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Monday, August 6, 2018

Yua Shinkawa: A lot of recent 'this and thats'....

 The biggest problem by far this year for my 'Top Twenty Faves' list will be finding twenty, as of now it's nowhere close. Looking at last year's list think only two or three would make it for 2018, can't understand why so many of my faves have remained so quiet this year. May have to just have a top ten for as of now think the list would only contain eight names and it's getting awful late in the year for anyone new to pop up.
 Been saying it for a while which is that Nanase has a huge lead over the other seven, going to take a miracle for someone to bump her off. To me the only one who has a slight chance is Yua who has been so busy this year and hasn't slowed down since January 1st. Now that my laptop is back can view at least one of her dramas for this year and after so many years of hard work she's had the lead role in two of them this year. What we need more of is pics of my two big faves who currently hold the top two spots for this year's list, both are models for Non-no but rarely appear together. The second pic is one of the best ones of all time, can't think of five who could top them!

 "Angels in White" which began in April was Yua's first drama where she had the leading role and if it's subbed will be checking it out. On July 29th her series "Hoshikuzu Revenge" started, it's her second starring role this year and it's a web drama on Ameba TV. Will keep my eyes open for that show too, at the top of the post is a brand new CM for Tik Tok.

 Yua's newest film is "Sensei Kunshu" which had it's premiere August 1st at the TOHO Cinemas in Hibiya. She doesn't have the leading role in the film though it is a large part. The starring role belongs to Minami who though young is on he verge of stardom and she's one fine actress. Have a few pics of her from the event and the bottom one is with Rina who I hope to have a post for soon.

 If you're a Yua fan you'll be pleased to know that I expect to have at least one more post for her in the next week or so and perhaps another one after that by the end of the month. Have four mag spreads today and will hold one back for her next post. This first set is the biggest one for today and can't believe I missed posting it before. Yua usually dresses conservatively which is fine by me as she looks so classy with her style, first set is from the May 19th edition of Tokyo Walker Plus.

 Yua released her third(?) photobook on March 24th and it did well as it was in the top ten for sales the entire month of April. There were quite a few spreads with outtakes from the PB which looks to be one of the top ones for 2018, this spread is from the June 19th issue of Flash.

 In June Yua celebrated her third anniversary as an exclusive Non-no model. Saving her Instagram pics from them for her next post and this set is from their July edition.

 Final spread for today is from the NN August issue, first pic is the same as the above set though it's talking about something different.


  1. Just curious but have you stopped keeping tabs on 3 ladies, Yuko Araki, Ayami Nakajo and Elaiza Ikeda? Guess they don't have much to go on about like I was quite brokenhearted when looking at the amount of pages they've been in altogether but my binoculars can only see as far as to what The Rock is cooking.

  2. They all have activities going on too but there's too many gals these days to keep tabs on. Besides them there's some others I'd like to get to but there's just not enough time, huger posts like this one takes time. These days I'm more concerned with doing high quality posts than to do as many as possible.