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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Risa Watanabe: Her illustrious first post-Keya post....

 


 Not the largest of posts but there's been a slowdown on them with my massive faves plus as I've mentioned a few times in the past there's no woman who I enjoy posting about more. So besides this being Risa's first post since her May 22nd graduation it's also her 98th overall. Hitting a hundred posts as become so rare these days and what's going to make that so much more impressive is that most of Risa's posts have been solo ones. This is her 61st in that vein and she's also had a pair of 'Pairs Posts', while many Nogi members have 125+ posts so many are from group ones or at least for the older members. But how many more of these are there going to be as I'm sure Risa's posts will be slowing down drastically so a goal may be about 105 by the end of the year.



 Risa is in the running for this year's top spot on the faves list but in all honesty can't see her being #1 as I do expect a drop off in posts and hope I'm mistaken with that! But this is a wide open year so anyone could sneak in and am curious how things will turn out. In two months will start on the second 'Top Twenty Faves of All Time' list and for that I would put Risa in the number one spot for now. She's never been #1 for a year but she's been so consistent as far as her positions go every year which is very important but will admit her edge at the moment isn't a large one.



 Risa's second photobook was released on May 17th, it was a memorial book for her graduation. It's sold very well in its first two weeks out with sales of 55,000 copies sold and didn't think it would be that high. Last July posted her first photobook if you want to check it out, that's my top '46' member book. There were a few pics that I had left out or they weren't the complete photo. That's because they were two page photos so had only half of the pic in that post. There were five of them in all and have them for today, the above pics is one along with these four and those bottom two pics will leave any normal man a bit speechless....





 Think only two, perhaps three others have had more posts than Risa since 2018. That's a good thing but in a way not entirely as it means there's very little I've missed over the years. However there's a few things here and there that had been overlooked and will have those in future posts. For today have some Keya group cards for 2018/19 and it seems she's had less cards than most members.















 Now that she's no longer with Keya she doesn't to any more posting on the group's Diary blog but she never did much of that in the past! Two weeks ago she opened her first Instagram page and these are what she has there so far.






 Risa will continue to be a model for the Non-no magazine, she shares a spread with her ex-Keya mate Mizuho for their July issue. No other pics at their site but there was some good news there which said she'll be attending the Autumn 'Tokyo Girls Collection' show which will be held on September 3rd.









 Sure there will a decrease in mag spreads too but there weren't as many as usual over the last year. This small batch is brand new from the Tokyo Calendar site which is a web magazine and wonder what's in that glass she's guzzling....






 Will end off with some screenshots from Risa's second of two graduation concerts that took place on May 22nd. The show was held at the Yoyogi National Stadium which holds about 15,000+ for concerts but looked like there were more fans than that. It was a long show at 170 minutes and these are just from the first twenty so you'll be seeing many more in future posts. What I enjoyed about the show is that quite a few songs were performed unlike Nogi grad concerts which have too much talking. The group finally did a few old Keya songs for the first time in two years and they did sing live on most tunes. No decent videos of the show so will skip having any for this post, what I wouldn't mind seeing is Risa opening her own YT channel but not holding my breath.


























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