~UTB Vol.202 April 2011 features Manoactive, Sasshi~solo, Gen.9 intro & idols’♥ generation next!

UTB Vol.202 April 2011 issue

UTB Vol.202 April 2011 w/ set A trading cards I don’t know if cuteness has any way of easing any of the pain so many are feeling now. But it’s worth a try. I imagine too that many idol events and concerts are being canceled due to the awful tragedy in Japan. And I hope that much needed water and food supplies can reach everyone quickly and the recovery and rebuilding effort can begin. The nuclear reactor meltdown is most worrisome too and in a country so dependant and which has been so careful with this means of energy you just never imagined anything like this occurring =(. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to everyone~♥ there.

I just received the new issue of UTB and it has long been a shining publication when it comes to introducing new faces to fans and in vol. 202 a wonderful emphasis on the up and coming shines with features on the next wave of AKB48 girls (although any thought of seeing any of my “elder” favorites in the group graduate would be most saddening!!!…Yuko, Acchan, Takamina please never graduate!), Kimoto Kanon of SKE48’s Team E and Momusu’s Gen.9 makes their debut appearance in UTB with member comments and the girl’s basic info. Helps me a lot too identifying with their nicknames….say hello to “Fukuchan” (Fukumura Mizuki), “Eribon” (Ikuta Erina), “Yasshi~” (Sayashi Riho) & “Zukki” (Suzuki Kanon). While I’m yet to view any previews of the new single as I await it’s March 23rd release~* date!!…just at a glance here Fukuchan has the sweetest eyes, in some ways Zukki reminds me of Manoeri♥ like she could be her distant cousin and Yasshi may be the prettiest and she soooooooo looks like a Hawaii local~girl, really…..and if you live here too you’ll know exactly what I mean =). Much much more to follow =)…..

UTB Vol.202 April 2011 trading card sets

UTB Vol.202 April 2011 trading card set A As usual I was torn between at least two trading card sets for this issue with both sets A and C having most of my favorites♥ and gosh if not for Yuko being the most awesome idol in the world then set C would have been a no brainer in being the most wanted!! The adorable Kitarie is also in set A which I ended up receiving (it seems like destiny I wonder?? :P) but if you look at set C there’s Sasshi♥!!, Manoeri♥!! and Takamina♥♥!! as beautiful as ever!!! Do I still sound torn?…lol I wonder xD.

AKB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011 AKB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Did you notice the gorgeous cover!! I looooove pink♥ you can never have enough of it literally anywhere* (。ーωー。)♪!Not only does Takamina♥ have the pretties dress on but she just looks stunning here and in her solo photo! The girl’s comments surround their latest single release (I’m so late in posting that too (._.;) ) which like the article’s title has a spring theme~* to it…..also read Yuko’s comments for her thoughts on the new AKB unit “Not yet” which is set to debut  in just a few days on March 16th~. Hmm..and I can’t possibly be the only girl who wants to kiss♥ her…I meant her photo, no really her♥ :P….not in that* way but in a you’re~just~so~awesome~cute~way so I wanna kiss♥ you way ^ ^♥。

Oshima Yuko in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Kojima Haruna in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Kitahara Rie in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Miyazawa Sae in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Takahashi Minami in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Suzuki Airi in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Wait……Airiin likes winter more than the spring??…she also likes snow more than the ocean??I sometimes forget how young Airiin still is and I guess it’s part due to how long C~ute feels like they’ve been active and also in the way she carries herself. Despite the snow these photos have a cozy sort of feeling ne~* and I also love that she’s dressed so casually here so there’s that much more warmth♥. Also check Airiin’s spring project which includes not one but yes two shashinshuu releases :O…..4/23 and 5/23 are their release dates =).

Suzuki Airi in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Suzuki Airi in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Suzuki Airi in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Suzuki Airi in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Suzuki Airi in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

S/mileage in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Okay the longer I see Yuukarin♥’s new “short~cut” the more its growing me but that’s still not to say that I’d prefer hers to be much longer…(u_u*).That giant bow in her hair is also so cute!! and especially that even larger bow in the last photo…..♥.

S/mileage in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

S/mileage in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

S/mileage in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

S/mileage in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

S/mileage in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Aizawa Rina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Aizawa Rina’s so model~esque!!……had to include her pictorial!

Aizawa Rina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Aizawa Rina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Aizawa Rina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Aizawa Rina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Aizawa Rina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Sashihara Rino in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

In my opinion always a standout in any variety show appearance is Sasshi♥! (I may sound like Yoda♥ only not as wise not as green and not as short :P…)…and with her unit debut appearance in “Not Yet” upcoming soon, no better time for her solo pictorial appearance in UTB to occur also! Like with Yuko there’s so much in her personality and demeanor and even a vulnerability which I relate to much more than with other idols and with Sasshi~the~wota there’ll always be a special place in my heart for her o(*´∀`)o゛♥。Add in that she’s so pretty and sexy*!!!….and it now goes way beyond my falling for Sasshi~♥.

Sashihara Rino in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Sashihara Rino in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Sashihara Rino in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Sashihara Rino in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Sashihara Rino in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

AKB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

While idol breakthroughs are always most welcome and exciting when it’s happening within a group you love and follow there’s always the anxiety of seeing your favorites graduate or sometimes even be “forced” out in a sense to make way for the new youth to follow and take on the reigns as their successors……and if you’re also a fan of the groups Morning Musume and/or AKB48 then you’re most familiar with this feeling I experience whenever a new wave of youth starts to attract. I know it’s inevitable and yet these emotions of being torn between these two worlds never changes no matter  how many times you’ve experienced them. And it’s that much more difficult to cope with when you’ve “grown~up” with the group seeing the now veteran members pave the way and yet you know that inevitable change is coming eventually…….never resting are age and youth, a constant battle and it’s not just for the members to go through.

I scanned this article even though it’s in black & white not just for the connection between the new and seasoned girls in AKB48 but more so for their individual answers to 5 set questions……which includes their favorite group song which is always interesting to learn from the next wave of members and also their thoughts on wanting to join AKB48 and what at this very moment would they most want to do?? A~h happy to see “boku no taiyou” appear as a favorite♥ and check out Yuko’s answer to 2!!!

AKB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

AKB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

AKB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Miichan and Acchan in UTB Vol.202 April 2011 Miichan and Acchan in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Miichan♥ x Acchan♥……sometimes words aren’t necessary ^ ^。

Kimoto Kanon in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Kimoto Kanon in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Kimoto Kanon in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Kimoto Kanon in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

AKB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Love the name “Haruka♥” and two very different meanings in the first two girl’s names…..all five are absolutely heart~melting adorable and I’ve somehow seen Suzuran somewhere before…..where??

AKB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

AKB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

AKB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

AKB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

NMB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Can there really be ‘too much fresh?’ when it comes to idols? Well in the ways in which AKB is growing these days I’m beginning to wonder if that indeed could be possible :O?? In any case both Watanabe Miyuki and Yamamoto Sayaka are really cute and photogenic here and I just know I’ll be most curious to hear their debut single and just with the entire Osaka connection I’m hoping for unique dialect too in their songs♥ =).

NMB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

NMB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

NMB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

NMB48 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Morning Musume's Gen.9 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

(my initial thoughts on Gen.9 are ↑↑↑...)=)

Happy to meet you~♥ too!

Morning Musume's Gen.9 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Morning Musume's Gen.9 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Morning Musume's Gen.9 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Morning Musume's Gen.9 in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Wada Ayaka in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

And happily we didn’t have to wait too long to see a solo pb release arrive from someone not named Yuukarin♥♥♥ in S/mileage :P…….although if Yuukarin♥♥♥ were to release 3~4~5~or~6 pbs in a row without compare I’d also be giddy with happiness (*´∀`*) ♪~!

Wada Ayaka in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Wada Ayaka in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Wada Ayaka in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

~♥♥♥♥♥~

Mano Erina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

If you’ve been reading here for awhile then you’re already most familiar with Mano~piano, Mano~bucket, Mano~beam…Mano~baby and everything in between =). And now UTB introduces yet another Mano~ism♥! “Mano~active!!” I just call her Mano~sweetheart♥♥♥♥♥…she’s so darling!! not a sweeter girl on the planet o(*´∀`)o゛♥。

Mano Erina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Mano Erina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Mano Erina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Mano Erina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Awwww~♥…….!

Mano Erina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Mano Erina in UTB Vol.202 April 2011

Can’t wait for the next issue!!

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4 Responses to ~UTB Vol.202 April 2011 features Manoactive, Sasshi~solo, Gen.9 intro & idols’♥ generation next!

  1. Mike Avila says:

    Are there going to be shipments from Japan for a while? A friend of mine is talking about rolling blackouts for a while and the lack of food and water and gasoline right now.

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    • I just heard about the rolling blackouts this morning and I just never was aware that Japan used so much nuclear power before for energy……it’s really sad for everyone and it’ll affect so many. I imagine that even areas in Japan not as heavily damaged will still have delays in shipments and I’m seeing that even food supplies to even Tokyo are being sold out in minutes after each arrival and everyone is scrambling for food, water and resources =(. Internationally too I imagine there will be delays and Japan produces so much of the world’s resources and not just in technology so it’s really bad =(.

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  2. CK says:

    I got Set A as well, really wanted Set C.

    As far as shipments, I imagine they might be delayed a bit. But commerce must continue if the country is going to recover, which I am confident it will quickly. So I am sure sites like HMV, CDJapan etc. will be continuing to fill orders as fast as they can.

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    • I know set C is soooo loaded!!! Yuukarin, Manoeri, Takamina and Sasshi!!!! with just the exception of me not knowing much about the NMB48 girl set C is just wow~. I’ve been trying to do the math……1 Yuko♥♥♥ = Y x (?)/ (Y= many adored idols♥)…so she alone may make set A equal for me…..or well I don’t know it’s difficult to say as 1 Sasshi = (Y divided by a yet unknown amount) :P!!

      A~h you’re so right and the e~mail from Cdjapan early this morning really reassured everyone when they addressed the shipping and ordering issues and they’re keeping most positive even if some things may be out of their control.

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