DREAMY: Tam Nakano MyStar Stardom Photobook Review

Tam Nakano Dreamy Cover

Starting in late 2018, Stardom began a new photobook series called MyStar with their top wrestlers getting their own smaller photobook all to themselves. Tam Nakano was the eleventh to be featured in the series, following Mayu Iwatani, Starlight Kid, Hazuki, Jungle Kyona, Momo Watanabe, Utami Hayashishita, Arisa Hoshiki, Saki Kashima, Hana Kimura, and Yurie Kozakai. DREAMY: Tam Nakano was released in August 2019. You can read reviews for all the MyStar Series photobooks released so far on the Joshi Photobook Reviews page.

Full Photobook Details

Title: DREAMY: Tam Nakano from the Stardom MyStar Series
Release: August 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.

In typical Tam fashion, her MyStar photobook more closely resembles the pictures you’d expect in Bikiniing, as Tam has never been shy in her photoshoots. But there was still some variety here, as across the short photobook they traveled around to different locales and there are pictures of her in casual attires as well. There are no photos of Tam in wrestling attire, however, as her photobook was done ‘on location’ rather than in a studio where such a change of clothing would be more logical. Tam is very comfortable in front of a camera and it shows, she has a lot of confidence and that is evident in every shoot she does. Here is a sample of the photos in DREAMY: