Arihara Kanna- “Smile Again” DVD Covers Released

15 01 2011

The cover for Arihara Kanna’s DVD  titled “Smile Again” has been released.

Just by the looks of the cover and the back it looks as if they’re trying to make the theme “Hawaii” or hint that Kanna was in Hawaii. First off on the back cover it shows Kanna eating some “shave ice” which is a popular treat here in Hawaii. Next the lei on the front cover gives it away since leis are normally worn by visitors to the islands. Finally all the bathing suit shots of her hints of the beach/ocean but I wouldn’t take that last hint as Hawaii since a lot of DVD/PB has them in a bathing suit just posing.

I’m not sure what the front cover header says but I think of it sort of distracting from Kanna. The yellow everywhere in the front is sort of an eye catch and the circle with “Smile Again” just catches your attention fast. But they put it by Kanna’s face so you eyes may drift to her afterwards. The back cover isn’t too bad since there’s more Kanna than words and nothing stands out too much.

As for the title itself I’m not sure what they mean by Smile Again but it could have something to do with the way she left H!P or maybe it could be hinting as a comeback for Kanna. Either way hopefully all fans will support her and buy a copy when the DVD releases.

The release date is set for 1/27.

Amazon Product Page




2 responses

15 01 2011

I agree about the front cover – the bright yellow text and circle with the title definitely draw your eyes away from Kanna, who should be the focus of the cover. I also wonder why she isn’t smiling in the cover photo given the title. However, I don’t really like the back cover either. I find it a bit too chaotic and would prefer a single image rather than the montage of images they used, presumably all of which are found inside.

That being said, I always liked Kanna in C-ute and was sad to see her leave. I’m glad to see her getting some post-H!P exposure and hopefully I’ll be able to work this PB into my j-pop merch budget. Besides, you really can’t judge a book by it’s cover (this time literally, not metaphorically) so I’m guessing it’s got some really great photos of Kanna. She’s always been incredibly cute and has certainly grown up quite a bit over the last few years.

15 01 2011

I dont like her! =_=

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