Since Airiin's debut pb release "愛理", Airiin seems to have gotten into a little time machine and taken a ride as her overall looks have grown immensely that the short time between these two releases seems like it should be much longer. Admittedly I did skip her second pb effort "Clear" as it just seemed that it may have been too soon for such a release and after seeing her debut shashinshuu collection I was a bit hesitant at getting "Rokugatsu no kajitsu" ("June's Fruit") as well but after seeing some preview shots in UTB a short while back I became convinced that she had grown enough to make this one work.
An interesting thing about Japanese idols and shashinshuu releases is how their culture differs from probably just about anywhere else in the world as what is "acceptable" in their society is on the same level elsewhere not just unacceptable but truly improbable…or should I say impossible? Publications in Japan cater to so many different genres and the same can be said of pb releases as just about any taste or fancy can be found roaming their bookshelves and what would be considered "distasteful" overseas is a seemingly natural form of expression and furthermore part of the norm. Gravure idols for instance are featured "very early" and many in my opinion go way over the edge on many occasions but with it being such a locked in part of their culture who am I to judge. That's not to say that here in the U.S. or elsewhere overseas from Japan are free of "questionable" releases as truly every culture has its own personal form of vices.
Now in no way am I suggesting Airiin's shashinshuu releases to be of such nature as hers are shot in a playful and fun idol nature with good taste to go along with it always. "Rokugatsu no kajitsu" shows such a stunningly visual of maturity and whether it just be the short time between these releases baffling me or just plain amazing idol grooming that's going on, either way Airrin surely takes a leap with her latest pb offering. While she still of course sports the youth and aura of her age, the camera here really has captured an undeniable thoughtful maturity of sorts in these photographs. And just imagine…5-6 years from now, what appearance Airiin will have grown into by then.
These beach photos are one of my favorites from this pb…Airiin really shines for the camera here with a fun personality!
Looks like Kamei isn't the only one with a little "mascot" friend! ^-^ Many of the photos towards the back of the pb feature a nice blend of cute and casual attire such as these…
Here's a better look at bunny l♥ve the plushy! :)…apparently he was custom designed by crayon at the hands of Airiin. :P…
I think these casual shots of Airiin really suit her…here a sweet thoughtful gaze.
One of my other favorite outfits that Airiin's wearing in these photo shoots…and these have a most mature flair to them and her simple hair styling matches so well.
Little do the Bunny L♥ve blueprints know but….
…they're about to…..
And of course there's also a 12 minute "making of" DVD included!
"Bunny L♥ve" blueprint/airplane.