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Friday, September 8, 2023

Haruka Kaki: Her ultra belated.... Happy 22nd Birthday post!!!!


EDIT: The day after this was published Haruka announced she was taking a one month hiatus due to exhaustion.

 Know I may be the only person on the planet to think so but that first pic above is just so utterly fabulous! So much if there was a list for my top photos of the year it just may finish in the top five! Hmmmm, well this post is definitely ultra belated and so late guess it shouldn't be considered a birthday post. Haruka turned 22 back on August 8th and did have all intentions of doing a post that day. However there's been so little to post about her since June so had to abort that plan, she's still been a bit too quiet but there has been two mag spreads the past month so all in all this should be a decent post. Lot of my other bigger faves celebrate a birthday this month and think most should be able to have a post for it.

 One of the best decisions I've made the past ten months was to begin posting about Haruka. These days try to wait until a woman has hit the age of 22 but her first post was eight months early and glad I made an exception for her. This makes eight posts for Haruka this year and think she'll end up in the top ten for the 2023 fave's list as I like her immensely. At one time it was such an advantage being in Nogi as far as lists go but not anymore as I don't follow the group that closely nor have I watched any of their variety shows for years. Had Haruka been a member of Hina or Keya could see her battling out for the top spot on this year's faves list(!) as these days those group do many more activities. Those groups still aren't as popular as Nogi but have the impression the current members are more liked than the ones from Nogi, speak for myself a bit on that that but have got that impression from comments too.

 Not a lot of different activities but there are a good amount of new pics which should total over fifty. First off are some pics from the 'School of Lock!' radio show site and one of Haruka's shows during her birthday week. Celebrating with her was Seira who has graduated from Nogi. She has a new photobook which is among the best ones of the year so that will be a post you'll see in the future and may have one other one for her too. 

 Haruka posts so few solo pics at the Nogi blog plus don't think she has an IG page. First few pics in this batch are from older birthdays, bottom three are of her celebrating #22....

 Have even more pics for Haruka's birthday which are the top three and are new cards for the 'Nogi Koi' simulated dating game, others are also recent ones for the game.

 One more smaller batch of new cards which are for the 'Nogi Fes' series, shame there aren't more as these are the best of any Nogi card series.

 Haruka is now a full time model for the More magazine and this set is from their September issue. What's baffling and what gets my ire is we never see her at any of those huge fashion shows, in my eyes there aren't many more attractive models or Idols than her these days.

 Haruka is often the cover girl for the magazines she appears in and has that honor for this post's final set of pics. Which is from the October issue of BLT and a few bonus pics were added in. These days there's so few Nogi videos and hard to believe she didn't host 'Showroom' for her birthday. So after the pics have an encore viewing from March 31st as Haruka threw out the first pitch at the Tokyo Yakult Swallows game.... no strike though she did come somewhat close. There was a bit of a ceremony and the pitch doesn't happen until the four minute mark.

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