I know I have been a very bad Yu Aoi fan. First off, I had only a faint idea she was going to release a new photobook via HMV Japan, but since her website didn’t mention a thing, I didn’t think it was such a big deal. In any case, I ran into some of the photographs in my daily runs through Weibo — and voila!
I thought I should buy it. xD
I could be wrong, but this is the first time Yu collaborates with photographer Yoshihiko Ueda (ä¸Šç”°ç¾©å½¦) — if you check his website, at the moment, you can see some clear shots included in the photobook.
Part of the PB was shot in NYC — so for all of you Yu-chan fans living in NYC… she was there and you didn’t know~~~ hahaha. And the other part of the book was shot in Hayama (è‘‰å±±), Kanagawa prefecture.Â The whole concept of the book is that of “dreaming” so there’s many blurry shots, and shots of Yu-chan looking sleepy. Don’t get me wrong, some were very artistic and I think would work great as new stylish headshots for her ;P
As you can see, the simple hardcover is blue with the title. The book comes in a second cover of Yu-chan in the cover and all the credits. Because of that second cover, I recommend just opening the book on one side to keep the plastic on. Then again… that’s a personal preference of mine.
I’m a little bummed that there’s no text at all (not that I can read much of it), but I just always kinda enjoy “reading” of some of the happenings during the photoshoot.
I also miss Yu-chan’s smile. LOL Because of the themes, there’s no glowing. Then, of course, I remember that Yu-chan is not an early-twenties youth who’s supposed to cheer me up. The whole thing then reminds me of how much time (and money) I’m investing in this fandom.
Somebody tell Yu-chan about her biggest fan? xD
You can get the book at YesAsia, but for people that don’t qualify for their Free Shipping… I recommend HMV Japan. The HMV price + the EMS shipping is pretty much the price tag on YesAsia. And I LOVE HMV Japan, they’re so professional and prompt~ it’s hard not to be glad to pay for their service.