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How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby bishoujo » Sat 07.18.2009 1:14 am

Does anyone know how I would go about doing this? Do I need an Entertainers Visa? BTW, the Youtuber Applemilk1988 is a Gravure idol now. Awesome.

Thanks :)
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby keatonatron » Sat 07.18.2009 11:04 am

Well first of all, before you do anything else you have to be a 美少女.
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby AJBryant » Sun 07.19.2009 7:29 am

keatonatron wrote:Well first of all, before you do anything else you have to be a 美少女.


Clearly, that's the case. Didja see the OP's name? ;)
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby Infidel » Sun 07.19.2009 9:25 am

AJBryant wrote:
keatonatron wrote:Well first of all, before you do anything else you have to be a 美少女.


Clearly, that's the case. Didja see the OP's name? ;)


Oh that's what it means! I was thinking of some Wierd Al Yankovich look alike trying to get into the business.
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby bishoujo » Sun 07.19.2009 5:06 pm

What does 美少女 mean? I'm still studying Japanese...
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby NocturnalOcean » Sun 07.19.2009 5:18 pm

Has a troll arrived? Or is it all too ironic?
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby JaySee » Sun 07.19.2009 5:29 pm

I guess he/she can't read the kanji.

美少女 = bishoujo
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby AJBryant » Mon 07.20.2009 8:06 am

Finger's hovering.

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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 07.20.2009 9:05 am

bishoujo wrote:What does 美少女 mean? I'm still studying Japanese...


you picked it for your avatar name and you don't know what it means? pull your head out huh?
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Mon 07.20.2009 1:49 pm

I think you guys may be being a bit hard on her; "bishojo" is a common word that many anime fans know, but I doubt many of them can read the kanji for it.
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby AJBryant » Mon 07.20.2009 7:05 pm

Hm. Yeah, I can see that.
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 07.21.2009 3:49 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:I think you guys may be being a bit hard on her; "bishojo" is a common word that many anime fans know, but I doubt many of them can read the kanji for it.



Perhaps, but with the rash of current spam/troll/controvercy posts lately, can you really blame us?
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby FrozenFlame » Wed 11.25.2009 8:10 am

two_heads_talking wrote:
Yudan Taiteki wrote:I think you guys may be being a bit hard on her; "bishojo" is a common word that many anime fans know, but I doubt many of them can read the kanji for it.



Perhaps, but with the rash of current spam/troll/controvercy posts lately, can you really blame us?


Patience is the key :)

I also wonder how's to become the gravure idol in Japan ? [ not me of course .. ], just a speck of the procedure is ok.

How'd people in Japan wants to become a gravure idol ?
Why ?
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Wed 11.25.2009 12:38 pm

Probably money, and the hope that it will lead to being an actor or singer (which does happen in some instances; it's not quite as silly as what you sometimes hear of in the US where people go into porn in the hopes of being an actress someday. I mean of course most gravure idols never do anything beyond gravure, but there are a few big name singers and actresses who got their start doing that).

Now what I don't get are the parents who allow their children as young as 9 or 10 to pose for such things; I'm not sure what they're thinking.
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Re: How to become an Gravure Idol in Japan

Postby chikara » Wed 11.25.2009 8:13 pm

bishoujo wrote:What does 美少女 mean? I'm still studying Japanese...

I know what 美少女 means but I had to Google "Gravure Idol" :oops:

Rather than ask on a forum what a Japanese word means you can always look it up yourself in Jim Breen's WWWJDIC :)
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