「Featured Post」~AKB48’s most stylish, Itano Tomomi solo debut「Dear J」

Itano Tomomi in "Dear J"

Itano Tomomi Dear J LE types A, B & C In all of my years of idol♥worship I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed an idol with such fashion sense and timing as with Itano Tomomi and even when word of her solo debut went viral on the web I still hadn’t anticipated her image and presentation here to be so so profoundly stated and in a sense even definitive of her personality. Tomochin…AKB48’s fashion princess?…..perhaps fashion goddess is even more appropriate and while her fashion sense has long been widely known and seen, “Dear J” has no doubt heightened that very unique appeal in which she brings to both AKB48 as a group and the idol~world alike~. And while she can seamlessly turn on or off the girly idol appeal, unlike some of her fellow AKB48 members Tomochin also carries a deep and true sensuality about her which also makes her so much a standout in the group.

Call it simply packaging/marketing genius on the part of King Records to include on each LE an exclusive song not found on any of the other editions as well as the allure of types A, B & C holding exclusive also an additional clip each, which includes special movies of a behind the scenes making of, a fashion collection as well as an extensive mock~type of interview. As a soloist Tomochin’s vocals are a bit reminiscent of 90’s pop artist Sasaki Yuko with a sweet~♥ overall tone and well controlled range suited perfectly to the sleek and mid~tempo styling of the r&b flavored tracks “Tunnel” (which I find to be the best track) and “Thank you” respectfully. Title track “Dear J” gives the listener the cuteness of electronic~pop with a nice cool kick about it and rounding out this release giving perhaps a true sense of versatility is the gentle~ballad “Stay by my side.”

Itano Tomomi’s “Dear J” can be ordered here @ Cdjapan.

Itano Tomomi’s “Dear J” can be ordered here @ HMV Japan.

Itano Tomomi’s “Dear J” can be ordered here @ YesAsia.

Itano Tomomi Dear J first press photos And continuing in the grand tradition of select AKB releases “Dear J’s” first pressings each include a most beautiful photo extra~*! It also wouldn’t be a stretch for me to say that these are some of the most glamorous of Tomochin I’ve seen yet as they’re each representative of the single’s overall fashion~theme. I’m not quite sure of the sequence or how many are available if these are indeed randomly inserted photos for this single as the numbers in the corners don’t seem to be of a numbered sequence?…..or maybe I’m just confused?…lol that happens a lot :P. Neowing also is including a photo extra of their own and continuing with that tradition I’ve always received duplicates of the very same photo since they began including photos, so Mmm….just below are two of the same as I’ve included one of the photos from Neowing to be mailed with the AKB48 psp game for Mina =).

Itano Tomomi Dear J (Neowing photo extras)

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You really can’t overstate the level of style, elegance and just pure heat♥ in which Tomochin brings to this release in literally every aspect of it….I mean even the walls are designer bag~built ^ ^♥!!And in the case of the aforementioned type A’s coupling with track “TUNNEL”, for me it really comes out on top of this release as being the most powerful and impressionable and it’s so fittingly also presented as the fashion showcase in what can be seen as a catwalk fashion show/ pv♥ where Tomochin absolutely sells it*…..owns it* and performs it all with a most striking sensually~sexy* poise all done with complete class~. Her wardrobes are very much varied too from chic to casual and what I love too is that there isn’t anything way out in left~field~outer~space…..you know like when a designer one day stares @ a coffee table and a hula~hoop for what may be hours upon hours and then decides to make an evening dress out of it :O.

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Type B’s extra clip is an extensive interview but it’s no ordinary interview as Tomochin is playing the part of a dare I say pop~diva??….lol it’s cute though as in the latter part of the clip they even included her NG’s :P! Who knew that being a pop~diva could be so difficult? xD

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Type C’s DVD includes a special making of clip where all phases of the production are touched upon going from Tomochin’s on the spot catwalk/ strike a pose training to more behind the scenes footage of her “Dear J” music video shoot as well as interview portions~.

~Itano Tomomi “Dear J” mp3~

~Itano Tomomi “TUNNEL” mp3~

~Itano Tomomi “Stay by my side” mp3~

~Itano Tomomi “Thank you” mp3~


Itano Tomomi “Dear J” (pv)



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Itano Tomomi “Tomomi Itano Collection –Special Movie-“ (featuring “TUNNEL”)




…Mmm there’s always something* so sexual about pearls and then you have the way Tomochin’s holding them here (*´艸`)...!So funny she was directed a bit on how to hold them…I think it was in the making of =).

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Itano Tomomi “Tomomi Itano Interview –Special Movie-“

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Itano Tomomi “Making of Tomomi Itano –Special Movie-“




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6 Responses to 「Featured Post」~AKB48’s most stylish, Itano Tomomi solo debut「Dear J」

  1. natty says:

    lol @ her bodygurad in the interview., he looks just like my uncle!!


  2. Mike Avila says:

    Wow bee sting lips -,very sexy!! Especially looks good in lucky rabbit’s foot fur skirt :p

    She does seem to want to rip off her top(s) in that one sequence – no wonder you love her so!! ^^

    Do you have pearls?!


    • I’m so happy you noticed that first =)!!…….I just don’t know where to even begin when it comes to Tomochin’s lips~♥….i mean they’re the most uniquely shaped and they take the thoughts of alluring or even pout~y to entirely new heights for sure!!! How is one born with such lips naturally??? The classic lip shape, even that fairs in comparison to Tomochin’s~♥.

      lol e~hhhh?? Mmm…it’s actually much better when a guy does that to you believe me :P!…sometimes though underwear can be expensive so you’re then like please be gentle with that lol…….oh dear (*´艸`)。

      You know I don’t own any. I’ve never really been a pearl~type I guess…..I’m not your glamorous type xD. I wouldn’t match anything I like to wear and then I’d feel out of place…..Mmm but a girl still can have pearls* trust me (。ーωー。)♪~!


  3. pregunta says:

    where did you find the first-press pictures (not the neowing/ three of the same) of tomomi? was it packaged inside the single or external of the single, much like the neowing/ three of the same photos? thanks.


    • Oh the first press photos were included inside each CD single’s jewel case…..if you lift to the DVD side they were inside upon the single’s back covers. So happy~* AKB has been doing this more and more with their photo offerings with their commercial releases so it’s not only the “theater versions” which include these gorgeous photos♥…Tomochin’s being most beautiful here ^ ^。


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