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.
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~