Firstly, my apologies to your browser, there’s a lot of stuff♥ here!!~!!
Happy Aloha~♥ Friday ^^!!~!
Guess who’s back?
YUP as you can see it’s time to check out Suenaga Haruka’s (aka: THE
PHOTOGENIC CUTIE OF GRAVURE!) second idol DVD!!
Or rather I should say super GRAVURE idol♥ Suenaga Haruka’s second idol DVD!~! You probably recall her 1st DVD “Beach” being posted here rather fondly as it was all shot right here in Hawaii~♥ ^^….and also..
..we’ll be going way back into the idol shashinshuu vault to take a look at Haruka~chan’s♥ also (coincidentally) second PB simply titled “3” as in three years of Haruka.
Here above, are her 3 shashinshuu (the 2nd one includes a photo, message card, and 4 random trading cards!!).
Okay there’s a pretty good chance that you know Suenaga Haruka as “Bouken Pink!” in the series “Go! Go Sentai Boukenger.” ….in any case Suenaga Haruka is soo adorable! I mean I would have totally put her in Momusu you know if I had that sort of power back then! ^^ I think she would have fit in perfectly and maybe even possibly given the likes of Nakazawa Yuko a rough time perhaps =P! You see her persona back then was about 15% tomboy but 100% sweet!~! She got the most beautiful and honest smile and great eyes to boot and she’s like a non-stop ball of energy ….like if one were to be intravenously given Red Bull for a good amount of time =D! The thing about Suenaga Haruka is that her entire gravure/idol career occurred only up to her early teen years, and really in so many ways she helped revolutionize the whole Junior-Idol genre …..and if such a hall existed she’d without hesitation be placed into the Junior-Idol-Hall-of-Fame. And while thereafter she’d moved onto acting primarily, because this is “Idols♥ Unzipped on way back Fridays….” we’ll be sticking with her early idol years here =).
Oh but I am getting ahead of myself as to complete Haruka~chan♥’s photographic collection one would also need to collect her “Haru Card” book ↑↑↑ (now added to my Haruka PB collection photo above).
So I’d finally been able to complete my Haruka~chan♥ shashinshuu collection (mind you this was many moons ago!) as after months of searching I found a auction seller in Japan who had a copy of Harukachan’s “Haru Card” trading card book which was published by Wani Books back in 2000 and had back then at least remained quite a rarity as far as availability. Her two earlier shashinshuu are also out of print but usually show up on auctions pretty regularly.
Harukachan’s PB collection is a rather modest one as she only released four shashinshuu and “Haru Card” being a trading card book has only a little of its contents dedicated to photo shoot pages while a larger portion is actually a thick cardboard “page” which is hollowed with four pockets which house the trading card set. As earlier noted her shashinshuu “3” is the most creative of the releases as it contains bonus items including 4 trading cards, a message card, and an actual photograph along with a 3 year span of Harukachan photos, the main reason I’ve chosen to feature it her today =)! Her shashinshuu “18” though is possibly the best shot and with a more mature Harukachan…the camera loves her even more it seems!
Suenaga Haruka♥ nearly single handedly brought the world of the gravure idol to prominence and she’s possibly even been on more idol magazine covers than Britney has been on less than flattering scandal rags front pages. Sorry about that =!…. but I’m afraid it’s really close but while Harukachan is celebrated as one of idol’s cutest, Britney is…well Britney =P. The moral to learn here is perhaps this, too much paparazzi = really bad things! And then some ! =O Harukachan is also well known in the world of commercials, advertising, and has also appeared in dramas, movies, and the popular aforementioned “Go! Go Sentai Boukenger” series where she starred as…appropriately, the Pink Ranger. ^-^
The complete “Haru Card” collection is comprised of a total of 60 cards and each card book came with four random trading card packs which contained 7 cards each. 9 special cards which feature golden colored signature writing are also part of the 60 card set and I’m not sure if it’s just pure luck but all 28 cards that were included in my pb had no duplicates to my delight. ^-^ I’ve scanned all 28 cards below and on the backs of each card is either a portion of a larger photo which can be put together to form a larger image if one has enough consecutive card numbers in a section of the card collection while a few other cards feature an additional regular photo on their backs. The front two pages of the card book has a complete listing of every card in the set and while I see no real way of ever completing the 60 card set at least I know what the images look like but more or less I think I’ve gotten by pure luck the card images that I would’ve wanted had I actually been able to choose them myself instead of receiving them in the random manner which card sets are usually presented as such was the case here. Harukachan’s so cute in all of these card photos and I’m sorry that the clarity may not be the best as these standard sized cards’ images are a bit enlarged here. ^-^
Ummm some of this might seem a bit familiar as I previously screen~capped a bit of it while creating “Haru~comix” which was re-visited here a short while ago ^^.
The “Haruka 100%” video here is actually made up of quite a few mini chapters which run a couple of minutes or so individually (with the exception of Haruka’s visit to a glass making shop which is the longest chapter…) and so I just kept them all together in a single file otherwise there would have been like a “zillion” tiny videos here to watch individually =P. The “Interview” and “Cruising” clips are “HARUKA 100%” extra tracks on the DVD ….she’s so cutely animated always!! …enjoy ^^.
And now it’s time to check out Haruka~chan’s♥ second shashinshuu release
..you guessed it!
Well a Haruka~chan♥ collage three!
You’ll notice that many of the photo shoots occurred right here in Hawaii ^^!
“3” is A4 sized and is a soft-cover edition with outer dust jacket and obi, plus the aforementioned photograph, message card and four randomly inserted trading cards as extras!! Here I’ve scanned the entirely of “3” with the exception of just a few pages which had a single image spread across two pages which made it difficult to capture them just right and so I decided to leave them out.
So long before Koike Rina was gravuring~up the idol world w/ her bedroom eyes and such, there was Suenaga Haruka…. and speaking of Koike Rina did you see her new do? If not I’ll be sure to post up pics of her 2016 calendar when it arrives. Sigh*….calendar season already? You what that means? It’s almost Christmas!!!! Well after Thanksgiving that is ^^.
The variety of wardrobes and especially the style of these photo shoots is most awesome!! Locations!! Creativity!! And do note the photogenicity (today’s made up word! =P) and heightened level of charisma that Haruka~chan♥ so naturally possesses!~! A photographer’s DREAM~* ….you bet!
(random Llama for your pleasure….)
~Wild Haruka♥! ^^~
~Wild Haruka♥! ^^~
~Do I spy Hawaiian Isles Water??
Yes I do!! =)~
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