Act Yasukawa Retirement Photobook Review

Act Yasukawa Retirement Cover

The Act Yasukawa Retirement Photobook is one of the most popular and sought after Stardom photobooks in their history. Released in 2015, all copies were signed on the front cover by Act and were only sold by the promotion at live Stardom events. You can read reviews for more photobooks on the Joshi Photobook Reviews page.

Act Yasukawa Retirement Photobook Details:

Title: Act Yasukawa Retirement Photobook
Release: December 23rd, 2015
Cost: ¥2,500
Where to Buy: Third Party Vendors (Ebay, Buyee. Toudoukan, etc.)

During her brief wrestling career, few wrestlers in Stardom left more of an impact on Joshi fans than Act Yasukawa. Universally loved, her story of fighting through a rough childhood and battling Graves’ Disease made her a popular underdog wrestler, overcoming odds throughout her career to reach the upper tier of Stardom. Sadly, her in-ring wrestling career came to a premature end, and she was forced into an early retirement. To celebrate and highlight her career, Stardom released a photobook at her retirement show in December of 2015.

To say this photobook is a must for fans of Act Yasukawa would be an understatement. Since her career wasn’t very long, the photobook covers every aspect of her career, from her early days in Stardom up through her final matches. Some photos from past Stardom photobooks are included as well, as the photobook has a nice variety of modeling-style photos, in-ring photos, posed photos with her titles or partners, year highlight pages, and also some casual photos. The photobook does include a photo from the Yoshiko Incident, which may make some fans uncomfortable but it was a pivotal moment in her career and Stardom must have felt it was too important to completely leave out. All photobooks were signed on the front as well, making them a major collectible for Act Yasukawa fans. With over 50 pages (all in color), the Act Yasukawa Retirement Photobook may be my favorite Stardom photobook ever released, as it highlights one of the brightest and most popular stars the promotion ever had. Here are a sample of pictures from the photobook: