Well … You might open your can of “whoop ass” but I am going to beat you down when I open my can of “Paruru”!!!
Asahi soft drink corporation has released new promotional commercials for their product line of “WONDA” coffee featuring AKB48! WONDA promotional campaign spokes-idols are AKB48 members Haruka Shimazaki (島崎遥香), Mayu Watanabe (渡辺麻友), Minami Takahashi (高橋みなみ), Yuki Kashiwagi (柏木由紀) and Yui Yokoyama (横山由依).
They are pretty cute “Japan-is-crazy-type-commercials” which we all know and love. (But nothing as crazy as the music video at the end of the post.)
I actually liked the older WONDA cans when they had the photos of the members on the cans. Then, you could really “open up a can of Paruru”!
I’m gonna open me a can of Shimazaki-san !!!
Still, I would like to have the promotional poster!
You can see more commercials — one featuring each member for each day of the week — at the post by AKB48-Daily linked here.
Oh, and these commercial themes are also going to be worked into a new AKb48 music video. Here is the “short version”. The record company does not trust me with the long version. It is still 1:30 of funny.
Starlight: From the Sun to Neptune. Not all that long this time!
Haruka Shimazaki (島崎 遥香) is among the most popular members of AKB48. The adorably cute young Idol was born March 30, 1994 in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Her nickname is “Paruru”, but some fans refer to her as “Ponkotsu”.
What else? She is a pro at riding a unicycle. Her favorite snack is Jagabee (potato sticks).
Haruka Shimazaki’s modeling work has earned her a reputation as being one of the most beautiful faces on Japanese magazine covers. Of course she is a classic beauty dressed in kimono!
She received praise for her role in the Eien Pressure music video linked here, where she sang center. She does not wear a kimono in the film, but is cute as a button when she does those “fist pumps” – Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa.
Please enjoy the small slideshow here. I tried to make captions for each one. Did you know that you can make a “comment” for each individual photo in the slideshow. If you can think of funnier captions, please comment!
That SMIRK. She knows something I do not know.
But Paruru, I DON’T GAMBLE!!! Ok … Cho!
I thought I was going to lose my pants, but I only had to cash in my Goldfish.
Nice bowl. Hey, how did you know I was going to lose?
Just for cheating, you have to scrub the bathing room.
I get the message — you’re taking responsibility now!
Such a pouty face for such a beautiful young lady in a beautiful kimono. January 13, 2014
Hot Pepper Beauty 2014
Full-Length Hot Pepper
If you want to see more of “Paruru” please see my Haruka Shimazaki board on Pinterest linked here !
Dressed in a kimono, or otherwise, Shimazaki-san is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E !
What the hey?
When will I receive my Paruru Persocom order?
I had sent an order to the Persocom Company for one “Haruka Shimazaki” Persocom (Model # Paruru ZX81).
It has been weeks, I still have not received my order.
Anyone else experiencing problems with their Persocom orders?
Floral pattern Kimonos from AKB48 members Mayu Watanabe, Mariya Nagao, and Haruka Shimazaki!
Mayuyu, Mariya-chan, and Paruru looking lovely in floral kimonos!
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You can click each thumbnail to view full size image!
I also posted all three of these on a shared board I belong to on Pinterest.
Channeling Andy Rooney: Have you ever had a pin on Pinterest RE-PINNED, then the repin gets more “Likes” than your original post?
Not complaining … just sharing the kimono joy : )