~高橋みなみ「Jane Doe」

Takahashi Minami in Jane Doe...

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Takahashi Minami Jane Doe single types A, B & C with first press poster

Takahashi Minami Jane Doe single first press clear file and external photo extras

A few days ago I came across a comment in regards to Takamina asking…..’who is this girl?’…and also saying….’she looks so ordinary and doesn’t seem special, I don’t get it.’

The road to “Jane Doe” for Takamina has been rather a long and eventful journey beginning from a 14 year old girl’s dreams of becoming a singer and through many years of growth and recognition throughout stage upon stage of AKB48 idol life it’s really a fruition of dedication, professionalism and natural leadership which led to “Jane Doe.” Included within the DVDs of Takamina’s solo debut single in addition to the two lead song’s music videos and making of clips are three documentaries which not only answer in depth the questions posed atop as they also dispel any sense of the word ‘ordinary’ from ever being associated with Takamina. Here I’ve included single type A’s documentary in entirety as out of the three I feel it best defined and illustrated just what it means to grow up within the idol life and if you’ve ever wondered or thought about the very culture, grievances, obstacles and just what it takes to persevere….then this clip “Takahashi Minami no kiseki zenpen kyodaina group wo matomeru chiisana soukantoku” is definitely worth the while. For Takamina is unlike any other idol group captain/leader in that it’s truly not just a title or basic responsibility but rather it’s much broader scope of direction and in a sharp focus the responsibility is about the group, their image….their success, for Takamina’s the ultimate selfless leader in every sense of the definition and it speaks louder than words as it’s seen in her every day actions and examples of self set forth all for the betterment of the whole. This clip at just over 21 minutes takes us from her audition at just 14 through the birth of ‘the idols you can meet’ making note of Team A’s album stages and momentous events and concerts all the while with an ongoing narrative in retrospect by Takamina. The candid and first hand accounts in a collective memory help to engage the viewer in just what it means to be named an AKB captain and its earned element and furthermore being the groups’ director as a whole while still being a fellow comrade, the public voice and guiding heart….all through the very humble beginnings and dedication going back to the very roots of AKB48 all seen through Takamina’s journey. And all the while where Acchan♥ undoubtedly was the face, Takamina♥’s been the engine of AKB48….a humble soul, a natural, its light.

On a side note do you remember that really mean but really great dance instructor that Hello! Project employed from way back in their beginnings? She was the one whom had nearly permanently sidelined Berryz Koubou’s Momoko from the group as early on she had fallen behind with fatigue during their strenuous lessons and the said sensei then singled her out to sit out and observe and return only when confident she could keep up…Momo of course was in tears =(. Well I’ve caught sure sight of the very same sensei as she also appears in very early AKB48 dance lesson footage. Well, not bad leading two of Japan’s most prestigious empire~idol~groups to dance perfection wouldn’t you say~ ^^。

Takahashi Minami’s “Jane Doe” single can be ordered @ Cdjapan

Takahashi Minami’s “Jane Doe” single can be ordered @ HMV Japan

Takahashi Minami’s “Jane Doe” single can be ordered @ YesAsia

Takahashi Minami Jane Doe first press sticker sheet

Takahashi Minami Jane Doe single jacket scan (4)

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~Takahashi Minami no kiseki zenpen kyodaina group wo matomeru chiisana soukantoku~

A mini but wonderful chronological look into all that is Takamina from the beginnings of AKB48.

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Takahashi Minami solo debut announcement.. (1)

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~Takahashi Minami (solo debut announcement)~

If you’re a fan of just about any idol group then surely you know all about the dramatics and VTR announcements which occur often times during concert events, here one of the most emotional reactions as well as deliveries as Acchan leads into the VTR clip with a gift for Takamina…..so sweet~♥!!

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~Takahashi Minami “Jane Doe” (music video)~

I don’t know if anyone else got this feeling but I totally felt an Ayu vibe and style in “Jane Doe” and not just in the driving melody and rhythm but particularly in the vocal arrangement….beautifully stylish pv with a tone of urgency creating such dramatics.

Takahashi Minami Jane Doe single jacket scan (5)

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~Takahashi Minami “Yabureta hane” (music video)~

In a word, spiritual~*~~*…..a most lovely ballad♥.

  Takahashi Minami Jane Doe single jacket scan (9)

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~Takahashi Minami “Jane Doe” (making of)~

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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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