Mayu Iwatani and Io Shirai FOTO LIBRE 58 Photobook Review

Several FOTO LIBRE photobooks over the years have featured Joshi wrestlers, but only once did they give two wrestlers a book to themselves, and that was for the popular Stardom tag team Thunder Rock. You can read reviews for more photobooks on the Joshi Photobook Reviews page.

Full Photobook Details

Title: Mayu Iwatani and Io Shirai FOTO LIBRE 58
Release: 2016
Pages: 52
Cost: ¥2,750
Where to Buy: Depo Mart

The FOTO LIBRE photobooks series has been around for several years and is not promotion specific. The photobooks generally feature one wrestler and while most are masked wrestlers, its not a hard rule and in the past many non-masked wrestlers have been featured. Popular wrestlers such as Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask, Prince Devitt, Ultimo Dragon, BUSHI, and Io Shirai have had a FOTO LIBRE photobook, with some being featured multiple times. Only once has FOTO LIBRE focused on just two Joshi wrestlers, and that special honor goes to Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani, also known as Thunder Rock.

If you are interested Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani posing in the ring and backstage with their titles, this is not the photobook for you. FOTO LIBRE 58 focuses on modeling and bikini pictures as the photo shoot took place in Guam, showing Mayu and Io outside of the ring and in more playful settings. There isn’t any nudity of course, and it is not as risqué as some of Io Shirai’s other photobooks, but it is definitely geared more towards beach and modeling shots than wrestling shots. Since Io has done other FOTO LIBRE photobooks that covered that aspect of her life, maybe that was the thinking in taking this photobook in a different direction. If you enjoy that side of Io and Mayu, this is definitely the photobook for you, as it includes them in both solo pictures and together. Here is a sample of pictures in the photobook: