Local Fukuoka idol already a hit on Internet


Japanese websites this week lit up with pictures of Fukuoka-based idol Kanna Hashimoto. After images including the one at left broke on message boards, idol fans across the nation tipped Hashimoto as their choice for the next superstar called her “seriously, an angel” and admitting “I hate idols, but she’s cute…”

Hashimoto performs with the multi-girl idol group Rev. from DVL out of the Hakata region of Fukuoka.

As the video shows, even as a part of this regional group Hashimoto positively shone, being the only member who doesn’t require a microphone to perform.

Once the above photo and other images were released, netizens scrambled to learn more about the performer. Many commented that it’s no surprise she should come out of Fukuoka, a prefecture notorious for producing cute girls prompting the creation of its very own “Cute Ward.”

Also, a video surfaced in which Kanna Hashimoto recommended the surprisingly darkly themed novel "The Incite Mill" by Honobu Yonezawa, which tells the story of a group of people competing for a dream job by trying to murder each other in a futuristic dungeon.

Most netizens remain firm in Hashimoto’s potential to reach for the stars in the idol circuit saying she’s “AKB48 caliber.” Others go as far as saying she’s even beyond being a mere idol and should break out on her own into stardom.

In case you’re still wondering: The name Rev. from DVL has two parts. “Rev.” is both an abbreviation for “revolution” and a homophone for rêve, french for “dream” and accredited to the country of Haiti for some reason. “DVL” is an acronym for Dance Vocal Lesson, the Hakata studio that they come out of.

Sources: Active Hakata, Rokkaku Talent News, Naver Matome

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I'm sure I'm on some sort of list after watching that.

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Grade A zettai ryouiki, nice.

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So, "Revolution/Dream (of Haiti) Dance Vocal Lesson", eh?

Looks like they could use a lesson in both. No surprise the netizens are flocking towards the next potential AKB.

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Don't know why but these little kids make me think of "Lolita"... there for the "entertainment" of lecherous old (and young) men...

5 ( +6 / -1 )

This like others of its ilk are "popular" for ALL the wrong reasons.

This stuff will keep the pedo's happy though, YUCKKKKKK

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If the clip were to be replaced with another one showing a different but equally ghastly all-girl all-singing and dancing troupe singing a different but equally ghastly song, I'm really not sure I'd notice any difference at all.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

she should enjoy singing but stay in school and go to college. stardom is the path to oblivion.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Always seems that the people who claim paedophilia are the ones who a) know the girl's names and ages, and b) the ones who watch the video.

This group is aimed at kids. Is that a hard concept? Yes, various organizations use their publicity for their campaigns, but I don't see them going out of their way to make people become fans though.

Why are you then watching them? For "research", right?

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stardom is the path to oblivion.

Exactly, I don't want my future daughter to have to sleep with a bunch of ojisan execs just to get a break.

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stardom is the path to oblivion.

Do what Clara and Alice (aka ClariS) does - remain anonymous by not telling anyone (except for their parents and SME Records) and live life where they are perceived as normal high school students, without the drama of being well-known singers.

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At the very least she doesn't seem to have crooked teeth.

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Pity me, poor Humbert Humbert....

Nope. This is a kid, trying hard to be more child-like, because that is the only way certain sectors of this society get to feel like big strong men.

In plenty of other countries, getting excited about this would get you put on a register. Here, we have to pretend it's some adorable Japanese quirk and we should be falling over each other to fawn about it or get on a plane out of the country if we don't.

This obsession is at best asinine and any other reading of it points to sinister.

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