Picspam: Miura Haruma Calendar 2011
A Miura a Day Keeps the Johnnies Away
by Ender’s Girl
And for dyed-in-the-wool fans of Miura Haruma, there’s no better inspiration for the 365 days ahead than this guy’s charming little desk calendar. I found the scans of the calendar via Miura’s LJ comm, but good thing Nikki of Miura-Haruma.blogspot.com was able to post the raw photos on her site. (Thanks to jicks for nudging me in the right direction.)
My second reaction to the calendar (the first being, “Aaaaaaaaaaaa”) was that whoever conceptualized the photo shoot was a frickin’ genius by capitalizing on Miura’s boy-next-door image – the same image that has consistently fueled his mass appeal over the years. Here he’s shown to be just a regular guy — your Everyboy if you will: fresh, playful, parent-friendly and wholly accessible.
The stats don’t lie, either: in 49 out of the 72 photos (or a whopping 68%) Miura is seen doing regular, everyday stuff at home, be it eating/drinking/cooking (11 shots), doing his chores (4), doodling/writing (2), or just chilling (24). In a brilliant marketing ploy, the calendar is also quick to remind us — through the 5 bedroom/couch shots and the 3 bathroom photos — of Miura’s very subtle brand of sexuality. In other words, he can be hot — but never horny.
(Are you taking notes, Kamenashi?) Nothing overt, just suggestive enough of… well, the possibilities. But no worries, for the boy doesn’t bite. (At least, not yet.)
tampered tinkered with my favorite calendar shots (see example above). A word of caution: some of the graphics that I worked into the photos are a tad cheesy, while a few others are downright creepy. (And Imma say sorry in advance to jicks for dragging her name into a couple of the creepy ones, lol.) My corny graphics notwithstanding, you gotta admit — the boy is fine.
And last but not the least, my personal favorite…
So consider Miura Haruma the… healthier alternative to the other idoru and ikemen clogging the fangirlsphere. Daily doses of Miura have been scientifically proven to reduce the risk of JE-related diseases, the most dangerous of which being Yamaplegia (temporary paralysis of the facial muscles, resulting in an expression of utter vacuity, but accompanied by the rapid enlargement of the torso muscles) and Kamelepsy (a sudden but intense seizure characterized by severely impaired judgment, often resulting in obsessive internet searches of photographs and Youtube videos of a certain JE idol, and almost always followed by an overwhelming sense of guilt and self-loathing).
So, take your Miura vitamins every day, children. He’s good for the heart!
MOAR calendar photos @ Miura-Haruma.blogspot.com