Cosmic Angels “Delicious!!!” Stardom Photobook Review

Cosmic Angels Delicious!!! Cover

After a bit of a break from the photobook business, Stardom came back with a bang in March of 2021 as they released three photobooks. One of the new photobooks focused on Tam Nakano’s faction, Cosmic Angels. You can read reviews for more magazine and photobooks on the Joshi Photobook Reviews page.

Full Details

Title: Cosmic Angels “Delicious!!!”
Release:  March 3rd, 2021
Pages: 64
Size: A4
Cost: ¥3,000
Where to Buy: Stardom Online Shop and Third Party Vendors

After Bushiroad purchased Stardom in late 2019, their photobook productivity seemed to slow as the new parent company focused on other aspects of the promotion. Only two photobooks were released in 2020, and the annual Stardom World photobook did not come out in January. Just as it seemed they were easing away from photobooks, Stardom surprised their fans with three photobooks released at once, including this one – Cosmic Angels “Delicious!!!”. Delicious!!! features the wrestlers in the Cosmic Angels stable – Tam Nakano, Mina Shirakawa, and Unagi Sayaka.

This is a very different style than the other two Stardom photobooks released at the same time. All three members of Cosmic Angels are former/current idols and the faction’s identity is partially tied to their appearances. They have given interviews that emphasize their physical characteristics and its not a coincidence that all three have experience being idols. Saying that, Delicious!!! certainly highlights their physical looks as most of the shoot has the wrestlers in bikinis or lingerie and taking part in playful poses. While all three have solo shots in the photobook, they also do a lot of pictures as a full group in a more interactive setting.

Cosmic Angels “Delicious!!!” may make some more conservative fans uncomfortable, but the direction of the photobook is the same as how the group acts in interviews and on social media, this is not an example of Stardom “forcing” wrestlers out of their comfort zone. This is a gravure-style photobook for wrestlers well versed in gravure-style photoshoots and all three look very comfortable in the photos. This photobook may not be for everyone, but if you enjoy the openness and more appearance-based side of Cosmic Angels then this is a photobook you will enjoy. Here is a sample of pictures from the photobook: