Pics from Rina Koike’s blog, including the launch event for her latest and 10th (!!!) idol DVD, Ri Prime (りなっ素). As usual, I’m guessing on the name since all of her projects are puns on her name.
Ayaka Komatsu news to go along with her face:
Lots of pics from Ayaka Komatsu’s blog! And I’ve also got some Ayaka Komatsu news!
The DVD box set for Don’t Shoot!! Idol Insiders, Ayaka Komatsu’s 2012 drama series, is going to be released May 25, 2012. You can purchase it at the source.
Looks like they made a special DVD for Miyuu Sawai’s 2011 play “Keep Out!” I can’t find it on Amazon, so it might have been merchandise only available if you went to the play. :/ Anyway, if you look at the fully image, you can see a few shots of her character, which is pretty cool. :D
I haven’t checked Rina Koike’s blog lately. She didn’t used to update much, but now that she’s graduated high school, she’s able to focus more on her career. So I have some Rina news!
Ayaka Komatsu has officially blogged about the release of the new Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon boxset, making her the first (I think!) PGSM girl to remark on it’s release.
The box set has been up for presale on her official website for awhile now, and now she’s promoted the release on her blog, because girl knows how to market.
She says the release in part commemorates the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, and she’s excited that the live-action show is being “revived” for a box set after a long absence. She also reminisces about dancing for the live performances, and says that she can’t wait to buy it. Do the girls not get free copies? Lame.
Anyway, I’m not sure if any of the others have promoted the new set as of late; if they have, they haven’t been as up front as Ayaka, haha. I’ll probably go through some of their old posts one of these days to see.
Now if only this could get some official English subs, it would make my day….
In addition to celebrationg Ayaka’s birthday, I can announce the release of a new idol DVD! This one was made in conjunction with her photobook, “Ayaka no Zenbu.” It is titled “Ayaka Full,” and I think we can all guess what that is alluding to. ^^; I’ll keep an eye out to see if anyone else gets their hands on this, otherwise… well, the first step is acknowledging I have a problem.
You read that right, folks! Our PGSM girls are getting back into their fuku for a DVD boxset release, coming out September 22, 2011. DVDs of the show have been released previously, but this is the first time the entire series will be sold in one complete set.
The boxset will include all 49 episodes, the two specials (Special Act and Act Zero), and Kirari Super Live. All other extras included on the initial release will also be included. No word yet on if the dance lesson will be included.
The boxset is currently on preorder at Amazon.jp and will cost ￥23,210 before shipping (roughly $290 USD). Japanese DVDs are always so expensive. :( Anyway, I am going to cling to the pipe dream that since the anime is being re-released around the world and the manga is being re-translated that at some point someone will decide to make official Region 1 DVDs with subtitles. I know I’d be all over that!
Anyway, I think it’s great the PGSM is being released again! I assume this means our ladies will be making some monies off this. OOOH I ALSO HOPE THEY DO A RELEASE EVENT THAT ALL THE GIRLS CAN MAKE AND THEY CAN BE CUTE AND AWESOME AS THEY ALWAYS ARE TOGETHER. Again, a girl can dream.
About a year ago, Alisa Durbrow (Mio Kuroki) re-debuted in modeling after taking some time off. From what I can tell, it was a short hiatus that probably had more to do with getting a new agency than anything else.
Anyway, this pic is from backstage filming - as best as I can tell from a crappy translation blog - a hair and make-up tutorial DVD. And while I know Alisa isn’t everyone’s favorite, you must admit her hair looks fabulous in this picture.