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July 24, 2010

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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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Sato Natsuki for AKB48×B.L.T.xWorld Cup
April 26, 2010

Natsuki (and the rest of AKB48) has designed another t-shirt for her fans!  I’ve yet to receive her first one, but I’m already excited about this one.

From what I can tell, the black and white t-shirt (only two girls chose white, the other being Meada Ami) features a math quiz on the front.

I can’t read the miniature picture too well, but it looks like Natsuki answered all of the questions right except for the forth, which reads ‘1 + 2 = ‘. Naturally, I believe that we all know the correct answer (which is used as her last name on the back of the t-shirt), but she seems to have left it blank, and added some sort of comment, but she missed the questions’ two points on the quiz.  Adorable.

The back has her ‘N,’ as well as ‘310,’ which stands for her last name, Sato.

The shirts are available to purchase for 3000 yen from now till May 14th here.  Each t-shirt includes a picture.

I want to meet AND shuffle you! (First Concert Aitakatta) Part IA
March 20, 2010

Just click the thumbnails for my usual track-by-track review!

Screen-capture free version below…

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Nacchi Celebrates the New Year!
January 3, 2010

N + Shorts!?
November 30, 2009

Finally!  Himawari-gumi Stage 2’s encore costumes are some of my favorites because they are very mix-and-match-able.  There are a bunch of different tops, bottoms, and sleeves to choose from, as well as one-pieces.  Natsuki has always worn the most conservative, but in a ‘recent’ LOD, it’s shown that now she gets to wear the one that her substitute Komatani Hitomi got to wear!  That means short shorts!

The Airstream Passes by Natsuki! (‘Hikouki Gumo’ PV Captures)
November 3, 2009

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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Let’s Keep on Reviewing! Onward to JCB Hall 2008!
October 23, 2009

In preparation for the next set of DVDs, I’ve decided to go through a few older concerts, this time it’s JCB Hall from December 21st, 2008.

Full-length text-only review below…

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Natsuki Shots!
October 21, 2009

Some more pictures I’ve gathered of Natsuki… just to tide you over for my upcoming JCB review which MUST come out before the Budokan DVDs come out.  I might even try to get the Natsumatsuri Hibiyayaon review done before then since it’s so short.