Archive for July, 2016

Keiko Kitagawa interview article in “Maquia” April 2016 issue (English translation)

2016/07/31

Cover of “no gift” edition:

Cover of regular edition:

Unswaying in her beauty
Keiko Kitagawa: This is my Beauty Routine

Anytime she has a dream, she also has a strong sense of justice about achieving it. Just like the heroines she portrays, we get the impression that Ms. Kitagawa is a person who “can’t be swayed”. She’s got perfect looks, intelligence, wit and is firm in her behavior. But she doesn’t do it for the strength alone; it’s an inherent discipline. Ms. Kitagawa, what are some of the things in your life that are non-negotiable for you?

Beauty

Not being able to cut any corners is exhausting. But I like that about my work.

I keep my skin care routine as simple as possible, because I think it’s important to recognize that your body has the power to heal itself. I go to the gym and work with a trainer about three times a month, and I do a lot of running. When I was 24 years old, I quit eating all of my beloved junk food and got serious about taking care of myself. In my case, when I put in the work it’s easy to see the results when I’m on screen. If I cut any corners or cheat, everyone will be able to tell. So while I regret that I can’t cut any corners with my regimen, it’s better for me that I have a job that keeps me accountable.
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Rika Izumi graduation interview article and video for “Ray” February 2016 issue (English translation and fansub)

2016/07/26

“Even though I don’t know what’s going to come next, it’s important for me to keep ‘facing forward’.”

“When I first came to Ray, to be honest, I was full of anxiety.”

Now that she is graduating from Ray, we speak with Rika Izumi to get her thoughts – For the last seven and a half years she’s spent her days working with Ray. Today we meet to discuss her story; her memories of the good times and painful times. Ms. Rika shares her thoughts on her experiences both as a grown woman and a model at the agency.
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Select photos of Fumika Baba in “Weekly Big Comic Spirits” 11 July 2016 issue

2016/07/24


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Haruna Kawaguchi in “Entame” July 2016 issue (raw scans)

2016/07/22

Keiko Kitagawa in “TV Life” 1 July 2016 issue (raw scan)

2016/07/21

Promotional article for the TV drama Your Home is My Business: