Sunday, March 11, 2012

IDOLM@STER Blu-ray & Gravure For You! Vol. 4

And keeping with iDOLM@STER Blu-rays, last week I received iDOLM@STER Blu-ray & Gravure For You! Vol. 4 for PS3.

The episodes included are 9, 10 and 11, including the usual features (creditless endings and the extended episode previews from the website), and the extra commentary track is by Nakamura Eriko (Haruka), Shimoda Asami (Ami-Mami), Imai Asami (Chihaya) and Numakura Manami (Hibiki).

The usual postcards with the endings pictures

There's also a bonus dvd included; an one hour long recreation of GeroGero Kitchen (the variety show from episode 4) in live-action. The participants are Nakamura Eriko (Haruka), Imai Asami (Chihaya), Hara Yumi (Takane), Numakura Manami (Hibiki) and Sakaguchi Daisuke (the voice actor of the frog puppet) dressed as a frog and acting as the host and judge.

Like in the anime, the girls are paired in two teams named after frogs.

Hara and Numakura cooking. Unlike the anime counterparts, none of the girls is particularly skilled at cooking.

One of the dishes of the tree frog team is this jokingly named "Chicken breast meat with Aoi Tori sauce". The breast part is a jab to Chihaya running joke of being flat-chested, and "Aoi Tori" (blue bird) is Chihaya's main song (and note that in Japanese, both blue and green can be called blue).

The bonus booklet is the Model Sheet Collection Volume 2. Unlike the previous one, this one is more focused in background and location settings than in characters.

765 office

There's a few character setting for some specific clothes, like Azusa's wedding dress

And for Gravure For You! Vol. 4, the setting this time is in a rose petals shower photo sesion with the "Angel Swimsuit" and in the beach (again) with the "Flora Aloha Girl" costume.

As usual random shoots:

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