An idol career spanning 8 years in the life of AKB48, Tomochin, a first generation member whom graduated on August 25th has released a most inclusive and also fitting celebratory photo book with “Tomochin” as it takes us on both a deeply visual tour of her in the now, with as well a most in depth look into her past brought to true life through direct interviews conducted with both her father and mother as well as her sister in separate personal dialogues. Of course Tomochin too opens up with her very own interview segment which opens the text of the book lending to her thoughts freely on the subjects of her soloist stature, leaving the 48 nest along with a look into her modeling and fashion collaborations and career choices leading to her immediate future. The smaller size of this “mook” mirrors that of Acchan’s “Future” memorial photo book with measurements of approximately 8 1/4” x 6” and in dressed in an outer glossy dust jacket with hiding underneath the photo book’s true front and back covers (as scanned above surrounding the book’s title). Tomochin’s wardrobe through the special three part gravure photographic collections which accompany the running text, vary from work-out attire to seifuku uniforms to casual to lots of mizugi. Also documented at satisfying length are Tomochin’s August 25th graduation ceremony and her August 27th final live stage performance, I especially loved the photo section dedicated to a final visit to the AKB48 theater which include some of the coolest images in the book! Overall a pretty thorough read to commemorate a most special idol career spent in the most visible and successful idol franchise to date, and to be certain, a photo collection which is stated as being Tomochin’s last to feature her in swimsuits as well as seifuku uniforms in itself speaks volumes making it a must-have for any Tomochin♡ fan! Although I do imagine Tomochin may perhaps be featured in mizugi before long sometime down the road although that is as boasted on this collection’s obi. And while perusing the pages here you can’t help but be once again enchanted ~* by Tomochin’s standout beauty which has long been model-esque and just how truly unique she is in a vast and ever growing idol world where only a scant few can claim the goddess aura~.
Save for four or five pages, I’ve scanned the entire mook here =). Really just watch just about any AKB48 music video and no matter the girls around her, Tomochin♡ always stands out…enjoy!