There's another long time fave on the left in that second photo above, you'll see more of her later on in this post. Last year was Akari's busiest one ever here as she had ten posts, her previous high was seven and seems like most years she would have only about three of them. This is already her third post since December 1st when the new 'Nao Year' began, am not expecting ten posts to happen again but as long as she qualifies for the yearly list will be happy enough. In 2022 Akari finished in the seventh position on the yearly list, back in 2018 she ended up being my second fave woman of the year so she does have some staying power. Not too large of a post and a goal this year was to make them smaller which has been working out well, also want to try not to go over two months without a post for her.
Three out of the last four posts have been for women that are 31+ in age and that's a rare occurrence. Since Akari graduated from SKE four months ago she's been somewhat busy, she appears on so many variety shows though wish we could see her in a drama along with having more magazine spreads and modeling pics. "Bumblebee 7" is the title of her upcoming stage play, it's Akari's first play in over three years and it opens on March 17th. It appears she has the lead role in the play and am hoping for an event to promote it.
Speaking of events Akari was at one yesterday in her hometown of Aichi, very few pics so it wasn't a major event. It was to promote the Aruhi's site 'Most Livable Cities 2023' award and at the event she still says she lives there but also Nagoya where SKE is based, obviously Aichi did win the award for most livable city.
Have probably posted well over a hundred older SKE cards but that's just the tip of the iceberg! Seeing as how there's so many that have never been seen have a small batch of them for today which are from late 2016.
If you've read some of her older posts you've probably heard me moan often about something or should I say lack of something. Which is that there's never been one Akari gravure video for any of her magazine photo shoots and bet she's had over fifty from the last eight years, still cannot understand why there's been zero?! However last year she did add a few short video clips to her IG page, they're all 30-40 seconds long but least it's better than nothing. Have another of those videos which I took some screenshots, it's from August and a photo shoot for EX-Taishu.
Slowdown on new mag spreads which was to be expected but still think we'll be seeing her have the odd spread here and there. This set here is a real oldie from the October 2017 issue of Bomb, I don't think it's ever been posted and if it was had to be in an old SKE group post. At the beginning mentioned that a long time fave was in that second photo and how I've missed her! It's Yuria Kizaki who is also from Aichi and she's someone I like immensely. Yuria just turned 27 three weeks ago and did retire for a brief spell which was mainly because of health problems. But she's now returned so perhaps I can squeeze in an upcoming post, she has a new mag spread so once a few more things happen expect to see a post for her. It's worth checking out her two photobooks which are so underrated.
Akari is the only woman I end off posts with IG photos and that's because no one posts better ones.... or more of them! This batch is from January and and hopefully can do another post by the end of the month where I can have her February pics. On Valentine's Day 2022 Akari opened her own YT channel but after that first video she stopped posting them. That is until recently as she's added four new ones in the last month, after the pics have her first ever video of her taking a bath(whew!).... which means I better get that cold shower running!