Idols♥ very much like beauty while timeless go through fashion trends and the like being a sign of the times and with each issue presented here each Friday I’ll be selecting a few articles to scan to give a visual and text so you’ll be able to see the ever changing evolution of idols♥ in a chronological timeline of sorts. Check in each Friday for more from this ongoing series =).
Also with each issue I’ll be including the contents page ↑↑↑ and here it’ll be interactive with you as if there are any additional articles/pictorials you’d like to see scanned that you see in the contents page you can simply request them and I’ll add those article/pictorials to these individual posts.
Hello~…I’m posting this a bit late on Friday~♥ and I just got home from a friend’s party and have you ever noticed how even acquaintances you’ve known for years and years seem to want to hug you repeatedly after they’ve had a few or lot of drinks and some you’ve barely spoken to before and it’s funny because they’re not your average hugs but something tells me it’s mostly the alcohol that’s hugging you Σ(￣◇￣*)！！Anyway it’s Friday and I know you didn’t come here to read that :P..but I just had to share this most frequent occurrence which I’m sure happens to a lot of people…(^q^)!
Today we switch over to BOMB magazine which also has a long history of covering idols through the years and while the main gravure idol pictorials and articles are very much like UTB BOMB is much more digest~like in its format~. Along with their new music reviews and idol television appearance t.v. guide like schedules there’s also international music and movie coverage, video gaming news & reviews, idol drama coverage and a lot more content however something so bizarre~like and depending on your thoughts on the subject this is either very very amusing or very very frightening as this magazine back then also featured Adult Video……Mmm……..I guess they’re technically “reviews” lol xD! And while through the years idol magazines often times go through theme makeovers with things such as catchphrases and the like, here BOMB is touted as being “EXCITING MAGAZINE FOR YOUNG ADULT.” My only question in light of the AV “reviews” herein is what exact age in Japan was “young” believed to be truly “young?” (・д・`*)！
Today’s way back issue has an extra too….no it’s not something like Hello~Kitty pink condoms or anything like that (sorry it’s just that after all these years I’d totally forgotten/wiped out of my memory that there were AV reviews in this magazine xD). To the right are instead really cute purikura stickers featuring Hirosue Ryoko, Kanno Miho, Okina Megumi, Hinagata Akiko and Enomoto Kanako~. And granted that they’re not from an actual photo booth but rather edited from BOMB photo shoots they’re still most cute =).
Articles I’ve scanned include covergirl Suzuki Sarina who’s totally classic~cute and part of the honors of being covergirl are the infamous “body check”, long interview and I just couldn’t resist including her growing up baby photos + a Sarina vs. Hinagata Akiko feature =), SPEED…gosh can you believe it was so long ago that they first debuted with “Body & Soul?!!” and the J~pop fan world was just about to get a charge from what would become one of the country’s most successful all girl groups all time…..you gotta love too the initial image they were presented with at the time as it would abruptly change in just a matter or weeks, Niiyama Chiharu (model, idol, actress, CM girl) and I’ve always wondered just what does a photographer say to a model he’s taking photos of when he’s wanting something along the lines of her last photo in this shoot?…or does she at times initiate stuff like that thinking hmm ‘gratuity?’ :P, Matsui Yuka who proves that the wonders of genes in the likes of Ogura Yuko aren’t a singular phenomenon when it comes to not quite looking your age (tell me she doesn’t look like she’s 12 years old when she’s actually old enough to purchase sake :O), Takahashi Yumiko interview (what’s most amazing about her idol years is that she released at least 10,500 shashinshuu….okay that’s a bit of an exaggeration as she only released 10,405 shashinshuu :P), the Summer drama season gets tied in with numerous big hit theme songs from artists such as Himuro Kyosuke…Fujii Fumiya (“Another Orion” both nostalgic and awesome..love his voice!!)..Tamaki Koji and GLAY with their smash drama theme song “BELOVED”….still timeless and cool today, New Albums….and remember those Amuro Namie “Sweet 19 Blues” first press covers where I think most everyone was so wondering which single design would end up being the “permanent/ongoing” cover???…for me I chose the one on the bottom right where she’s sexually..I meant adoringly pulling her hair back….PUFFY’s “amiyumi” album was just released and so so many awesome songs and television too was just beginning to get amiyumi~ized….SMAP “009?” yes it was that long ago, BOMB would also have these cute little featurettes where idols went interactive and in this issue both Miura Rieko and Matsumoto Megumi “Mamegu” take part, Enomoto Kanako is most adora~cute♥ here in the orange and does anyone remember her tech~sassy/savvy character on that t.v. drama detective show?…so cute!, Kanno Miho @ 19……19!! and I’m really wanting to post her music career here too as she achieved something most unique back then, oh…..and there’s some guy named Domoto acting alongside Tomosaka Rie in “Kindaichi Shonen no jikenbo” :P! Till next Friday っo(*´∀｀)o！