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May Mags - Duet, Potato, WinkUp, Seventeen

Another round of magazines ... Duet, Potato, WinkUp and Seventeen for May.

Although the official Johnnys site only promised posters in Duet and WinkUp, Potato also came through, so all three mags featured the photoshopping skills of various Japanese graphic designers to bring us the NEWS members together on the same poster. They did a pretty good job.

My main disappointment with these issues is that they continue the woefully pathetic level of non-promotion of Sakura Girl. Even though we waited a whole year for a new single, NEWS didn't manage to score a single cover of the 4 main mags (Popolo gives us everyone every month). NEWS had 3 covers for the release of Koi no ABO - Duet, Potato and Myojo. But since then they've had only one cover, being WinkUp to co-incide with 24Hour TV in August.

So given the lack of concern even from their own management, I'm left thinking there were many inside Johnnys who were surprised that there was still enough of a fanbase for Sakura Girl to sell as many copies as it did. Well done NEWS and their dedicated fans!







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hepii
Apr. 13th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing!!
the posters are gorgeous! ♥
kamishey
Apr. 13th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
thank you :D
ttmiron_yume
Apr. 13th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
thank you so much!
will always look forward for your scans =)))) <3
snow_meow
Apr. 13th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
thank you for sharing these scans.
I have always loved your scans as they are huge and includes NEWS posters that are in the magazines.

It is so hard to find scans of posters.
inala
Apr. 14th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
Yes, scanning the posters is actually the thing I started out doing - for that very reason. You either couldn't find them or they were only out there in pieces. And it's nice to see them in one piece, even though it's hard to get an idea of the size of a poster from a scan.
stinky259
Apr. 13th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
thanks! I love your scans because you do the posters too~
I've been holding off on buying JE magazines because I wanted to get something with NEWS on the cover. And... that hasn't happened yet. And no one knows why management seems to hate NEWS, argh. But I think I'll head down to the Japanese bookstore as soon as May comes around and pick up a copy of Wink Up for that poster.

^a lot of rambling and very bad grammar. basically: thanks for your nice scans xD
inala
Apr. 14th, 2010 09:59 am (UTC)
It's just weird that they got a few TV magazine covers when they're hardly ever on TV, and all the main mag covers went to NYC - not that their single even sold half that of Sakura Girl with all the attention and promotion. NEWS and NEWS fans continue to do it tough, but I guess we can cherish everything we have and don't waste the few morsels that we get.
ruxitzza
Apr. 13th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
thank you so much :)
sakura_chavez
Apr. 13th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
arigato! especially for the posters =)
yup, good job NEWS and to the supportive fans ✰
that's what you call love and loyalty
inala
Apr. 14th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC)
yup - we hang in there in spite of the lack of love their own management shows them! And it was good to see that all three of these mags did come up with posters.
dragon_bertha
Apr. 13th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!
johnnys_diary
Apr. 13th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks a looooot >.
akiha_tohno
Apr. 13th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing~ yay tegoshi cut his hair, Massu is cute as always, and lol at the solo Yamampi pictural.
ryochanlover
Apr. 13th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
GODAMMIT YAMAPI ever heard of smiling? -_-







taking some of them nontheless :)
saintkuruta
Apr. 13th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
thanks so much for sharing *O*!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kataomi
Apr. 13th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for those scans !!!!! ^^
newsxo
Apr. 13th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
I've been waiting for your gorgeous scans, thank you so much for sharing ^_^
chinx_00
Apr. 13th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing!! *hugs*
i'll be stealing everything!! >:]] wuhahaha!!
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