While I was secretly rooting~* for a 2012 All UG calendar, still AKB48 nevvvvver disappoints! The first time I encountered this ingenious packaging which is no doubt very much reminiscent of those perfectly square watermelon which align Japan’s supermarket’s produce confines, making efficiency key~ =)…was with Arashi’s 2009.04 -> 2010.03 calendar, okay those really have nothing to do with one another but just saying I so love the maximizing of space =P. Also fresh produce in Japan will cost you an arm~and~a~leg well most likely both no kidding (・д・`*)！！Still it’s very similar to Arashi’s ground breaking presentation which allows a wall calendar to be to included with just a tiny bend to work out =).
In addition to the 12 month wall calendar you also receive a gorgeous large sized poster calendar, 12 Gronkalicious clear files depicting the wota top #12, two sticker sheets~ and a most yummy uchiwa♥! The outer box too was quite a turn~on…well if you’re into colorful cardboard like I am =P~ that can really get you excited* lol and happily while scanning the clear files this year unlike last year I totally remembered Mint’s suggestion of using sheets of paper in between the clear files while scanning to alleviate those bleed through images from their backsides…thank you~♥! So they turned out much much better this year and of all the clear files I’d have to say that my most favorites are those by Yukirin, Mayuyu, Tomochin and Yuko♥…you see the underlying or rather overlying attraction is well, it’s those cosplay ears which get me every time..well that and the fact that Mayuyu even without said cosplay ears is still the official posterchild of all things cute, adorable & innocent (Eagerly awaiting Mayuyu’s~♥ debut!!!!). Well if you’ve followed my introduction to AKB48 you surely know it’s actually much more with Mayuyu~♥ and love~love her outfit and yet what’s going on with Acchan’s motherly/kitchen attire?? Oh wait I get it. It’s that wota dream wife fantasy right? I think. In any case everyone looks totally edible* here, your dinner is now served…..
do I spy a few fan chants in there?….
~Wall calendar~ (snapshots)
these were a bit too large for my scanner xD….I guess Christmas time is usually the sexiest time of year?…why is that?
~Clear file scans~
This above is the back image of each clear file with the girls images being “rotated” in different positions for each clear file making them that much more unique~. Above is Acchan’s clear file back.