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😀 | "No way in the magazine as an idol group" Cosplayer Kokoro Shinozaki appears in "Young Animal"


"No way in the magazine as an idol group" Cosplayer Kokoro Shinozaki appears in "Young Animal"

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Shinozaki tweeted, "PPE41 has appeared in'Young Animal'" and "The day will come when April Fool's Day will be published in the magazine as an idol group ..." and showed off the "Young Animal" shot.

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IdolIt is,Englishof"idol"(idol, Worshiped people and things)[1]Turned from to the meaning of a popular person[2], Now refers to "young singers, actors, talents with enthusiastic fans" etc.[3].

Inasu TatsuoAnd Kaneko Shuhei define "idol" in the Japanese entertainment world as "a person who shares the growth process with fans and plays an active part in the charm of existence itself".[4].


Characteristic is launched on the whole surface,song-ダンス-acting-comedyIt is a feature that it is easy to develop activities in a wide range of genres such as[4].. Appearance is most importantモデルUnlike,appearanceAre not necessarily overwhelming and are often familiar[4].

Origin of the idol

In the West, Judy Garland suddenly became an idol star in The Wizard of Oz in 1939.the 1940sToidolThere is also a theory that it was calledFrank SinatraWas faster than[5].

Idol in Japan

In Japan, the word "idol" was originally used mainly for entertainers outside Japan.[6][Note 1].Tomorrow maikoIs listed as "one of the first idols in Japan"[7][8].

the 1960sThe decline of cinema as an industry, the arrival of the full-scale television era,Group soundsBoom of[Note 2] The name “idol” gradually came to be used in parallel with “star” in the process of[9].the 1970sAs a result, a unique “idol” image was created that incorporates a Japanese aesthetic sense of attachment to the immature cuteness and familiar familiarity. CBS Sony (currentlySony Music Entertainment) Until thenRecord companyWas entrusted to the company's exclusive writer to create music, but it was opened to independent writers, and "Idol Kayo" became popular.[10].

After that, as the background of the female idol industry being particularly active until now, "Women are originally shrine maidens because they have an emotional habit and delicate sensitivity that men do not have.Sister powerA conservative folklore scholar who says, "You can get (from life) and convey the power to live and the way to happiness."Kunio YanagitaThere are cases where the criticism of[11].. In addition, the rise time of idols in Japan isrecessionThere is also an analysis that the period of[12].

Male idol history

Male idols of the 1950s and 1960s

the 1950s OfRockabillyIn the boomHirao Masaaki, Mickey Curtis, Keijirou Yamashita and others became the earliest male idols after the war.the 1960s"MikaWas calledTeruhiko SaigoSoon became popularAkira MitaAlso appeared.

1962/ToJohnny's OfficeIs the first group ofJohnny'sDebuted, and the style of idols that led to the present age of singing and dancing was established.There are also really entertaining and commercial idols such as Three Funkys.Johnny's OfTeruhiko AoiAs a star of the times, they decorated Weekly Myojo and Weekly Myojo gravure, and the sales of bromide became a popular barometer.

In the mid-1960sGroup soundsAppeared, and the Tigers, Tempters, Ox, Jaguars, Wild Ones, etc. became very popular.[13][14]..In Group SoundsThe Tigers OfKenji Sawada,The Tempters OfKenichi Hagiwara, Etc. were especially popular.

the 1970s

Hiromi Go,Hideki Saijo,Goro NoguchiConsisting ofNew Three FamilyAll three of them were mainly singers. Furthermore,The TigersKenji Sawada, who continued to work as a solo after that, sent big hit songs to the world one after another even after his solo debut.1977/of"SelfishIn the same year, "Japan Record AwardAfter making his solo debut, he became a popular idol singer in the 70's.The Spiders OfMasaaki Sakai,Inoue JunAfter becoming a solo artist, he released several hit songs, but shifted his focus to actors, moderators and variety program appearances.The Tempters OfKenichi Hagiwara,OxYuko TauraSummer yusukeBecame an actor and became popular.Besides the New Group ThreeFor Leaves,Finger 5,Akira Nishiki,Masaki Nomura,Yukio Itami,Arakawa TsutomuAppeared. It was an idol Hyakuka Ryoran era.

Record jackets and bromides of male idols of this era, and idol magazine gravure also have many unrealistic images such as "Prince on a white horse" shot with a building like a European castle in the background, Like female idols, there were cases where it was symbolized as an unreachable star in another world[15].. One example is Hiromi Go, a costume that looks like a statue of Greek mythology.Naked venusKnown for his blockbuster "The Dolphin Boy" and his fairy-tale titleMichiru CastleCan be mentioned. Also,Toyokawa birthIn some cases, "unfortunate upbringing" was touted at the time of sale.It is different from people like people in these fairy tales, and because television has spread widely in society, "Lol"of"Little childFrom the groupZuotobi, Audition program "Birth of a star!Michiru Jo from ""Star on Stage You are OK!] FromAizaki Shinya,Let's Go YoungFrom "Sundays"Yosuke Okawa,Shibuya Teppei,Kawasaki MayoSome of them appeared on TV programs as amateurs or talents similar to amateurs, and became idols of viewers as they grew up.

On the other hand, even among the young actors, he made a comeback with a combination with Momoe Yamaguchi.Tomokazu Miura,Shoji Ishibashi,Kenichi Sakuragi,Yuma Kusagawa,Tomiyuki KunihiroSome people have made a break from TV dramas and gained popularity as idols.Ishibashi also participated in the Kouhaku Uta Gassen, and "Dawn's Stop" (No. 1972 in the 11 annual ranking) was a big hit.Masaya Oki TheNikkatsuOriginally from New Face, he became popular as an idol after he entered a TV drama due to the rising of the movie.Masami Naka,Junichi InoueOriginally marketed as a singer, it became popular due to its success in TV dramas.Masami Naka is the drama in which she appearedWinter clouds』, And sang with lyrics to the theme song" Polyushko-polye "(original song of Russian folk song) in the play, and became a big hit of the 1971th place in the annual ranking in 17.

Of singer-songwriterShinji HaradaInitially, it was marketed as an idol.

the 1980s

1979/of"3rd Year Class B Kinpachi-senseiPlayed a student inToshihiko Tahara,Masahiko Kondo,Nomura YoshioConsists ofTanokin Trio(Johnny's Office) Debuted as a solo singer and made a series of hits.

With Johnny's officeTBS OfSakura Junior High School SeriesAfter thatMasahiro Motoki,Hirohide Yakumaru,Toshikazu NunokawaConsists ofShibugakitai,Hikaru IppeiDebuted.Also, from the "Kinpachi series", from other officesBamboo clanFromHiroyuki OkitaBecame a popular idol, and later became a full-fledged rock singerYasuaki HondaMade her idol debut.

On the other hand, the counterprogram "Smile in the sun!』Toru WatanabeLater, obesity progressed, and he became a popular moderator with that as a story, but at that time, a fearless mask was popular, and he appeared himself.Almond glycoThe second single "the TEAM"But1982/It became a hit of 33rd place in the annual ranking of[16], "Smile to the sun! It also contributed to the resurgence of popularity.

As a major solo singer who made his debut in the early 1980sTakayuki Takemoto,Let's Go YoungFrom the SundaysDaijiro Tsutsumi,Junichi Nitta,Yoichi YamamotoThere wasYokohama Gin fly OfJohnnyAlso gained idol popularity.Yokohama Ginbae is from time to timeTightRiding the boom, scouting at the concert venueDaisuke ShimaDebuted as a younger brother of the "Ginbae family" and succeeded[17]..And produced Hiroyuki Okita and othersHarajukuWas a street performer in Pedestrian StreetShingo KazamiCan be mentioned.KazamiKinichi HagimotoI made a break on the show.Many people became idols from Hagimoto's program like Kazami,Potato Kin TrioIs the same.From other variety shows, "You can laugh!"ofIto youth squad(Kenji Haga,Makoto NonomuraEt al.), And others from Johnny's officeShigeyuki NakamuraDebuted in 1985.

Johnny's office was unstable in the 60s and 70s, but became solid in the early 80s.but,Checkers, Watanabe ProductionsKoji YoshikawaTwo sets of rock lines have emerged.A royal road idol group to competeBoy corpsDebuted in 1986 with full satisfaction.Furthermore, a group that emphasizes group dance that looks better on TVLight genjiHas exploded in popularity and has become a social phenomenon.andNinjaAlso made its debut.

On the other hand, checkers and Yoshikawa, who are highly rock-oriented, and evenUnited KingdomIdol bandKajagu GooConscious ofCCB[18]In response to the popularity of Yoshikawa, he is a junior in the office of Yoshikawa.Takeyuki YueActed as an idol singer on the cover and gravure of rock magazines like them.[19]..She also played an active part in TV dramas from Johnny's office.Kenichi Okamoto,Maeda Koyo,Kazuya TakahashiEt al.Male fighting groupHowever, it was popular as an idol in Japan.Bon JoviDebuted as a hard rock band conscious of.On the other hand, at that time, the stereotype of "rock = bad music" was deep-rooted, and both Yue and the male fighting group were sold with the image of "bad boy who dropped out of school", and the catchphrase of the male fighting group was "Johnny's". Dropping out of the office "[20]It was.On the other hand, their efforts were also a move to catch the rock and band boom in response to the popularity of idols and the retreat of traditional music programs.[21].

Still around this timeAn actorSome of them are sold like idols, mainlyJACFromHiroyuki Sanada,Masanori Ikeda,Kadokawa movie OfHironobu Nomura,movies"Be Bop High School]Nakamura Toru,Yokoyama YasushiSon ofKimura Ichihachi, Child actor idolYoshiaki TakahashiThere was

From the comedy and variety shows of the late 1980sTunnels,AB Brothers OfHideyuki NakayamaWas on the program of Kinichi HagimotoCHA-CHA(Katsumata SumIs known to have been a member, but several other members belonged to Johnny's office at that time), in KansaiKenji Moriwaki,Downtown,Kei Shimizu and Osamu IzumiThese idol-like popular people were born.

the 1990s

mainlyJohnny's OfficeIs the era of the group sent byLight genjiShowed overwhelming popularity, but gradually stalled due to the band boom from the latter half of the 1980s and the continued exposure of talents belonging to former Johnny's office.Like female idols, it was in the winter era, but from the middle stage, although it was not fortunate at the beginning of its debut, challenges and activities in various fields were conspicuous.SMAPIs said to be a national idol and has established its popularity to the present day.TOKYO,KinKi Kids,V6The successor also gained popularity and came to own the crown variety program. Also,Kimura TakuyaAs an actor,Masahiro NakaiIs not only the host of the variety show,NHK Red and White Singing BattleHe has established a position that was not found in conventional idols, such as serving as the moderator of the above, and other individual members have also succeeded in their individual activities.In addition, SMAP has been active on the front lines of television for a long time, and even in their 30s and 40s, they can play an active role as idols, extending the life of male idols.In addition, he is a talent who belongs to Johnny's office and has not made his CD debut.Hideaki Takizawa,Tsubasa Imai,Yuki OharaAnd so onJohnny's Jr.Also gained popular popularity, "8 o'clock JAnd performed at Tokyo Dome.

Suchthe 90sAgainst the heyday of Johnny'sRising Production Male idolI started to focus on producing.

1997/The first male idol group in the officeDA PUMPDebut and differentiate by group composition and music stylevariety,Music program-CM-movies-radioWhile appearing many times in "NHK Red and White Singing BattleHas been popular with the public for five consecutive years.

Also from a young actorYuji Oda,Fukuyama MasaharuHas a background in Johnny's office in the late 1980sTakashi Sorimachi,Ishida Ichiari,Junon Superboy ContestFromShinji Takeda,Bai YuanchongHas achieved some success as a singer.

From the laughing worldYoshimoto seal natural material,Great chicken powers,Nine Tine,Monkey rock,ネ プ チ ュ ー ン,London boots No. 1 No. 2Etc. gain idol popularity.In particular, Yoshimoto Mark's natural materials were put on the market from the beginning with the concept of "an idol entertainer unit who can also dance" at the event.Korakuen HallIt has gained immense popularity, especially among young women.Taking advantage of their popularity, a unit was formed from other laughing offices, and it was a precursor to the "idolization of laughing entertainers" in later years.

As an aside,Visual bandWith its flashy appearance and gorgeous stage, it gained popularity mainly among young female fans, and enlivened the music scene in the 90's.You can also see that this is similar to a male idol.

the 2000s

The first halfRising ProductionWas formed fromw-inds.,LeadPlays an active part with excellent songs and dances. In particular, w-inds. gained great popularity by swept away the rookie award with a neutral image and idol-like song unlike Johnny's system.Johnny's OfficeFromstorm,Tackey & Tsubasa,NEWS,KAT-TUN,Hey! Say! JUMPRise is the rise. Also, once in the 1990sZOOWas a member ofHIROWas formed aroundEXILEAlso gained popularity due to the separate composition of vocals and dance and the music and concept different from other male idols, expanding the field of activity. Since then, idol groups have also focused on their singing and dancing skills.Dance grouporDance & Vocal GroupExpressions such as are often used. (Same for female idols)

The second half is "Quiz! Hexagon IISell ​​ignorance from quiz shows such asshameMembers andShinsengumi Lian, To the last, refers to "actor group"D-BOYSMembers ofDong Bang Shin Ki,BIG BANGKorean idol, or "Junon Superboy ContestDebuted with the Grand PrixKoike Teppei,Junpei MizobataAnd againUltra seriesFromSugiura Taiyo,Kamen Rider seriesFromOdagiri Joe,Essential,Hiro Mizushima,Ken Sato,Super squadron seriesFromTori MatsuzakaYoung actors such as Johnny's also gained idol popularity and break while competing with Johnny's.

Also, from this time on, the idolization of comedians has progressed, and Shimada ShinsukeProduced byWEST SIDEIs in the Kansai areaJohnny's OfficeIt was also called "Kansai version SMAP" because it became more popular than the talents of SMAP.After that,キ ン グ コ ン グ,Oriental radio,Hannya,NON STYLEThey also gained popularity from young people.

On the other hand,2000/From around the time, the image of "idol fans, chasing equals junior and senior high school students" has changed, and the chasing behavior of elderly women has been widely reported. The revival of Kazuo Funaki, a pioneer of idols in the 1990s[22], In 2002, For Leaves was reunited. Especially in the 2000 debutKiyoshi HikawaNot only made a big hit in the enka world for a long time, but also gave birth to enthusiastic elderly women's fans, and the exchange of fellow fans called "Kiyo Tomo" was not only introduced to the mass media[23]Became the subject of a TV drama targeting elderly viewers[24].

the 2010s

Arashi, who debuted from Johnny's office in 1999, has also focused on variety shows like SMAP and TOKIO, and the good friendship of the members has made him a national idol. Achieved 100 million registrants fastest in Youtube history[25], In the ranking of favorite artists, won the top spot for the 8th time in total, the highest number in history[26], In 2019, it will be the first annual album sales ranking in the history of J-POP and will be certified as Guinness.[27]He set various records such as, and showed an activity beyond the frame of idol.

As Arashi acts as a national group,SMAPWas the main of the dissolution and expectations ofNEWS,KAT-TUNExperienced internal conflict such as withdrawal from member,Kis-My-Ft2,Sexy Zone,Johnny's WESTSince the 2010s, the newly debuted Johnny's idol has become popular.LDHIn the EXILE series group, many young members have appeared and the idol character has been strengthened, and compared to the orthodox and princely Johnny's, the song matches the sexy image of men and the intentions of the masses, and it is suitable for young men as well as women. Was also well received.

Furthermore, in 2012, the political relationship between Japan and South Korea was gradually cooled, which made it very difficult for the K-POP male group to become a target of Japanese dislike and appear on Japanese TV programs. became.

Stardust promotion,Fortune EntertainmentMany male idol groups made their debut with a concept different from Johnny's from other entertainment agencies such asNippon BudokanAlthough they showed momentum such as successful performances, these idols have a strong impression that they are "followers of Johnny's", and like female idols, they mainly perform small-scale live concerts and handshake events. Therefore, there was no clear result.As an alternative materialYouTubeAre active inHIKAKIN-HajimeshachoIncluding,Tokai on air,Fishers such asMale youtuberBecame a male idol-like position as being able to connect with viewers as if they were "neighborhood brothers" and "boyfriends".TV programAppearance and U-Fes[Note 3] Holding live events such asTeenage girlsIt gained immense popularity centered on (junior high and high school students).Also at the same timeEggs Protrusion(EDISON) andRADIO FISHof"PERFECT HUMAN”Was a hot topic, and comedians and dancers formed a unit and gained popularity.on the other handRising ProductionMale idols had less activity, but in 2018DA PUMPBut"USAI made a break again after receiving the hit.

The male idol who was active in this generationstorm,Third generation J Soul BrothersBeginning withGENERATIONS,THE RAMPAGE,FANTASTICS,Kanjani Eight,KAT-TUN,NEWS,Hey! Say! JUMP,Kis-My-Ft2,Sexy Zone,ABC-Z,Johnny's WEST,King & Prince,Super Express,DISH //,BOYS AND MEN,Festival nine.And so on.

Also an adult makerSILK LABOAppearing in the work ofSuzuki SuzukiIncluding,Tsukino Obihito,Forest man,ShikenYoung people such asAV maleAlso gained idol popularity from female viewers for a while.As an enka idol targeting older womenKeisuke Yamauchi,Pure, From the actor sideHoshino GenIncludingShogi Shibata,Ryoma Takeuchi,Fukushi,Yamazaki Kento,Yokohama meteor,Takumi Kitamura,Nakagawa TaishiYoung actors such asMamoru Miyano,Hiroshi Kamiya,KiramuneThe activity of voice actor idols such as was also conspicuous.

the 2020s

Male idols who are prominently active on TVJohnny's,LDHOther than affiliated groupsJO1Is active mainly in variety shows.

Yoshimoto KogyoIs selling male idolsINI,OCTPATH,OWVGroup debuted.Also a member of AAAMitsuhiro HidakaFrom the boy group excavation audition "THE FIRST" planned by (SKY-HI)BE: FIRSTDebuted.

Kanagawa(TVK) commemorates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the boy group "Bay School Boys",WACKHeld "Men's Joint Audition 2022".

In parallel with thatComedy seventh generationThe male entertainer is also in an idol position, with many female fans.

At Johnny's office, he sold a different singing ability from the previous Johnny's idols.SixtonsAnd acrobatics and danceSnowmanDebuted in 2019 and won many million sellers. In 2021, it will be Johnny's royal road line so far.Naniwa BoyDebuted.Until now, Johnny & Associates has been away from the Internet, but in recent years it has been aggressively expanding into SNS such as Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, etc. 』Break through 2021 million views, which is the fastest in Japan[28], Popular among young people, especially middle and high school students.In addition, SixTONES, SnowMan, Naniwa Danshi before their debut,Travis Japan-HiHiJets-Beautiful boyJohnny's Jr.'s Second Golden Age has arrived, and the Tokyo Dome solo performance has been held for the first time in 2000 years since 19.

The current male idol isSixtons,Snow Man,DA PUMP,Naniwa Boy,King & Prince,JO1,Da-iCE, INI,CUBERS,The cause lies with me.,BALLISTIK BOYZ,VOYZ BOY,Zero PLANET,Platinum Boys,BE: FIRST,BUDDiiS,7ORDER,OCTPATH, And so on.From the laughing worldEXITBut on YoutuberComdotEtc. have gained idol popularity from the younger generation.

On the other hand, in 2021, the appearance and activities of male idols (including female idols) were regulated as a wind-conditioning movement for popular culture and art in general.[29]Banned idol training programs as "vulgar and vulgar entertainment"[30].

Major male idols

the 1960s

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the 1980s

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the 1990s

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the 2000s

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the 2010s

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the 2020s

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Female idol history

Before "Idol"

From the 1950s to the 1960sNikkatsuI was in youth moviesSayuri Yoshinaga,Hibari MisoraIt was a time whenChiemi Eri"Three daughters" andYukari Ito-Mie Nakao-Garden"Spark Three Girls",The PeanutWere active in their current idol-like position.

the 1970s

the 1970sSaid that there was a tendency to call mass-produced female talents a "cutie-chan singer" with some meaning of ridicule.[31].Momoe Yamaguchi-Masako Mori-Junko Sakurada(Three trio in the flower),Saori Minami,Top and bottom truth,Rumiko Koyanagi,Yuki Okazaki,Megumi Asaoka,Miyoko Asada,Sakiko Ito,Agnes Chan,Hiromi Iwasaki,Hiromi Ota,Kinouchi Midori,Takada Mizue,Kumiko Ohba,Mako IshinoMany solo idol singers such as this are emerging. AlsoPink lady,CandiesDrove the late 1970's idol scene in a contrasting fashion.

the 1980s

the 1980sTo enter the,Seiko Matsuda-Kyoko Koizumi-Akina Nakamori-Momoko Kikuchi-Yu Hayami-Chiemi Hori-Hidemi Ishikawa-Matsumoto Iyo,Naoko Kawai,Yoshie KashiwaraTo young peoplePopsThe singer, who is mainly from, started to play an active part, and the name of "idol" got citizenship.[32][33].. As of 1980, Matsuda's record sales were the 4th place in the new section,new musicAlthough the power was dominant[33], Koizumi and Nakamori made their debut in 1982, and it was the golden age of female idols[34].

In the mid-1980s,Yukiko Okada,Honda Minako.,Yoko Oginome,Yoko Nagayama(Later turned to enka singer) is making his debut.Also,Hiroko Moriguchi,Miyuki Imori,Mami YamaseThey didn't make a big difference as a singer,Variety idolEstablished the genre as.However, Hiroko MoriguchiMobile Suit GundamHe has gained a certain reputation for his activities centered on the theme song of the series.

Also, it broke in the middleOnyanko ClubWas born from an audition in the Fuji TV evening program.Many members, mainly high school students, are enrolledEri Nitta,Sayuri Kokusei,Kawai Sonoko,Fukunaga Eri,Sanae Jonouchi,Minayo Watanabe,Marina Watanabe,Shizuka KudoHave made their solo debut.Ushiro Yubisasagumi,Back Hair Hikaretai,NyangilasThe flow of producing derivative units one after another became the idol culture after that (Ushiroyubi Sasa-gumi)Mamiko Takai,Yukiko IwaiShizuka Kudo of the hair-cutting corps is also active solo).

From the late 1980s,Miho Nakayama,Yoko Minamino,Asaka Yui,Sakai Noriko, Shizuka Kudo (from the Onyanko Club mentioned above) and others emerged, especially Miho Nakayama (parallel to the actress) and Shizuka Kudo were active until the mid-90s.AlsoKumiko Goto,Noriko Ogawa,Kaori Sakagami,Mai Kitajima,Miyazawa RieChild actors and models of teenagers mainly on TV and commercialsBeautiful girl boom[35] Towed.As a duoWinkBecame a hot topic for his unique choreography and won the Record Award.

Although he made many debuts like this, only a few such as Matsuda, Nakamori, and Koizumi have been active as singers for a long time, and most of them have shifted to the talent business other than actresses and singers.

the 1990s

In the 1990s, the popularity of idols declined, and music programs were cut off one after another. In a situation called "idol winter era"Yumiko Takahashi,There is moon watching,Miyazawa Rie,Riho Makise(It was called "3M".Akio Nakamori) Etc. appeared, in the groupCoCo,ribbon,Tokyo Performance Doll,SUPER MONKEY'S,CC Girls,Mi-Ke,MelodyIdols such as are active.

In the mid-1990sTetsuya KomuroIs a solo idol singer produced byNamie Amuro,Tomomi KaharaAppeared and competed with each other,Yuki Uchida,Ayumi HamasakiRise is the rise. On the other hand, in group idolsSPEED,Morning Musume.Was a great success. In the late 1990sSuzuki Ami,Ryoko HirosueAppeared.

Contrary to the 1990s, the characteristics of idols in the 1980s are that they often make their debut as singers even if they are actresses and models (Takahashi, Mizuki, Miyazawa, Makise, Uchida, Hirosue,Takako Matsuetc).

Apart from the aboveYumi Tanimura,Mariko Nagai,Chisato MoritakaA young female singer who wrote and composed herself while having an idol character (including the above-mentioned pine tree) also appeared and played an active role.Detail isGiRLPOPSee. Also,BeingFocusing on the systemZARD,MANISH-KIX-S-Every Little Thing-PAMELAH-Favorite BlueIt was also an era when female vocals, including groups, who could not fit in the conventional idol frame were active.

the 2000s

In 2001,Hello! ProjectAt the innerAya MatsuuraHowever, his debut, appearance and singing ability were combined.

2005/ToAkimoto YasushiProducesAKB48Was formed, and in 2007, "Red and White Singing Contest]Nakagawa Shoko,Leah DizonWithAkiba idolI participated in the frame[36][37].2007/ToperfumeBroke and gained popularity from a musical perspective.

AKB48 GroupIt is,AKB48 TheaterOn the basis ofelection,Handshake meetingIntroduced such a system, from the latter half of the 2000s to the first half of the 2010s in TokyoNagoya-Osaka-Fukuoka-Niigata-SetouchiIt succeeded in a unique way of creating an idol group of bases and connecting it nationwide.AV actress,Gravure idol-モデルConsists of talents from various industries such asEbisu MuscatsAlso gained popularity.

the 2010s

the 2010sWhen entering, "the number of talents who claim to be idols is the largest in Japanese entertainment history"[38] The situation has come to be called "Idol Warring States Period"[39][40].Sony musicByAkimoto YasushiProduceNogizaka46,Keyakizaka46 (later renamed Sakurazaka46),Hinatazaka46The break of the Sakamichi Series,Stardust promotionBelongingMomoiro Clover ZFirst female group inNational StadiumLive[41], Hello! From the projectSmileage (later renamed Angerme),Juice = Juice,Country girls,Fist factory,Tsubaki Factory,BEYOOOOONDSMany groups played an active part one after another, such as maintaining stable popularity.EXILEBelongs toLDHDebuted fromE-girls(There are no idols and they are often classified as dance & vocal groups)perfumeWas successfulAmuseWas formed under the theme of "fusion of idol and metal"BABY METALAnd so on, and KARA and K-POPGirlhoodBecame popular in Japan.

A large-scale female idol festival that started in 2010TOKYO IDOL FESTIVALThe scale of (TIF) is such that more than 200 performers participate.[42].. Furthermore,Niigata OfNegicco,Miyagi OfDorothy Little Happy,Atago OfHimekyun fruit can,Fukuoka OfLinQSuch,Local idolLocal idols called "Roccodol" debut one after another nationwide[38][39].. Some of FukuokaRev. from DVLBelonged toKanna HashimotoThere are also cases in which the popularity of the nationwide is gained individually as shown in. Masao Kaneko, Representative of Japan Local Idol Activity Association[43][44]According to the report, there are 1500 idols in 46 prefectures nationwide, excluding 2021 in Tokyo, as of July 7, 1.[45].

New in the late 2010sDempagumi.inc,BiSHHowever, the number of mass-produced idols who cannot get out of the conventional concept is increasing, and most of them follow the activity method of minor idols such as small-scale live performances and so-called contact events such as handshake events. It is a difficult situation to appeal to the general public.In the form of filling the vacant seats of talented idolsTWICEIncludingK-POP idol groupThere is also a view that is expanding into Japan and meeting demand.furtherAKB48 Groupと South Korea OfCJ ENMJapan-Korea joint idol group byIZ * ONEToSakura Miyawaki(at that timeHKT48) Etc. also participated.

the 2020s

2020/It is,New coronavirus (COVID-19) Has made it difficult for idols to make live performances and sell goods, which is a source of income, which is a major obstacle.This problem is related not only to idols but also to the entertainment world as a whole, but idols who made a profit at handshake events were particularly hit, and Yasushi Akimoto participated in 2022.Last idolThe end of the activity was announced.Slope series,perfume,AKB48 Group,Hello! Project,STARDUST PLANETExcept for the already popular groups such as, the activities of idols can hardly be seen on TV.From Nizi Project, a joint girl group project by Sony Music in Japan and JYP Entertainment in South KoreaNiziUDebuted on December 2020, 12.

Western music idol

In the 50sAnnette,Bobby Rydell,Fabian,Connie FrancisBut again in the 60sMonkeys,Sylvie VartanEt al.French popsIdol, ItalianGigliola Cinquetti,Bobby soloBecame popular. In the 70's, as an actorJohn Moulder Brown,Leonard Whiting,Ray lovelock(Ray Lovelock),Bjorn AndresenHave become popular in Japan as well.otherMark Hamill,Mark Lester,Jan Michael Vincent,Jack wildPopular actors such as were also popular among Western and Japanese teenagers.They were featured on the covers and gravure of teen magazines as idols.

One of the characteristics of many teen idols is that when fans (and in some cases the musicians themselves) grow up, they also tend to dislike the music they've listened to in the past, which may not be heard much by adults. ..Those bubblegum pop teen idol performers are David and Sean's Cassidy brothers.Leif Garrett,The Osmond Brothers(EspeciallyDonny OsmondAnd Marie Osmond), Tony DeFranco and The DeFranco Family, and in Japan in the late 70's, a British idol group,Bay City RollersBecame very popular.

On the other hand, even a full-fledged artist who can withstand adult appreciation is an Afro-American idol group.Jackson 5とMichael jackson,Bee GeesThe youngest brother of the Gibb brothersAndy GibbMade a series of big hits with disco sounds.

Popular in Britain, America and Japan in the early 80'sDuran DuranEtc.New RomanticIt was put on the market with an emphasis on visuals.The number of international students to the UK has increased due to the appreciation of the yen, and female international students have discovered idols and Panash.[46]Western music idols that became popular only in Japan also appeared, and a British bandGI orangeWas successful.Bon JoviWas initially sold as an idol[47], Gained high popularity in Europe and America in the latter half of the 80s,Hard Rock/Heavy metalIt became the center of the boom.

the 1950s

  • Annette
  • Bobby Rydell
  • Fabian
  • Connie Francis

the 1960s

the 1970s

the 1980s

the 1990s

the 2000s

the 2010s


  • Aoki Ichiro[Note 4]"Absolute Idolism" (Plaza,1990/May)ISBN 9784915333675, "Flame Idol Fans-Absolute Idolism 2-" (Seishinsha,1990/May)ISBN 9784915333859
  • Inasu Tatsuo "Idol Engineering" (Chikuma paperback,1993/)
  • Tatsuo Inamasu "SMAP as a Network Organization-Contemporary Idol Engineering '96" (Evaluation Problem Study Group 11th Study Group) "Journal of the Japan Fuzzy Society" Vol. 8, No. 5, Japan Intelligent Information Fuzzy Society, October 1996 10th of March NOT 110002940787.
  • Hiroshi Aoyagi, "Idol Performance and Awareness Formation of the Asia-Pacific Community (Problems of Industry, Management, and Accounting in the Pacific Rim Economic Zone)," Department of Industrial Management, Vol. 18, Nihon University, March 1996, 3, 30- Page 43, NOT 110006159892.
  • Kazuhiko Hamamoto "A Study on Objective Evaluation of Aya Matsuura's "National Idol Degree" Using 1/f Fluctuation" (Department of Information Media, Faculty of Information Science and Engineering, Tokai University)[48]
  • Takenaka Natsumi "IDOL DANCE!!!-The world is fun as long as there are cute girls singing and dancing-"ISBN 9784780801927


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  1. ^ Only in the movie,1938/ OfShochiku movie・'Aizen wig] There is an example used in. AlsoFrench movieof"Find an idol"But1964/Was also published in Japan.
  2. ^ The Beatles came to Japan at the peak of1966/) ReceivedThe Spiders,The Tigers,The Temptersetc.
  3. ^ UUUMThe event of the creator to which he belongs.
  4. ^ A broadcast writer and idol critic who was in charge of MBS Radio "Young Town". Born in 1952, died in October 2003.


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