In an example of brilliantly timed PR, as the much-trumpeted AKB48 “general election” is having — with Atsuko Maeda for the last time — the women’s fashion magazine Anan features a very sexy, semi-nude shoot with Yuko Oshima on its front cover this issue.
This got us thinking. Forget the Gravure idol magazines. The really sexy photo shoots with famous models are actually these mainstream women’s fashion magazines!
Anan in particular has carved out a reputation for scoring deals with well-known stars to strip off in body-flaunting shoots.
Such occasions have the rare honor of being one of the rare times that Tadashi has found Haruna Kojima sexy.
Other major headline-grabbing issues include with the model Maomi Yuuki.
Here is the model Shiho demonstrating her goodies…
And the actress Ryoko Yonekura, before she appeared in Chicago on Broadway.
…and lastly, the actress Kazue Fukiishi and Korean model Youn-a.
Japanese girls like to read and look at semi-naked hot girls. Yes, perhaps more than men! Not in a pornographic way but in a way that shows off their bodies. This doesn’t mean we are all lesbians — alas! — but we do it out of admiration.
Take a beautiful Japanese female artist and it’s always going to be a fun day out.
Then she starts to make a series of beguiling, sensual images of hot Japanese female models, actresses and celebrities for magazines, adverts and exhibitions, and you have a truly great combination, popular with men and women alike.
That’s what Asami Kiyokawa does, working with the likes of AKB48‘s Atsuko Maeda and Yuko Oshima, and Yoko Maki, Masami Nagasawa and Asami Mizukawa.
A lot of CG work goes into the final images, transforming the beautiful women into peacocks, forest settings, or decorating them with pearls and other surreal ornaments.
Her current collection, Bijo Saishu (“Beauties Collection”), is now on exhibition in Mito, Ibaraki, and it’s no wonder that the exhibition catalogue has been selling so well!
It might seem more than a tad cruel to publicly name and shame the least popular members of your group while vaulting others onto a pedestal to flaunt at the head of your column (at least until the next election rolls around).
Then again, with 48 members to keep track of, the marketing team over at AKB headquarters are probably grateful for any help at all in that department – hate to put a dud on the next single cover, after all. Thus, we have the results of the 3rd Senbatsu Election to mull over.
The divine Atsuko Maeda has, somewhat predictably, nabbed the top spot in this year’s rankings, knocking former reigning Queen Yuko Oshima into a not-unrespectable 2nd position. Undoubtedly buoyed by greater exposure due to her TV and film appearances, both past and upcoming, comely young Ms. Maeda’s star continues to rise. Her starring role in the recently-released PV for AKB’s 21st single ‘Everyday, Kachusha’ reflects this – we’re not likely to see her fade into the background anytime soon, but that’s hardly a cause for complaint.
Elsewhere, the perpetually cute-as-a-button Tomomi Itano slipped a full four places, from last year’s 4th to 8th position, a little surprising given the launch of her solo career this year has provided her no shortage of publicity (or are peeved AKB loyalists punishing her for the slight?).
Though gracious when interviewed about the drop, apparently unperturbed, she might do well to take steps to boost her image before the next election arrives. It would be a pity for that darling face to disappear into the featureless mass of background flesh that is, well, everybody else in AKB48.
Appearing to promote the new AKB48 off shoot “Not Yet”, Yuko Oshima sat down with the super plastic Kano Sisters. Livedoor reports that Oshima had actually been wanting to meet the sisters for a long time and got her chance during a very intimate interview section on the music program “Hey! Hey! Hey!”.
Not being one to mince words, Oshima dove right in saying she had been a big fan of the sisters and had a few requests very reasonable requests.
“I want to put my hand in your cleavage!”
“I want you to put my face in your cleavage!”
The truth is that our adorable little Yuko isn’t as innocent as she would seem. When asked about Oshima, the long legged Mariko Shinoda immediately said that she is basically a dirty old man. Evidently she is always feeling on the other girls’ thighs and asses in the dressing room and simply being and all around perv.
More proof to Oshima’s sexy lesbian…I mean perverted behavior was shown on her official blog with pictures of her taking two hand fulls of Not Yet’s voluptuous costume director’s watermelons. Her face is priceless.
After a brief discussion with the Kano sisters, an elated Oshima’s wishes were granted showing that even a hot little AKB member can get a hard on for T&A.
Note to self: Send busty girlfriend to Oshima Yuko’s house with a video camera.
Want some fake boobs of your own? You know where to go. Worth every penny.
Creator and marketing mad scientist behind AKB48, Akimoto Yasushi, was quoted as saying, “The least popular members are holding us back and we need to get rid of them.” due to the less than stellar turn out for Oku Manami’s graduation announcement event.
Of course you know Atsuko Maeda, Tomomi Itano and Yuko Ohshima. He’s not talking about them. He’s talking about the huge chorus of unknowns behind them who do little more than create a cheerleader effect that gets so many otaku hearts fluttering.
Upon hearing this news, quite a few of the “unpopular members” as they are referred to, said they would rather quit than be cut, and many have moved themselves straight up the list and next to “graduate”.
Akimoto, the man and not the hot captain of Team K Sayaka Akimoto, used the concept of “meeting real idols daily” when he started AKB48. With that in mind, the AKB theater was opened in Akihabara and AKB shows can been seen daily there. As one could imagine, with a daily show the heavy hitters of AKB’s supple line up won’t be in attendance, so it takes these less popular members to keep the day to day business afloat.
The other problem being if the “unpopulars” all decide to leave at once, that leaves no room for the headliners to move on and graduate as they move on to other projects. In order to try and counter this kind of problem, at the most recent AKB48 new member auditions more trainees were accepted than usual and seem to be rushing through their “initiation” of sorts. Once they are full fledged members, the next in line to graduate can start to leave.
Aside from a few very dedicated fans, does a large changing of the guard have that much affect on the rest of us? Sorry, but no. We can still watch the “Heavy Rotation” video with the girls in their lingerie and the sound turned down as we try to guess who the next Riko Yamaguchi is. Sorry girls, I hardly knew you…because you were basically backdrop.
AKB48 members Oshima Yuko, Maeda Atsuko, Kashiwagi Yuki, Itano Tomomi, Kojima Haruna, and Watanabe Mayu recently appeared on the cover of Young Jump flaunting their young supple swimsuited bodies in the middle of Winter.
During the photo shoot, Yuko Oshima relayed to J Cast.com that even though it’s the middle of winter she wasn’t against wearing the swimsuit, rather she was quite happy to wear it. The reason she gave was health.
“Everyone should take a picture in a swimsuit once a month in order to make sure they are taking good care of their bodies,” elated Oshima, “that will make sure people keep up with exercise and a healthy diet during the long winter months as well!”
Easier said than done for the 22 year old idol who seems to appear almost daily showing off her assets on the cover of another magazine. Speaking of assets, here’s a few more shots of the girls showing off their winter best.
An easier way to stay healthy might just be to use the pictures and videos the AKB girls crank out and put in some exercise with one of the quality love dolls from Kanojo Toys.
Thanks AKB48 and Kanojo Toys for keeping us healthy with sexy, feverish, daily exercise. Happy Holidays from all of us at Tokyo Kinky!
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