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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Minami Hamabe: Her first and hopefully only one ever.... 'Blast from the past' post!


 Never thought someone like Minami would ever have a semi 'Blast from the past' post but sadly that's how things worked out. Really not sure what happened to her in 2022, it's not that she completely disappeared but her activities after April were far and few between. There were a few things here and there but noticed from May until October Minami did so little and she's someone who I do keep tabs on, she had never taken any kind of extended break before so guess we can say she deserved one.

 I missed doing these kinds of posts as Minami has become such a huge fave of mine, she finished in the 12th spot on the 2021 yearly faves list. Last year I was hoping she could crack the top five and she started out well with four posts by the first week of May but then as mentioned semi disappeared for a while and this is her first post since then! At one time Minami was among the most unpopular woman I posted about, in 2020 28 women had six or more posts and the average for those posts ranked her 26th! But that all changed in 2021 as she was the eighth most popular woman here so know you viewers have been missing her posts too.

 Am planning on having another post within the next ten days and hopefully another around the end of February. Then after that hate to say it but there could be another gap between posts. Minami will be in an Asadora(morning drama) beginning in April and though the episodes are just fifteen minutes there's 130 of them(!) which doesn't leave time to do much else for a couple months. For new pics will start off with these from her IG page and she's never been a big poster of photos.

 Minami's next film isn't a live action one but instead an anime movie. She'll be voicing the character of Sara in "Kin ni Kuni Mizukuni" which comes out in two days, pics here are from an interview she did for the movie with the Men's Non-no site and here's the link to it: Men's Non-no site

 Think Minami had only one magazine spread from May to October as she was on that extended break. Have a trio of spreads for today and am holding one back for her next post. First up is this set from the October issue of ar and the bottom three are from the photo shoot.

 Next up is this spread from the November issue of Voce.

 Minami has been a Voce model for many years now, here's a few pics from their site and also some 'clean version's of the photos in the above spread.

 Minami is the cover girl for the final spread that's a brand new one from the February 8th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday.

 Final thing for this post are some terrific event pics for the anime movie "Kin ni Kuni Mizukuni". The event took place on January 21st, as mentioned the movie comes out in two days so in Minami's next post will have some pics from the premiere if she attends it. There are some videos of the event but have a better new one after the pics. It's from the Biteki magazine and she'll be the cover girl for their March issue.

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