It's a very nice 144 page softcover book. Each and every of the first 64 girls gets at least a full page picture for herself. The first sixteen get more, of course, and there are many group pictures. The photos are bright and beautiful. The girls' names systematically have english transcriptions and that's all that really matter as far as reading goes :-) I like the idea of using the swimsuits to make discreet categories. The selected girls all have a one-color bikini, the undergirls have bikinis with patterns, the next girls have a one piece swimsuit or a large top and the future girls have white bikinis. This is the kind of details that keeps you interested. This is the first book I bought about AKB48 and I made the right choice. It's a real bargain! The cherry on the cake is that it comes with a bonus A1 size poster, featuring Sashihara Rino on one side, and the 16 selected girls on the other. So I not only have my first book on AKB48, but also my first AKB48 poster. I'll have to be on the look out for a similar publication next year...
Books are basically written in Japanese except for bilingual books or ones indicated as not written only in Japanese.
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AKB48総選挙!水着サプライズ発表 2013 (AKB48スペシャルムック) / 集英社
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