~「TGIF!」Idol♥’s unzipped on way back Fridays~ (volume 9)

Idols unzipped...

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 =).

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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.

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BOMB magazine January 1997If 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 & …..

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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/.

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She’s even on the back cover ^ ^.

About MorningBerryz

Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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5 Responses to ~「TGIF!」Idol♥’s unzipped on way back Fridays~ (volume 9)

  1. Mike Avila says:

    Oh MB! Bringing back those memories!! I didn’t know that she was that Huge! Loved her in Long Vacation of course. I own the deluxe version and loan it out sparingly to those I think would appreciate it ( and return it!!) I’m quite sure it was you that recommended it ❤

    I love her MVs too! Especially that one about remembering the the people that have passed from our lives, but are still remembered. I often say to people that have lost someone close: they are never gone as long as we remember them. This seems to bring them some comfort…

    You are providing real service here dear. For posterity too! 🙂

    I am listening to Adele's 21 as I write this. She's huge now, but I know her before she made it big here. Love her.

    I dreamed that you were driving NASCAR racer in your bikini! Talk about Aloha spirit!! :p

    Love and hugs ❤

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    • Ahh you should really watch “Bubble e go!! Time Machine wa drum shiki”…..

      https://morningberryz48.wordpress.com/2007/09/06/%E3%83%90%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%81%B8go-%E3%82%BF%E3%82%A4%E3%83%A0%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B7%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AF%E3%83%89%E3%83%A9%E3%83%A0%E5%BC%8F-comedy-at-its-best/

      U~n love “Long Vacation” so much too~♥! Such a stellar cast!! This comedy i’ve linked to above stars Hirosue Ryoko and Abe Hiroshi and i think it’s one of his best films…he has such comedic timing it’s so natural and he’s just over the top hilarious in this movie. I wonder if it was ever released domestically though? I got the Japanese release and it’s cute as even the packaging resembles a washing machine aka the time machine here =). I remember there was a time when you couldn’t not see her as she was just in everything published on shelves it seems and her acting career really took off back then too with dramas and movies. She even acted along side Jean Reno in “Wasabi” which i thought was a really cool and daring project for her to take on.

      If i ever get one of those VHS to digital converters i’ll put up her music videos here too…she has so many catch/cute ones! She also released a live concert on VHS back then….i’d love to share from that one too. I heard that Adele swept the music awards recently….i imagine i know what she sounds like but i don’t get too much radio these days into my listening….that’s so funny!!…i don’t think i’d be able to see over those steering wheels unless i sit on something and well um the bikini would have to be fireproof as well =P.

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      • mikeymikez says:

        Always a fountain of knowledge goodness! I will have to check that out. Loved that cast too! Next to 1 Liter Tears, my favorite jDrama!

        You must get VHS to video convester1 How can I help? Can send you you one, as contribution to the cause??

        I get you fireproof booster seat also! I thought your bikini was fire proof already, since you are so hot! 😉

        <333

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        • I hope there’s a subbed version…it’s a bit older so maybe there’ll be one…it’ll crack you up i promise!!

          I found some really good looking ones….i really should get one before all of these VHS go bad and it’s funny how even though you almost never play them they still deteriorate over time sadly. Oh no that’d be too much to ask but thank you~* for always being so kind and generous.

          lol you’re waaaaay too sweet~♥ ^ ^!!

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