I'm not sure what happened between those two pictures, but one of them has to be an optical illusion and I'm placing my bet on the top one.
(She may not be the Saya you're speaking of but not that far : https://images-cdn.9...25oD2D_700b.jpg, 12 year-old Momona).
The Saya I meant was actually Saaya Irie, it was 12 years ago and she was 11 years old. Here's a short article in English with pictures that will give you an idea (NSFW, unless U-15 gravure is safe at your work ). Pretty sure we had a thread about that on the BBS, but that would have been on the old one. Curiously, she's still active as an actress and model, and her (safe-for-work) Wikipedia page conveniently omits the details on what launched her career.
Enough derailing the thread though.
I remember this and I also remember feeling so, so bad for her. The exploitation of children is real. No matter how 'mature' someone may look she was still a kid. Ah man. I imagine myself at the same age I knew n o t h i n g.
Quote from the article - it’s fairly amazing what lengths even young girls will go to to “launch” a “career” even before they finish growing up
Ah yes because I'm sure she made all her own decisions at that age. Poor thing. She's probably seen it all by now. :/
By the way, on topic for this thread, have photobooks declined in popularity by a lot since lets say, 10 years ago? I see Mizuki came in the top 10 with only 900 sold? Is that nationwide?