While the latest covers speaks volumes on elegance alone I’ve only heard of cover~girl Takei Emi just from this appearance and from her abbreviated history provided here she’s an idol/model/actress born on Christmas♥ day (now 17) who’s career has begun with both commercials and a t.v. drama series. The elegance too in this issue appears in Mayuyu’s♥ photo shoot and it’s a stylish~ly pretty photo feature and whereas I’m so used to seeing Mayuyu almost always being presented in a cute~cute light here she shows off a thoughtful sense of glamour as she’s made~up in an almost un~Mayuyu way for lack of a better term at the moment =). I imagine that most everyone’s been enjoying No Sleeves’ January 1st album release~* and while the playfulness of plaid skirts and sweaters dominates their feature there’s a single shot of elegance with pearls and beautiful layered evening dresses to compliment~. Also check out Takamina’s awesome “bow” necklace accessory and how her adorable trademark bow also has both Miichan and Kojiharu paying tribute in the final photo ＾ ＾～♥。
Albeit it be 100% apples and oranges in context just hearing the news that Hayami Akari is leaving Momoclo after what can only be regarded as a short stay in the up and coming (arrived??!) group so soon and how it may possibly be fan related as in her having the least of them showing any interest visibly during Momoclo’s meet & greet/release promotional appearances is a bit eerily reminiscent of how ex~C~ute member Kannachan was treated during the latter part of her time in the group =(. Of course hers was due to an unfortunate run in with the media as her then speculated romance with a…..dare I say guy~idol became headline news in the idol world though mostly wota~driven =/. Mmm…would it be odd to say that for awhile I was under the impression that kannachan liked* girls??…well I’ll leave that one alone and please don’t throw tomatoes at me :P. Momoclo has always had such awesome photo shoots for UTB where a variety of genres have come into play with sports recently and now visions of a rockin’ all girl band~.
Hello! Project♥ always heavily featured in UTB has S/mileage giving visions of a slumber party/sleepover and in case I haven’t mentioned it enough before…..Yuukarin~♥ Yuukarin~♥ Yuukarin~♥!! New single out on February 9th….now enjoying their debut album =D. Also favorite Manoeri♥ goes casual~cute while Airiin takes over Maimichan’s closing spot with an outdoor feature where I can’t help but feel that Airiin in that lantern~lit photo is secretly trying to seduce* us all with her eyes and a bit of a sultry look awwww (*´∀｀*) ♪っ！
Before debuting idol~lessons are in store for NMB48 and while Momusu is heading into a much younger lineup of members set to debut, AkiP is also ready to start producing with a youthful lineup of girls who are Osaka based with the “NMB” here standing for “Namba” in Osaka…..still just 7 girls are featured here and I can only imagine the next 41 aren’t too far behind! Just wondering if their unique dialect will be heard readily in their songs…? In celebration of four new solo DVD releases from AKB48 girls, “Sweet 4 Pieces” has a few questions for Komori Mika, Iwasa Misaki, Matsubara Natsumi and Nonaka Misato and then we get to the “skinny” of it all……as in what I find a most um…interesting description being used for Kitarie’s solo feature :P. Mmm…no doubt Kitarie is most slender….thin….petite and all those things that I’m thinking both the fashion driven media and guys alike appreciate?? It’s so funny though reading the text “skinny” and although “Little Miss Skinny” I’m sure is intended for compliments, only usually when I hear a guy say something like…..”you’re so skinny” the next thing he does is hand you a muffin or something equally fattening in a not so subtle way of implying that you may blow away any moment now if a sudden gust of wind occurs :P. I guess the term “skinny” I’ve grew up hearing in not so much of a complimentary way towards girls and yet I have to imagine that in Japan it has a very much different tone and understanding (。ーωー。)笑 。
And last but certainly not least are the awesome trading cards you receive with each issue and really every set is quite evenly balanced with favorites~♥ although I have to admit that a part of me was hoping~* for set A for Takamina and Manoeri going sultry*…..but set C which I received is most awesome too for Kanako, Momoka, Airiin, Miichan and the petite and perfect the way she but never “skinny” Kitarie~♥ =). I’ve sort of blabbered on and on here xD…..but if you’re still awake here are the the aforementioned scans I did yesterday (*´∀｀)．．．．and I’m so sorry about that ghost~line thingy as i have no idea as to why my scanner is doing that now….it may be time for a new scanner (*>ω<)。