Of First Pitches, Idols & Angels…

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Takeda Rina throws out first pitch at Sunday's Chiba Lotte Marines-Seibu Lions game

~Takeda Rina’s first pitch~

Surely you know of Takeda Rina’s black belt martial arts skills which are off the charts awesome and likewise her movie resume which includes let’s just say….a whole lotta butt kicking of unfortunate baddies ー(* ̄O ̄)ノ!!!So this past Sunday the now 23 year old action movie star took to the pitcher’s mound to throw out the first pitch at the Chiba Lotte Marines-Seibu Lions game! But it wasn’t simply a first pitch honor for Rina as she actually opened with something perhaps even more thrilling for fans as she YES destroyed a stack of bricks with her um….head =O!! First thing that came to mind was you so don’t want to get head butt by this girl like ever (。ーωー。)笑!So she bounced her pitch and yet it doesn’t seem to matter as she just destroyed a stack of bricks =O!!! Also check out all of those great mascots behind home plate!!! Also note how the batter cutely swings and misses…you think he’s got a crush on her? =P

And remember just last summer when Girls’ Generations’ Tiffany Hwang who’s also uber~cute threw out what was then hailed as the worst pitch ever??

If not here’s a quick reminiscing opportunity….

Tiffany Hwang

Well one sings wonderfully for the Korean pop group Girls’ Generation while the other should be kept away from all microphones at all costs. One most likely runs faster than you ever will in your lifetime while the other is uber~cute. And one is capable of wearing cat ears to a large sporting event while the other can single leap across the equivalent width of a single’s tennis court boundary!!

However,

…really neither can throw a baseball =O.

Carl Lewis

Ayaya♥

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Takeda Rina AngelRina DVDAnd while Rina♥chan isn’t busy kicking some baddy’s butt she actually released her debut in the genre of idol imagery @ the age of 19 =). Released just  three years ago in January of 2011, “AngelRina” now in hindsight seems somewhat of an unlikely style of release for the martial artist to partake in but for approximately 46 minutes Rina~chan does her very best idoling, producing everything from a first person “date” approach at times….to rolling around in bed to dining to of course mizugi @ the beach. Her image DVD also includes an informative Q&A session where nothing is out of bounds including the cliché of ‘say what type of guy do you like?’ which I think 100% of idols at some time or another in their lives gets asked over and over! =). It’s really cute watching her demeanor here in the Q&A and throughout the entire DVD as you can clearly tell that the whole idol thing isn’t really her forte so to speak as I’m thinking she’d be much much more in her natural element working out her martial arts skills on screen or otherwise. So for a side to Rina perhaps not too often seen now days you can check out “AngelRina” which likewise is a must have for any Takeda Rina fan out there ^^.

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~Takeda Rina’s “AngelRina” DVD can be ordered @ Cdjapan~

~Takeda Rina’s “AngelRina” DVD can be ordered @ HMV Japan~

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~AngelRina “Good Morning”~

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~AngelRina “Sunrise Beach”~

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~AngelRina “About Rina”~

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2 Responses to Of First Pitches, Idols & Angels…

  1. phr says:

    You should’ve seen the Nogizaka girl doing the first pitch, whoever that was… Yeah, this isn’t my most helpful comment. But it was a great Nogizakatte Doko episode. They made this huge deal out of her being invited to throw the first pitch, and showed her training with some player from the team, and then she failed completely. A lot like the Korean girls actually. A few weeks later, she was called again for a revenge match, at which she failed completely again. Really sad. They showed her getting quite a few good throws in practice on both days, but no suck luck when it really matters.

    Lemon-chan could probably handle those bricks, as despite her small size, her head is both feared and respected by fellow members and fans. By which I mean, she’s to the head butt as Tsuji once was to the arm wrestling, and Momochii to the butt sumo: legendary.

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  2. philipleslie says:

    HI mb. Somehow I missed this post when it was newly minted. Really enjoyed it, as always. Rina-Cyan is a black belt, it seems. I’ve just looked up her movies and vaguely remember seeing a scene from High Kick Girl, though not the full movie. As for throwing accurately, I am hopeless. I’d be quite useless at baseball (or our version of it, called rounders). And I was never any good at judo either, when we did that at school, although I was amazed how straightforward it was even for a wimp like me to floor a much bulkier opponent.

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