Today I opened up my very first “Photore” series magazine which features 5th generation Idoling!!! member Ishida Karen. On the outside it appears to be of a standard magazine format however upon opening it up it quite resembles the Suenaga Haruka trading card collection book which I purchased years ago on an online auction with the one exception being that the Photore series is all about photo (cards) or rather real photographs much like those which AKB48 regularly produces in a variety of series for releases, events and such, while Haruka’s collection was that of trading cards. While I don’t get quite enough of Idoling!!! into my music diet one thing’s for sure and that being that Ishida Karen is my favorite member of the group which has grown quite sizable over time. She’s really cute in this collection of photos and here’s the full blown listing of all 150 available photographs for this Photore set if one is obsessed and rich enough to afford collecting them all =P!
Okay first off this issue includes a pull~out poster which I managed to scan below…
And just below is the actual reason for this magazine’s outward appearance to be that of a magazine as without this single (page) or rather this thick cardboard (page) it would have appeared to be the thinnest ‘magazine’ in the world xD. Remember those thick cardboard paged books we had as children? I had a Babar one and it wasn’t just the covers which were made of thick cardboard but each page inside as well, so think that format however here it’s just a single page which is in that cardboard format.
And the reason for this page?, it’s there to house the single pack of photographs inside keeping them hidden away until you rip open the pouch to reveal which photographs you’ve received with your issue ↓↓↓↓.
A total of 150 photographs make up the entire set and here are the fifteen which were inside my pouch which are of the randomly inserted nature. There are also special rare photographs which if you’re very lucky~* you’ll find inside as a very limited number of photographs are hand signed by Ishida Karen herself!..while others have her kiss mark upon them! Sadly =( I wasn’t so lucky~* to find either type of rare photograph inside my pack, still these photographs are wonderfully shot as they feature Ishida Karen in Guam from what I think was and Idoling!!! event held there recently? In any case she’s so adorable and most photogenic as these selection of photographs prove.
First here are the pages within excluding of course that thick aforementioned cardboard page:
Ishida Karen PHOTORE pictorial & interview
And lastly here are scans of my fifteen photographs:
Ishida Karen PHOTORE photographs