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19 February 2012 @ 08:31 pm
31 Days of Ladies: 31. Seki Megumi  
For my weekly post I've decided it's time of start a series of posts I've wanted to do for a loooong time! When I was first getting into jfandom, biases's Hovember posts were this super fun festival that introduced me to a lot of new people. However, they were all male-type people. :) There's always been much less of a concentrated fandom for the various women I love (though I notably remember alia's girlcrush series!), so that brings us to MY NEW CHALLENGE:
31 Days of Ladies

The basics:
I'm not good at posting on a strict schedule so rather than this being straight through for a month, I'm just going to make thirty one posts about women! Whenever I get there is fine!

This particular challenge I'm going to limit to Japan. Korea is a relatively new interest for me and it's just easier to mentally divide them otherwise I'll never narrow things down.

Since I love a lot of people (I love a lot of people), this isn't going to be a comprehensive list of favorites. I want it to be a bit of a mix of people I want to see more of and people I already love. So there will probably be NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS but that doesn't mean I don't love someone, just that I didn't feel like picspamming them for any number of reasons.

I will try to have them in a vague ranking BUT that might soon go to all hell when I want to picspam someone's face now rather than later. But I will try! :)

There might be more than one lady in a post!

So, if you come across a lady you like or you just want pretty pictures of pretty people being pretty, welcome! :) I tend to go on long google-imaging jags whenever I get interested in someone, so hopefully you can benefit from my obsessive searching tendencies. :DD

First up,
31. Seki Megumi

Name: Seki Megumi // 関めぐみ
Age: 26, born September 8th, 1985
Skills: Actress, according to her wiki entry "badminton and cash register operation". :D
Distinct features: Tall and lanky, huge eyes, beautiful in an almost in an alien way.
What I've seen her in: A stoic and lovely warrior girl in Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge, crushing on a hot geek in Honey and Clover, tweeting her way to friendship as the effervescent Peach in Sunao ni Narenakute.
Why she's on my list: She has something that really stands out. A lot of the things I have seen in her have been rather small roles but every time I came out thinking, "Man! Seki Megumi! I have to see more of her, she's great." ♥

So, Seki Megumi is a very lovely woman. :)

With her huge, lovely alien eyes. ♥

And also this slightly shy, awkward smile.

Wrapped up in these super long limbs. ♥ (Heh, I think she looks a lot like Shibasaki Kou here? Who will appear later on this list, this project is definitely showing me a TYPE I have. Though it's not like I only like this type... I like this type. XD)

She uses her face in really adorable ways! ♥

But there's also something I find really regal about her. She carries herself in this bold way, I think she can bring a lot of depth and badassery to her roles.

Case in point, the only lead role I have seen her in! I'm going to try not to put in-character photos in these posts but I had to comment on how badass and amazing she was in NegaHappy. Not everyone can successfully play an anime/manga character like they just leapt off the page but that's just what she did. ♥

She had me seriously convinced she could kick supernatural monster ass no matter what she had on hand. :DD

Sighhhhhhhh. ♥

I really want to watch her in LIFE (I really, really love the cast in general)... but that drama looks a little traumatic for me.

NegaHappy also gave me THIS amazing gift:

Oh yeahhhhh, formal wear accessorized with throwing knives! This is hitting a lot of buttons. ♥__♥

Just formal wear is good too. :)

Oh yes, I haven't mentioned this: there are so few good photos of her on the internet! I was shocked! This particular photoshoot was like water in the desert. ♥


Seriously, how cute is she!!

Thankfully, there are a good deal of pictures of her being adorable with her various co-stars. (Hi Shoooooooo. :D)

With Aoi Yuu for Hachimitsu to Clover! omg, look at their hands. ♥

With Kanjiya Shihori for this Sai-Ren movie I have not seen! But CUTE!

With Ueno Juri for that surreal, schoolgirls-with-powers movie that I really should watch! I think I remember aliaspiral and anenko talking about it. :)

With Jaejoong for Sunao ni Narenakute! I love her smile. :)

This is the other photoshoot I came across while desperate for pictures and just fell in love with. So I have to post a whole bunch from this, please bear with me and this bomb of loveliness. :D



She is just so lanky.


She has also done some really, awesome fashion stuff:



Also, from stalking her "celebrity style" pages, I have learned... her legs look incredibly long no matter what she wears. XD I approve of all the bright colors and odd jumpsuits. :D

So to sum up:


An excellent actress that makes you want to see more!

In real life, very cute with a sunny smile! (P.S. - I like that we get to see everyone in a baseball uniform at some point in Japan. XD)

AND THAT'S A WRAP! Thanks for coming, everyone! :D

Unofficial rule, I have to answer comments on the previous post before posting the next one!!
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peaches in the creases of a plastic bag: Ponyo happyphrenk on February 20th, 2012 07:33 am (UTC)
This is so great! I don't even know this lady, but you are very persuasive with your excellent pictures and captions. :D I'm excited for more in this series, hooray, you champion! ♥♥
Top: Actor: [Eun Hye] The most charming girltopazera on February 27th, 2012 07:00 am (UTC)
Yaaaaayyyyy, thank you for perusing even when it' not someone you know! I figure if I do this many people, I will eventually have something for everyone. :DD

ardently blueaoihikari on February 20th, 2012 08:04 am (UTC)

I remember her being Ayu from Honey and Clover the movie thou! Oh that version lol, I liked it! Even if I think Sho being Takemoto is so so so very weird. lol XP

and I totally like your type of ladies to love on. looking forward to the rest of the series!!! :3!
Top: 嵐: he shall be my squishytopazera on February 27th, 2012 06:58 am (UTC)
REALLY PRETTY~ Aha, some of the people on the lower end of my list are honestly going to be "okay, I haven't seen them in a lot, but they are SO PRETTY" picks. XD XD

I wasn't familiar with Honey and Clover before that version so I have no idea what they did wrong or right! It sure was pretty though. XD Which other versions have you seen/read? :)

ladies~~~ it's really hard to go wrong here. Thanks so much for your support, Tee! ♥♥
ardently blueaoihikari on March 4th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)

takemoto in the manga/anime is this bashful, dorky, sweet kid with no sense of direction for the future. He falls in love with hagu like in the movie, but then when he finds that morita and her have mutual feelings he runs away from it all, to a journey of self-worth if you will. I am explaining this wrong lol but yeah, I knew and loved of honey and clover WAY before I knew of real life adaptions and I find that toma's takemoto is more of a better fit for the dorky free roaming dude trying to find his place in the world.

Otai: daitorinotai on February 20th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
Pretty pictures <3
Top: Actor: [Eun Hye] The most charming girltopazera on February 27th, 2012 06:54 am (UTC)
Thanks, it was fun to spam~
flesh robot: {sailormoon} ilusomuchitsinsaneomgomgkatrinaswift on February 20th, 2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
She's so lovely! Which of her movies/dramas would you recommend for the jdrama noob?
Top: 嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!topazera on February 27th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
Yesssss, she is, I'm glad you think so! :D Aha, I'm probably going to be bad at reccing this low on my list! I haven't explored as much of these ladies dramas... Hmm, if you're okay with a bit of action/horror Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge was a fun movie for me and Seki Megumi is really good in that. I don't remember it actually being that scary or gory (...I don't actually like gory-horror movies myself) but it has been a while since I watched it. That's my number one pick!

Sunao ni Narenakute is a drama I enjoyed, most of the time, but it was too soapy for a lot of people so I can't... honestly rec it. XD I mean, if it didn't have Eita and Ueno Juri, I probably wouldn't have watched it but I didn't regret that I did? Anyway, it is about a group of friends that forms through Twitter and their often-melodramatic life events. XD

Edited at 2012-02-27 07:09 am (UTC)
prispsprisps on February 25th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
She so pretty!!!
I remember I was astonished by her when I watched Honey and Clover ^^
Top: 嵐: SHOOOOOOOtopazera on February 27th, 2012 06:45 am (UTC)
I know! So pretty!! Her face! I feel like it's probably hard for her not to catch your attention, with that face!

Honey and Clover was such a pretty movie in general too, prettiness everywhere. ♥