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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Mai Shinuchi: A little bit of this and that....

 


 Last year was easily Mai's top year ever and guess all it took was to graduate from Nogi! She had fifteen posts which was by far the most she ever had, I don't expect a repeat of that in 2023 but if she can end up having 8-10 that would please me. She also finished fifth on the yearly faves list and that too is something I don't see happening again. One other thing is that Mai ended up in the twelfth position on my 'Top Twenty Faves of All Time' list though in all honesty there aren't eleven who top her, can only think of two who I'd rather be stranded on a desert island with!!!!



 This probably won't be a large post but trying to keep the memory of Mai alive, at one time her posts received the fewest views of any Nogi member but that's changed and she's become semi popular here. Will begin off with some IG photos from the past month, her last post was done on January 22nd for her 31st birthday and while her pics rate an A+ she never posts enough of them.











 You do see some ex-Nogi mates in those bottom two pics with the final one being from the captain's graduation show last week, third to last pic has another ex-captain and how about more pics of that duo?! Three years ago there were nine members of Nogi's second generation remaining and now.... POOF(!), as of March 28th all will be gone! Ayane is the last 2G gal left standing but not by the end of this month. Have done a post or two for her and will have another one after her departure, she also has a photobook coming out.






 Of course that's my all time fave Nogi member n the bottom pic who is Hinako and I've been trying to have a post for but it hasn't panned out though you should see one very soon. So no 2G member had left in seven years and now all nine will have left in a three year period, those members were by far my top Nogi generation.












 Mai has been keeping busy enough but wish she was slightly more active, perhaps doing some modeling work? She does host a pair of shows, one is a radio show for SDGs magazine which she's hosted since last April but so few new pics at their site.




 
 'Bakumen' is the the other show she co-hosts, it airs once a week and have seen it a few times. Seems to be a decent show but wish I knew more about what they were talking about.









 That last post had Mai's 2023 calendar, here it is again and while it's too late for January and February the pics are certainly oki-doki!










 Let's go way back in time with this Mai magazine spread that's from the April 2017 issue of BLT, bet most have never seen these terrific pics before!









 Will end off with a new spread that's from the March issue of Tarzan. The spread is just the top four pics and the others are 'clean versions' that are at their site. Have the link to the site as there's also an interview there, Mai discussed how she needs to workout to keep her shape and to me she's succeeding! After the pics have a real old video from seven years ago for Suntory which I had never seen, back in those days Mai was still working as an OL: Tarzan interview












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