The AW Idol Index – July 1, 2007

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A strictly self-indulgent look at who matters to me right this very moment and why. Looking back, I haven’t actually been thinking a lot about idols this week. There’s been some good news that’s reflected in the index, and a new PV that caught my eye, but mostly I’ve been spending quality time with the baby… and looking at the Momoko photobook…

5. AKB48 (Pop Idol Group
Last Week: –
Total Weeks on Index: 1

Bingo! Okay, the song hasn’t really had an impact on me just yet, but again I love the video. Human trafficking? A prison ship? Ahhh, how wonderful to have an idol group whose videos have bizarro plots running them! That said, I gotta learn the name of individual girls sooner or later. The “Love Raspberry Juice”-like prison boards should help in that respect, if they all didn’t blur in group shots anyways.

4. Yua Aida (AV Idol)
Last Week: –
Total Weeks on Index: 2

The newest Moodyz release for Yua Aida finally begins to push the envelope some and be more extreme… which at first dismayed me, as I didn’t want her to take the same route as Mozawa. However, Woman Teacher, Hard Rape, Gang Bang Fuck isn’t nearly as onerous as the title suggests. The trick is that Yua Aida isn’t much of an actress – she doesn’t make her “forced” sexual attacks seem all that plausible, especially since she winds up at her usual moan-and-groan pleasure princess routine halfway through a scene. As always, this release has a clear sense of Yua enjoying her work, which is what makes her true idol material.

And in related good news, Mozawa’s kira*kira release lightens up on all the nasty violent stuff. So maybe the S1 exodus wasn’t such a bad thing after all…

3. Nagase Miyu (Pop Idol)
Last Week: –
Total Weeks on Index: 2

Aha! Miyu is coming back after all! And she’s looking quite hot, to boot! I’m wondering if she was just waiting to finish her schooling, but a single and album will be coming our way this autumn. Many questions remain: Why did she dye her hair? Is she going to do rock or folk? Or will she give up the guitar and continue her previous solo path of R&B? While I wasn’t particularly thrilled with those two singles, I have to say that I’m very proud of how the Zone girls have diversified and pursued different sounds post-breakup. And really, why did she dye her hair?

Now again, if only Tomoka will return as well, I’d be sooo happy.

2. Shihono Ryo (Junior Idol)
Last Week: 3
Total Weeks on Index: 5

Did I already say I love the non-bikini shots in Seasons even more than the bikini shots? Well, I still do. Here’s another great one.

1. Tsugunaga Momoko (Pop Idol)
Last Week: 1
Total Weeks on Index: 6

I’m still in her thrall, and I’m in no rush to escape her terminatrix idol clutches. momo has been a complete joy to page through every time, I’m becoming addicted to Momoko and all her genkilicious pedolicious scrumptious idol goodness.

I am surprised that nobody’s posted full scans from the photobook yet – I keep thinking that every time I mention it, I’ll be proven wrong. Anyway, more scans from me soon enough, if this sad state of affairs continues. That said, the lack of full scans may be a way for the wota to encourage sales for the book: no freebies, you’ve gotta pay if you want a full taste of Princess Peach. (Of course, this assumes that all the wota have somehow agreed to this, which seems a bit of a stretch…)

Speaking of which, consider the guy who took the above picture. (Thanks to Craig for sharing that shot, though I know it pains him that this wota has so many copies and he’s still waiting for his one copy from YesAsia.) Five, six copies, I can understand. But this seems a tad… excessive. Then I remember the effect Momoko has on me, and I sorta kinda understand. Sorta.

Okay, not really. That could be a freaking Xbox 360 sitting there on his floor, and maybe a half dozen photobooks instead. But we each follow our own bliss, right?

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8 Responses to “The AW Idol Index – July 1, 2007”
  1. Craig says:

    LOL @ Momo’s PB pic hehe 😛
    I think she could be the next Ayaya =)

    And what is that Wota spelling out on the floor anyway? I don’t understand…

  2. kde says:

    he spelled out “momo” in katakana. (lol) It’s funny you mention Matsuura Aya, because that’s what Momo’s solo in the latest concert reminded me of, vintage Ayaya circa 2002.

  3. Garamond says:

    もも = momo 🙂

  4. Julia says:

    Craig, the wota is spelling out “momo.”
    See, Japanese school is working! XD

  5. Julia says:

    Oh and that’s a really pretty picture of Ryo. She actually kind of looks like a Korean actress there, to me…but yeah, that’s just a really really pretty picture of her, and a well-taken shot. Very impressive.

  6. Craig says:

    IC IC IC… Hmm… something new for me to google then *_*

  7. Garamond says:

    Yeah sorry it was in katakana: モ
    The hiragana も is a bit similar though. :p

  8. Craig says:

    O goddam 😆 so what’ve I been googling?!