Fruits of June – Airi’s third Photobook

25 04 2009

Well, I got this how long ago?!……….  29th of January! Takes me way to bloody long to write things down 😦 Well, this is 6gatsu no Kajitsu i.e: Fruits of June.

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Fruits of June

I’m only going to include of few scans that I happen to like (… and please note, these aren’t my scans as my scanner is mightily small and is crap at doing anything proper like 😦 …) to wet your appetite 😀 It also comes with a DVD, so I’ll try to include some screenshots of it.

To start off, I was stunned when I pulled it out of the box it was shipped in and saw that it was a Hardbound volume~! I wasn’t expecting it, I thought that Photobooks were softcover editions…… it’s what happens when you don’t know much XD Another thing that got me was that it came with a DVD in the back (… that got me all excited again …)

The whole book is beautifully shot and arranged from the get go. Usually there’s some really bad, or maybe not as well set out, shots in a Photobook but to me I can’t find any in this one, she’s a gorgeous person in all sense of the word~! (… I am bias when it comes to Airi, so take that with a grain of salt XD Except for the gorgeous part, anyone who doesn’t agree is clearly mad and needs to be locked in a padded cell 😛 …) There’s nothing extravagant or over the top in it, it’s all simple and beautifully laid out allowing her personality to shine through. The whole thing is adorable. One thing that I have noticed is the amount of maturing she’s done over a short amount of time. You usually only get that feeling from watching the PV’s or a live performance, but for some reason she exudes maturity in these photos. It’s amazing.

I must admit, there are quite a few shots of her in a bikini, so be warned 😛

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OK, now for the included DVD 😀 It may only be 17 odd minutes long, but I found it to be most enjoyable. And just to let you know, I’ve linked to some GIF’s that I’ve made and some of them are a couple of megabytes each.

Welcome to Okinawa

Welcome to Okinawa

We’re greeted by a most cute looking Airi standing in some sort of courtyard in Okinawa…… At least I heard her say Okinawa so I’m going with it XD I’ve said numerous times, maybe not here on my blog but elsewhere, that Idols of all shapes and forms love Okinawa. I’m not saying that I don’t like Okinawa, but there’s so many other beautiful places in Japan to do Idol Videos and Photobooks, why not use them? Not complaining though, the place lends itself to some beautiful scenes and shots (… as well as beautiful outfits >_>…… XD …)

I said she looked so much more mature in such a short amount of time before, well the below screencap illustrates this. I think it does in any case:

Welcome to Okinawa

Most Glamorous Airi

She looks like a film star out of a 20’s or 30’s movie…… which I happen to love. Look at this close up. She’s perfect looking, magnificent even. Although she has matured alot, she does still have her adorable cute child side that still lives on, which is how it should be 😀 Her mushed up smile-face, the little “Yay” that she says after doing something right……. she even meows to a cat she sees XD

レオタード-desu

レオタード-desu

When I saw that she was in a leotard and prancing around a gym floor I thought that maybe she actually did some sort of ballet or something………. I was wrong XD May I present exhibit #1 and #2 She kinda seems timid at the start but once she starts leaping around she looks like she starts having fun, which is nice. After her debut ballet performance we’re transported to a high school, I think, and Airi in a uniform ♥ (… felt like in deserved a heart :3 …) But she also has a trumpet. Now, again I thought that maybe she played…….. she doesn’t, but she does try very well 😀 She even gets almost proper sounding notes out of it. I love these kind of DVD’s, I really do~!

At the beach

At the beach

Well, it was inevitable really 😛 As you watch her you get the impression she turns into a little kid having fun at the beach. All her accumulated maturity sort of melts away when you see her in this outfit. She becomes a little girl playing on the beach, it’s so cute to watch~! XD She does have her moments of maturity, but in the whole she stays that little girl 🙂 …….. That is until the introduction of the blue bikini. It makes her leap forward into looking older instantly. I never thought that such a simple change of clothes could do anything like that.

I’ll leave you with this in closing:

A Koharu impersonation

A Koharu impersonation

Photobook:
YesAsia | Amazon Japan

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2 responses

25 04 2009
MorningBerryz

Kyaaaa! lol I’m part Okinawan so I sort of have a soft spot for them frequenting this locale……plus poor Kuninaka Ryokochan must be *sobbing* now. (´⌒`。) LOL I’m kidding! 😛 Airiin really shines in this pb so much!!….and I sometimes mention a former classmate of mine who is a splitting image of Airiin…..it’s really true..she was in band class one grade below me but when I first saw C-ute I was so thinking…….e~h!? they look alike!! =) I mean really look alike…like twins look alike! 😮 (*sigh*)…….I would post her photo up but I don’t know if she’d be okay with that as we sadly lost touch with one another since high school……..so long ago. 😦

25 04 2009
James

Oh, I love Okinawa, don’t get me wrong. It’s a beautiful place……… for the longest time I’ve wanted to go there, even before I got interested with Japan I wanted to go to Okinawa (… perhaps due to The Karate kid movies 😀 Loved those movies …) One of my friends is half Okinawan as well 😀

You’ve mentioned your friend before, and it made me curious. I’ve never seen anyone who looks like a H!P member before……. must be kinda cool 😀 And to be twin material, that’s really alike~! But that sucks about loosing contact, that’s happened to me. It’s not a nice feeling D:

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