Filed under: Johnny's Entertainment, NEWS | Tags: Yamapi, Yamashita Tomohisa
Johnny’s artists usually portray good clean boys, but there’s a few who have had infamously naked photoshoots. Kimura Takuya has, of course, had his share. In recent years, anan magazine has featured full-nudity with female model photoshoots with Okada Junichi of V6 and, a year ago, Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun.
And with the release of February 13’s anan volume 1597, Yamashita Tomohisa has joined the ranks of Johnny’s who bare it all.
Compared to Matsujun’s shoot last year, Yamapi’s is extremely risque, with him posing in suggestive positions with an Ukranian model. Personally, I think the shots are awkward, and Yamapi looks like he’s angry and would rather be somewhere else, with clothes on – but hey, I’m not complaining that they feature him in something like this. I’ve included the scans, courtesy of baidu.com (probably not safe for work).
I’d say there’s too many shots of kissing and sexual positions, but still. Sexy.
This is nice publicity for Yamapi and NEWS; it portrays Yamapi in an extremely mature, sexual way, as opposed to the good-boy images that he had embodied for years. Although he had been leaning towards a mature image for awhile, this photoshoot has really kicked him over the threshold. Also, after Matsujun’s anan shoot, Arashi had a wildly successful year, and the fangirl part of me is hoping that the same will happen with NEWS.
My problem now is to find out how to get my hands on a copy of this issue since I can’t get to my nearest Japanese bookstore anytime soon.
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