Akane Fujita Honey Photobook Review

Akane Fujita Honey Cover
While Stardom is the Joshi promotion most often associated with photobooks, Ice Ribbon has released a few photobooks over the years as well. The most recent Ice Ribbon wrestler to be featured in a photobook is the hardcore Akane Fujita. You can read reviews for more photobooks on the Joshi Photobook Reviews page.

Full Photobook Details

Title: Akane Fujita “Honey”
Release: September 14th, 2019
Pages: 60
Cost: ¥3,000
Where to Buy: Pro Wrestling JP Yahoo Shop

Akane Fujita has gained a bit of a following due to her willingness to do hardcore wrestling matches, but generally is still viewed as a midcarder in Ice Ribbon and has not won any major championships in her career. That makes her an unusual choice to have a solo photobook, however most of the bigger stars in the promotion have already gotten one so maybe it was just her turn to be featured.

The pictures in the photobook are about what you’d expect, but I would probably place “Honey” on the lower end if I was ranking Joshi photobooks from the last few years. There wasn’t a lot of variety (no pictures of Akane in her wrestling gear, for example), and even though the book is 60 pages a lot of the pictures felt similar to others. Akane wore different attires but the attires all followed a similar theme without a lot of different looks to mix it up. Just flipping through it, it felt very same-y which isn’t the feel you want from a photobook, some type of variance is ideal. For bigger fans of Akane Fujita, it is likely worth picking up, but for more casual fans of Akane or of Joshi in general this is probably a photobook that can be safely skipped. Here is a sample of photos from the photobook: