Shimazaki Haruka cuddles up with dogs for new AKB48 photobook

1 Jul

The new photobook which features AKB48 members with their dogs will go on sale 30 June 2014.

The photobook uses Shimazaki Haruka(Paruru) and her dog as the front cover, and also showcases Paruru’s cosplay of a dog. The rest of the photobook features the rest of the “Labrador Retriever” senbatsu members playing around naturally with dogs. A special corner is also dedicated to next generation aces Kojima Mako, Owada Nana and Nishino Miki, where they talk about dogs in a pajama party setting.

While the No.1 winner of this year’s general elections Watanabe Mayu was scheduled to appear on the frontpage, the cameramen were only able to capture her “stiff smiles” due to Mayuyu’s phobia of dogs. Therefore, they decided to use Paruru’s image instead, since she was able to offer her dog a “kami tai”(god treatment) smile.


This is the cutest photo i’ve seen! And poor Mayuyu, i have a phobia of dogs too so i understand..



9 Responses to “Shimazaki Haruka cuddles up with dogs for new AKB48 photobook”

  1. anonymous July 4, 2014 at 12:12 am #

    agree, never see paruru this cute, i wish she smiles more 🙂 btw is there any update news about acchan and her kabuki bf? i use google translates and it says the rumor was too big in japan? and people are starting to compare him with ebizo lol

    • allthingsjpop July 4, 2014 at 12:23 am #

      I don’t have any updates actually, since both never commented on it. Acchan and her bf continue to go about doing their work, and nowadays the bf gets headlines for himself for appearing in some drama/movie.

      I haven’t read about him being compared to ebizo, but i can see the similarities between them.

      • anonymous July 4, 2014 at 1:01 am #

        lol what a lucky dude…

      • allthingsjpop July 4, 2014 at 1:21 am #

        I was just browsing again and there’s a new article where he talks about his ideal type.

        “Someone who can tolerate.Someone who can walk 2 or 3 steps behind the husband. Also, she has to wear kimono.” However, despite such conservative views, he is fine with a girl chasing after him.

        You think he’s talking about Acchan here? Lol ….”someone who can tolerate” sounds like he expects his wife to forgive his philandering ways.

  2. anonymous July 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Jesus Christ. That’s so old fashioned… lol
    But you know, I won’t even surprised if Acchan becomes that kind of woman. Some girls are too blinded by love.

    • allthingsjpop July 5, 2014 at 12:44 am #

      I translated an article in the past, about how actresses think marrying into the kabuki family is a prestige. I don’t know which category Acchan belongs to, but that could be one reason. I have other reasons as well…but that would just lead to

      • anonymous July 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

        it’s fine, I’m curious as well 😀

      • allthingsjpop July 5, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

        It’s only my guess, but i think Acchan might be looking for a partner with some fame/status since her peers are linked to popular stars (*ahem* tomo). Whether this bf fits the bill is questionable but he is afterall the “prince” of kabuki.

        Also, i think she needs this relationship cos it’d help in her acting career in some way.

  3. anonymous July 6, 2014 at 2:43 am #

    Acchan is also popular. I think it will be better if she dates man who as popular as her.
    But this guy… not only he is from Kabuki, tall and good-looking but I just discovered that he graduated from Horikoshi high school. I read you have to be smart to get in there and Acchan ever said her ideal guy is smart, so… despite the lack of popularity, I can understand why Acchan liked him.

    And yeah, I remembered she mentioned that in one of her interviews with Takamina.

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