Suzuki Mariya in

Through tweets and downright confession, I reveal my favorite Cheeky Parade member as Suzuki Mariya. Imagine how delighted I was to discover a Mariya photo feature in Tokyo Idol . This is probably one of the largest sets of photos I’ve seen for an idol at an online resource, so be warned. There’s a lot of Mariya here! Hopefully her youthful spirit come through in this set.

(In a related note: why do my favorites always get styled with a hat?)
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Sasaki Rikako “Rikako” [Photobook]

You know, I’ve been a fan of Sasaki Rikako since a bit before her days as a Hello! Project trainee. Her story as a refugee of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and floods is staggering. The story becomes more insane when you find out Rikako became an idol (in the local group SCK Girls) because her parents wanted singing and dancing to cheer her up from the lose of her family’s house and fishery.

Well, none of her rise to fame wouldn’t be possible if she wasn’t so darn cute.

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THIS WEEK IN ERIPON (20.04.2014-26.04.2014)

OKAY! Stop the bleeding! In the next few days I’m going to catch up on all the Ikuta Erina blogs, I swear. April and May are the busiest months at my job, so I had a feeling I would need to play catch up. To be honest I can’t believe that I held on until the third week in April. Here goes nothing!

Sunday April 20, 2014
I must say, Eripon: I approve of your zippy!

Company dinner. Eripon, Masaki, and Sakura have the best faces … and Haruka looks like a handsome young boy.

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