Risa Watanabe.... Nanase Nishino!.... 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....
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 18, 2018

Rena Kato: "Dareka no shiwaza" photobook scans

 At one time AKB photobooks sold quite well as many of them eclipsed the 100 K mark. However that was from the period from 2010-14 and since then the sales are more in the 10-20,000 copies sold range which is around what this PB sold. Guess the current AKB members aren't nearly as popular as the ones from their 'classic era' but the singles still sell well over a million copies.

 This is also a late b-day celebration as Rena turned 21 on the tenth. Did two posts for Rena back in March and both were extremely popular but with my laptop on the fritz haven't been able to do nearly as many posts as I'd like though that will be changing this weekend.
 Rena is a popular member or perhaps I should say was as she dropped fifteen positions in the last Senbatsu election finishing in the 36th spot, there's no good reason for her dropping like that. This PB, which is her first one, was released on March 28th and did spend a few weeks in the top ten for sales but as mentioned above AKB books these days only sell a fraction of what they once did. As you can see the pics for the book were shot in London, can't think of who it was but some other Idol has a photobook this year that also was shot in the city. There's a total of 110 pics in this fine book and Rena does look quite alluring in so many pics, will try to work on another post for her soon.


  1. This pb is pretty full on.
    Well baus, allow me to jolt your memory. You probably need another look at it anyway.

  2. Not all heroes wear capes ❤️

    Thank you so much!! ��