Boy, have we ever got a treat coming up for all of you loyal Rocketeers!

To help ring in the new year, our staff is busy putting the finishing touches on a 2015 calendar featuring the classy men of our sister site, the Japanese language edition of RocketNews24. Not wanting to be outdone by all the other “eye candy calendars” out there, our team of Japanese writers have truly gone all out to show their appreciation for all the love and support they’ve received from our readers over the past year.

Get ready to feast your eyes on a sneak preview of what’s about to become the sexiest 2015 calendar ever to grace the internet!

Meg Sawai, the lone Japanese female editor of the Japanese team, had high hopes to produce a calendar that would cause maximum visual impact yet leave an endearing impression in our readers’ minds. But how exactly to accomplish that goal proved to be the trickiest part of the whole project, given that she had nothing to work with but a bunch of middle-aged men with fatty-tuna abs.

Eventually, Meg decided to soften the impact by having them wear traditional Japanese fundoshi (old-fashioned loincloths) and mankinis for the photo shoot. If you recall, the guys already had one opportunity to bare it all earlier this year, and they leapt at this second chance to wear underwear in the name of entertaining journalism. After all, there’s nothing wrong with being comfortable and sexy at the same time, right?

▼Meg, in the midst of plotting planning: “What else can I make them do to get payback for that one time…?”


Without further ado, let’s introduce you to the five charming men who were willing to strip down to their undies for the sake of their loyal readers!

First up, we have GO Hatori, our Japanese editor-in-chief. His luscious hair and smooth buttocks have proven to be quite popular with our readers…


Next is our most eligible bachelor and purveyor of all things weird. On the count of three, everyone–Mr. Sato!

At times he’s also known by his aliases “Slime” and “Satosshi,” but this versatile man is truly a heart-throb in any shape or form.


Now don’t be fooled by the innocent-looking face below–our ace reporter Yoshio has been known to play mischievous pranks on unsuspecting staff members. You may also remember him for covering San Diego’s Comic-Con this past summer dressed as Sailor Venus. And apparently, he doesn’t mind being “kabe-don-ed” to boot:


This next fellow is Yuuichiro Wasai, who takes pride in telling the best dirty jokes out of anyone in the office.


Rounding off the list is P.K. Sanjun, who never fails to show off his sculpted muscles given an opportunity.


▼And here’s all five of them, posing as a group!


We’ll now let you in on some exclusive behind-the-scenes shots from the calendar’s photo shoot. try to contain yourselves, OK?








▼The finished product should look something like this:



 ▼Hang on just a little bit longer, everybody…


…we’ll be ready to decorate your wall soon! ☆


The 2015 RocketNews24 calendar is set to be an A4, 16-page absolute drool-fest that will shortly be available for download on our site. Stay tuned for an update in the near future!

Original article by Meg Sawai
Images © RocketNews24