~Watarirouka Hashiritai’s first shashinshuu 「Akkanbe」~♥!

For mini~units and much like S/mileage I've just been so captivated with Watarirouka Hashiritai~* so upon seeing they were releasing a debut photo book I immediately jumped at the chance to pre~order!

Up till now I've collected all of their singles and pvs♥ with their most recent single "Akkanbe bashi" being so awesome!!! And yet with another somewhat unorthodox approach to idol♥ a~sides the mastermind behind AKB continues to expand the possibilities and amazing songwriting for this most adorable unit!

While "Akkanbe" isn't a hard cover release it more than makes up for this with the cutest of photography as well as the photo book itself being an extra thick read look~* with pretty dust jacket, obi and glossy covers to compliment.

It's really cool how so many AKB releases include randomly inserted photo cards (some of which are so large and not your typical trading card size!!!) and here with "Akkanbe" you'll receive one out of four possible member photos on the reverse side of the included large sized poster!! While I would have been slightly very partial to receiving the type A design featuring Mayuyu♥, I received type B and the sight of Rabutan was most awesome too~!!

It's just this nickname, Rabutan♥ I mean how can you not absolutely love that as a nick! And it seems that Rabutan has been appearing a bit extra for me with the recent flurry of Rabutan♥ photo cards which were randomly I mean purposely included with my "Akkanbe bashi" single releases~* o(*´∀`)o゛!!!It seems my randomly~luck has been with Rabutan/Lovetan♥ and I'll see if this randomness continues on forward…(^q^)!

I always seem to fall into a rhythm while scanning any new shashinshuu~* where I'm like…"this one's cute!…this one's cute!…this one's cute!" (continue pattern for 80+ pages XD!) and what was a bit amusing about scanning "Akkanbe" is that I totally intended at first to scan just about half of it because first, it's a softcover and they sometimes tend to be damaged much more easily when bent over the scanner repeatedly and secondly I wanted fans of Watarirouka Hashiritai to want to get their very own copy upon seeing just a few adorable images…

..well even the best laid plans often fail as I couldn't resist scanning nearly in entirety every single page as on a scale from 1-10 "Akkanbe" gets a 20♥+, it really is that cute っo(*´∀`)o!!!In all I ended up scanning just over 90 pages over four hours of continues scanning (・o・)。。。!

And with the inclusion of sooooo much seifuku♥, bloomers, pajamas and bikinis I think it'll be every wota's dream~* photo book perhaps? Of course I'm all for seifuku♥ all the time XD and I believe there really should be a national all~seifuku♥ holiday where every girl dresses in them even if they're not attending school (。ーωー。)。。。but then ..

..there's the case of the bloomers. I've had a long running love/uncertain feeling about bloomers in general. On one hand they're great for athletics as they're comfortable and allow ease of movement without restriction and yet somehow it feels like you're running and jumping around in just your underwear at times which gives me an embarrassed feeling (・д・`*)。And yet they're extremely cute in this photo book…..I guess even idols♥ & bloomers always win \(^o^)/☆ And bloomers really should only be of this dark blue color by rule….I'm not sure why but they seem much more official this way :P.

So it's seifuku♥ –> bloomers –> bikinis♥ –> pajamas♥ plus an extensive Watarirouka Hashiritai photo history from November 30th, 2008 up until January 7th, 2010, I think they've covered it all here in this shashinshuu~* ^ ^。And with the recent addition of new member Kikuchi Ayaka or "Ayarin" she's also featured here albeit only towards the last few pages as it seems that the photo book was most likely already in post production by the time she had joined perhaps? I was just seeing that she was actually fired from AKB48 for having a boyfriend?…is this really true?

Hmm, that's a really mixed topic for me with idols♥ and relationships so for now please check out the scans~*which had me mesmerized for about fours straight while making them and happily~* the shashinshuu has been since bent back into shape and the doctor says the photo book will be okay~ o(*´∀`)o゛。

A~h! and Harugon is so so cute~* in every photo!!!!!..she's a new favorite♥ of mine!

Watarirouka Hashiritai's "Akkanbe" photo book can be ordered here at Amazon Japan.

Watarirouka Hashiritai's "Akkanbe" photo book can be ordered here at HMV Japan.

Watarirouka Hashiritai are (by doki~doki heart meter rating):

Watanabe Mayu♥♥♥♥♥
Ohta Aika♥♥♥
Nakagawa Haruka♥♥♥♥♥
Hirajima Natsumi♥♥
Kikuchi Ayaka♥

Love love this photo….idols♥, Japanese architecture~* and seifuku♥ what's not to love?!

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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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13 Responses to ~Watarirouka Hashiritai’s first shashinshuu 「Akkanbe」~♥!

  1. CK says:

    Hehehe(you know what I'm giggling at)<3


  2. E~hhhhh??。。。(・c_・;)?A~h! I just re~read what I had written and I just had a dirty thought (*≧▽≦)♪No wait you're not thinking that are you??? (・д・`*)!!


  3. Guldari says:



  4. そうそう~!グループの名前は本とに複雑な漢字を入っています!最初写真集としてう~わ~~*めっちゃ可愛いね~^ ^♥。リリースも元気と楽しいのですっo(*´∀`)o!


  5. is it just me or all of the freebies you received from Akkanbe Bashi PB
    and Kamikyou Tachi from CD Japan are all the same?? I also ordered from
    CDJapan and got my items yesterday.i received the akkanbe
    rabutan poster, the mayu pic inside the album, and the ono erena
    shijitaki board. granted that the ono board was distributed specifically
    for CD Japan, it boggles me that even the freebie found inside the
    other items are the same. that also includes the Love Wars card inside
    the single, it's also the same as yours.what im driving at is,
    if i wanted a freebie of another girl featured – i need to buy from the
    other stores? XD


  6. I too was quite surprised~* to see both boards of the same member and while I'm not really sure how many available versions were produced it seemed a bit odd to receive two of Pyonko albeit she's so adorable in this photo. AKB is so large so what would be the odds ne~ (・c_・;)?。。it's so coincidental with the other goods though as Watarirouka Hashiritai's shashinshuu~* has its randomly inserted poster sent sealed from the publisher and yet we both have Rabutan (・д・`*)??A~h four possibilities and so funny we yet again received the same member XD. W~ahhh you received the same photo and trading cards too omg! I know that "Kamikyoku Tachi" says its photos are randomly inserted out of 12 possible members so it's really something that we've got the same ones….hmm maybe Rabutan and Mayuyu are trying to tell us something….ah just trying to find some humor in it, I'm sort of odd that way…(^q^)!I wonder if the record label and publisher are aware of which cards and photos are in each of their releases even after they're sealed for shipment?…..if that is true then maybe HMV Japan may produce a different result perhaps. Still it'd be so odd if Cdjapan only receives a single featured member out of 12….would be odd and sad so I hope~* it's not true. I wonder what cards and posters other fans have received???..I hope someone else will share theirs here o(*´∀`)o゛♥。Thank you~* for writing you pose a most interesting question ^ ^!


  7. well based on the info i got from the forums, CDJapan definitely ships out Ono only as the shijitaki board. for the rest of the coincidences, i am still left wondering XD


  8. That is so bizarre ne~*? (・c_・;)?。。。I just shopped for a Korin♥ shijitaki on Yahoo Japan Auctions….some were pretty pricey though =(….but I so want one as she's my most favorite o(*´∀`)o゛♥!Hmm…I guess Cdjapan couldn't control the extra~* contents of the CD albums they distribute so with "Kamikyoku Tachi" and "Akkanbe" it's so coincidental that we both received Mayuyu~♥ and Rabutan~♥. I'm so tempted though seeing the other members in auctions all up for bid~*….just so expensive though to use a proxy but it seems one of the few options as most sellers in Japan Auctions won't ship outside of the country.


  9. i share your sentiments over the wallet rape. i have been several of those and while it was indeed glorious to actually hold an authentic idol stuff in your hands, the rate of your money going down is waaay to fast when once uses proxies.i'm trying to control my expenses now. what sucks is for the next few months, Aki-P is already releasing lots of new swags. XD


  10. I know as most use a % type of service charge and I so wish~* it would be a flat rate fee instead :/. I'm really really feeling your pain!!! Like Tsunku, AkiP is a genius and knows how to separate our money from us。。。(/∇\*)!


  11. ^will bank robbery solve that problem?? LOL. XD


  12. A~a~aaaaa (^q^)!!!! you're so funny!!! no no no just a bit more self control while being tempted* is needed ^ ^。


  13. Denny Sinnoh says:

    What the printing press was invented for!


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