Dear gentle reader,
Today has been a rough day and we’re talking like that p40 grit type of sandpaper level type of day which is somewhat similar to your best bud Bob if he ‘forgets’ to shave for more than 48 hours =O! So for tonight’s Unzipped♥ dinner will be of the “reheated” sort however if you’re newer to this “diner” then all of the aromas and flavors will burst in your mouth and mind’s~heart~♥ with all the vigorous nature of the exotic and unfamiliar, something you’ve never eaten before! =). Just remember to chew each bite fully for better digestion as Idols♥ Unzipped will be returning to its original format of featuring idols of yesteryear through all of the glory of thy printed magazine found upon the stacks of them I’ve collected over the years, however here we’re really turning that clock back for maximum nostalgia ^^!~!
And you’re now exiting the metaphoric~dinner table…..bon appétit! =D.
Idols♥ very much like beauty while timeless go through fashion trends and the like being a sign of the times and with each issue presented here each Friday I’ll be selecting a few articles to scan to give a visual and text so you’ll be able to see the ever changing evolution of idols♥ in a chronological timeline of sorts. Check in each Friday for more from this once again!…ongoing series =).
The year 1997, Nakama Yukie had turned 17 years old and well….Tackey, he was a tiny~little guy who hadn’t yet broken your heart a million x’s over～↑↑↑’＾＾♥。
Kindai was truly one of the most diverse idol publications of its time when most were strictly single~sexually aimed magazines…wait. lol that didn’t come out quite right…I mean Kindai catered to both guys and girls alike showing no bias making it a bit of a perhaps daring venture as your readership if it were a guy would be seeing his favorite female idols while also seeing a whole lotta Johnny’s as well as their Jr’s while girls on the other hand would be seeing a whole lotta Johnny’s & their Jr’s as well as lots of bikini clad girls gone wild. Okay not really wild as after all this is a family friendly magazine….which means yes~ unlike BOMB magazine back then there’s surely no adult video reviews. While I haven’t read any of them I do wonder what exactly is being “reviewed” there (・c_・;)？、…like was the lighting good for you too? or how interesting was the dialogue? a story that was believable? special effects? I wonder if somewhere there’s someone giving reviews via the two~penises up or two penises down format now wouldn’t that be funny…(^q^)!
This month the ever popular Kinki Kids are coverboyz (see I just for a sec went ghetto there =P) and it continues the what could have been name aspect of this duo. Like seeing them now much older just seems odd to still be calling them kids so in hindsight like their albums moving methodically through our alphabet so should their group name in parallel have changed a bit over time in relation to age…..for example Kinki Kids would’ve become Kinki Guys…then Kinki Men….Kinki Middle Aged Men…..(a sub group idea: Kinki Middle Aged Crisis Men =D )….Kinki Seniors, etc, etc.~. And just for a bit of fun they could create mayhem nation wide by just changing that last ‘I’ to a ‘y’ in the first word of their name =).
I only kid because I care~♥ =P.
It’s not quite anything like how the KIKS Girls do it but the guys have their ways also of presenting footwear.
This issue includes two bonuses, first an oversized Tackey poster with some other guy on the other side…just kidding but really I’ve no idea of whom he is =P so he is some guy on the other side and there’s also a sticker sheet too ↓↓↓
I like the retro letter labels in the top rows and also how Kanno Miho is trying to seduce you there ^ ^.
Notable articles include: Special Kinki Kids presents!/ V6 member report/ Hirosue Ryoko continuing her world~domination tour via paper & ink/ Tomosaka Rie in Hong Kong article…surely became such a wonderful actress after her idoling/singing days were behind her/ Yoshikawa Hinano interview aka the girl who’s voice sounds like cotton candy dipped in melted margarine topped with green & red gummy bears served on a petite porcelain dish/ Amuro Namie featuring her Komuro Tetsuya days…after she revolutionized Japanese techno to J~Pop but before her rebirth and world~domination tour♥! Check out the shots from her appearance on “The Yorumo Hit Parade”…recognized the pink haired lady next to her?/ Tackey~♥ Tackey~♥ Tackey~♥ still a Johnny’s Jr. and aren’t these just pinch~you~on~the~butt adorable!!/ Tackey’s counterpart can be seen just a page later and you know it’s Tsubasa just by his eyes…also important to note how Japan has Godzilla while we have Barney, Japan wins and I even saw Charles Barkley once take Barney out in dynamic fashion~/ More Johnny’s Jr. featuring yet to be Arashi♥ heartthrob Aiba~♥…he’s so tiny there/ SPEED featuring their single “Steady” which was long before Uehara Takako became the group’s Susanna Hoffs and Hitoe’s hair became Allen Iverson….
/ MAX talks Departure and booze….well maybe not but just check out Nana’s eyes on the second page of this article and I swear she’s had a few from the counter behind them =P/ “Second Chance” drama feature…recognize one of the boys there??/ Takahashi Yumiko drama feature/ Nakayama Emiri hugging a pole…well actually it’s for her debut single/ SMAP drama special/ Kinki Street where u can get your Monthly Kinki~kun on/ Johnny’s Jr. journal/ Kanno Miho pictorial & article/ Okina Megumi drama update and at this very time she was also debuting her very first concert tour/ Happy New Year~*~~* wishes from Yamaguchi Sayaka/ Chinen Rina interview….I’ll never be able to forget that she once released a single titled “Do-Do FOR ME”…sounds very unethical and I do~do own the single to prove it =P/ Melody feature/ More Johnny’s/ More Johnny’s/ New Wave Idols…no not like a Flock of Seagulls New Wave but more like a new generation of idols xD/ Glay featuring their album “Beloved” which is very much still just that..such an awesome album even after all these years!/ hal new single article/ New Music Release News featuring SMAP’s 010 VHS..haha I have that, Sharan Q’s “Golden Q”…ahh have that, Princess Princess “The Last Live” awesome album…okay I’ll shut up already!, Sakai Noriko “snowflake”, Fujii Fumiya “Standard” and lots more/ Idol Star stalker…I mean tracker/ And lots of idol presents which are a magazines best gift if you’re lucky enough to receive one!/.
Hmm…I wonder who got the Orangatang? ＾ ＾♥