“Pure +” 菅谷梨沙子の 2nd ソロ写真集。

Yesterday my copy of Risakochan's new shashinshuu arrived! I'm very happy that it's published by Wani Books as I really like the hard cover look that most H!P PBs that they publish come in. This book gets a perfect 10! And it's largely because it's Risakochan who's soo adorable that it can't score any lower. There is no such thing as a bad Risakochan picture. I took her 1st shashinshuu off the bookshelf to compare the 2 which really weren't shot that far apart. Okay both covers are equally cute while Risakochan does look significantly more mature in "Pure +" although only about 10 months have passed since her first shashinshuu was released. I guess you can't improve on perfect cuteness. 🙂 This more mature look does make for a better PB though! Although her 1st PB is so cute too that it's hard to say that this one is better but it does have the edge. I guess what it means is that any Risakochan fan should have them both. 🙂

The collared dress shirt with tie and cute plaid skirt was a cute look for her in her first PB and now that look has been replaced with seifuku. I wonder if Risakochan got hurt on this photo shoot as she's wearing a band aid on her elbow in the seifuku bus pics. There's a nice picture of her with her hair tied back and she's sitting on a bench with her bag waiting for…the bus? 😛 Risakochan has been given such great outfits to wear from casual tank top w/ shorts, cute blue dress, really nice flowery pink dress, various mizugi, and an interesting apron like white outfit with vertical red stripes worn over a salmon like colored top with white and red bottom with writing all over it to name a few. I don't know where you'd go out with this outfit but she does have one of the most cute expressions on her face while wearing it in one of those pics. Then there's the cute one piece red outfit and in case you forgot, seifuku. Seifuku has long been the school fashion in Japan and on Halloween when thousands of girls go trick or treating door to door dressed in it. Or at least that's what a friend of mine told me when he was visiting relatives in Japan a few years ago and witnessed seifuku Halloween madness first hand! lol. Anyway the seifuku loves Risakochan and she looks absolutely adorable in it!

Risakochan does this thing where it's not quite a pout but kind of resembles one and there are at least 4 pics of her doing this in her new shashinshuu and it's a very cute look. Risakochan has nice eyes but I think it's her cute little button nose that's her most adorable facial feature.

The making of DVD will give fans a nice look into the photo shoots as well as a glimpse at her playful personality that's a key part of Berryz Koubou. If anyone is curious as to why I ranked her at #3 on my Momusu/Berry Koubou member ranking list, I think this shashinshuu & DVD will answer some of that but not every aspect. There's a portion of the DVD where Risakochan doesn't look entirely happy after doing a photo shoot in what can best be described as a swamp. She later is pouring the water out of her shoe and there's a similar picture in her 1st shashinshuu only she wasn't in a swamp then. lol. One of my favorite moments from the DVD is a short portion where she is lying on a sofa/chair like thing and one of the crew gives her a stuffed toy. Her reaction is really great which is one of surprise and then she has the most adorable look on her face…one that will melt you! (see pics 612-617 below) Much like Momo, Risakochan looks to be easy to photograph. She's the perfect idol with cute facial features and a lot of charisma to go along with it! 🙂


Here are a few pics from her new shashinshuu. Sorry no scans here but someone always seems to scan H!P books sacrificing their copy. I'd say she's berry adorable!

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Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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2 Responses to “Pure +” 菅谷梨沙子の 2nd ソロ写真集。

  1. siaoliao says:

    *_* Spiffy caps. And I think she scores for having more varied expressions this time round.


  2. siaoliao 🙂 thanks! Risakochan really does have great facial expressions and so many of them. My favorite from the DVD is captured in pic 617 above. She has the cutest face!


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