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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.

June 11th.... the new blog is going well but it is much more work so unsure if I want to keep two going. For now will but am going to bring some of those actress posts over here as I know many have missed out on some faves. Actually just may end up transferring all of them over as I'm seriously leaning to going back to one blog, tried having others at one in the past which also proved to take up a lot more time than I expected.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Nao Kanzaki: Nao's 'Top Twenty of All Time Faves' list.... #17!!!!


 This selection may pain me the most as I've raved about Manami for years and naturally thought she'd have a top ten spot all locked up. That's not the case as you can see and she's been one of only two women who have made every 'Top Faves of the Year' list. May prefer conservative gals like Manami more than ones that do many gravure spreads/photobooks but think she's become too conservative the past few years.
 Hate to use the word boring but she's slowly becoming that way lately, she's a fine actress but wish she would take more challenging roles and less romantic/fluffy ones. Manami though is still one of the most beautiful gals around, ending up in the 17th position isn't all her fault as others have really zoomed up the past few years.








 Manami is best known for the 'Code Blue' drama but to me her best show has been "Maijo Saiban" from 2009. Don't think I ever recapped the series but that's her ultimate one by far and may have it in my top five of all time, hard to top the first pic....






 Do have some new Manami activities and as expected the "Code Blue" movie was a massive success. The film came out on July 27th and on August 9th there was a thank you event for the fans as it was #1 at the box office it's first two weeks out.














 Manami turned 32 in June but still looks more irresistible than ever, on the list six faves are thirty or over with two about to hit that age in October. Pics here are from a recent interview for the Zakzak site.






 Can't recall Manami ever modeling kimonos before but she is now with these brand new pics being for the Hurst Ladies Autumn/Winter collection.







 Manami just does a so-so job at keeping her Instagram site updated with new pics, the third and fourth ones are from a trip she just took to Spain.






 That's it for new happenings so will end off with some stupendous Manami pics over the years, she's no gravure model but very few woman in the world can top her though sixteen from Japan might. After the pics have a short video from her ex-agency Rising Production, Manami used to have so many of these short videos which are so enjoyable but sadly she doesn't do them these days. What I really like about them is that she has one of the more clearer voices to listen to if you're trying to learn the Japanese language.

















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