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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...Risa Watanabe... Kyoko Saito... Yui Kobayashi....Nana Owada.... Nene Shida.... 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!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Nogizaka46: 2015 magazine scans #35

 It does say post #35 but that's just for these group spreads, have done many solo posts with mag spreads that aren't included in group posts so the total is easily in the 40's and we've just hit the halfway mark for the year.
 Forget what post it was but last week mentioned about leaving one job to start a better one with more hours. Have started it but the first two weeks are training and it's not going to be the usual schedule I'll be working. Letting everyone know that as I think there's a fairly good amount of viewers who frequent here quite often and I do appreciate your continued support so like to keep all of you updated on certain going-ons here. There just won't be as many posts done during the week for the next 10+ days due to that training but after that will be back to my normal rate of posting which is almost every day.
 Actually there's going to be the same amount of posts for the next two weeks it's just that they're going to crammed into the weekends, if you noticed there were quite a few posts done yesterday so if you don't too see as many between now and Saturday you'll know why.
 At least it's a slower period for my faves as it usually it is at the end of a month plus this is that period between the end and start of dramas so there might not have been as many things to post about but I always seem to find something. Not that many mag spreads today but wanted to give all you faithful viewers a heads up if you saw a decrease in posts during the week which really was the main reason for this post. First spread is from the current issue of WPB which is #28, I'm available if they need a bat boy!!!!

 Said it's a slower period right now but I don't think the group knows what that means as there is always something to post about them, while they may not sell the most singles they really are the hardest working J-Pop group out there. Another group spread here from the June 20th issue of TV Bros., actually features many members but mainly Erika, Nanase and Rina.

 Just a two page spread from the July issue of Samurai ELO with Yumi who we haven't seen in a while.

 And that was it for new mag spreads but with their "Documentary of Nogizaka46" coming out on July 10th and their 12th single being released on July 22nd there's probably going to be too many things to keep up with. Final thing are two new Nanase CMs  for Pizza Hut.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Nogizaka46: The Erika Ikuta post #1

 Trying to expand these Nogi posts a bit to include more solo ones for the members. Have already done quite a few for Mai and Nanami, few days ago did one for Kazumi. Think sometimes a member may get overlooked in the group posts so will be trying to do more of these in the future, least for my fave members.
 And a fave member is something Erika wasn't for a long time, never disliked her but just didn't like her all that much. However in the last 1/2 year that's certainly changed as she's rapidly moved up on the 'fave list', it's not an official list but if there was one she's solidly in the top ten. To me Erika has really blossomed in the looks department since she turned 18 which happened in January, hopefully them this will be the first of many posts. Like the other solo posts will have some pics that have already been posted but also have held back a few pics to include in this post. First off are two mag spreads that have already been posted but like I mentioned sometimes those mag posts are so huge it's easy to overlook a member, this set is from volume 63 of Flix.

 Other mag spread is from a special Flash! 'Best of' issue that came out in May.

 Though this is just the first solo Erika post not going to go too far back in time, only going to have 2015 pics in the posts. She doesn't update her blog as often as other members too but a few recent ones and those first two pics are exceptionally good.

 On June 16th the group appeared at a promo event for 7-Eleven which has a tie-in with the group's next single such as free cards and other promo things, pics from the event.

 Last set of pics here as I don't use up too many of them yet but there will be a few more solo posts coming up very soon. On June 28th the group had it's first screening for their "Documentary of Nogizaka46" which is being released on July 10th, Erika to me looks so alluring, whew!

Nogizaka46: The Nanami Hashimoto post #25

 Once again I'm going to say that this isn't going to be a huge post and once again will probably be wrong about that as there's 25 or so pics I would think, need to lower my 'post standards' a bit. Actually on most of the group posts I hold back many of Nanami's pics, post some but try to save quite a few for her solo posts. First off is the only new mag spread and it's also one that hasn't been posted yet from volume 003 of Overture.

 These pics though were just posted and it's the one below this one. These are screenshots from the group's 12th single "Taiyou Knock", some of them are from the PV and the others are from the group's appearance on last week's Ongaku no Hi show.

 Two posts down is one for the first screening of the group's "Documentary of Nogizaka46", that's coming out on July 10th. Did post a few of Nanami's pics there but very few, most of these were not in that post and she's surely looking A+++++++!