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Still catching up.

And maybe I've been dragging my feet because with these issues we reach the end of an era.
These are the final issues of Duet, Potato and WinkUp that feature NEWS as a regular group. In that particular Japanese euphemism they have 'graduated' from these magazines as a group. As a mark of that Duet has a final manga, Potato gave them a cover and poster, and WinkUp had a poster.
So unless something truly extraordinary happens these will be my last scans of these magazines.
Duet 2018.04  --  25.1Mb  --  MEGA

POTATO 2018.04  --  40Mb  --  MEGA


WINKUP 2018.04  --  25Mb  --  MEGA




( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 6th, 2018 04:25 am (UTC)
This truely is the end of an era. The mags were something reliable to look forward to every month and with NEWS' history, you can't overestimate the importantness of "something reliable".
Thank you so much for sharing these scans and all the Potato, Duet and Wink Up scans up until now!
Jul. 6th, 2018 08:44 am (UTC)
Thank you))))
Jul. 6th, 2018 09:02 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Jul. 6th, 2018 11:11 am (UTC)
Thank you so much.
Jul. 6th, 2018 01:45 pm (UTC)
thank you
Jul. 6th, 2018 03:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you
Jul. 7th, 2018 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for all the efforts that you give to NEWS fandom and to NEWS themselves. Without people like you, it would be too hard for us to know NEWS more.
Jul. 8th, 2018 06:33 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing news scans all these years!!!
Jul. 9th, 2018 09:02 am (UTC)
Thank you)))))))))))))))
Jul. 10th, 2018 10:11 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for scanning and uploading those piles and piles of pages! You've built a great archive of NEWS' history in these magazines and it is such a wonderful resource.
Thank you so much! <3
Jul. 17th, 2018 12:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for all these years sharing NEWS scans. I have been through the graduation of toma, KAT-TUN and now NEWS T_T
thank again
Otsukare sama deshita
Aug. 2nd, 2018 10:30 pm (UTC)
hello, thank you for your hard work!
however i'm kind of 'new' in this fandom, what does it mean by 'finals/graduated'? does it mean that the group won't be appearing in these magazines again? why?
Aug. 3rd, 2018 01:41 am (UTC)
Hi. It's a very Japanese thing to say someone has 'graduated' when their time is up and they will no longer appear in something - a group, a tv show, magazines.

In the case of these magazines - the main 5 monthly magazines he feature the Johnnys groups do have a use by date. It depends on the age of the members these days, it used to be the age of the group. These days members turning 30 is the trigger point.

NEWS was the oldest group still appearing as a group. Other groups with older members like Arashi or K8 or Kat-tun haven't been appearing as a group for some time. Individual members will still appear for various things, but not NEWS as a group. These magazines are aimed at younger groups and younger fans.

But it's not the end. They will still appear in other magazines when there is a new single or some other event, it just won't be every month.
Aug. 4th, 2018 01:24 pm (UTC)
i see! thank you for the explanation :D
Aug. 14th, 2018 09:15 am (UTC)
It's funny to think about them being too old for these magazines. I remember buying them in person for the first time just for them. It makes me feel old too. Thank you for sharing.
Dec. 24th, 2018 10:41 am (UTC)
thank you!
May. 29th, 2019 02:24 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
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