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.
If you read the last volume posted waaaaay back in June of last year you may recall how Hirosue Ryoko was poised then to take over the world or at the very least the land of wota and its endearing public in media & television~.
Well if there’s a six degrees of Kevin Bacon surely there’d be the six degrees of Hirosue Ryoko one would imagine. A relative unknown in the mid 90’s which saw her memorable character portray a piano~brat in the iconic “long Vacation” drama series Hirosue Ryoko by 1997 had already graced countless magazine covers from fashion to idol to gossip to Playboy and her t.v.media persona also on par as she held the most coveted of ads and let’s not forget those media billboards posted across the landscape. Imagine the it~♥ girl of half a decade + and her ever present personality and visuals were very much an analogy of sorts to AKB48 of today in terms of media domination…okay not as much widespread but in relative terms let’s also remember that back then there were no Facebook, Twitter or anything of the like in which we live and breath with in our media tech of today so naturally~. I for one never saw it coming and had not realized her immense popularity until the day came in which you couldn’t browse a magazine selection and not see her familiar face gracing every genre imaginable and in sight and so today we take a flashback look @ the January 1997 issue of one of the longest published idol magazines, BOMB magazine. Even bigger and better today….but ohhh the nostalgia of the 90’s idol~♥.
Notable features include: Okina Megumi pictorial..an idol whom also had a brief music career/ Hirosue Ryoko cover feature & main pictorial, long interview, works/ body check (where it’s notable that when of this stature even your “body check” doesn’t feature mizugi which was almost unheard of back then =O), growing up photos!!….aka cute baby photos!!/ Inamori Izumi interview…I immediately remember “Beach Boys” and “Long Vacation” and wait!!!….it’s just a smidgen of the six degrees of Hirosue Ryoko but she indeed acted in both along with stellar casts♥/ Nakayama Emiri’s debut as a kashu/ Yamaguchi Sayaka interview….also had a brief J~pop career which was all too brief but~oh~so~cute!! / Nakama Yukie in a long running idol feature? you bet~!/ Sakurai Tomo interview…before there was Hirano Aya there was Tomo~chan/ Idol news & schedule/ Niiyama Chiharu pictorial/ Aoki Yuko pictorial/ Special “first half of 1997” mini pull~out calendar/ Miura Rieko “Atashi” shashinshuu pictorial/ Live feature with SPEED, Chinen Rina & D&D/ MAX music feature/ New Releases in music where it’s always nostalgic to see what was on the airwaves and in players back then…Fujii Fumiya, Nakayama Miho, TRF, Tamura Naomi, Kubota Toshinobu (“La La La Love Song!!), B’z, Sakai Noriko and Kudo Shizuka headline/ Latest in movies & games & …..
as in yep the ongoing adult video reviews continue in this magazine and I’ll say it again….ehh? I mean the spine of the magazine itself says it all “exciting magazine for young adult” so that begs the question, just when does the youth of Japan begin watching porn? (。ｐ_ｑ)？？？
/ Matsumoto Megumi interview/ Fukada Kyoko getting fresh/ Miura Rieko’s continuing series “Love Letter for You”/ Suzuki Sarina x Hinagata Akiko/ Enomoto Kanako pictorial/ Kanno Miho in space/ Endo Kumiko pictorial/.
She’s even on the back cover ^ ^.