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Introducing Roland: Top earner and most successful club male host in Tokyo

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By Dale Roll, SoraNews24

Host clubs are places where women can have some no-strings-attached fun with some hot guys. We’re not talking sexual fun, usually; we’re talking flirtatious fun and good company. Drop a little money on some liquor, and your host will entertain you with great conversations and a good time.

Naturally, hosts pride themselves on being excellent companions, because the more they are liked, the more they can get their patrons to spend at the club, and the more money they can make. Every so often one particular host becomes far and away the best at his job, so popular among the ladies that he achieves the title of King of the Hosts. A few years ago it was the handsome Naoki, but right now, it’s the charming Roland.

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At just 26 years old, Roland is said to be the most successful host of Kabukicho, the area of Tokyo’s Shinjuku neighborhood with the highest concentration of host and hostess bars. He made his debut at the age of 18, and now manages one of the most popular host clubs in the area, Platina Club, where he has apparently doubled the annual earnings.

Roland is a master of seduction, and regularly gets his ladies to spend insane amounts of money without getting drunk himself. He only drinks the most expensive and the finest liquors, anyway, so anyone who wants to have his attentions must pay top dollar.

In fact, Roland holds the record for the most “sales” for a single day, month, and year. Apparently, on his birthday last year, patrons allegedly spent 10 million yen on him in just three hours. Birthdays are, of course, when clients spend the most money on their favorite host, but Roland has also been able to rack up as much as 42 million yen in an ordinary month.

As such, Roland is said to be the highest-paid host in Kabukicho, and of course he uses that money to live a life of luxury. He apparently owns several expensive cars, including a Porsche, and wears only the most high-end clothes. He also lives out of hotels, not because he can’t afford a home, but because it "suits his lifestyle better."

What makes him so successful? His charming personality and flirtatious behavior, of course, but as with many hosts his looks perhaps have the biggest effect on his popularity. He has naturally good looks and great style, and he spends hours at the gym every day to maintain his sexy physique.

He has also had cosmetic surgery, and he’s not ashamed to admit it. He’s spent around 10 million yen to make adjustments to his face, and says he spends about 200,000 yen to maintain it every month, and for good reason. His income apparently doubled after he got the procedures done!

His good looks have also earned him fame as well as fortune. He often appears on television and is featured in a regular segment on the YouTube channel Host TV. With his impeccable style and nice smile, it’s no surprise that he has been so successful.

Source: Oddity Central

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Looks quite feminine.  I guess unthreatening to customers.  and probably really intelligent and great conversationalist.

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Is he single?

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Is Roland transgender?

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So much criticism about the looks of a guy who probably gets more female attention than any poster on this site has ever, or will ever, receive in their entire lives.

Seems like he's doing something right.

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Best job in the world!

As for his looks, there's always been a market for androgynous-looking blokes - Bowie, Prince, Bruno Mars, Jagger or our very own Hanyu & Yoshiki come to mind.

Same thing with athletic and/or boyish/garconne-style women - tall, slim, short-hair, flat-chested, chiselled cheekbones etc. Still remember being mesmerized by Linda Evangelista, Milla Jojovich & Mariska Hargitay in the early 90s! Some of the Takarazuka revue girls are pretty hot too (Yuki Amami).

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@Strangerland

Roland makes 42 million yen a month pouring drinks, spending 200,000 of that on plastic surgery in some imaginary world of flirtation, and yet no one's allowed to criticize the guy?

Your comment is priceless.

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@stangerland

totally agree. Sure, he looks like a girl and has the body of one, but he sure knows how to use it!

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Roland makes 42 million yen a month pouring drinks, spending 200,000 of that on plastic surgery in some imaginary world of flirtation, and yet no one's allowed to criticize the guy?

People are allowed to criticize anyone they want. That's why I'm criticizing those who would criticize a guy who is more successful than the overwhelming majority of people posting on this site. I haven't told anyone they're not allowed to criticize this guy.

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If you are curious as to how the host business works, watch the brilliant documentary "The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief". See the part in particular where they describe how many female customers at host bars become prostitutes so that they can shower their favourite host with money to get him up the rankings. Its like someone buying fifty copies of an AKB single for voter slips for the AKB election, only a million times worse. No host makes 10 million yen in three hours from office ladies on regular salaries. They're either prostitutes or are frittering away the family fortune as in Hogarth's Rake's Progress.

As for what the guy looks like, that is neither here nor there. In these decadent times, I can't say I'm impressed by a Porsche though. That is inaka shacho level. The number 1 host in Tokyo should have a Lambo or Ferrari, possibly even a Veyron.

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he looks like a girl

He does? I love women, but he is way to masculine for my tastes.

If you are curious as to how the host business works, watch the brilliant documentary "The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief". See the part in particular where they describe how many female customers at host bars become prostitutes so that they can shower their favourite host with money to get him up the rankings.

I watched that movie (well worth a watch), but I don't recall what you are saying her as being in the movie. I do remember that the majority of customers were hostesses, but not that they became hostesses for that purpose.

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Not a fan of the final fantasy look but good for him. Being a host aint easy. Have to talk a LOT, be ABLE to talk, convince girls to drop more cash on drinks, drink until early morning every day, even with girls you dont want to drink with.

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It is not well known, but a large percentage of hosts in Kabukicho are actually gay men (I'm not implying anything about Roland). Thay are used because they do not have a taste in women, and treat all women equally. Also not well known until recently, many of the hosts in the gay town in Shinjuku are straight men because they have no taste in men, and treat all men equally. Women have learned this over the years, and now flock to the gay town because the hosts are much cheaper than Kabukicho hosts (as shown by this article, Kabukicho hosts can be expensive).

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Roland if you got it, whatever it is, flaunt it! He makes more than doctors, lawyers or CEOs.

The only Roland I ever knew was a fellow pizza delivery guy in Florida when I was in high school. He was about 35, homely, drove a nice Toyota 4Runner and lived with his Dad near the beach. He was a decent guy. Go Roland.

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