Suzuka Nakamoto Autograph

Posted: March 13, 2018 in Babymetal, Books, Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General, Music (general)

I blogged about this 2013 Sakura Gakuin book a couple of weeks ago. Pretty sure now that the “Graduation” book was signed by Suzuka Nakamoto herself although I still need details. Here is a snapshot of that particular page. Now this could be in print, but it looks real to me. Also, I have heard talk about these Sakura Gakuin books having autographs within them, making them just a little more special. Or in this case, incredibly special. Well Su, if you see this, know that this copy is safe in Östersund, Sweden.

Babymetal rules.

(My image from said book, cover inserted)

  1. Andrew says:

    Hello, would you tell me how much you paid and where did you get this signed copy? Therer was another signed, pre-owned one on eBay, but the signature is in different page.

    • I have bought a lot of stuff from eBay in Japan. I saw copies of these books from outside of Japan but avoided these in case they were bootleg jobs. So I bought it from Japan, probably a little bit more expensive but I felt it worth it. Can´t remember exact source now but I always buy my stuff from sellers that have very high ratings. Probably payed around 150-200 dollars for it. Have not heard anything that indicates that the autograph is not real and this blog post has been up for a while. Hope that helps. Cheers, MIKE

      • John says:

        I’ve recently got into collecting BM/SG merch and have started looking for signed/autographed photo books to buy. Regarding your copy and the Su signature, I’m led to believe that’s printed as all other nendo grad photo books contain a page of printed signatures and a message. Andrew is right in mentioning that signed autographs do appear on the inside of the front/back cover of some of the photo books.These are hand signed in black texta/marking pen and sometimes the signed autographs do vary in appearance from photo book to photo book when compared.

        Whether this is a sign of forgery, I’d like to think not as there are examples of printed signatures of the grads on other merch which too show variations. Also, considering the amount of items they would have to sign their autographs on it isn’t too hard to fathom that shortcuts could be have been taken as some of their signatures include drawings, hands got tired thus forcing a warped stroke or error, numerous sessions undertaken with not necessarily the same texta/marking pen every time, etc.

        From my understanding (although not 100% sure), there are an allocation of photo books that are signed by the grads in advance and these are sold as a presale item through Asmart, can be bought from Tower Records, some book stores, at the graduation itself, or collected at a handover event. As of yet I am still to discover any mention of a grad book featuring fake signed autographs, so that least offers some reassurance.

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