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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.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Mentioned the lineup in the last mag spread post, said at the time there were three new Undergirls who made the jump to the ranks of being a Senbatsu member. Those three are in the upper right so at the time missed Ranze who is in the back row third from left. She has quite a few fans who were pulling for her to be on the new single so they were rewarded, still no other details yet on it.
Asuka had her first photobook come out last week, Mai has her second one coming out next Monday and Nanami has her graduation PB coming out on February 20th. But it was just announced a few days ago there's a fourth member that will be releasing a book and that's Manatsu. It's coming out on February 28th and there's no title for it yet. Kind of surprised me she has a PB coming out over a few other members but by the looks of this promo pic perhaps it was the right choice.
Nogi mag spreads seem to be getting bigger by the month, this Bubka set has 32 pics and there were 46 of them in the March issue of UTB. Don't know much about the third generation members but you will get to meet a few of them in these sets. They're paired with some of the popular members such as Yuki Yoda shares this huge set with Nanase.
Smaller sets with the newbies paired up with the older members, no need to tell you their names as they're on the pics.
There were two solo spreads in this issue and the first one here features Sayuri who I haven't seen in a solo spread for eons it seems.
Naturally the other one is of Asuka who has done so many spreads recently due to her first photobook coming out last week. Know the book sold like hotcakes but the official numbers don't come out for two days and will let you know what they were.
Just had one mag spread post for Jurina for 2016 which is amazing as she's appeared in too many mags over the last few years to count. Hoping this year will be busier for her but it isn't like she took a lot of time off last year, she did have the lead role in the fine "Death Cash" drama. Had forgotten about it until this post but need to finish the last four episodes of "Cabasuka Gakuen" as the whole series is now subbed.
SKE will be releasing their second album on February 22nd and the title for it is "Kalumei no Oka", it's more of a greatest hits album as most of their previous singles will be on there. There's also going to be some new songs but the details for them still haven't been released. There will be four editions of the album and here's two of the covers.
You'll notice Juirna changed her hair color for those covers, also think it was for a spread she did for the March issue of Nylon Japan but don't have those pics today. Do have a few Instagram pics along with a recent appearance on the 'AKB Showroom' show where she picked up a New Adult Award as she'll be turning twenty on March 8th.
On to the one mag spread which is from the March issue of BLT. Not as revealing as her previous spreads but Jurina does look quite fabulous, there is a YT video for it but can't watch it in the U.S.
Jurina is also doing some modeling for the website Heather Diary, every week they have some actresses and Idols model their clothes. So far she's done two weeks for them and is scheduled to have a new set of pics every week until March 13th, after the pics is a short promo video.