AKB48 Graduate Nakanishi Rina to star in AV, nude PB
June 25, 2010

First off, I’d like to wish a very happy birthday to the feature of this post, Nakanishi Rina.

Nakanishi Rina.

Joined AKB48 Team A in October, 2005.

A lead singer in early songs like ‘Classmate’ and ‘Dear My Teacher.’

A member of the first set of senbatsu, Sukahira Seven, for the group’s second single, ‘Skirt, Hirari.’

Participated in widely popular units like ‘Nageki no Figure’ and ‘Glass no I LOVE YOU.’

Leading units like ‘Shinkirou’ and ‘Kikyou.’  And shuffling into ‘Kinjirareta Futari.

Starring in the first semi-successful sub-group of AKB48, Chocolove from AKB48.

Coming out with her first AV at the end of August.

Last week, an article published in a tabloid centered around an ex-AKB48 member doing AV work in the future.  Immediate thoughts were dismissal of the subject and discussion concerning which member would be featured.  While the article pointed to Nakanishi Rina, most believed that former members or Research Students who left or were fired rather than graduated would be in place of the aforementioned girl.  After all, something like this was bound to happen: some former members tend to release gravure after their stints with the group are over, and quite a few girls coming into AKB have had a not-so idol-friendly image before joining.  And of course, this combined with the fact that there have been a variety of AVs released in the past that include girls that are marketed to look as though they are current AKB members, even wearing authentic-looking costumes.

Rina will be performing under the name Yamaguchi Riko for her AV debut, and is shown wearing a school uniform with a crest that says ’48.’  Along with her name-change, her apparent measurements have changed, and more importantly her age: instead of her previously-public age of 21, she’ll be 19 for this release.

Another tabloid, Friday, released preview pictures for her PB, today.  This is the same magazine which starts many rumors about idols and focuses quite a bit on their scandals.  On the other hand, AKB48 has a great relationship with the company, as AKB members have been featured quite often as of late in its pages and on its cover, as well as SDN48 gettting some sort of article in this issue specifically.

Yamaguchi Riko will be releasing a nude photobook, ‘Departure’ on July 13th, and will be releasing her first video on August 27th.

My personal thoughts on this…

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A Summer Festival Reviewed a Few Seasons Late…
October 26, 2009

Today I’ll be looking at the Natsumatsuri Hibiyayaon concert.  It’s a favorite of mine, so I don’t have all that many bad things to say about it.

Click the pictures for the review, or you can read it all below!

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Similar to Natsuki, Nakanishi Rina is Awesome.
September 8, 2009

I made a compilation of a few ‘highlights’ from her first DVD.  I giggled throughout my viewing.  I don’t think I’m its intended audience.  But yes, Rina is better than you AND is  awesome enough to grace a blog that isn’t made for her.