~Hot Summer Reads 2015~
It’s that time of year again! Time to feel hot and sweaty that being of course if it’s indeed summertime where you are and it also means the return of Hot Summer Reads with the word Read being highly in question as idol/ gravure photo shoots don’t necessarily require too much reading into them at times ^^.
Coinciding with last weekend’s Sousenkyo event, a few new magazines arrived including all very appropriately this issue of Young Jump (no.26 June 11th, 2015) featuring newly re~throned (today’s made up word!) Sasshi♥ =).
Young Jump weekly, the much more mature publication to its sister publication Shonen Jump manages to merge the worlds of scantily clad idols with the likes of a some vastly varied manga ranging from comedy to romance to horror, sports, period dramas and pretty much every imaginable in-between including at times this…..
..here I’d say enter your very own speech bubble dialogue (*´艸`)！So here the young male mind may consume the idea that girls are regularly touching each other’s boobs (*>ω<) ！！ “Totally fantasy”….you know besides a case of incidental contact or tickling for the common girl that is =). And be sure to have your breasts examined regularly with a mammogram with self checks in between =).
Something I always mention about these manga publications is the sheer thickness of them as they’re rather like phone book sized with just so many long running series and stories galore therein and a few years ago when my interest was peaked in things anime related I got to watching this little series here titled “Comic Party Revolution” which gives a rather candid look at the goings on and the behind the scenes stuff which the culture of manga artists go through and just how much effort and time it envelops for those truly striving for success in this much loved art! Really a means for a peek inside their world at great lengths and while this mini series is not for everyone, I rather enjoyed it very much with even a few memorable theme songs which managed to capture my imagination and heart. And just last weekend I managed to take in the comedy “Thermae Romae” which stars the uniquely awesome Abe Hiroshi and Ueto Aya who’s character begins as a struggling manga artist just looking for a break into the business…just thought of that manga connection there albeit it’s tiny =). Anyway a fun comedy with some pretty creative means of bringing to life the greatness of all things toiletry related and baths alike into the worlds of both ‘modern’ Japan and yes of course Rome! And there’s a sequel too which I’ll be watching no doubt very soon!….if interested get them on Blu-ray!..so much prettier that way ^^.
Okay so onto the issue as I’ve scanned the three pictorials inside…..
Oh did I mention scantily clad idols before? Well this Sasshi~♥ as covergirl here is the very definition of just that and really it’s both very beautiful and sexy at the same time I think and with Sasshi it’s no doubt a cinch to accomplish. Cover images sell….sex sells who am I kidding and I do love the variety of outfits she’s wearing herein and I say ‘outfits’ rather loosely as Sasshi’s showing off more skin than not for the most part…..I particularly adore her black mizugi albeit her undergarments are literally peachy~* here =)! A short while ago Hydeo here jokingly asked about underwear being a bit pricey at times and certainly it’s true….here Sasshi isn’t donning your typical bargain brand. All in all a very sensual shoot wouldn’t you say? Also featured in this issue are gravure idol Ishikawa Ren who’s released her first DVD titled “Hatsukoi” as well as HKT48’s Team H’s Matsuoka Natsumi~ ^^.
Have a great Friday!
(note: I upped these at full size so they may be a bit large when clicked~* on twice!)