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In Topic: Makino Maria (牧野真莉愛)

07 March 2017 - 09:21 AM

^ Wow think we all need a cool down after these latest shots! (well once the HQ shots come out...) :)

Oh and related to that -- has anyone seen an online shop that sells the regular/physical version of Shonen Sunday? I've been looking for a copy but only seen ebook versions.  Maybe they'll show up in a few days though.


Fukuchan and Maria had a TV appearance together:

Couple shots from that.




Also the WBC (World Baseball Classic) is starting, so we'll not doubt be seeing regular updates from Maria on that.  I really hope she gets the opportunity for some TV appearances related to it!




(Sorry this was just another cute pic of Maria from Sakura, still wondering what they were working on together..)



Maria holding her YM cover & top feature, and Maria showing some Fighters love:


In Topic: Morning Musume (モーニング娘。)

06 March 2017 - 06:21 AM

I think MM is maybe acknowledging reality a bit (as Snipey aptly pointed out above) that they can't go all over the world to do handshake meetings,etc. in the middle of a release.


Several of the girls (I believe Fukuchan, Eripon, Ayumin and Kudo(?)) mentioned on their blogs that they are having a special ZDA (Z=全世界,D=同時,A=アンサー) (worldwide simultaneous answer) blog Q&A session from around the world, so get your questions posted on their blogs:


Ayumin explains it:


In Topic: Makino Maria (牧野真莉愛)

06 March 2017 - 06:02 AM

Thanks for the UTB+ interview translation, very nice!


Set of higher quality pics, will put in spoiler for those with weak hearts, prepare yourself. :)




I did notice it still says she is 165cm here so maybe someone jumped the gun on saying 168cm, or they read it somewhere else not sure.


Young Magazine did a nice job though, they even got her love of baseball in and plenty of info about MM which is also good to see.


Also made several news sites:






Can't wait for the upcoming "HaruMaki Combi" :)

In Topic: Makino Maria (牧野真莉愛)

05 March 2017 - 11:15 AM

Well just some early shots from Young Magazine (I'm sure better ones will appear)


Also I guess Maria's profile is now saying she is 168cm, so she's definitely still growing.



She's looking even more beautiful all the time!


やばい! :ph34r:


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From what the text is saying the Shonen Sunday photo shoot with Haachin will also have some swimsuit shots.


All I have to say is all these magazines are must have for Maria fans. :)

In Topic: Morning Musume (モーニング娘。)

04 March 2017 - 09:21 AM

Yeah even though we'd like them to visit outside of Asia the fact is many fans are from those areas so they need to keep up support there. (plus well Asia is easy and cheap to visit for them)


I usually see this (or the Japanese version) posted on JP sites when they start making trips overseas (obviously H!P has their own tools to gauge sales,views,etc. but this is something we can look at):



It'd be fun to think the girls have some say in where they go, but H!P is a business at the end of the day and that will drive where they go more than anything.


Also just wanted to say really looking forward to those upcoming MM TV appearances! :)