MACHIDA KEITA for josei seven [09.2021]
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Meiko Kaji (梶芽衣子)
Scanned from the March 31, 1977 issue of Josei Seven (女性セブン).
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*image source: Hey Say JUMP World on facebook (tysm ♥ for sharing!)
2017 May 18th Josei Seven 女性セブン
Tune into Little Tokyo Life today, 8/29 (24:12-25:00), for an exciting episode with Hey! Say! JUMP and an eel expert!
And will Anago-san make a special appearance?
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Ninomiya at Haneda Airport
Beyond the gossips, here is the paparazzi shots! I don't mind here what is the real issue, what is the true about nino & ito. I post here the scoop from Josei Seven because this blogs is an archive of paparazzi photos.
Enjoy the papapics
Nino at Haneda airport in slippers!
Nino at the car
Ninomi walking carrying two bottles
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Japanese Comics of the 2010s Part 2
Continuing my retrospective on Japanese comics during the 2010s, to go back a smidgen further Shojo Beat Magazine had its last issue in July 2009. However, the label itself has soldiered on and still publishes many volumes of manga each month for an audience from teens to adults. Admittedly I’ve had my ups and down with the imprint over the years and my purchases over time are fewer than before. However, VIZ Media also brings such titles out occasionally in its general or signature line as well. I’ve previously reviewed the ongoing Shakespearean inspired Requiem of the Rose King (VIZ) by Aya Kanno. Bloody Mary (Shojo Beat) by Akaza Samamiya, a slightly odd vampire series is also another more recent title that made my shelf since I enjoy different and quirky takes on one of the most popular creatures of folklore.
Though in English Shojo Beat is still without a doubt the iconic brand of Japanese comics aimed at girls and women, I’ve got titles from five more publishers on this 2010s list too…
The Angel of Elhamburg
Just as gorgeous and melancholic as previous titles by Aki, The Angel of Elhamburg is about the long-term relationship between two friends, one who will rise to become King aided by the other and the presence of a reappearing angel at the castle. The English edition by Yen Press is particularly attractive in hardcover with colour inserts.
No. 6, a novel series by Atsuko Asano which began in 2003 published by Kodansha, in 2011 also saw an animated adaptation and with artist Hinoki Kino a nine-volume comic adaptation. A sci-fi story set in a utopian country (or is it dystopian?) with action, thrills, tragedy and queer characters is a fine example of genre fiction. With stronger and growing English light novel market in recent years, here’s hoping the original source material will also make its way over in the future.
The Prince in His Dark Days
A gender bender variation on The Prince and the Pauper this is one series that if you’re unfamiliar with artist Hico Yamanaka can unexpectedly carry a punch. Or maybe if you’re having some dark days yourself this is a comic that will speak to you. In English from Kodansha Comics USA.
Something of a sensation with an animated adaptation as well, Orange by Ichigo Takano is a title still on my TBR list. I could use the excuse the series hasn’t exactly ended with a seventh volume in the works. But I also know its subject matter around the suicide of a classmate and the effects to a group of friends isn’t going to be an easy read. Also, because it’s a story that shows some of the very powerful capacity of fiction. Exploring what is impossible, trying to change the past. Available in English from Seven Seas.
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Mikuri Moriyama is a young adult out of college with a good degree, yet struggles to be employed. When she ends up working as a housekeeper it’s the start of a surprising relationship. This 11-volume series with a large cast of adult characters in different phases of their lives has also been adapted to a live-action drama. A title that is part of the digital-first initiative by Kodansha Comics USA, it’s unfortunate The Full-Time Wife Escapist may be one series that is overlooked.
Stories from 311
Unfortunately, the decade also saw a disaster like the March 11, 2011 Great Tôhoku Earthquake. Many creators responded in the aftermath, one example Stories from 311. This two-volume charity anthology with 10 artists contributing short comics is digital-only in English available on Bookwalker Global.
Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card
Of the many titles the team of CLAMP have developed over the years their mid-90s to 2000s magical girl series Cardcaptor Sakura might be counted as one of the few that fans could recommend for a story with decent length but, also actually having an ending. An exploration of different forms of love and relationships it holds a lot of nostalgia for me as I’m sure others. However, return to it all these years later they have with these characters a little older, and the cards too once again changing. Available in English from Kodansha Comics USA.
She and Her Cat
With so many stories making a jump to the screen, here is one that came from screen to page. A year in the life of a woman and her adopted cat. Simple yet profound artist Tsubasa Yamaguchi does beautiful justice to this story by Makoto Shinkai. Available in English from Vertical Comics.
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Meiko Kaji (梶芽衣子)
Scanned from the July 18, 1973 issue of Josei Seven (女性セブン).
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e a r t h; a playlist for tamura yumi’s seven seeds (listen)
these wildfires grow and grow
until a brand new world takes shape
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~Sennen Meikyuu no Nana Ouji~
Sennen Meikyuu no Nana Ouji
English: The Seven Princes of the Thousand Year Labyrinth
A young man, Ewan Juno, awakens to find himself imprisoned in an unknown place, surrounded by stone walls and seemingly endless corridors. Ewan learns that he is one of eight young men, all sent to this strange place—the Thousands Years Labyrinth. Each of them is a candidate to be the next emperor, but only one among them will have the power to choose whom it will be. As each man struggles to survive, Ewan must navigate the shifting landscape of the labyrinth and its multitude of traps, if he is ever to escape and learn the truth behind the labyrinth's dark secrets.
Author: Haruno Atori (Story), Yu Aikawa (Art)
Genres: Action, Mystery, Fantasy, Josei
Tell me what’s your favourite cover, ships and favourite character if you’d like :D
Manga Series - Masterlist
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New Lesbian Manga ‘Even Though We’re Adults’ from Acclaimed LGBTQ Creator Released in English
The first volume of Yuri manga series Even Though We’re Adults (Otona ni Natte mo) was released Tuesday in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. This is the latest English release by celebrated LGBTQ manga creator Takako Shimura, whose other works include Wandering Son and Sweet Blue Flowers. Unlike some of her other romances, this story is purely about a romance between adult women.
Seven Seas Describes the manga:
Ayano, an elementary school teacher in her thirties, stops by a bar one day and meets another woman named Akari. Sparks fly as the two chat, and before the night is over, Ayano even goes in for a kiss. Akari is intrigued but confused…especially when she discovers that Ayano has a husband! Both Ayano and Akari are about to find out that love doesn’t get any easier, even as you grow older.
Even Though We’re Adults is serialized in josei magazine Kiss. Four volumes are published in Japanese by Kodansha.
The first volume is translated into English by Jocelyne Allen, with adaptation by Casey Lucas and Lettering by Rina Mapa. Volume 2 is scheduled for release in June, 2021.
You can check out the first volume of Even Though We’re Adults today digitally and in paperback: https://amzn.to/3oZUZXK
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hello you! Just wondering what are your favourite cowboy films? Asking for someone whose in quarantine 😏
why thank you for asking!! i was asked this question before i so i have a list ready to go.
my personal top westerns:
- butch cassidy and the sundance kid (my fave movie of all time)
- the man who shot liberty valance
- true grit (1969) (get ready for a lot of john wayne movies. i'm trash)
- rio bravo
- my darling clementine (also about wyatt earp and doc holliday, but it's 0% historically accurate. it's just one of the greatest westerns ever made)
- frontier marshal (based on the same extremely not accurate "biography" written about wyatt earp. it was the first movie about him and doc and doc in it just has SUCH a special place in my heart i love him sm!!!!) (also it's doc's birthday so how i could i leave this one out?!)
some of the classics/must-watches that i love:
- the sisters brothers
- 3:10 to yuma (either version is good but i'm a fan of the original)
- young guns
- fistful of dollars/a few dollars more/the good, the bad, and the ugly
- once upon a time in the west
- gunfight at the ok corral (also one of the only other movies about wyatt/doc worth your time but also pretty inaccurate)
- the magnificent seven (1960) (the remake is also fun)
- the outlaw josey wales
- basically, if clint eastwood is in a western, you see you that western. end of story.
like i said, i love john wayne (problematic, i know, but he is dead and therefore can't take my money anymore) so i'm trying not to recommend his entire western filmography, but here are a few others that i absolutely can't not mention:
- how the west was won
- red river
- 3 godfathers (but only because it sorta inspired a fic i wrote lol)
godspeed and sorry you have to quarantine! hope everything and everyone is ok and that you don't get bored out of your mind!
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