Actor Shirota Yu (25) has just done his first fully nude photo shoot, appearing in the next issue of an-an, on sale March 9. The spread is part of a special feature called “Otoko no Karada” (“Men’s Bodies”). This is the second time that the magazine has done the feature, after the first one published last year included Arashi’s Sakurai Sho (29) in a similar nude shoot.
In an interview, Shirota said that up until now, he has had a complex and felt uncomfortable about doing nude photos. However, he underwent rigorous training and a strict diet in preparation for the shoot, until he felt satisfied with his body.
Shirota appears on the magazine’s cover and in 6 of the pages for the feature. Besides Shirota, several other popular young men are included in gravure shots: Daito Shunsuke, Seto Koji, Nakamura Aoi, and Hiraoka Yuta.