2chan says: Anyone picked their oshimen based solely on performance skill?

One 2ch user suggests that most fans pick their favorite Japanese idol based on looks or character alone, and not the strength of their performance. Do you agree? Follow along, as other 2ch users chime in.

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“Is there anyone who you started liking after you saw how good they were at singing or dancing?”

1: 47の素敵な(地震なし)@\(^o^)/:2016/02/04(木) 07:49:20.97
It seems like most people start liking members because of their good looks, character, or handshake reaction.  Are there any members you fell in love with as a result of seeing their performance?

2: 47の素敵な(家)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイ 51da-bCr0):2016/02/04(木) 07:50:58.22 ID:wfvEDqzb0.net
Yes, there are!

3: 47の素敵な(catv?)@\(^o^)/ (アメ MMd3-v5Gt):2016/02/04(木) 07:50:58.78 ID:rTPNIxzmM.net
Acchan [Maeda Atsuko]. When I saw her on the stage for the first time, and realized she was a completely different person, it gave me goose bumps.

4: 47の素敵な(茸)@\(^o^)/ (スプー Sdf8-LtUt):2016/02/04(木) 07:53:08.00 ID:r+xBgWX+d.net
I fell in love with Kasai Tomomi.

5: 47の素敵な(茸)@\(^o^)/ (スプー Sde8-v5Gt):2016/02/04(木) 07:54:34.77 ID:PhkiOlsMd.net
Kuma-chan [Kumazaki Haruka]. Her mic performance and blog are so-so, but her dance was so cute that I started to like her.

7: 47の素敵な(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイW 30ae-jbLH):2016/02/04(木) 07:59:03.30 ID:dxWGfICj0.net
Dude, there are so many members like that. Handshake reactions don’t mean anything.

9: 47の素敵な(広島県)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイ ab3b-31pe):2016/02/04(木) 07:59:20.27 ID:2+aQhzPT0.net
Yokomichi Yuri’s dance during Halloween Night as so much sexier than anyone else. After I saw that, I fell in love.

10: 47の素敵な(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイW 4dae-SiRx):2016/02/04(木) 07:59:36.43 ID:V/cwQhII0.net
That’s really tough. There isn’t anything that can beat looks and character.

12: 47の素敵な(空)@\(^o^)/ (ブーイモ MMf8-v5Gt):2016/02/04(木) 08:03:04.54 ID:2irNWjHOM.net
There isn’t anyone I would recommend.

14: 47の素敵な(大阪府)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイW 5057-v5Gt):2016/02/04(木) 08:12:58.64 ID:+WKAAUhl0.net
When I saw Yamauchi Suzuran in a theater performance, I almost fell in love with her at first sight.

15: 47の素敵な(チベット自治区)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイW 16d3-SiRx):2016/02/04(木) 08:15:05.85 ID:8iJbulre0.net
I unfortunately pay too much attention to Nishino Miki’s type of dance.

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16: 47の素敵な(茸)@\(^o^)/ (スプー Sde8-v5Gt):2016/02/04(木) 08:15:38.57 ID:P1l8+1LGd.net
Masuda Yuka.

17: 47の素敵な(SB-iPhone)@\(^o^)/ (ササクッテロ Sp77-/Cyv):2016/02/04(木) 08:18:04.91 ID:8T3gfnX6p.net
What the f**k?
Dancing and singing are the only things I look at!
If you get remove their song and dance, what the hell is left????

25: 47の素敵な(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイW 4dae-OljM):2016/02/04(木) 08:27:09.90 ID:jVaBCUf60.net
I became a Mayuyu fan after seeing her performance.

27: 47の素敵な(埼玉県)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイW 598a-v5Gt):2016/02/04(木) 08:30:17.06 ID:pMVLR3Yz0.net
I have only been to a handshake once.

30: 47の素敵な(茸)@\(^o^)/ (スプー Sdf8-v5Gt):2016/02/04(木) 08:46:47.72 ID:+xb0VFh7d.net
Murayama Yuiri.

34: 47の素敵な(地震なし)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイ 196a-ZuXo):2016/02/04(木) 09:04:27.56 ID:CqmVKgra0.net
Nope, never.

35: 47の素敵な(catv?)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイW 56cd-v5Gt):2016/02/04(木) 09:06:05.22 ID:K5m72cuf0.net
Kurokawa Hazuki.

41: 47の素敵な(SB-iPhone)@\(^o^)/ (ササクッテロ Sp77-SiRx):2016/02/04(木) 09:25:34.81 ID:Sk8rf2elp.net
Well, it is not just about liking members because of their performance, but their performance and “synergy”. If you look at Hello Project, there are so many girls like that.

Take Meimi Tamura for instance. She has been in musicals ever since she was a child actress, so she is very good at singing. She has long legs, so when she moves around during live performance, her movements are “piercing,” and she really stands out. That is why she became popular. Her stage presence is second to none.

But if this girl was part of AKB, they probably would not let her sing live. They would not give her a solo part. Fans would not notice her charm or appeal, and she would be buried. That is because Akimoto Yasushi cannot be a good producer for girls who have talent or personality.

55: 47の素敵な(SB-iPhone)@\(^o^)/ (ササクッテロ Sp77-/Cyv):2016/02/04(木) 12:27:41.70 ID:8T3gfnX6p.net
Milky. Sayane. Aigasa Moe. Yamauchi Suzuran. Oguri Yui. She’s really not my type at all, but I also like Abe Maria.

56: 47の素敵な(catv?)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイ 9dda-DgYM):2016/02/04(木) 12:30:55.11 ID:ZTJPkw1O0.net
I love Kashiwagi-san’s performance.

59: 47の素敵な(東京都)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイ 335e-pMh+):2016/02/04(木) 12:32:58.62 ID:dGJMSvz50.net
I saw how sexy Maeda Atsuko was when she swiveled her hips during a performance of Iiwake Maybe. Then I fell in love with AKB!

61: 47の素敵な(SB-iPhone)@\(^o^)/ (ササクッテロ Sp77-/Cyv):2016/02/04(木) 12:34:09.74 ID:8T3gfnX6p.net
AKB does not really have that many cute girls, so they naturally have strength in singing and dancing. Also, I really wish that interesting members appeared on TV more often.

62: 47の素敵な(SB-iPhone)@\(^o^)/ (ササクッテロ Sp77-/Cyv):2016/02/04(木) 12:38:59.53 ID:ivSE7WJrp.net
I saw Miorin performing in “Kimi no koto ga suki dakara”. The way she fumbled with both her hands and jumped was so cute. She was the smallest, but she jumped the highest.

67: 47の素敵な(西日本)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイ 36a0-DgYM):2016/02/04(木) 12:52:14.19 ID:nIHf4ws60.net
I really love Milky’s dancing.

70: 47の素敵な(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイW 4dae-SiRx):2016/02/04(木) 14:11:02.71 ID:V/cwQhII0.net
I have gotten tired of AKB’s theater, so last year I only went one time. But I visit other idol venues every week.

71: 47の素敵な(pc?)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイ 6ef9-DgYM):2016/02/04(木) 14:20:42.39 ID:JkNlClg/0.net
Kawamoto Saya’s performance completely stands out.

78: 47の素敵な(禿)@\(^o^)/ (オッペケ Sr77-/FJP):2016/02/04(木) 14:56:44.24 ID:aCNS77Wnr.net
Maeda Atsuko. I do not like AKB, and I do not like Acchan’s face or personality. But it was love at first sight when I saw her dancing. The way she moved her legs and hips was the best!

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Author: yuki

  • Payuyu Fortyeight

    woaah this is interesting~ it’s true! you can fall in love with a member based solely on their performance skill, like, how i naturally fell in love with hiwatashi yui from team A. During the draft kaigi it just happened, i did not even notice her at first but when she performed her monomane it just happened and now she’s my #2 ^_^

    • yuki

      I admit that I am not overly familiar with Yui’s mono-mane, but I did read that she was promoted recently. From your user name, I might have surmised that Yui would be your #3, after Paruru and Mayuyu? That is just a silly guess on my part however!

      • Payuyu Fortyeight

        Hahaha! actually she’s yui is my number 2 now i dont follow mayuyu much anymore but i still like her ^^