This post is a bit late in coming as I received this package about a month ago. But I felt really lucky to finally get the AKB48 Complete Book 2005-2008, and Ohori Megumi’s PB.
The AKB48 book is really awesome! I was under the impression that you only got one of the three covers. But I was surprised to find out that all three covers were included, one for each team. The cover photos were obviously shot a while ago as Team A’s doesn’t include Mayazaki Miho or Kitahara Rie.
The book includes bios on each member as well as a baby photo. It also includes a history of the group in pictures, as well as a series of polls voted on by the members. It is a beautifully photographed book, and a great addition to my AKB48 collection. I am so glad I have it!
But I was really amazed by Meetan’s photobook. Geez, they really capitalized on her “pervy princess” personality here. It’s a smaller photobook (about 5″x8″), but it has an interesting concept, one shot of Megumi in a normal pose, then another shot with the page “ripped” to reveal her undergarments. Meetan is a real anomaly in the J-pop idol world. I mean there are plenty of allusions to sex in most of the PB’s of Hello! Project. The AKB48 gravure models like Nozofisu are a little more daring. But Meetan, she just flaunts it right out there. And I love her for it!!!
I really like this photobook, although admittedly some of the pics are hotter than others. The entire beginning of the book featured Meetan in a mourning dress, which I found quite odd. But most of the book is simply smokin’! I know a lot of the fans want their idols to be “virginal”, but I am quite the opposite. I like the idea that a girl has the ability to go to the “dark” side, and Meetan has that quality in spades! This is why when I get back to Japan (in 8 1/2 weeks!!!) Megumi will be my choice for a 2-shot.
Because amidst all of the sexiness, she never ceases being a cute idol. And that’s what I love about her!