~AKB48 Flashbacks #6/ Acchan makes her solo pictorial debut in UTB Vol.178 February 2007~

Maeda Atsuko in UTB Vol.178 February 2007

UTB Vol.178 February 2007 It all came on the heels of AKB48’s major debut as Acchan made her solo pictorial debut in UTB and while the photography itself is most simple that special~* glow in what I think makes Acchan most beautiful is already beyond words….her eyes. Acchan can have a piercing stare and yet the softest of glows…..and with the perfect accents of a dark eye~liner done just right (see “Heavy Rotation”) her eyes reach a unique beauty of an Egyptian glow~. Sometimes I see a bit of Aichan’s eyes in hers too. Photos and video shot here are from either late 2006 or early 2007 as magazine publications always tend to be labeled a month or so in advance typically and at first I’d say it’s very much Acchan before “Acchan”, the confident~idol~powerhouse she is today.

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The brief commentary by Acchan in the article even begins with her saying just how surprised she was to learn that she would be featured in a solo pictorial as she’s been so much more accustomed to having multiple group members alongside her always in these type of photo shoots. And it couldn’t have come at a better time as UTB was still including their DVD extra with each issue featuring and array of girls in pictorials, commentary, games, up♥dates and the like~. Hmm…just wonder what the camera man or perhaps the staff was doing to get Acchan to laugh at random times throughout…..?? Here Acchan is also still being touted as having a most “boyish” image and in seeing Acchan go through various hair lengths and styles one thing is for sure, she always wears it cutely, beautifully…gorgeously. Acchan♥.

~Acchan in UTB Vol.178 February 2007~

Maeda Atsuko in UTB Vol.178 February 2007

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11 Responses to ~AKB48 Flashbacks #6/ Acchan makes her solo pictorial debut in UTB Vol.178 February 2007~

  1. SagSousuke says:

    I saw only now that you have a “Happy New Year” written on top of the sidebar. Oh well, happy new February to December I guess =P

    Did I already say I like Acchan? I like Acchan. She’s perfect. There are other perfect people too, but it doesn’t get better. I’m watching this dorama where she’s the cutest robot ever, and wondering if I were born some 50 years from now would I get to build my own Acchan in my lifetime… Current robots are so ugly.

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    • We’re pretty bad at leaving up festive seasonal decorations sometimes…like we once had this “Happy New Year!” banner thingy on our front door for I think it was about 3 months at least into the new year :P. I was thinking about erasing the “Happy New Year” here when February arrives but I’ll most likely forget xD….Happy New Year SagSousuke!!!

      U~n you adore Acchan so much =)!! I so agree…..I only watched the first episode as it takes so long for me to watch online so I’m waiting for the DVD to be released to see Acchan~♥ so cute!!

      https://morningberryz48.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/so-youre-a-guy-with-no-particular-romantic-aspirations-until/

      Painful to wait….but long streaming clips take so long to buffer and load…=/

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    • I just remembered after clicking “post” that a friend at work once told me about a Japanese movie he rented I think it was at Blockbuster?….and this guy gets a robot girl of his own but he develops a sexual* relationship with her/it so I was like omg and didn’t watch it xD.

      Just wondering how a robot can have sex*??….and wouldn’t she/it break down in the shower lol..he said she/it took a shower with him lol :O.

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  2. SagSousuke says:

    In an interview, Acchan was asked what her motto was, and she immediately answered 「世界征服」.

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    • …wow she said “world conquest”…!!! I see that in her confidence and how she carries herself so well. Hmm…wish~* I had a motto =).

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      • SagSousuke says:

        I loved how she smiled when she said that =P I wonder if a mechanical Acchan would eventually turn into our robotic overlord? =O Maybe Q10 is a part of a conspiracy so we’ll all fall in love with the idea of making an Acchan, and once we do, we’re doomed. Like Mina insisted on the chat today, it’s all a trap!

        Now seriously, Acchan could easily incite a wota coup d’état and start a Japanese Warring States Era, where she would quickly take over Japan and then fight the rebel forces of the Yuko-Jurina Alliance…

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        • (….w/ a sly~sneaky smile?….) The Japanese are perfecting their robotic technology so much and in the future maybe there could be a virtually minded Acchan prototype =). lol Mina is funny =D….saying “it’s a trap…it’s a trap” :P.

          Mmm….Acchan would need to recruit the likes of Sae for battle although Yuko can appear ferocious too and maybe even more so in robotic~form? But then when Yuko is “Yuko” you know it’s all an act as she’s so wonderfully wacky instead. I like your theory of an Acchan era of world domination……u~n we’re all being lulled into a false sense of securi~cuteability, just where Acchan wants us ^ ^。

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        • And forget cleaning robots or ones that build cars!!!….i want a Yuko♥ robot =).

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  3. mikeymikez says:

    Two robot shows come to mind. Cherry 2000 and a Japanese drama about a gal that recieves the perfect boy friend robot by mistake (but you know how that goes!)

    Melody Griffin is in Cherry 2000. Watch it with your bf and in the middle ask him innocently “Would you want the perfect love robot that catered to your every wim?”
    Watch him squirm!! Z^^

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    • SagSousuke says:

      The dorama is Zettai Kareshi

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      • ahhhh “Zettai Kareshi” sounds so mischievous (/∇\*)!!!!….and then having a love~triangle develop? :O….over the perfect man….robot…..robot~man thingy lol :P. I was just thinking of what the “perfect” man would entail…….and in some ways I agree with Ishihara Satomi’s thoughts when she was on Arashi’s “V.I.P.” room and then again she said some really strange things I thought at the same time (*´艸`) !!

        But is there really a “perfect” man out there??? U~n =) yes! Just need to find your soul♥mate.

        Mmm…a~hhhh I think I’m already catering as “innocently*” as possible although sometimes that word doesn’t come to mind though readily but it’s love (*´∀`)♥。

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