Natsu Ichi, Official Tokyo Idol Festival x Weekly Playboy Photobook Out Now!
Just when you thought that this summer couldn’t get any hotter, the Tokyo Idol Festival and Weekly Playboy Official collaboration photo “mook” (combination of magazine and book), Natsu Ichi (release date: July 25) is here!
Featuring 128 idols from 72 of the groups appearing at Tokyo Idol Festival 2016, the highlight of the promotional video includes the Natsu Ichi All-Star Idol 8: Aina The End (BiSH), You Kikkawa, Kokoro Shinozaki (petit pas!), Minami Sengoku (UPUPGIRLS (KARI)), Hikari Takiguchi (drop), Marina Nagasawa (Houpuri Youth), Ai Negishi (PASSPO☆), and Koume Watanabe (SUPER☆GiRLS).
Included in the Special Gravure section is Nana Asakawa (SUPER☆GiRLS), Minami Chisato (Idol College), Rena Sato (Magical Punchline), Manami Arai (UPUPGIRLS (KARI)), and Misaki Misato (drop).
Taking part in the Gravure Challenge section is: Wa→Suta, Kamiyado, and Anime Ouen Project (AOP).
In addition to that, the 6 finalists of the Natsu Ichi audition have been announced. Those who buy the mook can vote for their favorite and also vote during at Tokyo Idol Festival’s Doll Factory stage on August 7th from 3:20pm to 4:20pm. Here are the 6 finalists in alphabetical order.
Kana Asahi (Girls Symphony)
Rito Ichinose (palet)
Mariri Okutu (dance for philosophy)
Yui Sakurai (Pink Babies)
Hinata Yagi (Petit PASSPO☆)
While this is just a small sample of what will be on the 96-pages of Natsu Ichi, the official site also lists former SKE48 member Rena Matsui, Kana Nakada (Nogizaka46), Hina Kawago (Nogizaka46), and Nana Asakawa (SUPER☆GiRLS) will be appearing in an “idols who love idols” section. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48/AKB48), Minami Kato (NGT48), Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46), Nagisa Sakaguchi (AKB48 Team 8), and Narumi Kurano (AKB48 Team 8) will take part in a special 48/46 group gravure section. Most importantly, will the winner of SAKIDOL ACE SURVIVAL SEASON 5 finally be announced? All this for the ridiculously low price of 1,000 yen and you don’t even have to go to Tokyo Idol Festival to get it!
Tokyo Idol Festival 2016 Official Website (English): http://tokyogirlsupdate.com/tif2016/
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