Stardom World Vol. 1 Photobook Review

Stardom World Vol. 1 Cover

Every year, Stardom releases a photobook as part of their Stardom World series, which is their premium and largest photobook. It not only features photos of the roster but interviews and other information about the wrestlers as well. You can read reviews for more photobooks on the Joshi Photobook Reviews page.

Stardom World Vol. 1 Photobook Details:

Title: Stardom World Vol. 1
Release: January 2017
Pages: 126
Cost: ¥3,000
Where to Buy: Sold out from Stardom, currently on sale at Champion Shop

If you are going to only buy one Stardom photobook a year, the Stardom World series likely is your best bet as it is by far the largest of their photobooks and features the most wrestlers. Here are the wrestlers featured in Stardom Word Vol. 1:

  • Kairi Hojo (aka Kairi Sane)
  • Yoko Bito
  • Mayu Iwatani
  • Io Shirai
  • HZK (aka Hazuki)
  • Momo Watanabe
  • Jungle Kyona
  • Hiromi Mimura
  • Natsuko Tora
  • Arisu Nanase
  • Azumi (aka AZM)
  • Ruaka
  • Kris Wolf
  • Toni Storm
  • Kay Lee Ray
  • Tessa Blanchard
  • Santana Garrett
  • Chelsea Green
  • Owens Twins
  • Thunder Rosa
  • Holidead
  • Taya
  • Thea Trinidad (aka Zelina Vega)
  • Fuka

Most of the pictures focus on the wrestlers in their wrestling gear or casual attire with a few exceptions, unlike Model Mode and Bikiniing which focuses more towards lingerie and beachwear, respectively. With over 120 pages, even with the interviews and written details there is still plenty of room for pictures, with every wrestler having multiple pictures features. Many pictures are full sized, however some are half-sized pictures with the text around them. For a fan that doesn’t speak Japanese, the photobook may lose some of its appeal as it is a combination information/photobook, but for its reasonable price it doesn’t hinder the photobook from providing plenty of value. Here is a small sample of photos from the photobook: