TCS: Tokyo Cyber Squad MyStar Stardom Photobook Review

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

Full Photobook Details

Title: TCS: Tokyo Cyber Squad from the Stardom MyStar Series
Release: September 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 the photobooks released thus far, this was probably the hardest to find Internationally and the prices on eBay soon after its release reflected that. This photobook is different than all the rest in the series so far, as it features not one wrestler but three. Hana Kimura, Jungle Kyona, and Konami are the top wrestlers in the Stardom faction Tokyo Cyber Squad and are featured in this photobook in both group and solo pictures. Two of the wrestlers (Hana Kimura and Jungle Kyona) already had their own MyStar photobook so they are double dipping. The bulk of the pictures here seem to be taken from the same photoshoot, but there are some pictures (such as #3 below) that clearly came from a different shoot so there is still some variety. Konami doesn’t get a lot of photobook love from Stardom so its nice to see her at least somewhat featured, while Hana and Kyona are of course always a delight. For being so different from the other books in the series, this one gets some special credit, even if I would have liked for Konami to get her own as well. Here is a sample of pictures from the photobook: