When I posted earlier i'd only seen one of her videos and it wasn't really doing her credit. I've since been on youtube and am amazed at how many people are now watching her. The other videos of her I checked out were a lot better. I think I can understand why the japanese are finding her so interesting. I guess it is a little exotic to see western girls doing the kind of thing that japanese girls do all the time. Also I think the fact that her dancing isn't perfect as well as seeing a western girl speaking japanese well or not would probably add to the Kawaii factor.
Maybe with this exposure the japanese may pay more attention to cosplayers from the west. I mean here in england (Bristol especially)we see plenty of people of just about every race on our streets. White , black, aisan and every thing inbetween. I imagine that in japan you tend to see less diversity and that makes her all the more unusual. It's not like no one goes there, but few western girls go there with that exposure.
It is just a shame that quite a few people are finding that it will draw the wrong sort of attention. Not everybody is a childcatcher.
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British Cosplayer/Singer/Dancer Makes It Big In Japan
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|11 Feb 2010 - 22:32||27161|
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Truefully, my feelings are really mixed about this story. I'm happy she's gotten something out of a habit she enjoys (which I think deep down, everyone wants to happen). But I'm more worried about how the media will affect her then the 20/40 year old Japanese male fans.
Her dad seems to understand the situation, but the girls only 14 :/ she's not at her most mature age in life, and she'll still be a little naive to the world around her. Especially the world of media and news.
Still, I want her to do well and keep doing what she loves, but at the same time, I'm just praying it won't end up back firing and breaking her heart. It's already going on now, people complaining about how she's not even that special, and is 'weird' or 'messed up'. And if the media starts saying that too, it's gonna really break her down. Kind of a peer pressure. I'm just hoping that doesn't happen, and that most of a nasty talk will just stay where it is.
|11 Feb 2010 - 23:56||27177|
Joined: 25 Jul 2007
Knowing what the Japanese music industry is like, all I can say is that I hope she enjoys her success while it lasts and doesn't expect it to last longer than a year at best.
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|12 Feb 2010 - 08:49||27199|
Joined: 21 Jul 2009
wow theres quite a few replys here~ xD
welll shes a western girl who looks a little bit asian, and most of her dances are one takes, and she looks like an anime character, and her hips are almost unaturally curvy for someone her age so of course shes going to be popular doing what she does xD
Although I think its cool that a cosplayer/someone who does something like that has got on to the news, I wouldn't want that to set an example for all cosplayers/people like that... but i doubt it will, just wait and the presses will be on us before we know it >D this has just sparked interest and made them realise that "hey, there is a life out there were people can be as 'crazy' and 'wierd' as they wish, and not looked at like some lunatic"
so its a good thing, in a way ^o^
but yes, she is a good dancer i guess, i couldn't do that (yet) xD
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|13 Feb 2010 - 17:55||27237|
Joined: 13 Feb 2010
I kind of have mixed opinions about this whole thing. I'm not a big fan of the music or the dancing, so I'm not hugely jealous, but while I think it's sad that a DVD of a fourteen year old girl dancing for fun is up for sale next to western porn, I can't help but think good on her for doing what she enjoys and making something from it.
Though I don't see what she's doing as cosplay.
Also, did anyone else notice how thin she is? I'm not taking a jibe or anything, it's just that I know a girl who does a lot of these dances purely as a means of losing weight-like a form of anorexia.
|21 Feb 2010 - 01:51||27544|
Joined: 09 Apr 2009
I think this is pretty amazing that someone as young as her as got to go to Japan and probably fufill her dream.
I know I'd be happy if I got this chance, I just suppose you have to be lucky and hit on :3
Well done to her x
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