~UTB Vol.201 February 2011 features No Sleeves, the “skinny” on idols♥ & a touch of elegance

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UTB volume 201 February 2011 w/ trading card set C 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 。

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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<)。

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24 Responses to ~UTB Vol.201 February 2011 features No Sleeves, the “skinny” on idols♥ & a touch of elegance

  1. SagSousuke says:

    =O Komorin

    What was I going to comment before I got to Komorin’s photo?

    sorry, just forgot all you talked about.

    Ohh, right, “Little Miss Skinny” =D you’re thinking too much about it. It’s an English word in a Japanese context, so you should consider it void of all meaning. Whoever wrote that probably looked at a Japanese->English dictionary meaning to find “thin”, but with no knowledge of English just got the first word that appeared. We should applaud this person for actually getting a word that’s not so far off that we can’t understand what it meant. I’m too lazy to illustrate this point with a funny Engrish sign.

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  2. natty says:

    Wow mayuyu’s is stunning!!

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  3. SagSousuke says:

    Hey MB, can I use the Mikapon photo in a post? It’s the best I’ve seen of her ♥

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    • Oh yes of course =)!…you never need ask and I’m sorry I wasn’t online earlier today. Been thinking about the “Majisuka Gakuen 2″…I wonder if SKE48 will follow Matsui Jurina into the series and also part of me is a bit sad to think that Yuko won’t be in it?? Unless it’s like a total rewrite with new characters so Takamina can be there too =).

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      • SagSousuke says:

        Hum… They could easily include SKE48 in the story if they added a second school for the SKE girls, and turned the story into a fight between school gangs (AKB vs SKE). But I think Jurina already appeared in the first season? I don’t remember what she was/said, but I’m sure it could be integrated in the plot. Also, none of the blog posts I’ve read (pretty much every one of the members talked about it in their blogs) said anything about it being a sequel. It could be a prequel, it could be an alternate story. Ah, Takamina did say that she wanted to ressurrect in the post I linked =P

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      • SagSousuke says:

        It’d be very crowded with AKB and SKE…

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        • Thaaaat would be epic!!! U~n with Jurina they left an open ending which suggests that she’ll be Acchan’s next main rival. But unlike Matsui Rena who went waaay waaaaay into her character to produce one of the scariest and creepiest characters in the story, Jurina I just can’t imagine as being so daunting but then again every girl in AKB48 did well in being cast as yankee~hoodlums :P. The rival school idea sounds good and that would create an entirely new threat….a big one as opposed to keeping things in the same school for part 2. U~n that would be some cast!!!

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          • SagSousuke says:

            Ehh? Jurina is SCARY! She’s the most dangerous 13 years old to ever appear on television. In an AKBINGO with a guy from TOKIO, when all the other members were going (♥o♥) (Yuko being particularly outspoken) she completely turned the tables in an “acting out a date” corner and treated him like a middle schooler (hum… I thought middle “schooler” existed but Firefox’s spell checker is complaining LOL it’s complaining about “Firefox” too XD) Jurina is cool =P Oh, and she holds the record of never getting dirty in an AKBINGO (i.e. losing a game and having one of many variations of pie thrown at her / other batsus). Acchan complained about that once (she probably holds the opposite record XD). Then, AKBINGO held a big contest that went for two episodes where she participated in a lot of different games, and she still won all of them. Including against Acchan =)

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            • lol I just can’t believe her real age :P….she just not only looks a bit older but she acts much more mature too when you consider how young she still is =). ‘TOKIO?’….I’m so curious to know which guy it was….mmm..I’d guess the lead singer? I own some TOKIO singles but not that many but I think they’re awesome!!! SMAP’s senpai and they’re a real band which is rare to say the least =). Wow I didn’t know that about Jurina’s history on the show….that’s extraordinary as usually every idol gets batsu~d eventually or loses badly xD!! When you mentioned ‘dirty’ you just gave me a thought……maybe if Jurina would appear on an episode of SMAPxSMAP and participate in that popular and wacky fighter~air pilot game where pies and faces go hand in hand so to speak with all of the banter too :P…..she’d probably pick on poor Nakai~kun ne~ (・д・`*)!!W~ah such a distinction for Acchan too and not a good one lol :P……poor Acchan and you’d never expect her to be such the victim even in such games lol :P.

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              • SagSousuke says:

                Oh no, not Nagase Tomoya, if it were him I’d know the name =P big fan. He went to Arashi no Shukudai-kun once, great episode too. Stream. Actually, since I just found it, have a look here too, there’s a giant list of Arashi programs. The ones that have MU in front of them are uploaded on MegaUpload, and you can watch them streaming. There’s usually a “Watch on Megavideo” link on the download page.

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                • Sorry it’s totally my fault for checking these so late xD….I think those pages linked have been removed. I get my annual experience of TOKIO during the Kouhaku but I don’t really follow them that much. I do like the drummer though as he acted in quite a few great dramas that I liked watching….but even that was awhile back too.

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              • SagSousuke says:

                I was looking for something else and found a relevant video =P poor Erepyon

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      • SagSousuke says:

        Hello MB ~
        I started a blog again a few days ago and just wrote a Top 10 Idols post with the Mikapon scan from here, and I linked here too, so maybe you’ll receive a ping back. I don’t know too well how this thing works. Oh, and there’s a link to the post with Kamei’s drawings too =P

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  5. wolfychan2 says:

    OMG, this magazine is EPIC from the first page until the final page. *____* Pieces of art everywhere. You did a really good purchase. :3

    Hole No Sleeves with Blossom syndrome! haha~ And I love people with glasses. º___º

    Mayuyu looks gorgeous on her elegant set… But I still can see in her face the naive Mayuyu, I wonder when will I see her as a women… Haha.

    My H!P girls look amazing~~~~. Everyone does!

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    • UTB does so well with their photography =)….and while it’s one of the bit pricier idol publications it’s so worth it always!! They support H!P and AKB48 so much so you can’t go wrong for sure.

      I just saw that No Sleeves has a new single coming out and there’s a version for each girl too…..lol great! but it makes it so expensive :O. I thought it was cute too how they all went “Blossom~like” for the last photo…I’d love to see all of AKB take on Takamina’s bow accessory for a photo shoot, sort of like in tribute you know like whenever a H!P girl graduates all of the fans show support by wearing or waving her color with a glow~stick =)…maybe an all hair ribbon salute to Takamina will happen one day.

      U~n that’s true, and UTB really changed her image from what we’re used to seeing……but it may be impossible to take away the “yu~yu” from Mayu ne~ ^ ^♥。

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