I consider Nanae to be top 10, maybe even top 5 for Japanese women of today. Haven't seen enough to say any further.
STARDOM 9/1/13, 5*GP - Kairi Hojo vs. Alpha Female
Hojo got in quite a bit of offense here, but unfortunately only maybe half of it was believable at best. Hojo really needs to pick up her intensity and hit harder because the type of wrestler she wants o be doesn't work at her size against bigger opponents, especially when dealing with someone AF's size. Also felt AF gave Hojo just a little too much here considering the size, status, and experience difference. Despite my complaints it actually wasn't a bad match. The crowd was into Hojo, and AF managed to make her heel presence b the end. Ok match, just feel it could have been more if AF made Hojo work harder for her moments.
STARDOM 9/1/13, 5*GP - Nanae Takahashi vs. Yuhi
Yuhi did a solid job here hitting most of her offense and doign a decent job selling. Still those two moonsault botches towards the end were just embarrassing. I'm not even sure why she went for a second one when she failed so miserably on the first. She didn't even bother to move Nanae who was out of position the first time around. Those embarrassing botches aside, this was pretty decent. The action was generally solid, you got some nifty moments, and Yuhi came out looking good up until the botches.
STARDOM 9/1/13, 5*GP - Yoshiko vs. Kyoko Kimura
I didn't get as much out if this one as i hope, but the action was still decent, there were a few nice moments, and I liked the finish with Kimura really wanting to get the KO victory in. Decent match, but I do feel there is potential for something much more between these two.
STARDOM 9/1/13, 5*GP - Io Shirai vs. Dark Angel
Some of the action was pretty cool, but I never really felt this came together too well.