~ヤンヤンヤン、にゃんにゃんにゃん(Dose#17)

AKB48 in Yan Yan Vol.17 December 2010

Yan Yan Vol.17 December 2010

Yan Yan Vol.17 December 2010 with SKE48 clear card & Smileage file Yan Yan’s still a magazine I collect on a selective basis and it’s always their covers which entice~♥. The magazine rather like a digest…that being its similar size to an issue of Reader’s Digest a magazine I’d see at my grandparent’s house pretty much exclusively (wonders if Reader’s Digest still exists today??). @ 1200 yen per issue Yan Yan may be a rather difficult sell to most idol fans but while it’s a tiny sized publication it more than makes up for size in other ways unique to its format~. I guess in an analogy sense and for the sake of argument it proves that size doesn’t always matter lol(。ーωー。)♪。Gosh* I was so thinking that I’d get through this entire post without a single sexual reference but I’ve already failed miserably and I’m thinking that next New Year’s I’m going to make that a priority upon my to do/not to do resolution~* list :P. Well most resolutions last about a month or two so what the heck…(u_u*)? Yan Yan also includes individual j~pop release reviews including a flashback~remember when feature and you know you’re getting old when you see Country Musume as the month’s feature :P.

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Notice how Yan Yan has a double~cover? This side with C~ute♥ and I’d have to say at this very moment C~ute I have above both Berryz Koubou and Momusu for the simple reason that they’ve kept their identity throughout whatever changes have come their way and have never become stagnant in their styles or formula~tic (not an actual word but I’m thinking about writing to Marriam-webster in hopes of having it added :P). Yan Yan also includes extras with each issue like with posters and this month’s extras include a separate S/mileage “file” as well as a glossy~thick SKE48 card featuring the Matsui’s and Kumi…..Kumi? She’s cute but unfamiliar as I’ve tapered off a bit with following SKE48 and it’s not for a lack of interest but rather due to simple finance restraints xD. One can’t own everything even if one does want to……and I’ve never been a downloader so whom I listen to I always support by purchasing their actual releases so there are obvious limits there. Also I most likely “receive” releases later than most who download as everything seems to be instantly available on the internet and sometimes it seems even before official release dates :O.

I’ve been loving my new Canoscan~♥ so much and yet I’m still trying to become familiar with its settings and features available but would like to ask for a bit of feedback here =). You see if i scan in the “magazine/color” setting the images are crisp and yet they’re a bit bright…..almost like a flash went off in there! (check scans above) But in the scan below I went to a photograph setting which seems to be less crisp and yet a lot less flash~like so I was wondering which setting do you think I should scan with? Your feedback will mean a lot as if I’m left with no direction I’ll simply scan away in some setting without really knowing which you’d prefer (゜ロ゜ノ)ノ...

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I do notice that for larger images the “magazine” setting does work a bit better…….it’s really strange though. In any case the Canoscan♥ is sooooooo much better than my old HP scanner all~in~one, there’s no comparison with the results.

Yan Yan vol.17 SKE48 clear card

Above is the SKE48 clear card……with the tiny size of Yan Yan it’s nearly actual size too here =)!….as the magazine itself is only slightly larger. The new scanner also has a setting to help prevent bleeding through of back images so that really helps too especially when the pages are a bit sheer with magazine publications.

S/mileage file in Yan Yan Vol.17 December 2010

I’ll start with the S/mileage file first and you know with this enlarged view I’m seeing that the “photograph” setting may be much better for smaller images(it’s a bit no a lot bright here :O…..scan and learn xD)…..but for full sized shashinshuu the “magazine” setting may still be much better as I used that setting for Rikachan’s latest pb and they came out pretty good =). The later scans will be much less illuminated…….woh!

S/mileage file in Yan Yan Vol.17 December 2010

Another great thing about Yan Yan is that it’s so tiny that I can scan both pages in a single scan…….=).

S/mileage file in Yan Yan Vol.17 December 2010

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The AKB48 feature is for their janken senbatsu single with the top featured girls here exclusively…..A~min♥ A~min♥ A~min♥ A~min♥ A~min♥ o(*´∀`)o゛♥♥♥。Harugon~mo♥.

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SKE48 is featuring their 4th single in this article….my favorite overall song ♪♪~♥ still being “Te wo tsunaginagara” and I’m liking the new faces being shown here and especially Shiori~♥ who is sooooo pretty and yet has a sort of “So I Married an Axe Murderer” type of smile (。ーωー。)笑!、..it’s funny because the Berryz as in Berryz Koubou went through this very phase too way back when like you know when the Captain had this really awkward smile~=D and it then reminded of Chandler from “Friends”…..remember that episode where he and Monica are trying to take a photo together I think it was for a Christmas greeting?? and yet whenever the photographer was ready to take it he totally went into the “Axe Murderer” face lol…(^q^)! Shiori will certainly grow out of it….she’s just too pretty not too and may you never cut your gorgeous hair (*´∀`)♥~!!

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Manoeri’s interview follows here with her 2nd album in the spotlight………”hic~cup!”…..”hic~up!” sorry I just can’t get that sound/visual out of my mind now after watching her mini horror~film (/∇\*)!!!

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Momoclo really has the most inventive photo shoots!!!!!!!! Pocahontas eat your ~♥~ out :P!!!

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They just reminded me of the awesome team of Ami~Yumi as in Puffy♥!!!! Of course I don’t expect them to emulate the production genius of Andy Sturmer and Okuda Tamio…….beautiful 60’s retro pop♥! And yet one can’t help but hope~*!

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Could there be a more brilliant idol idea than SDN48?? Really as our fandoms of groups continue to graduate members all the while we grow older as fans =( they stay with youth which is understandable with the concept of SDN48 there is hope for us “veteran” idol fans ♥. Doesn’t that one girl seriously look like Yukirin……maybe a few years from now (・c_・;)?They all look really hot~♥ and I just wish i knew them much better by name…..hmmm the cutest girl here??  I think she’s top row second from the right =).

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And here to finish this post is C~ute♥. They’re all really grown to be yes..cute!! Maimichan gorgeous though x’s 1000♥♥♥♥…..Airiin the most desirable♥♥♥♥…..Chisa the best performer/artist♥♥♥♥…….Nakki the most alluring~♥♥♥♥….and Hagitty..gosh* she never ceases to amaze me with her poise and maturity love her too and that uniquely awesome voice♥♥♥♥ =).

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23 Responses to ~ヤンヤンヤン、にゃんにゃんにゃん(Dose#17)

  1. hydeo says:

    some pictures are totaly win 😛

    like Amin and Ishida :3

    and Shiori, Anna and Kumin 😛

    lot of talking things in this magazine about idol groups

    long time i dont see a release of YuiKaori, they are good 😛

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    • I’m still amused with Shiori’s smile~*…sorry about the axe~murderer comment I couldn’t help myself :P. There really are great articles which are unique to Yan Yan like with their ongoing flashback series…..really nostalgic! Oh you know YuiKaori….I was wondering what they sounded like but haven’t done a search on YouTube or anything. I like the idea of a duo idol group very much like how Puffy was in the 90’s…..of course they were part 60’s/Beatles inspired too so that really helped!

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      • hydeo says:

        haha why amused with her smile ??

        haha bad i cant read japanese :\

        yah i like the duo i have all their song in my pc aheha
        really ? they are good, i like their voices… but have some time i dont see news about the duo :\

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        • I don’t know there’s just something odd about her smile right now…..really how BK’s Captain Saki used to smile before. It’s hard to explain but somehow it appears forced although it’s not forced at all :P.

          Maybe they’re just taking a break right now and this article is pretty recent still so they’re definitely still relevant and active =).

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          • hydeo says:

            haha i get what u mean, i think something like this too, something like her dont wanted to stay there doing that right aheah ??

            well lets wait and see if they release something new soon

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            • Mmm…maybe more like just an awkward smile and not so much her not wanting to be there but more like an nervous type of smile~* =). Saki~chan has definitely grown out of that phase now…..I saw some of her pb photos and she looks so cute~♥…happy!

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              • hydeo says:

                this days i has watching a old song from a concert of berryz, and saki do a solo dance… is so amazing haha 😛

                Berryz Koubou – Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai

                this one 😛 search the live on youtube :3 is all <3~~ saki dance put risako and miya on saki feet easy aeaheahe

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                • I’m trying to figure out which concert you were watching as i have all of their early concert DVDs…I still find it impressive that they debuted with that song and just the sound is so much more mature than even their following singles back then. I love their early wardrobes too!

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  2. Pyon says:

    I like the “photograph” scans more personally. 🙂 And thank you for the scans, they are very nice ^^. I’ve never heard of this magazine before.. I feel enlightened! hehe

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    • Thank you~* for your feedback it means a lot (*´∀`)、…u~n I was thinking the same too and only for full sized pb scans does the magazine setting look a bit better I notice….it’s kind of a freaky thing with scanners. Oh you’re so welcome and I’m happy you enjoyed Yan Yan as it may not be as popular as some of the longer running publications but it packs a lot of idol happiness and information for such a tiny digest =).

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  3. hydeo says:

    I’m trying to figure out which concert you were watching as i have all of their early concert DVDs…I still find it impressive that they debuted with that song and just the sound is so much more mature than even their following singles back then. I love their early wardrobes too!

    ——-

    is from 2008 but i dont remember the name aheahea 😛
    i like that song hehe is really good, and the dance is really well made 😛

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    • I think I would rather you keep clicking on reply…..just seems odd with my writing below your name xD.

      If you listen to their second single “Fighting pose wa datejanai” right after it’s so odd then thinking it’s their second release as they then sound like they appear….so young :P. I haven’t watched their early concerts in ages…..they’ll without doubt remind me of why I love Berryz Koubou so much. Sometimes I lose interest though whenever an idol group who started so early then transitions into a much more mainstream group going to possibly r&b or another much more mature style of music =/. Hasn’t really happened with BK just yet though as they’re still keeping much more with a J~pop style in a way =).

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      • hydeo says:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMhdsxP3TWQ im talking about this song perf 😛

        yah me too have long time i dont watch her concerts
        well i dont liked much their recents releases
        the last single they released stay good… and see yurina in the ceter of the cd covers is more than amazing ahah 😛

        thinking why they changed the formation

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        • Oh this is a perfect example of what we were speaking earlier about on how on stage choreography can make it difficult to breath properly and sing well……you especially hear it with Riichan in this performance as she’s out of breath a lot of the time.

          I was just beginning to lose a bit of interest in BK but they’ve managed to keep me interested with their latest single…still I’m not as into them as much as I used to be with their earlier releases and just how the group was back then.

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          • hydeo says:

            ah yes, but risako always stay without breath aehaehahea ;x

            humm i dont follow much they too ;\ they lost something where get my attention…

            well i think is interesting and asking why they put kuma-chan in center hehe

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            • I guess that’s true…..remember when Riichan was so much the center of BK? I think for me it’s mostly their music which has lost me a bit although I did like their most recent single a lot. The previous single though was….=/. Hmm I never imagined that Kumachan would become their central member and I mean if she becomes their “face” so to speak but with BK I wish they’d rotate their featured member going from single to single as they’ve always had a good balance of members i think. I’ll receive their new single soon…it’s been out since early this month =(.

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              • hydeo says:

                humm yah when BK started risako is always the center

                oh i liked the new single too ^^, most because kuma-chan stayy in the center ahaha

                haha i dont care kuma begins to be the center :3 i like her a lot and maasa too 😛 those 2 never get attention.. and saki too ^^… but go be fun see tall kuma on center :P.

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  4. hydeo says:

    really ?

    i think is a little strange and ugly… in special for girls

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  5. SagSousuke says:

    Tall girls are scary >_< no way

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