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>I know its creepy to a degree but it seems so innocent. And other than making money & mass marketing, its about entertaining fans and making them feel energized & happy.
We had something like that anon. It was called youtubers and twitch streamers. But then they all had to turn into cows. No one makes it in western society unscathed.
Seeing as things like "boy bands" and Fifth Harmony aren't really popular anymore, I don't see the idol-culture being huge in the US. I think for now, the only places you'll find anything idol like is conventions and dance competitions…?? I mean Japan slowly evolved into it, it would be really hard for the US to evolve into it since even just turning on the tv and reading magazines the women are in their 20'-30s, dressing modern and tumblr like. Pastel isn't a fad anymore, so there's no super cutesy look in the media.
Although idols are starting to preform more(example: AX Walkure, Aqours, CGSS preformed so I guess that's something.)
Aside from that I've always dreamed to be in a dance group, uploading covers online to popular anime shows, j-pop, or im@s games. Even a cosplay cover group would be amazing. /cgl/ has a thread about idols and people always post about wanting to make a group, or the falling out of their group because _____ reason.
>>202971>and wearing round contact lens to look like their fav idoru
Anon, circle lenses are to make your eyes bigger and cuter, and AFAIK japanese idols don't even wear them anymore. It's out of fashion over there now.
>but doing the same thing here in the west seems to be just asking to be made fun of or ending up on lolcow
Nobody ends up here just for posting kawaii dance videos, people end up here because of drama and being poorly dressed pieces of shit. That's why we have a thread on Jillian but not one on Kammie, LL sunrise or other people who engage in weeb culture.
It's silly to assume that just because someone does this shit on their free time they're not going to college or don't work. A lot of them do. It's fine to think it's cringe, but it's not something that equals lolcow, nor does it equal no life.
I do like the basic concept of idols, cute girls putting on a cute performance, and I wish that I could be a cute girl who does cute things and is admired and adored for it. If the majority (or entirety) of the audience in this pic >>203068
were girls, this would be my dream tbh.
Many aspects of idol culture are problematic
but so's the entertainment industry in general.>>202963
Here's a few older idols for you, anon.
20-25 year oldshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyUHWzhLkhk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwCpVXtRRY4
25-30 year oldshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOfQf16q6tY
~53 year olds (they debuted in the '70s when they were like 17 and this was an anniversary tour)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3Zt9jdWZ3U
I frequent the net idol threads on /cgl/, and the best net idol groups have older (20+) idols.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ae-1O7VFGghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q7k6Tre_6Y
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That fucking Naruto jacket. I swear to Christ, Naruto attracts more autists than any other anime. Just why?
Aw that video makes me miss 2000's innocence.
That chick is still pretty much the same. I'm glad she is still happy and doing her thing.
yep that's the one lol.>>211232
I feel like every weeb aidoru kissed up to him despite his identity being unknown and how ~knowledgable~ he was for "critiquing" idols
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Remember those twin idols, Ally & Sally? Apparently they're holding auditions for a Canadian sister group to the Japanese idol group that they're a part of.https://twitter.com/moe_twinstyle/status/922344430299889664
>Do you dream of joining a Japanese idol group? Even if you don't understand Japanese, aren't in your early teens, aren't female, you still can! The number one thing we're looking for is heart and dedication!>Our ultimate goal is to get an original song created specifically for Seishun Youth Academy by producer SHUN, who has written songs for famous TV shows "Minna no Uta" and "Viking", as well as idols such as AKB48, Lovely☆Doll, Ange☆Reve, Hiiragi Rio, and many more!>While auditions will be conducted by founding members in Vancouver, all decisions are decided by Japanese management.
Any Canadian aspiring idols getting in on this? I'm curious to see how a group like this will work out.
those lucky canucks.
i'm not your greatest canada expert, but i feel like it might work out? hopefully it expands to the usa.