The Amazon Marketplace can be a great place to shop~* and especially when you’re trying to locate something which is out of print. It’s been awhile since I acquired any new Maochan collectibles and I’ve been eying for some time now her 2007 shashinshuu release.
Finding a pristine copy wasn’t a problem either as all sellers affiliated with Amazon do write up a well detailed description of their merchandise’s condition so if just came down to price and of course those seller star ”☆☆☆☆！” rankings which can mean the difference between good service or perhaps things not going according to plan. The price range was pretty wide starting from just 1980 yen all the way up to 7500 yen :O!!!….for me just about in the middle of that price range seemed right as the book didn’t necessarily need to be sealed and yet receiving it in good condition was most important =).
The book comes nicely cased in an outer box and the book itself is one of the thicker shashinshuu you’ll find as it’s full of wonderful photography documenting Maochan’s U.S. visit from ticket counter to Venice Beach to her destination Las Vegas~* ＼(^o^)／☆ And while paging through the photographs along with her self written dialog which are presented scrap~book style, you can’t but help reminiscing about “HYD’s Final” movie! Was it one of the best every endings to wonderful drama? You bet! And while I’m most tempted to ramble on about HYD much more at this moment~* this Sunday’s going by so quickly so I’ll just link here my thoughts on the first series which started it all♥! For the movie “HYD Final”‘s specially packaged box set release~* please click here ＾ ＾。
Inoue Mao is by far one of my most favorite♥ actresses as she’s always able to capture the essence of the characters she plays with such heart, warmth, humor and I sense a really genuine humility about her which really grabs you and she’s so so pretty~* and awesomely talented!!!, but of course it also helps when she’s cast with the hottest of guys o(*´∀｀)o゛♥♥♥！！！！
..and it’s this most priceless~* of expressions that I so love!!!! like whenever Domyoji says or does something strange…(^q^)!
The photo sets you see above to the left were something I just happened to stumble across while browsing auctions…..Mmm..if you think I’m on auctions way too frequently you’re probably right (*´艸`) ！！What’s interesting is that these are actual photos like with Kodak’s logo on their backings so I’m not sure if they’re somehow home made or perhaps officially released photos…??? In any case they’re really clear and were taken from select pages from “Inoue Mao 2007.” So while this shashinshuu is the soft cover type which would sustain irreversible damage if pressed upon a scanner, it’s lucky~* to have this accompanying photo set which I was able to scan just below =)…..
I also purchased a few magazines with Maochan as covergirl so I’ll post those up soon too.