Continuing with my ongoing look back @ AKB’s appearances in UTB we’re now up to the October 2006 issue.
Here Miichan, Maririn and Takamina have solo page features~* and while Takamina♥ and Miichan♥ have kept to very much their familiar cute hairstyles it seems that Maririn has gone through a peppy short look to long and back to short over time. I can’t quite put my finger on it quite yet but somehow Miichan reminds me still a bit of Konkon….nande??? She has such adorably sleepy~* eyes so bonus points for that ＼(^o^)／☆！
Happily we’re still very much within UTB’s DVD issues so with that there’s a nice accompanying video clip of every photo shoot which also includes three early standout members representing Team K, with Erepyon, Umechan and yay~♥ Korin has her debut in UTB as a member of AKB! I say this cautiously as over time I always seem to find early idol appearances in old issues of UTB, idols which I wasn’t familiar with before when these issues were new but later discovered through friends, clips, groups or music =). It’s so cute how both Erepyon and Korin look like perhaps just tinier and younger versions of themselves here as overall their looks haven’t changed much over time however with Umechan I’m just so unfamiliar with her as I don’t recall seeing her in much of AKB’s music videos…..perhaps it’s just their a~sides I’m seeing mostly though.
And just as I would’ve suspected, it’s Korin here being such the giddy and outgoing personality amongst the three…..part comedian, all ~♥~ o(*´∀｀)o゛ Sometimes I think it’s a bit sad that AKB rearranges their Team members and it’s really seeing the friendships and bonds between the girls surely built over time and then just knowing one day they may be separated (´⌒｀。)。。。
Complete scans and the video clip follow just below: