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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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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Erika Ikuta: "Intermission" photobook scans!!!!



 In that recent mini series 'Who is the most popular woman here' to my shock Erika took the top spot and it wasn't even close. The average views for her posts was well over 1,900 which was close to 400 more than the second place finisher. No doubt that average will increase with this post which soon should become the most viewed post of the year though still have a few more photobooks to get to soon which actually may be better.
 This is a solid book but we have seen many of the top pics already as there was a Twitter page set up for the PB which must have had over 200 pics from the book or outtake ones. Like so many Idols recently Erika really tantalized us with some of these pics and you have to wonder who the first active Idol will be who does do more than tease us. Miru in her new PB has done that too and wouldn't doubt if one of these days someone does kind of go all the way.


 "Intermission" came out on January 22nd which was Erika's 22nd birthday. After spending close to five months in the top ten for sales it fell out towards the end of June so not sure what the exact sales figures are but would estimate it to be a little over 280,000 books sold. That's an incredible number but doubt if it'll pass "Passport" as the number one best selling book by an Idol, sales for that PB are close to 340,000 copies sold.
 As you can tell the pics for the photobook were taken in NYC which happened last September. This is Erika's second PB and while the first one was okay this one definitely blows that book away. But overall don't think this is Nogi's best photobook as there could be five better ones but it's still one of the best ever from an Idol. On to the tremendous pics which total 115 and for now there's no new Nogi books on the horizon.














































































































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