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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... Yuki Yoda... Hinatazaka46!....Marie Iitoyo.... 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.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Nogizaka46: 2016 magazine scans #17 and new blog pics

 The group premiered their new single on last week's Music Station show but think that's been their only time performing the song. It's coming out on March 23rd so think we'll be hearing it way too many times between now and then, have only heard a condensed version of the song but really would like to hear the whole thing soon. Should check YT but would think any full length versions would be taken down rather quickly, sounded okay but not as good as their previous singles but then again that's from only hearing that condensed version.
 Only two mag spreads for today but there have been quite a few of them recently, figure at this pace there's a chance for a total of 100 posts for the year as far as their mag spreads go. Minami starts us off with this set from WPB #11, the actual spread is only three pics and the ones after those are bonus pics. At the bottom are new blog pics, was just at the group's blog site and was surprised how few entries Minami has done as I think there's only three so far for this year.

 It's been only two months but Asuka easily has the most solo spreads of any member and think her total may top all of the other member's combined total. Fine set here from Weekly Shonen Champion #12 for March 3rd.

 Been expanding my horizons lately as I've been checking all of the member's blogs out, used to be I'd check only about a 1/3 of them. With five pics each here are two old timers who are Sayuri and Manatsu, all of her pics were posted today.

 Noticed that the Undergirls tend do so many more blog posts, no doubt to trying to raise their popularity. Yuri has been around for a while but just can never break into the Senbatsu lineup, following her is Himeka who has become much popular lately and think she was a bit disappointed at not being on the A-side of the new single.

Yuki Kashiwagi: Two new magazine scans....

 Way too quiet lately with the Yuki posts here though the main reason is that she hasn't been helping us out too much lately. Two months into the year and so far just two mag spreads, wish that pace was much higher so think it's time to revive her 'from the vault' series later on this week. Probably mentioned it before but what we really need more than mag spreads is a new photobook, it's getting close to four years since her last one. That one was titled "Yu, Yu, Yukirin...." and was such a terrific PB, that was only her second book and still can't understand why the gals associated with H!P have so many more books.
 As mentioned just the two new Yuki spreads and this first one came out last month which is from Young Magazine #2-3.

 Big Comic Spirits has been around for 35 years now and Yuki was chosen as the cover girl for their special anniversary issue. Wise choice as she's appeared in so many of their mags, after this spread check out one more new set of pics.

 Not exactly different pics here though as these are bonus ones from the above spread. Not sure what the reason for the Wedding theme is but Yuki did have a solo single back in 2013 called "Birthday Wedding", the song reached #2 on the charts so wonder why she hasn't another single since then.