CALL: Yurie Kozakai 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. Yurie Kozakai was the tenth to be featured in the series, following Mayu Iwatani, Starlight Kid, Hazuki, Jungle Kyona, Momo Watanabe, Utami Hayashishita, Arisa Hoshiki, Saki Kashima, and Hana Kimura. CALL: Yurie Kozakai was released in July 2019. You can read reviews for all the MyStar Series photobooks released so far on the Joshi Photobook Reviews page.

Full Photobook Details

Title: CALL: Yurie Kozakai from the Stardom MyStar Series
Release: July 2019
Pages: 30
Cost: ¥2,000 (or for $20.00)
Where to Buy: Third Party Vendors

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.

Of all the books in the MyStar Series, this was certainly the least expected. While all the other books feature popular wrestlers, Yurie Kozakai is not a wrestler but rather Stardom’s ring announcer. She started her role for Stardom in 2018, she is also a voice actor and a model as well. Yurie’s photobook isn’t typical in that there aren’t really any PG-13 pictures, it is mostly pictures of her in casual attire. As with all Stardom photobooks these days, it is very well shot and there are a variety of outfits/settings to freshen things up. Its a nice change of pace and its cool that Stardom is featuring someone different, but it certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea since she flies more under the radar and none of the photos border on scandalous. Here are a sample of photos from the photobook: