WILD: Hazuki MyStar Stardom Photobook Review


Starting in late 2018, Stardom began a new photobook series, called MyStar, with their top wrestlers getting their own smaller photobook all to themselves. Hazuki was the third wrestler to be featured, following Mayu Iwatani and Starlight Kid.

Full Details

Title: WILD: Hazuki from the Stardom MyStar Series
Release: December 2018
Pages: 30
Cost: ¥2,000
Where to Buy: Currently Unavailable

As mentioned above, these are smaller (and cheaper) photobooks than Stardom usually puts out, however that does not mean the quality of the photobook is negatively impacted. Stardom at this point has become almost as good at producing photobooks as they are at producing wrestling shows, and the effort put into this photobook shows this. Even though the photobook features a single wrestler, there are still multiple scenes/scenarios presented that fit the personality of the wrestler so its not just random scenes chosen at the whim of the photographer. For Hazuki’s photobook, many of the photos feature Hazuki in the gym as she has been focusing on her fitness in the last year, making the presentation feel more natural. Other settings include Hazuki in her ring attire and in more casual attire. While Stardom at times gets some flack regarding the age of their wrestlers, Hazuki would have been 20 or 21 when these photos were taken so nothing unseemly in that regard. While the smaller size of the book may discourage some, it is still a quality photobook overall. Here is a sample of photos from the photobook: