…"I am your father…"
Well no that's just Jack (short for Jackie) giving me the "I'm Hungry" look! 😛
Okay Kohachan didn't join the Darkside but she has crossed over into something very different for H!P members and really this is somewhat gravure like…
I first saw this preview image on Momo's H!P Blog and it really took me my surprise. With Kohachan's ever growing image heading into anime while she really is the sights and sounds of amped up euphoria and joy on cloud 9 1/2 I just never saw this coming! While I begin work in the early morning hours I never have taken to energy drinks or anything of the such and really I think I probably get an equal effect just by watching any Kohachan clip first thing when I wake up. 😛 "Koha-ade…is it in you?" If Tiger can have his own image on Gatorade, I think Kohachan should too! =) Other ideas may include: "Kohawater…try it!"…"Living the K2 life…or perhaps we could go old school slogans and write the soon to be celebrated anthem "Be Like Koha." ^-^ No she can't dunk a basketball but it would be fun watching her try! 😛 But what I'm really seeing here is that all of the early signs were in place many moons ago when Kohachan dropped her pen for the umpteenth time…….on an episode of "Musume Dokyu!"…it all happened one day back in late 2006 after Kohachan was busy jamming on the soroban and playing with that Japanese toy which looks like a giant lifesaver with a face on top…oh yes there was dart throwing too with some cute mishaps and then the stubbed toe incident! :O I loved watching "Musume Dokyu!" and for not just all of this but all of the featured members had so much fun in this series and the places they visited were both educational and enjoyable. 🙂 But it was in this very same Kohachan episode that the……………………..
…um thong appears to appear? So it seems that all of the…err signs of a future gravure photo shoot were evident so so long ago. 😛
Meanwhile back on a planet not so far away…the scans from her new pb. 🙂
Kohachan's beauty is really in full bloom here and I think she looks absolutely gorgeous in every shot.
Although this is only her 3rd pb release, Kohachan seems so natural in front of the camera in all of these shots…nothing forced…just pure expression.
I really love the simple photos such as these …
♥ this photo!
And now the six pages of what appear to be "gravure" shots to me. But when you think about it the image portrayed in their latest single "Resonant Blue" does chime this type of sexy image but what's interesting here is that when dealing with her pb's overall context, somehow these 6 photos don't seem to fit in…that being said I still wouldn't take them out as I think she looks stunning in them.
This is probably the sexiest image in her pb but one does ponder whether it's possibly a bit too risque?
And we're just as quickly back to bubbly and cute!
The last five photo shoots are my favorites from "Koharu Nikki" as they convey a gentle playfulness, Kohachan in "princess mode!" ^-^, simple styling complemented by her "natural" look, and a casual girl next door aura which her pb "diary" ends with respectfully. Here nothing is too over the top or out of the ordinary but somehow I find the most warmth in these particular photos which follow from here to the finish. ^-^
She's just so cute here!!…
Ah too kawaii!
These wild "princess" shots are so endearing too! Love the messy look and how she wears her crown in a bit of an aloof fashion. ^-^ Kohachan really looks to be a camera's best friend as just as the camera loves Reinachan so does it adore Koha. There's just such a radiance about this entire release and it really translates her high inner energy to the pages so well.
Simple styling really suits Kohachan as well and here her natural beauty shines brightly.
This may sound odd but this final photo shoot here is one of my favorites out of this entire pb…it's just shot in such a "real" way with images of Kohachan which seem to portray her in real life outside the world of an idol. True to the title of "diary" photos, I find that these final few images really are symbolic of just that…what you'd expect had you the chance to flip through an actual Kusumi family photo album. ^-^ In this way, these particular photos of her on the train and in the rain warm me the most here.
…plus her top is just too cute! ^-^
"Kohachan in the rain"….these just have a special hometown kind of feeling to them I think.
In closing I think "Koharu Nikki" may possibly appeal to not only the Kohachan fan but also a wider scope of potential fans outside the realm of even H!P who adore the idol genre. While the "gravure" photos may create quite a buzz about several topics concerning idols, age, and what is "appropriate" really it represents such a small part of this overall photobook and for it to possibly overshadow whether in a positive or negative way this publication, would do quite an injustice to what it offers to the idol fan in general. Tsunku originally noted that there was something special about Kohachan and here the "Miracle" continues to fulfill and grow right before our eyes.
A little extra thing to note here is that both front and back covers also bear photos of Kohachan and are revealed when the outer dust jacket is removed.
The making of DVD included as is Wani's special extra gift to us, runs about 10 minutes and I do wonder if there will be an extended special making of release for this shashinshuu as well…
Kohachan's "Koharu Nikki" as well as her previous two shashinshuus can all be purchased here at Amazon Japan…collect them all! 🙂