..and I honestly know that those weren’t anywhere near the odds (although one’s heart may have argued), and yet each and every year AKB time and time again presents~* us with a most unique presentation with their annual year beginning calendar♥ extravaganza!! So sure, in years past we’ve gotten AKB idol ‘pants’ (see last year’s calendar post here) as well as an abundance of clear files and additional surprises along the way and still, 48 has yet again raised that awesome bar of idol calendar goodness to heights or rather this time lengths as it’s simply unprecedented!! But then again, it is AKB so giving fans what they want simply comes naturally…..♥!
Okay now getting back to that ‘one in a million’ notion, it’s a ridiculous stretch of odds however this year’s calendar box promises of a single member photo which is randomly inserted into each 2014 collection and……(drum roll)…..
My random photo is my oshi~Yuko!~!!!~! Whom is graduating making this photo one of the latter to be released with Yuko as an AKB48 girl~.
You can’t imagine my joy ~*~~* when there was Yuko’s photo inside!! And it’s the cutest and sexiest of photos isn’t it!! And it’s themed in full pink, it’s Yuko..what’s not to love!
Okay so now that I’ve drooled enough over my lucky photo,
let’s open up this year’s AKB48 Official Calendar Box:
Firstly if you’re one of the elite of the luckiest ~* you may be receiving an autographed photo.
Upon opening the box you’ll see that it’s an identical design to last year’s box set with a cleverly constructed box allowing for the much larger wall calendar to be inside without creasing it one bit.
The just mentioned hanging wall calendar is once again constructed of extra thick grade glossy paper giving each page a pretty shine and atop each page is perforated for easy removal as the upcoming year progresses. Following are photos of each calendar page. (note: calendar is bi-monthly))
For many (me included of course) I imagine that the on the night before Christmas holiday season does include images of reindeer, presents, Santa hats and Yuko’s & Kojiharu’s pretty bras dancing along in one’s head (￣▽￣)！～！
I take it that at the time of this photo shoot all of the good complete Santa costumes were already rented out, thank goodness for that or maybe this is just like our Christmas get togethers where after the presents are opened everyone just kind of strips down (。ーωー。)笑。
Also included is an A4 sized clear file.
And note Sasshi acting as a tiny adorable Bumble Bee amongst all of the flowers above as Bumble Bee Sasshi also appears in a bit of a hidden spot just inside one of the box’s inner walls.
And as the finale, each year AKB48 manages to produce a lovely surprise for their calendar boxes as they attempt to outdo themselves from the years prior, 2014’s amazing item is….
…The 2014 Calendar wall scroll!!!~
I’ve snapped overlapping photos just below of this amazing calendar scroll and while these photos surely don’t do this wall scroll justice as it measures an astounding nearly 6 feet in length!!! (about 71 or so inches long) The scroll is also constructed of heavy duty paper giving it a most endurable edge to endure the elements all year long as it adorns your favorite wall~.
And here I’ve attempted to scan the scroll section by section all nearly six feet of it as best I could although it was difficult to perfectly line up each of the sections at the edge of each scan and while I did attempt to crop a bit here and there to get them as close as I could to making it into a seamless image there are surely noticeable flaws here and there. Still I think it turned out pretty well especially considering just how long this wall scroll is =D. This scroll it’s just really really such a cool and an unprecedented design idea even for the ever creative minds of the 48 family who’ve seemed to have done it all in the idol world, and once again well done for this year’s Official Calendar Box! Hope you got your copy too along with hopefully an autograph and your Oshi’s photo too ^^.