Welcome to my humble site....
Hajimemashite minna san....welcome to my site on my fave Japanese Pop Culture likes such as dramas, movies, magazine scans, promo events etc. Mainly concentrate on my faves...Keyakizaka46... Erina Mano... Nogizaka46!.... C-ute.... Lee Yeon-Hee!.... if you're a fan at all of any of them then you've come to the right place(!) but many others are featured here besides them. Do mainly quick reviews on things I've watched, try to make the reviews brief, quick to read through with not too many spoilers, just whether they're good or bad and why I thought so plus whether you may find them enjoyable. Many, many screenshots are included from everything I've watched plus any video trailers if they're available. Hope you find something that interests you, don't hesitate to comment, arigato gozaimasu!
Also these days(mid-2017) have many posts for Korean actresses, dramas and films that are worth checking out as over the years have become a much bigger fan of Korean dramas versus the ones from Japan.
Few tidbits.... have no idea why the background color constantly changes, think Blogger keeps doing it.
New item on the right is the 'Featured Post of the Day', will be putting some fabulous oldie posts which some of you may have missed the first time around, all will be at least one year old.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Not quite an intro as Rena has been in many previous posts but has never had a solo one. Not much of an AKB group fan these days or at least the level I once was at but there are some members who I like and still follow. Rena has been one of them and kept saying she needs a post or two here but like so many others just couldn't find the time. However with a little persuading from one of her ex-mates decided today was the day and hopefully that ex-mate comes through with a reward....
Thought the timing was good as Rena will be releasing her first photobook on March 28. So there should be a few more mag spreads promoting the PB plus would think an event will be held for it's release. Wonder if Nogi has influenced AKB as after a long stretch of no photobooks there's been quite a few from the '48' family this year, at least five that come to mind.
Bit of spur of the moment post too so won't have too much bio info today but will in her next post(s). Rena will be turning 21 later in this year but this March marks her 8th anniversary(!) as an AKB member, for such a long time they were introducing new gals who were way too young. Rena is an exclusive model for the Sweet magazine, she appears in most monthly issue but her spreads are usually too small. Will have many more of those tiny sets in the future but have one here from their last July issue along with some recent pics from their site.
Rena looks mighty darn good to me though admit she's not the gravure model other AKB members are which is actually a positive in my book. There's been a few promo pics for the PB that have come out and it appears it'll be a fine collection.
On to three new mag spreads and all of them are promoting Rena's PB as the first two feature outtake pics from it. This A+ set to start us off is from Young Animal #7, that second pic is beyond....
Another superb set for the PB which is from the March 23rd edition of Friday, as you can see by the bottom one the pics for the book were shot in London.... England, not Canada. 😒
Think I've had more spreads from Tokyo Walker Plus than any other mag this year, they used to feature one actress or Idol but seems they have ten of them in their new issues. This final set is from their latest edition which is #12. Rena has done many CM's over the years for Pizza Hut, just viewed a few of them and most are quite lame. However do have a short video of her singing live from an event last August with AKB's other Yui Yokohama. It's an okay rock tune and will try to find a longer version for her next post.
Try to stay up on events with everyone but there's so many faves to keep tabs on it can become a bit difficult at times. Did a pair of intro posts for Hinako last October and that was the last you've heard of her here. But then again she's kept a low profile the past five months so not much has been missed. Hinako will be stepping back into the spotlight as she has the lead role in her next film and have the info on that at the bottom of the post but the trailer for it is at the top.
Will do another one of those 'Astrology' posts very soon and hopefully it'll be this weekend. The Aries sign began two days ago and didn't think there would be that many for it's period of time. Was wrong with that thought as I've been updating the list of signs and so many have an April birth date. Add Hinako to that list as she'll be turning 21 on the second, one day before two of my biggest faves.
Lack of recent mag spreads, none since October but also have a few oldies. First though are some pics from Hinako's Line Blog, it's kind of irritating to go through as she just has one entry a page.
That bottom pic is from Hinako's Fan Club and it's worth checking out as there's quite a bit of info and pics there. It's quite rare when you can find a free site which what this one is so you can put your checkbook away, here's it's address: https://sakuraihinako.futureartist.net
Before the mag spreads have another golden oldie which are some pics Hinako did for the Hustle Press series 'Pickup Actress', they're from December 2016.
The last time we've seen Hinako in a magazine was in the October 20th issue of Friday, with the new movie coming out soon would expect there to be many new spreads in April.
One older spread which is from the September 22, 2016 edition of Shukan Bunshun.
Won't go back any further than that for Hinako's activities so looks like we're all caught up with her happenings and every future post will be for 2018 things. Hinako does attend college which is why she's not as active as other actresses or models, don't know what her major is but have a feeling it could be nuclear physics or something along those lines.
"Marmalade Boy" will be the first time Hinako will have a lead role in a major film. As is the case for so many movies it's based upon a manga, did read a few volumes but have forgotten most of what it was about. The film will be released on April 27th, on March 21st the first screening of the film took place at the Shinagawa Intercity Hall which is a ward in Tokyo. Will have more info on the film's story as time goes on and to end off have some fabulous pics of Hinako from the screening. Really like her style and she seems like such a fun gal, video of the event is after these pics.