~「TGIF!」Idol♥’s unzipped on way back Fridays~ (volume 15)

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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The year 2001….Hitomi almost went totally naked* and what a wonderful~* time for music as Misia sat atop the charts along with SPEED’s Hiro having much solo success..Hana Hana found a golden hit with a drama tie~in with Chara and Ayu not far behind the peak~. Oh and The Yellow Monkey..well they um….existed. I still don’t get it =P.

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UTB January 2001 No.122Alas with the Millenium though it was none other than Momusu topping our idol~hearts and while the dynamic personality pairings of Yossi & Rikachan and Aibon & Nono were yet to bloom into idol~personification @ its very best and most memorable…the “I wish”~”Renai Revolution21”~~Momusu♥ saw some of Tsunku’s finest compositions through as well as the start of the legendarily funny ‘Heso’ games and drama っo(*´∀`)o!!!The little buta~kun prize was most cute too~!!



Morning Musume Heso Fan Book with cards

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A~h I haven’t looked at this book in ages but it remains in a primary spot upon one of my bookshelves…and who’s that top right??….why it’s Heike Michiyo!!! Remember her?…of course you do right \(^O^)/!~!  And for awhile she was sort of like umm the fifth~Beatle to Momusu♥ in those days as she played quite a big role in their appearances and music too~. But sadly like the fifth~Beatle she was tossed aside by UFA back then but keeping with the happy memories~* =) here’s her song from Momusu’s♥ forever~awesooooome soundtrack “Morning Cop” titled “Tsuyoku naranakucha…ne”….my most favorite♥ song from this mini~album (so soooo catchy!)….

Morning Musume Morning Cop sdtk

~Heike Michiyo “Tsuyoku naranakucha…ne” mp3~

Notable articles from today’s issue include: Momusu♥ in Australia for their pb shooting/ Suenaga Haruka pictorial…cute and cuddly as ever!! although I’m not digging too much that last ‘I’m a bikinied~pirate look =P…

oh and then there’s “Haru~card!!!”, well an ad for it here just after her pictorial…

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I found this wonderfully cute and most unique collectible on Yahoo Japan Auctions awhile back and its packaging remains the only one like it that I’ve seen to date with how this hybrid pb~trading card collection was produced….more on “Haru~card” here.

/Uchiyama Rina pictorial…I thought she’d be so much bigger in her career..most cute here/ Kaneko Sayaka pictorial/ Shaku Yumiko CM~drama~variety feature/ Taira Airi…her wonderfully~natural eyebrows here glisten and she has the prettiest of eyes!…I sometimes wonder why so many go to such lengths to pluck~pluck~and pluck to shape to the point of needing to draw them back in later in life =O….nande??/ UTB Idol Quiz/ Yonekura Ryoko close~up interview/ Okina Megumi drama article/ Idol News/ Idol schedule/ Uehara Misa feature/ Music charts & new releases~*/ Now Catch featured girls….and it’s a bit surreal seeing Ogura Yuko here..I mean wasn’t she born wearing a bikini? or so it seemed =P./ Cooking with Suzuki Ami…I say she take Mayuyu♥ under her wing as Amigo here looks like a total~pro! =)/ Katou Ai drama report/ Shiina Noriko♥ @ Tokyo Disneyland!!..she’s so adorabe!! even while making out~♥ with Minnie =P/ Murata Kazumi pictorial/ Asaka Shouko pictorial/ Katou Asumi pictorial/ Maeda Aki pictorial…yep before there was Acchan♥ there was Aki♥ and here she’s rockin’ the seifuku to perfection~*!! Till next week ^^。

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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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4 Responses to ~「TGIF!」Idol♥’s unzipped on way back Fridays~ (volume 15)

  1. siggyx4scythe says:

    That drawing of Momusu is awesome. It’s so nice to have trips down memory lane. Thanks for this!


    • You’re so welcome (*´∀`*) ♪、ah you’ve got one of the Minimoni plushys~♥ =D! Momusu really dominated UTB for a span of a couple of years where no other idol even got to appear on any of their covers..and UTB used to be monthly back then too making it even more impressive at the time. I looooooove this fan~art too!!…I wish i could draw xD….do you write a blog?..I think we may have a lot of interests in common ^ ^。


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