TWIN ANGLE: Itsuki and Saya MyStar Stardom Photobook Review
Starting in late 2018, Stardom began a new photobook series called MyStar with their top wrestlers getting their own smaller photobook all to themselves. Itsuki Hoshino and Saya Kamitani were the 14th 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, Tam Nakano, Tokyo Cyber Squad, and AZM. TWIN ANGLE: Itsuki and Saya was released in November, 2019. You can read reviews for all the MyStar Series photobooks released so far on the Joshi Photobook Reviews page.
Full Photobook Details
Title: TWIN ANGLE: Itsuki and Saya from the Stardom MyStar Series
Release: November 2019
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 most of the photobooks feature 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.
This book was a bit more challenging to track down, as it was not sold in the Stardom International Store. Itsuki Hoshino and Saya Kamitani are Stardom’s two newest debuting wrestlers, with Itsuki just having her first match on November 23rd, 2019. TWIN ANGLE is a more… almost relaxed photobook with lots of bright colors and soothing tones. They take pictures both together and apart, with a bit more of a focus on Saya. Nothing slanderous or questionable here, as all of their outfits are regular clothing as they don’t even have pictures of them in wrestling attire. A pretty laid back way to end the series as it doesn’t pop off the page like some of the other photobooks, but considering both are new wrestlers it is still a fitting representation of them as it takes time for rookies to get the chance to really stand out. Here is a sample of pictures from the photobook:
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