Well, this was the last thing I expected to see in an issue of Weekly Playboy - former Morning Musume member Kago Ai doing a photoshoot. Actually, I can maybe understand a photoshoot. But one with gravure-like poses and a bikini? If it wasn't AIBON, I'd be less intrigued - honestly, this is insanely tame compared to typical gravure photoshoots, but I think because it's Aibon and in my mind she'll always be 15, that's why I'm so surprised.
Anyway, enjoy this pictorial, appropriately titled "ADULTISM." I've also included translations of the (corny) text on each scan. This can be found in the January 26th, 2009 issue of Weekly Playboy. It should be noted that Weekly Playboy and the Playboy most Westerners know of isn't the same - WPB is far more a gravure magazine than a nude model magazine, but there ARE nude models and AV stars who have photoshoots. On this month's cover is Minami Akina, a gravure idol who has become popular in recent months.
Ultra-Run to the Islands! You can't call her "Aibon" anymore. The scoop of the endless sexy shock of 20-year-old Kago Ai!!
The idol signs were influenced, they knew but perhaps they pretended not to realize.
Her body wrapped in charming outfits, singing about the existence of "dreams" and "hopes" in a loud voice, but she was a typical girl. Naturally she had the average desires. She wanted to love, and at times wanted to be sexy.
"She can be this sexy!?"
A 20-year-old girl is adult enough. If they're serious, well-aged women can make (people) into their slaves.
When she woke up to what a "woman" is, we fell in love with "Kago Ai." Now, Kago Ai will make you excited.*
(* It used the verb "tokimeku" - anyone know a better way to translate this?)
Kago Ai, who has no association, is this kind of sexy, fascinating, beautiful 20-year-old girl. Now is a new time. She really is a good woman.
Good things happened, and bad things happened. She laughed, she cried. She was happy, she was sad. And, Kago Ai became an adult. The truth is that she is 20-years-old inside now.
What do you guys think of this? Is she trying too hard to be relevant again if she's doing these sorts of magazines? It could be argued that she truly is starting anew, and let's face it - the majority of aspiring idols (including gravure idols and regular actresses) get their start doing photoshoots in gravure magazines. Do you think she can make a comeback?
SOURCE: the scans I found of WPB. :D