Miyamoto Karin and Uemura Akari in Bomb Magazine (2014.07.09)

Okay, this is actually a pretty old photoseet from the promotional cycle for “Black Butterfly / Kaze ni Fukarete”. I don’t care, because I do not have enough of these girls on my blog here. Enjoy1
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Ozeki Mai is Daily LoGirl 437

I’m loving these Daily LoGirl features. They seem to be going through all the Country Girls members. This time, we are presenteted with Country Girls’ Ozeki Mai. You know I love this girl with her moxie and pixie hair. You can read the article and see her at LoGirl.
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Miyamoto Karin in Hustlepress.co.jp

Miyamoto Karin recently posed for these photos and an interview with Hustlepress for their “Pick Up Idol” series http://hustlepress.co.jp/miyamoto20160312_interview/ . Decked with one of her frillier “Budokan” drama outfit, I think Karin might be returning from her short haircut days. Please take the time to read through her interview when you can. As for the photography, Karinchan-san’s just adorable in this recent set, so enjoy!

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Morning Musume 12th Gen fight back in Young Gangan Magazine volume 23 ! [magazine]

[note: As of publishing, the latest photos of the new generation of Hello! Project are linked for each girl. Please, check out the new girls! (Be sure to see Ozeki Mai’s new hairdo and Inaba Manaka’s tied updo)]

I definitely have a problem. One minute, Morning Musume 12th generation, (Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki, Haga Akane, and Makino Maria) look to be the head of the new class or Hello! Project idols. The next minute, I look at Country Girls (Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Shimamura Uta, and Ozeki Mai) and decide that THEY are the best new class. And, don’t forget about S/mileage third generation (Sasaki Rikako, Murota Mizuki, and Aikawa Maho)! There are so many new girls in Hello! Project for 2015, how’s a wota supposed to choose favorites?
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Ikuta Erina turns 17! A Photographic Retrospective

Happy birthday to my dear kyuukie! If you didn’t know, July 7 is Ikuta Erina’s birthday. Rather than wax poetic on the virtues of Eripon, I thought I would take us on a trip down memory lane. Let’s all look back through photos of Eripon in her Morning Musume single outfits, shall we? I’ll start with her latest photos and work back to the very beginning of Ikuta Erina in Morning Musume. Then I’ll put her latest photo together with an early photo so we can all marvel at the difference 3.5 years can make.
“Toki o Koe Sora o Koe”

“Password is 0”
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THIS WEEK IN ERIPON (29.06.2014-05.07.2014)

This is the last full week of 16 year old Ikuta Erina! Starting next week, we’ll have a 17 year old girl on our hands. Practically a lady. Remember when she just joined?

My, they grow up fast!

Sunday June 29, 2014
A moment with the Kyuukie generation, soon to be senpai to all of Morning Musume.

With Oda Sakura. I approve. They should go on a karaoke date together.

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