This set is a must have!! as with Yuko’s lastest shahshinshuu & DVD (“Kimi wa, dare no mono?” & “”Kimi wa, boku no mono”) comes with photo extras~♥ and actually one from Neowing while the other two are included with the DVD inside….and after watching I was more endeared to her “school” photo as that segment shot in the classroom and on campus outside were both really cute parts of her DVD~. Her photo book also includes a two~sided poster as well as back and front covers showing really cute off~shot pictures taken during her visit…..complete with personalized notes~♥!
And what’s so different about “Kimi wa, boku no mono” is that it isn’t shot in your typical “idol” way and what I mean by that is that it’s not chaptered into camera seducing♥ segments but rather “Kimi, wa boku no mono” is presented very much like a documentary instead and it’s very warm and candidly~revealing of how production goes on a day~to~day basis~. I also had no idea that there was so much desert around L.A. as I always think of Nevada as being so much desert! desert! desert!
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So before heading into the many images and sights which were memorable for me, here are first the front and back covers of her shahshinshuu which are revealed when you remove its outer dust~jacket….and it wasn’t too long ago that I was watching Yuko’s “to, yuukoto” DVD but this DVD’s so much more awesome~* I think!!!…
Aaaaa~h! these are so cute neee
And doesn’t this ↓↓↓ bring into a whole new light the meaning of um……”lucky~dog?” :P…
~AKB48 arrives in L.A.!~
And it all culminates into the gathering above as Yuko is joined by her fellow group~mates♥ but I’m getting a bit ahead of myself xD here as this documentary goes literally from…..
..Yuko finishing her appearance @ a photo studio in Tokyo and from there it’s to the airport and onward to L.A. and chronicles everything you can imagine in between~. A sweet anticipation you’ll feel is how everything is building up towards the “rest” of AKB arriving in L.A. for their guest of honor appearance and concert for the 2010 Anime Expo event~!
Here she speaks with Tomochin briefly before saying good~bye.
On the way to Narita airport…..and I wonder if anyone else has fallen asleep while perusing his/her cell phone?? I know I surely have and I’ve actually woken up wondering where it went only to find that I’ve been sleeping on it for hours….not the kindest way to treat your phone for sure :P.
Just a snack before boarding and gosh* I never really thought about this before as I’ve never had anyone wanting to photograph me for a publication before lol :P….but somehow this tiny treat almost comes back to haunt poor Yuko~♥ (;´□｀)！
Upon arriving in L.A. Yuko’s initial itinerary gives her quite a scare!! So cute how she reacts to learning that her very first work in L.A. will involve a mizugi~photo shoot @ the beach……as she mentions that she just had a snack at the airport not too long ago and for us girls you just don’t want any extra tummy showing while dressed in so little (/∇＼*)！
Make~up time =). It’s funny as I usually won’t wear any when going to the beach although of course Yuko’s going there for a very very different reason.
I love how everyone had such a warm♥ reception for Yuko and it surely must be so so different and maybe even odd when people have no idea of whom she is :P! She’s even asked if she’s a singer (・o・)．．．
Time to get all of that sand off =)! I wonder how one may apply to become the official Yuko sand~dust~off~er?
Nothing like getting settled into a new comfy♥ bed!! But work starts quickly and it seems to me that that photographer guy was really waiting for the wind to blow up Yuko’s dress ↓↓↓？？．．．
The aforementioned “lucky~dog”……=)!
While I’m a little skeptical of these types of readings this surely was an eye~opening experience for Yuko! She learns that while she possesses great talent that her talent really lies in acting and that she’ll grow to become a great actress~*, that she places too much pressure upon herself which can cause her to break down =(, but the most intriguing of readings occurred when it was revealed that there is a person involved in her finances which is described as a person with “a large face” whom is “two faced” and is bad for her finances and it really puzzles Yuko and you gotta love her reaction she’s so funny and cute here! And this particular reading stayed on her mind throughout the trip as she later refers back to it still wondering whom this person could be.
“Kanpai!!” and what a busy day!!…..
These were some of the first images seen when “Kimi wa, dare no mono” arrived for pre~order……and I don’t know how she’s able to walk barefoot on the desert turf! I mean atsui (/∇＼*)！！、even here once the sun has been up for awhile the sand can burn your feet so much! This shade of blue is so pretty as it contrasts the desert landscape….
..really sexy* too!
And even a wardrobe change out in the middle of the desert :O……I wonder how much privacy there can be in such a tiny set, that being the van they drove in lol I don’t think I could ever change in front of or even around others so near to me xD.
Here we witness the dropped ice~treat :O! I couldn’t help but giggle a bit while watching how Yuko was struggling to get the ice to peek out of its wrapper and then it fell =(. I hope~* they bought her another one~♥ =).
She melts me with her smile♥!
Here’s such a cute segment!! Not only do we learn that Yuko likes Jim Carrey as an actor but that guy in blue I think wasn’t just play acting as I Mmm…am pretty sure he has a crush~♥ on her here for real!! o(*´∀｀)o゛～♥！But who can blame him…I think I’d come~onto her too if I were in such close proximities…..did I just think that out loud (*´艸`)．．．？
And I love how they dressed her here…..megane♥.
…….he likes her! her likes her! you can just tell and innocent flirting never a bad thing =)♥. This was cute!
And now for the sexy* part of attending a university….although something about open~showers frightens me (・д・`*)！！
What a wonderful eatery!….authentic Japanese cuisine in a casual atmosphere♥. Miso soup gooooood!!! But natto baaaaaaad!!! I don’t even know where to start about why I cannot bring myself to eat natto, oh wait! the smell yuck~yuck~yuck (*≧∀≦)☆★ ↓
I was like why aren’t any of men helping Yuko with her luggage =(? It looks so heavy and then there are stairs…..
This place really got a reaction~* from Yuko!!! It’s so spacious and pretty inside! Hmm I wonder* what those bars over the bed could be used for? Yuko monkey~ing around on them was cute!!
The bathroom is amazing too…I love that it has a separate tub and shower♥!
Now this is about as candid as you can get as mid photo~shoot a bikinied Yuko is told by staff that Japan’s World Cup hopes are teetering on penalty kicks against I think it was Paraguay?….so she quickly heads from the pool ~> to a nearby t.v. set to watch catch the final moments of drama……it was so sad when Japan lost this way and here you can see Yuko’s reaction =(.
….off to the nearest t.v.!!!
You’d need a rest too after such stress!!! =(……
..and it’s back to work.
Joshua Tree just makes me think of U2….lol it’s that strange? 😛 I used to wonder what does a Joshua tree look like?? This park is so gigantic!!!..and with Yuko running free what could be better =).
The days are winding down and soon the other AKB members will arrive too in L.A. for the Anime Expo~.
Venice Beach looks awesome!! Would love to visit there one day for sure! Just the atmosphere with street~artists along with so many eateries and places to shop♥ and see! You gotta so love the custom AKB~art that guy who’s like a giant (or are we really that short? lol 😛 )….makes for her complete with a rap～♪．．．．！
Yaaay so awesome!!!
….the Hollywood walk of fame~* (sigh*…..)…!
Such tiny hands…cute!..and you know what they say about us girls with tiny hands??…..Mmm tiny gloves :P!
It’s the “end” of Yuko’s ♥ L.A. experience…..well nope it’s just beginning! And again it’s so awesome how this DVD leads right up to the arrival of Yuko’s AKB48 group~mates!…..I hope you enjoyed this little Yukorin♥ journey with me it was fun to cap~♥ =).
AKB48♥ in L.A. Anime Expo ikouyo~!!!
＾ ＾♥ 終わり。
These are fantastic pictures of Yuko. Thanks for posting them MB!
I had a really fun time capping~♥ this DVD =)!….Yuko always so honest and expressive (melts*)….ugh! I’m not sure of what’s going on with the mail but your package still hasn’t arrived =(. I wondering if it would be sent back to you though?…or maybe it was really lost =(.
For God so loved the world, he sent us Yuko.
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I say DITTO!!!! Easily one of my most favorite posts here with my former Oshi♡ ….and I love how it all coincided with AKB48’s first event and concert in L.A. Such a colorful and fun video as her L.A experiences are perfectly documented here ^^.
Denny, you may also like Koike Yui’s visit to here in Hawaii. Watching her attempt to order food in English and how she reacts to poi is completely hysterical and epic in itself …not to be missed!! =) She’s one of my favorite idols, hence her forever presence as this blog’s header atop ^^.
Yes, Yui is very inspiring. You know I fall in love with idols too easy. Not a problem though, as my heart is big enough to welcome them all.
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A~h! so happy you enjoyed Yui in Hawaii!! It’s one of my most favorite idol image DVDs…. well Yui~chan being here in Hawaii and all “may” have made me just a tad bit biased in that sense =P! She is one adorable idol for sure!!!
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RE Yuko Oshima.
One of my first WordPress posts coincided with her graduation, so I had a Dean Martin Roast for her. This is the link, but you would probably have to have an elderly person explain who these other people are. : )
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Celebrity roasts are awesome~*, going to have a look now!!