Kohachan's 2nd solo shashinshuu wasn't published by Wani Books so the hard cover editions that H!P fans are used to isn't the format used here and instead this release is a high quality soft cover PB with a thick glossy outer jacket. Like Wani Books, "Kids Net" also includes a great making of DVD and this one runs approximately 10 minutes. Recently there have been a few special extended making of DVDs that have been released separately (Nacchi & Miya recently) and I found out that Kohachan was getting one of these too when Paul at Hello! Blog researched it and found out where it could be ordered from. You can check Paul's Hello! Blog for all the ordering details. This is a limited edition and I'm not sure how many of these they press so hurry if you want one!! With Kohachan's vibrant personality you can only imagine how entertaining 50 minutes of making of footage of her will be!! The 10 minute DVD that comes with this shashinshuu is already very good and that's a clear indication of how great this extended version is going to be as well. And the more Kohachan the better!
When compared to her 1st solo shashinshuu, "Pop" is an absolutely huge leap forward in pretty much every way. While only about a year and a half has passed since her first PB was released Kohachan's looks have matured beyond what is seemingly possible in that short amount of time. This new shashinshuu really shows us the different sides to her personality which can be playful, cute, thoughtful, and mature and Kohachan is able to turn any of these on at any moment which is a great trait of Hello! Project's "Miracle" girl! Her wardrobe has also taken a leap forward since her last PB and in this release we see her outfitted in a few much more mature outfits which include a couple of really nice dresses. The Summer kimono shots are also very nice but Kohachan is still all about the cuteness and this shashinshuu doesn't disappoint as it's primarily dominated with photos and outfits that capture her adorable side. Along with many playful expressions Kohachan can be seen wearing adorable bunny ears, cute mizugi, and they've included quite a lot of seifuku shots as well. Overall the hairstylists as well as the wardrobe department gets an A+ in presenting Kohachan with great hairstyles and an assortment of outfits that really match her well! I really like the shots of her wearing the bathing suit that she's pictured on the cover with and all of the seifuku pics are totally adorable! And one of her bathing suit bottoms is quite similar to one that Aichan was wearing in her most recent shashinshuuu. Her transformation into a much more mature look can be seen in 8 photos where she is wearing a white, blue , and yellow flowered dress which starts with her on train tracks. It's with much certainty that I can say that this PB would fall into my top 10 all time favorite Hello! Project solo member shahsinshuu's right now and perhaps this new release may help garner her more of a fan base out there. Kohachan is quite different from any other H!P member as there is very little middle ground it would appear as either you absolutely adore her or aren't a fan of hers at all. I find this to be quite interesting and I personally can't find any reason to dislike her at all. Kohachan is about as cute as an idol can be and there's still so much more for her fans to look forward to as she continues to grow and mature in H!P. PBs like this one represent a landmark step along the way!
The making of DVD included with this shashinshuu although only 10 minutes provides a great look into the numerous shoot locations, Koharu's different attire, as well as her endearing personality which shines throughout! It's obvious how much Kohachan enjoys her work as she's always in a light and playful mood and lucky for us fans that a camera's there to capture it all. She has such expressive eyes and she definitely knows how to ham it up for the camera! Without these making of DVDs we would surely would miss out on a lot of candid moments that these photo shoots present and as I mentioned earlier Kohachan fans are in for a great treat as she is getting an extended making of special edition DVD!! All Kohachan fans out there order yours now as you're not going to want to miss this release! 🙂
Below these DVD screen pics are a few of my favorite photos from "Pop." I used my camera to capture these as my copy of "Pop" is also scanner allergic. 😛 But I'm sure someone will be scanning this shashinshuu soon and I can only imagine that they bought 2 copies!